Art- Wild Weather

IMG_2080_2

On a blustery, stormy Friday afternoon, the students of Room 2 were doing art. Inspired by our surroundings, we created this ‘wild weather’ art. The completed work was laminated and displayed across the room.

You will need:

  • black construction paper (A3)
  • chalk pastels
  • pencil
  • ruler
  • Clear coat spray
  1. Rule a border around the edge of your page, at least 5 cm
  2. In pencil, sketch in the lines of the items in your drawing. Use the whole page. The weather I wanted to show was wind, so I drew a pampus bush with the feathery heads blowing, and trees losing their leaves. Choose 3-4 big items to have in your picture.
  3. Next, start filling in the shapes with pastel. In the center box, use realistic colours.
  4. When all of your drawing has been filled in with pastel, use either a white or black pastel to go over the border lines and make them stand out.
  5. Finally, spray your work with clear coat spray so that it can’t be smudged.

You could use any source of inspiration for this style of artwork- the class next door to me did the same activity, but sought their inspiration in nature around the school. Some really awesome artwork was produced, including some fabulous red and white toadstools!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s