Tuesday, July 2, 2013

cooling off with Erik.

This week the 2nd graders are looking at the work of LA based artist Erik Abel. During this hot stretch of the summer I thought his images of water and waves would put us all in a cooler state of mind:)

When we looked at a few of his images from his website, we talked about how Erik creates 3d space by using bog shapes in the front and smaller ones in the back. When I showed the students an example of the project we would be doing I also had them identify how the shapes in the front were bolder in color too. As things get further away, they tend to get lighter and softer looking.

Students focused on pressing hard and soft in order to make dark and light areas in their drawing.

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