Mini Makers and their selfies!

As if our Mini Makers weren’t cute enough! They created these amazing self portraits and had such wonderful ideas for their paintings, their personalities shining through in their art. When they were asked to pose with their self portraits, their personalities came out even more in their choice of where and how to pose with their paintings. They continue to amaze me daily! Can’t wait to see what else they will create with Miss Amanda!

Contour drawings.

Training an artist to draw what they see can be difficult. Contour drawings can help budding artists by creating a strong drawing foundation by teaching artists how to depict what their eyes are seeing through the movement of their hands.

Below are some beautiful examples from Miss Sam’s Youth Lesson One class.

Hannah, age 7.

Hannah, age 7.

Winona, age 7.

Winona, age 7.

Jocelyn, age 6.

Jocelyn, age 6.

Great examples of one point perspective.

GOAL: To learn and use the one point method of perspective to draw forms in space.

Kaleigh, age 11.

Kaleigh, age 11.

Gabe, age 10.

Gabe, age 10.

Satya, age 11.

Satya, age 11.

HORIZON LINE: A horizontal line that separates the ground from the sky also treated as the viewer/artists eye level.

VANISHING POINT: A theoretical point in the distance towards which receding parallel lines diminish.

ORTHOGONAL LINES: Straight diagonal lines drawn to connect points around the edges of a picture to the vanishing point. They represent parallel lines receding into the distance to help draw the viewer’s eye into the depth of the picture.