WARM UPS: Our warm ups are different today. 1. Circles randomly drawn, some over others, after 30 seconds change pencils to a darker finishing pencil and turn random circles into clouds. 2. Short choppy vertical lines in rows, the bottom rows are larger and the ones above become successfully smaller and lighter. This should create grass. 3. Scribble randomly to make triangles filling in the triangles with scribbles, overlapping the triangles. Choose and erase unwanted lines this should give the effect of mountains in the distance. 4. Using the side of the pencil and block out technique sketch random buildings.
SPEED SKETCH CHALLENGE: 5 minutes! Using the 4 warm ups create a scene with grass in the foreground mountains in the background and buildings in the middle ground. The sky will have clouds drawn in the circular fashion. The skill builder was followed with peer critique and discussion of varying methods to create interest in a composition.
CLASS PROJECTS: For advanced students mirrors were distributed for the kids to use as each drew a self portrait.
TAKE HOME SKILL BUILDERS: Skill builders were given to the class. I have observed some kids like fantasy so today we have a fantasy Dwarf Warrior. To continue our emphases this quarter on portrait we have 2 portrait studies that focus on eyes. First an old west bank robber with a bandanna over his face so attention is given to the eyes. Second the 3/4 view of the woman at the well from John 4. The veil hides the lower half of the face so attention is given to the eyes.
LONG TERM PROJECT: Continue to read the book of acts and illustrate each chapter with 2 drawings, one must be a person from the chapter.
OUR INSPIRATION: From the Old Testament: 2Chronicles 2:11.- 14 "Hiram king of Tyre replied by letter to Solomon:…13.'Now I am sending you Huram Abi, a man of great skill, whose mother was from Dan and whose father was from Tyre. He is trained to work in gold and silver, bronze and iron stone and wood and with purple and blue and crimson yarn and fine linen. He is experienced in all kinds of engraving and can execute and design given to him. He will work with your craftsman and whit those of my lord, David your father.'" You would think the Bible would give such attention and detail about the chief foreman or the master over the workers or the engineering or the architect. but the bible takes time to describe the artisan who made the beautiful and finely crafted things that filled the temple. Look what it ways about him he was trained and experienced and confident. He was multi talented. Let him be our example that craft and skill can lead to enduring service such as making the temple.