Saturday, April 22, 2017

N is for The Plate from Nepal

You'll need a 10" heavy duty paper plate, fine tip black permanent marker, and acrylic paints for this cool Nepal Plate art project. First, we learned about Nepal and Mount Everest using the cross-curricular educational links provided on their website. Nepal is a country between India and China.

Then, the video took us through the bird drawing process after the grid drawing and relaxation exercises. As we watched the video presentation, the term "motif" was explained and then motifs were drawn on the feathers and plate border. A motif is a repeated pattern.
Grid Drawing Exercise
Relaxation Exercises
Drawing the Border
Final Black Marker Bird Drawing
Alyssa also learned about warm and cool colors this week while completing her ArtAchieve Level 1 The Plate from Nepal art project.
Plate from Nepal Final Art Project
Using Acrylic Paints

I will link this post up at The Virtual Refrigerator Blog Hop. I will also link this post up at Blogging through the Alphabet. This week the focus is on Letter N. Check out all the posts!
Homeschool Coffee Break




Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Masterpiece: Caribbean Lighthouse

One of our favorite Creating a Masterpiece projects was the Caribbean Lighthouse using acrylic paints. We didn't have the highest quality acrylics, but we loved how the project turned out. It was so colorful!

The project also taught concepts such as reflection, positioning, perspective, and color mixing. Alyssa enjoyed adding details to her masterpiece too. This art project was divided into four distinct lessons and was further broken down into shorter video segments. This was my daughter's first serious attempt at painting on canvas.

I will link this post up at The Virtual Refrigerator Blog Hop. I will also link this post up at Blogging through the Alphabet. This week the focus is on Letter M. I am combining my Letter L (Lighthouse) and M (Masterpiece) posts this week since we were sick last week. :)