I have provided lessons before on my blog and wanted to continue them for this year.
I had forgotten my phone (aka camera) at the last two art classes, but I finally remembered it yesterday for our lesson on Paul Cezanne.
|The French painter Paul Cezanne|
He'd had his full of people, because they didn't still like an apple. Knowing his weakness and turning on his strength turned him into a master of fruit painting. He loved to look at the shapes and color of fruit, filling canvases with spheres and cones and cylinders.
I brought in three objects I asked them to draw. An avocado, apple, and Asian pear.
I showed about how the avocado was actually a triangle, while the apple was a circle, and the Asian pear was more of a square. I asked them to study the shapes and see if they can draw them on their 9x12 construction paper.
Each student was given a box of oil pastels. Here's the catch: they were only allowed to use two colors! I pointed out how Cezanne loved to use shading and blending in his work and we were going to use our fingers to get that same effect.
As always, I am truly impressed with the masterpieces they created. Here are a few I was able to photograph before they went up on the wall.
|Beautiful triangle avocado.|
|An apple blended with red and yellow.|
|An avocado showing bruise marks, just like the real thing.|
|Our apple had red lines captured so well in this image.|
|This square pear looks just like the real thing.|
|Leave it to my kid to add the landscape :P|
|This masterpiece has details like the top knob.|
|The colors on this are so well blended!|