Printmaking, Color, Space
Tips & Tricks: Have students choose either a warm or a cool color scheme. Chalk pastels will create more vivid colors than colored pencils.
Artist: Amedeo Modigliani
Tips & Tricks: When using chalk pastels be sure to spray with finishing spray to avoid smudging. Be sure to have baby wipes available for students when they blend the chalk with their fingers to avoid accidental mixing of colors.
Artist: Edvard Munch
Tips & Tricks: Have parents take a picture of their child with a surprised look and have them send it to you or the teacher. You can print these out in black and white and have students cut out.
Artist: George Rodrigues
Artist: Keith Haring
Tips & Tricks: Have a dance party and freeze the music a few times mid-dance. Have students observe their friends’ body lines for inspiration when drawing figures. Hand out colored construction paper to draw figures out to save time on coloring.
Artist: Georgia O’Keefe
Tips & Tricks: Outline in oil pastel then color with chalk pastel (instead of paints) for time efficiency. Have students pick yellow/tan/orange construction paper to draw on.
Printmaking & Color
Tips & Tricks: Black Premier Tempera paint will work to print. Use Styrofoam paper plates or take out containers as print block. Use foam brushes to apply paint (instead of a brayer).
Cultural Art: Line, space, color
Tips & Tricks: There is a handout available with various Chinese drawings that students can use as inspiration. White acrylic paint is available in the art docent closet.
Artist: Gustav Klimt
Artist: Roy Lichtenstein
Tips & Tricks: Paint bubble wrap with mod podge. Let students stamp their drawings with it. Let dry then color over with chalk pastels for an exaggerated dot effect.
Artist: Claude Monet