Friday, 22 May 2015

Art Lesson For My Kids!

The other day I was in the mood for art ... surprise, surprise! As we're a homeschooling family, I decided that I would give my kids an impromptu art lesson!

I wanted the kids to explore using oil pastels to create their piece. I also want them to be somewhat familiar with the work of famous artists; so  I picked 'Flowers' by Vincent Van Gogh for them to re-create.

 We discussed the colour wheel, complementary colours, dimensions, and filling out the whole page. The only guidelines I gave my kids were ...

  • To draw their preliminary sketch lightly
  • Fill the whole page
  • Try to eliminate the white of the paper
  • Try to use complimentary colours
  • Give your best and HAVE FUN!

Here's their finished pieces! I absolutely LOVE them all!

I'm hoping to frame these pieces and display them in our home!
I hope you're having a wonderful creative week!