Thursday, February 3, 2011
Ink and Bamboo Brushwork--Third Grade
Chinese New Year Celebration begins this week, and to get in the spirit we broke out the ink and bamboo brushes. We looked at some some examples of artwork in this style, then students took a turn exploring the kinds of lines they could make with the brush. Artists were asked to complete two practice sheets and then to develop their best ideas on a heavier weight piece of drawing paper.
Now that our paintings are dry students will be using modeling clay and red paint to make the stamp called a chop to highlight our design.
After stamping our bamboo brush paintings, these paintings will be used to make Chinese style lanterns. We will hang them to celebrate the new year. These are third grade examples.