Category Archives: Drawing

An Update: Art Foundations 1

We have only had 3 weeks since the Christmas break and now it is the TET break. So we decided to do a 3 week crash course in PERSPECTIVE. Even though this is a 9-12 class many students have never … Continue reading

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Grade 9 Foundations 1: Value Drawing

LEARNING ABOUT VALUE We began the quarter be studying different ways artists create value. The students practised value scales and a variety of toning techniques from stippling, shading to lettering. We watched and copied these videos (below) and then looked at … Continue reading

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A Collaboration for Charity, G8

After connecting with the students in New York, grade 8 were introduced to Graeme Base and his gorgeous Animalia book. The students were VERY impressed, so wrote him letters using Lifecards, which we sent to him. Not long after, he had written … Continue reading

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Zen and Tone in Grade 6

Our sketchbook covers are complete! After creating their digital art the students then created a graffiti name in their sketchbooks. They were assessed on overlapping letters, details, colouring and presentation skills. Some students pushed their work to a higher level … Continue reading

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Grade 8 Endangered Animals are Complete

THE FINAL RESULTS I blogged about this task earlier, in that post you can read about the steps my students took to reach this point. This post is to celebrate their success and fill you in on what they are … Continue reading

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G7 Out Of The Frame

THE DEVELOPMENT The grade 7 students had their last class for their “Out of the Frame” mixed media tonal drawing. We began with a practise 4 box piece. The purpose of this first task was to improve our drawing skills by … Continue reading

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Splash & Dash Endangered Animal G8

The grade 8 students have had a sensational start to the year. They began by learning how to truly see their animal. They created blind, negative space, contour and gesture drawings of their animals. Then they researched WHY their animal … Continue reading

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