Stage III Art Blog

More Dragons, The City and Winter Art

Dragons

     Our Stage III dragons are appearing in the lobby and on the bulletin board, and will soon be displayed in our Children's Library. Each artist made a choice regarding the naming of his/her dragon. Some included attributes of their dragons, while others invented tales. Eventually, all Stage III children will exhibit their inventive dragons. 

Huron chooses Prismacolor pencils, his preferred medium, to add the element of color. 

Huron chooses Prismacolor pencils, his preferred medium, to add the element of color. 

Aristide also chooses colored pencils to render his detailed dragon. 

Aristide also chooses colored pencils to render his detailed dragon. 

Clara C. chooses a bright pink background to contrast with the colors of her dragon.

Clara C. chooses a bright pink background to contrast with the colors of her dragon.

Aiden S. creates textural contrast with his use of the colored pencils.

Aiden S. creates textural contrast with his use of the colored pencils.

Michael blends chalk pastels and used dynamic complimentary colors to create his dragon.

Michael blends chalk pastels and used dynamic complimentary colors to create his dragon.

Julia R. brings her love of cats to our dragon study!

Julia R. brings her love of cats to our dragon study!

Meredith describes the four dragons - one for each season - she has invented.

Meredith describes the four dragons - one for each season - she has invented.

Clara Y. uses a variety of media - oil pastels, sharpies, chalk pastel and watercolors - to create her colorful and textural dragon. 

Clara Y. uses a variety of media - oil pastels, sharpies, chalk pastel and watercolors - to create her colorful and textural dragon. 

The City

         

Ani's apartment building

Ani's apartment building

     We continue to study the emergence of cities during the Industrial Revolution through the lens of visual art. The children are bringing their knowledge of this era to our experiences, and our city is growing!

Huron's house for the outskirts of the city, Ani's bicycle and Lucas B's boat for the pond in the city park.

Huron's house for the outskirts of the city, Ani's bicycle and Lucas B's boat for the pond in the city park.

Justice creates a bird to fly over the city.

Justice creates a bird to fly over the city.

Bryce's multi-layered skyscraper in process

Bryce's multi-layered skyscraper in process

Teddy creates a peaceful house and tree for just outside the city.

Teddy creates a peaceful house and tree for just outside the city.

Lily renders a horse for her carriage. 

Lily renders a horse for her carriage. 

                                                                        WINTER ART

    We've begun the process of rendering observing and rendering the trees on our winter landscape - from the comfort of the hall and art studio! After drawing on paper, we drew on styrene printmaking "plates". We are now in the process of creating prints, using metallic inks on handmade papers. We thank our friend and former Roeper teacher, Mary Windram, for donating the gorgeous papers. Exploring art elements and principles using beautiful papers and inks is exciting! 

Andi's sketch of winter branches

Andi's sketch of winter branches