"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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Monday, November 27, 2023

Van Gogh Starry Night Snowglobes


Here's a lovely Van Gogh inspired winter art lesson from the fabulous Painted Paper
I pre-traced a large circle on heavy white 9 x 12" paper.  Grade 4-6 students looked at Van Gogh's "Starry Night" painting and drew their own village. They added swirls in the sky to mimic his style. 
They also drew their own base for the snow globe.

Then they outlined everything with a fine tip Sharpie.

And coloured in their village using coloured pencils.

They painted their sky using watercolours. 

We added gold glitter to the moon and stars for some holiday razzle dazzle!

Finally, they cut out their snow globe and glued it onto blue construction paper. 

Some finished artworks!

Monday, November 20, 2023

Symmetrical Mandala Drawings

I have posted on this mandala lesson previously HERE.
This project is super detailed so takes a LONG time for students to complete!  We started these in September!

I found the original lesson posted HERE.

I pre-trace all the circles using a bowl on 9x12" drawing paper. 
Students cut them out then fold them twice or three times. Draw a design in one of the sections. Then unfold and trace that same design onto all the other sections (we use windows).

We watched a video on Tibetan sand mandalas at the start of this lesson. 

Outline using a fine tip Sharpie or micron pen.

Test out colours and practice gradients on scrap paper. 
Students had to include a gradient in at least ne area.

Some finished Grade 7,8,9 Mandalas:


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