Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Contour Lines drawing, painting landscapes, perspective names

First and Second grade are finishing up their unit on Landscape drawing and painting, they are creating an interesting landscape making sure to show the foreground, middle ground, and background, they made things using outlines and added paint this week.

Fourth grade learned about 1 point perspective and the vanishing point.  Students created their names using block lettering and those letters always go back towards the vanishing point. This project is especially tricky, because students must figure out how each line will look as it goes back towards the vanishing point.

Third Grade is learning about Contour lines.  Contour comes from the French word for Outline.  Students practiced contour line drawing, continuous contour line drawing (Pencil never leaves the paper) and blind contour line drawing (Where students do NOT look at the paper and only look at the subject)

Here students are practicing their contour lines while drawing the contours of their hands

and here are a few examples of the blind contour line drawing, you can see the outlines of these student's faces, even though everything isn't exactly in the right place. (Pretty tough when not looking at the paper!)

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