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Imaginary Frog

We viewed photos of frogs and toads from different parts of the world, focusing on their amazing skin patterns. Attempting to keep their essential structure, students made drawings of imaginary frogs.
a student's drawing of red and black frog
a student's drawing of a frog colored in with rainbow colors
a student's painting of a pink frog with blue spots
a student's pencil drawing of a frog with it's mouth open
A student drawing of a frog on green paper

Asymetrical Balance

This project followed work with symmetry. We viewed and discussed three abstract paintings by the Russian Constructivist Malevich who worked with geometric shapes and lines. Students folded their paper in half and attempted to visually balance the two halves with a variety of geometric shapes on each side of the fold, including crossing over the fold.
student's asymmetrical balance drawing done in marker with lines and shapes
student's asymmetrical balance drawing with geometric shapes in a rainbow of colors
a student's asymmetrical balance drawing done in many colors of marker
a student's asymetrical pattern drawing done in pencil

Kandinsky Inspired

We viewed and discussed the forms, movement and color in a few of Kandinsky’s paintings. Students were asked to create their own collage with cut papers capturing the kinds of shapes and movement they observed in Kandinsky’s art.
a student's artwork based on the artist Kandinsky
a student's artwork based on the artist Kandinsky
a student's artwork based on the artist Kandinsky

Masks

We viewed and discussed a wide variety of masks from different parts of the world including the Northwest coast of Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Korea and Europe. Students were asked to design their own mask, working large and with color.
a student's pencil drawing of a mask
a student's black and white drawing of a mask
a student's drawing of a green mask with red eyes on a blue background
a student's drawing of a map with many colors
a student's black and white marker drawing of a mask
a student's pen and ink drawing of a mask
a student's purple and red drawing of a mask
a student's pencil drawing of a mask
student drawing of a mask in red, purple and green
student painting of a mask in blue and black
student pencil drawing of a tribal mask
student crayon drawing of a mask in many colors