Friday, April 23, 2010
Kevin Keeler is a Danby artist who is passionate about painting. His work, mostly landscapes, captures the beauty of our local farms, barns, ponds, and views. Kevin shared his enthusiasm and expertise with our young artists, and after viewing the show we gathered outside in the sunshine for a wonderful demonstration of painting en pleine aire.
For many of our students this was their first encounter with oil painting. Kevin demonstrated putting down an under painting, laying in the sky, color mixing, and adding details into the landscape.
Kevin's work is a source of inspiration for young and old. He is largely a self-taught artist whose love of art and our local beauty come together with a whole lot of charm.
Students were asked to consider the idea of style in viewing Keven Keeler's work. Sixth graders, complete your worksheets and be ready to discuss style on Thursday.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Understand the meaning and traditions surrounding Chinese New Year Celebration.
Recognize calligraphy as an art form.
Be able to create a piece of calligraphy using traditional brush and ink.
Calligraphy: literally, beautiful writing.
Chinese New Year: most important Chinese celebration also known as Spring Festival.
There a lots of good resources on the net. This is the source I used for the banners whose characters mean "good fortune". http://www.asia-art.net/chinese_brush.html
We're moving on to Chinese brush painting and will post the pictures soon.