Tuesday, April 27, 2010

LE: Impression of Light





Last week, students learned how to draw light from the Impressionists. It was good timing for this lesson because many of them were involved in building a kayak with Margery and were excited about drawing Renoir's boats. They looked at paintings by Renoir and Monet and identified how the artists showed sunlight through layered colors and thick dabs of paint for the reflection. After, we drew the image together as a class. Techniques that they learned were layering colors to show depth and applying strokes in one direction to show the light from the sun.

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