Monthly Archives: December 2015

Detailed Building- Perspective Series 5

Who wouldn’t love to design their own building! After 4 weeks of perspective with an introduction, name project, room, and birdhouses, we are ready to finish off this perspective series.  Our final project is a culmination of our problem solving skills with perspective. We are designing a detailed building. We have 2 days with 1.5 hr classes.  Plenty of time… Read more »

Bird Houses – Perspective Series 4

After 3 projects learning one point perspective, (Introduction, Names, and Room) my students have a pretty good idea of how vanishing points work. Today we introduced 2 point perspective.  Floating shapes is one of the most effective projects to learn perspective. But since we already did floating shapes when learning one point, I decided to switch it up just a bit while still getting… Read more »

Designing a Room- Perspective Series 3

Designing a room appeals to my age group because of both the interior designing element and the technical skill. Designing a Room in One Point Perspective We started off with a horizon line and vanishing point.  If you aren’t sure of what I’m talking about check out the perspective introduction. Next we made a square/rectangle that will act as the… Read more »

How to Combat the “I Can’t…”

how to combat the "I can't"

“I was showing my grandson some of the techniques we’ve been learning (in our adult watercolor class).  I was doing it with him.  I guess I shouldn’t have because he saw mine and his wasn’t as good.  So he said he couldn’t and he wasn’t any good.  He didn’t  want to do any more.” “That happens a lot with that age. … Read more »

One Point Perspective Name- Perspective Series 2

one point perspective names coloring

The age group I work with loves to use their names for projects. When doing our creativity building series, we did zentangle names.  For the 2nd day of our perspective series we used names to further our understanding of one point perspective. So here is our One Point Perspective Name project… Before beginning this project we started with a basic… Read more »

Introduction to Printmaking

Introduction to Printmaking

New classes coming January 2016 Printmaking is the process of transferring an image onto another surface, usually paper.  This series will ease students into the printmaking process.  We’ll learn printmaking skills and vocabulary.  Then we’ll move onto more in-depth printmaking projects as the series goes on.  Specifically we will delve into block printing. After School Arts Enrichment Class at Calvary… Read more »

Getting a Perspective on Perspective- An Introduction

A technical drawing skill like perspective is a great one to learn because it gives students the ability to be successful.  And I love an opportunity to give students a chance at success! I like the definition on  Perspective is the theory or art of suggesting three dimensions on a two-dimensional surface, in order to recreate the appearance and… Read more »