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Winter Light

Inspired By Winter Light

There is something so magical and beautiful about moonlight shining through barren winter trees onto a frosty landscape. With our recent touch of snow, it was good timing for the children to be inspired by Winter scenes. We experimented with several resist techniques to achieve and capture that stillness. It was a multi-step process, and I was so impressed with the way they followed along, especially the newer members of the class. After completing a rough sketch, they painted over the lines with an acrylic gloss to preserve them. Wednesday's class applied a watercolor wash over their drawings and Saturday's class rubbed oil pastels on their drawings and then rubbed them with a bit of oil on a cotton ball to blend the color. I love the outcome and each student captured a unique impression of cast shadows and the coolness of a wintery night.


 Week One: Cave Paintings

It has been an eventful week in our Art Literacy class. We have been all around the world.  I would like to thank all of my wonderful students for their great efforts. We began with the story of the discovery of the discovery of cave paintings in Lascaux,  France  and also looked at images from  Spain , where the oldest known cave paintings have been found,  in the cave called El Castillo. The prehistoric dots and crimson hand stencils are now the world's oldest known cave art that dates more than 40,800 years old.

© Serene Greene- Art Literacy Academy
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