Thursday, December 22, 2011

butterfly in poster colour tutorial for kids

This is  a simple butterfly  painting done with poster colour or acrylic paints. The first step  is sketching the butterfly, decide on the composition ,the placement is always your choice .So draw the butterfly lightly first and when you are happy and confident with the picture draw it visibily and lets move on to the next step.

The next step is filling the background,fill up the background with different shades of green here i've made it simple and plain by filling it with christmas green ,you can  nurture your creativity by giving your own combinations of green, then sketch with a thin liner brush the out line of the butterfly with black.

In this step you would be painting the body of the butterfly with golden yellow  mixed with tiny bit of brown ,paint the head with black. the inner partitions on the wings would be painted with golden yellow mixed with a small portion of lemon yellow.

Finally draw the antennas ,and the yellow bushes where the butterfly is hunting for its nectar by picking up some paint and dabbing it on the surface roughly.You can make your own additions to give more interests to your picture hope you enjoyed this post ,your comments would be well appreciated.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Student work -acrylic on canvas

 This  flower portrait was done by my student by the end of 10 sessions she observed a photograph to do this painting
 This landscape helped her paint a snowy mountain with all the reflections,learned to build a calm sky,learned to give the mist effect, use the negative spaces appropriately to place the trees n leaves , helped  gain knowledge in giving depth n density to the bushes.
This waterfall helped her learn how to paint water in different ways.

hope this post was enjoyable

Thursday, September 22, 2011

art by my kinder joys

I have separate activities planned for kindergarteners,but believe me they blew me away with their works

hope u had fun browsing through my student works.

my student works -acrylic painting

One of my friends mother  in law wished to learn painting from me , thus i arranged some sessions on acrylics with her  these r the  works she could do by the end of 10 sessions.
this was done by the end of 7 sessions

this was done by the end of 10 sessions
The classes are still in progress and would update  more of their works.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

pencil shading work by 3rd graders

Here  are some of my students' pencil shading activities
 I started with  light ,medium and dark shades then worked on hatching cross hatching  and smudging.
we then went through negative space and did some fun stuff on it.

first step in shading

worksheet 1

worksheet 2

learning about Negative space.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

colour paper collage

my recent activity  for my students of age 8

I did a paper collage the materials u need are

colour paper (oil paper) different colours except black n brown
 black chart
glue stick
a4 size normal paper or chart paper

step 1- tear the colour paper into irregular shapes and stick it randomly on the white paper

step2-stick them in such a way that it has a good variety of colours in it

step3-on a black chart  draw the outline of a tree and its branches

step 4- Cut them out with scissors

step 5- Paste it on the prepared colour paper background

I thought of sharing some of my students initial works
these are from  the line drawing sessions of 4 to 8 year group.

Free hand line drawings would enhance the drawing and sketching skills .I also plan various colourful activities based on line drawings . i will keep you posted with  some more of my student's work soon.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

vaishu's independence day poster

My daughter vaishnavi wanted to make a poster for her class on account of independence day .she was very particular that it must be her work of art and so she did not want my intervention. I gave her some reference pictures ,showed her sketches of Gandhi ji,and finally she came out with this art work

Friday, August 19, 2011

crayon etching

This is a fun activity for all age groups

The proceedure is

Step 1-Colour the entire page with all different colours (except black) using wax crayons

step2-thin  black poster paint with water make it to a little thicker than ink consistancy and paint all over the paper where u have coloured with crayons

step3-Now using a tooth pick draw any image of your choice that would turn out to be a colourful piece of art.


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

my first post

I grew up dreaming to do one complete painting  that gave me satisfaction thats why I incorporated everything that i wanted to learn as a child in my lesson plans. I wanted it to be  a joyful learning experience.
Here are some of my student works in the  begining
The bunny done by 5 yr old
 The Giraffe done by 5 yr old

My friend priya's first attempt in oil 
 vaishus art when she was in 1st grade

vaishus prize winning art when she was in 1st grad
Crayon etching age 5
hope u enjoyed browsing through their talents .I would upload more of their works and activities.