Sep 2, 2012
I was (and am) really taken with these cloudscapes painted by a recent 5/6 class. My favourite thing about them, and probably my personal benchmark for a great art lesson, is that each students' art is completely unique. Every child chooses their colour, their lines, their shapes, and it becomes their own.
The class was in the thick of a weather unit and had been learning about the science of clouds all week. I made a brief photo slideshow of sky scenes with various cloud types, formations and colours. We viewed this and discussed the colours and light we could see, and how they might imitate these. Some sketched a few pencil guidelines first, others went straight for the paint. The next day a few students added some touches of oil pastel too.
The very bottom left is just a very close crop of someone's blue to complete the four way window which seems to be my default display mode. I've been posting mostly older students work of late, but I will endeavour to have some work by younger students to share next week. Yes, posting once a week is all I can manage — I'm in awe of how prolific some of my fellow bloggers are!