This week we have started a Roots of Music project. Students spent a day in the computer lab to print school appropriate lyrics to their favorite songs. They also searched for at least 4 images of tree roots to use for drawing reference.
The students will use nouns that are frequently seen in their lyrics to create symbols. They will draw sketches of tree roots and put the symbols in the negative space between roots. They will write the song lyrics in the background of their drawing.
Students will outline their trees with sharpie. They will use paint washes to add value to their roots.
Students created contour drawings of their hands. When completed, they traced their hands and transferred them to drawing paper. They were to place the hands around the paper to balance the composition.
Once the hands were transferred, they outlined them with a sharpie. Then they added value to their hands by using hatching, cross-hatching and stippling.
Students experimented with different background designs using melted crayons, sponge painting and bubbles. The background techniques give a textured look to their artwork.
Students glued their drawing paper to a larger sheet of black construction paper. They extended their drawings onto the black paper with a white colored pencil. Then they used colored pencils similar to their backgrounds to bring design onto the black paper.
This week students will be making a cover for their sketchbooks. They will incorporate the elements and 2 principles of art in their design.
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