Mrs. Rainis’ Art Class. 5/4/20
Let’s Make Land Art! (You have 2 Weeks to complete this)
In case you are wondering what in the world “Land Art” is, it is temporary art made from nature. It is generally abstract in design, but it doesn’t have to be.
The only materials you need for this project are things found in nature. For example; a collection of stones, sticks, leaves, acorns, pinecones, flowers, etc.
- Go on a treasure hunt in your yard to find things that you can use to create your image. You should collect lots of whatever you find so that you don’t have to skimp on your design. This can be a really fun FAMILY ACTIVITY if everyone collects something different and then takes turns adding to the design.
- Once you have all of your items collected, I suggest laying down an object that will be the center of your design and start working out from that point. This can be as simple or as complex as you would like, remember, you can’t be wrong in art! It’s an expression of you! It can be colorful or just one color. Whatever you would like.
- Once you’re done with you design, be sure to take a picture and send it to me! I would love to see what you have made!
Examples for inspiration from famous Land Artists like Andy Goldsworthy,
Robert Smithson, and Nancy Holt and some examples of children’s ideas
Dear Parents and Students, 3/18/20
During this period of remote learning, I have put together some preliminary links for guided drawing exercises from the site “Art for Kids Hub” (https://www.youtube.com/user/ArtforKidsHub).
The project links are suggestions. Over the course of the next few weeks, please have your child try a few different lessons based on what supplies you may have at home and their interest level. If your child is more interested in drawing something other than what I have chosen, it is fine. I am more concerned that they enjoy what they are drawing and therefore, are engaged.
Please access lessons here: Remote Art Lessons
Weekly Art classes provide opportunities to enjoy, appreciate, design, and create projects using a variety of materials and tools. We examine different styles, cultures, and periods of Art as we create masterpieces inspired by elements of art, principles of design and famous artists.