Ish by Peter H. Reynolds
It doesn't have to be perfect! Just make it "ISH!" I encourage the students all year long in each of our art projects to do their best and not worry about making their work perfect like they think the example looks. Enjoy the way you make your own art! Each piece of art is unique in its own way. Treat it like gold. See the book The Dot and other books by Peter H. Reynolds by clicking on the book cover above.
My Student's Renditions of Starry Night
We put stickers down to leave a place for the moon and larger stars in the sky. Next we painted the background using blue, green, yellow and black water color paints. Before we set them out to dry, we sprinkled salt in the sky to soak up some of the paint and leave a starry sky. After they were dry, we scraped off the salt and pealed the stickers. We used crayon to put the finishing touches on and added details. The dark smoky-like figure on the left hand side was done with a black crayon. We filled in the moon with yellow and orange crayons.
Elements of Art
Click on the picture to the left to follow to a website called "Art School." On this website there are videos that you can watch and learn about the elements of art. Each element has its own video. Artists think about the elements when they are working and creating to make their art pleasing and attractive to other people as well as to tell a story or a message.
Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh
Vincent Van Gogh was an incredible and famous artist. He was considered crazy and lived in an Asylum in 1889. While he was there, he created this incredible painting.
Check out Artsy's gallery of Vincent Van Gogh's paintings and read articles about him as well at https://www.artsy.net/artist/vincent-van-gogh!
Principles of Design: Balance