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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Art Projects...

We finally got back to art! I chose a simple project from the New Augsburg Drawing Book, using warm tones for one version of the picture, and cool for the other. The kids (and I) really enjoyed this project, and will be doing more from these books (free on Google!)

Here is The Girl's piece - sorry it is a little blurry!

As you can see, The Boy decided to combine the color drawing with some work in perspective!

 And yes, I made one too. I had fun layering the crayon!

There are plenty more projects in the book I linked above. The author describes the exercises as "painting with crayons", and you only use eight colors, ever... black, brown, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple --- the basic 8-pack of Crayola. We used art paper for this, with a heavier texture than regular paper.

3 comments :

  1. Lovely artwork. I especially like the perspective drawings.

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  2. What a wonderful project to do with kids. I love the finished work!

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  3. Kids love seeing their parents enjoy art alongside them. Good job mom!

    Care to give a quick review of the book you mentioned? I've seen it mentioned before and it has me curious.

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