Art Projects for Primary School Students by Raquel Redmond
Chroma2 paint, from Chroma Australia has been used in this painting tutorial.
Drawing and Painting
6 to 13 years of age
Observation pen and and ink drawing of different foliage, leaves, branches, sticks and flowers. Studying the elements of art, line, shape, colour, texture and repetition found in nature. Painting on paper or canvas and transforming the drawings into paintings.
3 sessions of 1 hour and 30 minutes each.
Group desk is in groups of four to create space on the centre and cover desks with secured sheets of plastic or single sheets of newspaper.
Each student will require:
- 1 black pen medium thickness
- 1 A4 sheet cartridge paper
- 1 A3 sheet cartridge paper or 1 18″ x 20″ canvas
- 1 medium size paint brush #10
- A rag for cleaning
- 1 container of water
- 1 small size paint brush #4
- glad wrap for covering paint
- 2 paint palettes or ice cube trays per group of four students
- 1 old oversized shirt to cover uniform OR art smock
Each class will require
- 2 litres of each colour Chroma 2 paint Warm Red, Coll Red, Warm Yellow, Cool Yellow, Warm Blue, Cool Blue, Bright Green, Burnt Sienna, Black and White
- Paint trays can be shared
This project has been designed to suit normal classroom conditions and illustrates how the classroom can be adapted to create working space required.
Back in the classroom, discuss ideas and encourage them to find and describe shapes, colours, textures, lines and repetitions found on the samples of foliage that were collected from the garden. Students by now will be motivated to start their drawings using black pens and A4 cartridge paper. Display collected foliage in the centre of each table.
Students will copy their original drawings done in black pen on to A3 paper or canvas with coloured chalk. They will then start painting the large areas using their medium-sized paint brushes. No details will be included on this session. Encouragement will be given to mix different colours, for example, different greens on their mixing paper and to paint the background using one or two colours.
The final session involves the painting of details using the small paint brushes. Details, such as textures, repetitions, lines and some outlines when required will be painted looking at the original drawings. An extra session should be included to display and discuss the art works. Students may apply the steps of art criticism by:
- interpreting and
- judging their own art works.