Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Monsters & Robots Workshop

Mirna and I recently taught a workshop to my son Alex's 3rd grade art class. Based on some basic art theories and Ed Emberly's teachings, the goal was to get them to see that you can make anything out of basic shapes and lines, in this case, monsters and robots!

First we provided pre-drawn water color shapes and asked them to add facial features, arms, legs, and any other parts they think would enhance their monster/robot.

Next, they went freestyle and painted their own shape using water colors, adding on any lines they wished.

Lastly, they were challenged to finish someone else's creation by painting a shape and switching with a buddy.