Tag Archives: Oil Pastels

The 2014 Art Show Tour

Parliament Oak Elementary Art Show / June 2014 It has taken a while for me to post, but here are some of the artworks we did last year. It’s a quick look: Drawing Ribbon Letters           … Continue reading

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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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Aaaah!! Peacocks in Pastel

Grade 3/4: Making Observations and Drawing Peacocks  Whenever I walk through the door into this class, I am greeted with gasps of “Mrs. Godwin!”, big broad smiles, and even a few hugs here and there. They LOVE art! So, I … 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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Sunflowers

Grade 1/2:  Drawing Sunflowers This was a high energy class where I found myself riffing as it went.  The previous class was finishing up with another project that required paint, but I hadn’t had time to clean up the trays, … Continue reading

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Looking at Miro

Grade 3/4:  Playgrounds & Zoos We started with looking at some images of the paintings of Joan Miro.  One particular video featured his work accompanied by Spanish jazz music.  The kids really seemed to respond to the bright colours and … 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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Starry Night / Advent Banners

Grade 6 / Starry Night over Bethlehem I  was asked to do something for Advent with the grade 6 class at St. Michael Catholic School.  So I started with a reading from the Gospels, describing the star that marked the … Continue reading

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There’s a Snake in the Grass! / Beginner Weaving

Grade 2/3 Paper Weaving Duration:  2 double classes First off, BIG thanks to Deep Space Sparkle artblog for this lesson idea.  Deep Space Sparkle was the first Art Ed website I used to cruise, and it sent me off in … Continue reading

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Drawing Cylinders, Drawing Snakes

Grade 5 / Drawing Snakes The idea was to draw cylinders using a light source to render them 3 dimensional.  So, why not make them snakes?  Snakes coming out of the frame, even?! (Psst.  I found the idea at Fine … Continue reading

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