Thursday, February 23, 2012

Abstract Chalk Drawings

Day One: Students learned about non-objective abstract art. They then used glue to create an abstract drawing on black paper. First we started with shapes, then connecting those shapes with a variety of lines. No space could be large than your palm or smaller than your thumb. 

Day Two: Students used chalk pastels and outlined shapes. They then smeared the chalk into the center of the shape with their fingers. This created the glowing effect we love so much. 

Once they were done students look at their drawings from further away. I had them squint their eyes, and watch images and objects suddenly appear! Like magic, their imaginations were soaring. It was glorious!  

1 comment:

  1. What a cool idea, I love how the colors look so bright against black...great movement.