What’s Been Happening in Art Class?
Drawing can be carried out in many different mediums and for many purposes. Some examples include: chalk, charcoal, pencil, and pen. When you write your name you are drawing!
The SIS artists are studying the importance of line, shape and composition in their drawings.
Grade 1 has been focusing on creating texture within their drawings. They found texture all over the place; on walls, on mats even on the art room stools.
Grade 2 have been putting things into perspective. They have been figuring out where the vanishing point of a 3D (three dimensional) shape is.
Grade 3 have been using continuous contour lines to bring movement into their drawings. They have experimenting with warm and cool colors using chalk to bring their drawings alive.
Drawing is a visual language that is used as a form of communication and expression. The students are learning to trust their observational skills and to draw what they actually see. They are encouraged to experiment and to take risks in their artwork allowing them to discover new techniques and to broaden their imagination. A lot of permanent materials are being used in the drawing lessons to eliminate the use of an eraser. This is done to alleviate the pressure to ‘get it right’, allowing them to learn through experience and practice.
The ambition of this unit is to eradicate the sentence; “I can’t draw”. As I said in the beginning of the article… “When you write your name you are drawing!”.
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