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"A Faithful Attempt" is designed to showcase a variety of K-12 art lessons, the work of my art students, as well as other art-related topics. Projects shown are my take on other art teacher's lessons, lessons found in books or else designed by myself.
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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Holiday Reindeer Painting


This is a lovely holiday project that I saw on the wonderful Deep Space Sparkle website HERE.
Patty shows all the steps and even has a video tutorial and handouts.

My Grade 4 - 6 class started by drawing their reindeer onto heavy paper. 
Then they painted it using tempera. 




Once dry, cut it out and glue it onto a larger sheet of background paper. Outline the eyes and add details using pencil crayons or whatever you'd like. Cut out antlers from construction paper and glue them on. Add a collar, bells, whatever else you'd like.


We added a pom-pom nose.


Finally we painted snow in the background. 


Some finished reindeer- so cute!















 

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Watercolour, Pen & Ink Plant & Mushroom Paintings


This is a pen & ink and watercolour project inspired by the beautiful work of  Nurkhi Paints, an artist from Vancouver. 

From her website:
My name is Nuraya, and I'm a Registered Nurse and self-taught artist from British Columbia, Canada. I am inspired by the natural world and I love adding intricate details and colour to my work. My goal is to create beautiful art that brings people a sense of inspiration, calm and joy.

Find her on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/nurkhi.paints/

My Grade 7 - 9 students started off by visiting her Instagram and watching her tutorials. They looked up leaf or mushroom (or any object) online to sketch out first on paper. Then they traced it with a sharpie.


Then they painted their designs using watercolours, making sure to use at least 
two colours within each section. 




Once dry, they used an ultra fine tip sharpie (or micron pen) to fill the painting with 
closely spaced curved parallel lines. 


Some completed Grade 7 - 9 works!



























 

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