Tag Archives: Chalk Pastels

Cats & Dogs, the Laurel Burch way

Grade 4/5: Chalk Pastel Cats & Dogs on Black Spring 2014 / Prince of Wales Elementary School

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Chicken 2: Juinter Hot and Cool

  Grade 5/6: 2nd Chicken Drawing: This Time, with Colour! Day 1. As outlined in the post ‘Chicken 1’, I gave the students an opportunity to draw a live chicken (appropriately named ‘Juinter’).  After the more detailed and time consuming … Continue reading

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Sunflowers From Vincent

Grade 3:  Sunflowers in Pastel This lesson drew from three sources:  Vincent Van Gogh’s famous painting, the ideas of symmetry and asymmetry, and close observation – drawing from a still life.  Seems like a lot for grade 3?  Not when … Continue reading

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More Selfies, Salvador Dali Style

Grade 4/5:  Drawing Self-Portraits, with a Twist     (literally) Salvador Dali. How much fun can one have with one’s face? Long before we had goofy IPhone twisting photographs, he was doin’ it with his moustache. Ha! It is hard enough … Continue reading

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Selfies!

Grade 3:  Self-Portraits in Chalk  This was one of my favourite experiences in the classroom this year.  They are such a delightful group of children, right from the moment I walk into the classroom.  True to form, even though they … Continue reading

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Exploring Cubism

Grade 7/8  Abstraction in Cubism Session 1: I gave the class a brief introduction to one of the most important movements in Art in the last century:  Cubism!  I talked about the idea of abstraction (isn’t all Art just that? … Continue reading

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Juanita, Hot and Cool

Grade 3/4:  Draw a Chicken; Bring On the Pastels! Session 1 Once again it was time to bring in our prettiest chicken, Juanita, to another classroom of delighted students (“We have a chicken in our class!”).  This is always a show … Continue reading

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The Warp and the Weft: Weaving With Colour

Grade 2/3 Burlap Weaving Duration:  2 double classes After finishing their Snake in the Grass paper weaving project, the students were ready to tackle some weaving proper.  We did a quick review of the 3 W’s.  I told them that … Continue reading

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Grade 3/4 Ted Harrison Project

Fall 2010 / In the Style of Ted Harrison I showed the students some examples of Ted Harrison’s work,  the way he divides the areas and shapes in his paintings, simplifying elements.  We then went onto a discussion about perspective … Continue reading

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