Fun Fact for you all: I lovvvvvve architecture. It's my favorite thing to learn about in art history. Needless to say, I was in love with this project.
This is another one of Tasha's projects and probably my favorite one. She also taught most of this project too but it was too awesome not to share. We learned about Friedenreich Hundertwasser who is a super cool architect and painter. He has a very Seuss-esque style to his buildings. With this lesson, we talked about foreground, middle ground, background, and horizon line. The students drew their buildings in the foreground. Then added some details to them. Then they drew the fore, middle, and background. They added patterns and designs to the landscape. We painted using liquid watercolors. We then used fancy paper to create circular trees (making sure our trees got smaller as they went back into space). For the border/frame, we printed using black around the edges and then added some more circles that were similar to our trees.
This is another one of Tasha Newton's projects. For this project, we talked about the frontalism. Frontalism is the way that Egyptians use to depict themselves in paintings. They typically are shown with their legs from a side view, their torso as if being looked at straight on, their head turned to the side, and their eye as if it is being looked at straight on. We also talked about hieroglyphics. First, we took our picture with our heads turned to the side. I Printed them out on large 11x17 sheets of paper. We then cut them out, traced them, and then added our details. I made sure to emphasize that the eye should be drawn as if it is being looked at straight on. They could also add a little stylization to the edge of the eye. They then retraced everything with a black marker. We then painted it using tempera cakes. We added a pattern around the edge of a background piece of paper using markers and gold hieroglyphic stamps. We cut out our heads and glued them onto the background. Lastly, they drew designs that they could then add glitter to. The glitter could be used to adorn headbands, earrings (the kids got a kick out of my picture with an earring), shirts, etc.
Harmony and Consolidated Elementary Art Teacher in Milton, WI. UW-Eau Claire graduate. WAEA President. Apple Teacher.