Tuesday, March 15, 2011
My 7th grade artists have finished great value drawings. After our value scales we were inspired by Dutch artist M.C. Escher and surreal artists such as Frida Kahlo, Salvador Dali, and Rene Magritte to create hand drawings holding spheres with surreal enviornments within the spheres.
Surrealism is quite a genre to handle and some students were surprised and unsure about this style at first but they jumped right into their own surreal subject matter. Some students came back to class after my introduction the next day and said they had a dream they wanted to draw while others created conglomerates of things that were really fun and surreal in their own way.
The hands were first and I gave my students balloons to hold and observe so they could accurately draw their hands holding spheres. The hands came out great and the balloon worked great as a stand in for what was to come.
They then tackled the surreal world or enviornment that would be kept within these mighty spheres. There were so many diverse results and I am intriuged by them all.
Each sphere is very unique and holds a world all of its own so take a look and see what you might see in your own surreal sphere.
Be Well and Enjoy!