Monday, September 9, 2013

Making a splash with David Hockney

Students in third grade learned about the artist David Hockney. We focused especially on his California influenced pool paintings from the 60's and 70's. I saw a similar project on the blog "Kids Artists". The students were focusing on line, shape, and color while working on these. We also spent a good bit of time thinking about how our hair and body look different when submerged under water. The kids loved creating the look of weightlessness in their self portrait. Hockney used interesting techniques to create the effect of light shining in on the water of his pool paintings and we tried to recreate that. I love how they all look so much like the child that made them. Great job third graders!

7 comments:

  1. These are fabulous - so much personality! I've got to try this lesson sometime.

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  2. These are really, REALLY cool! I have pinned it and I'm excited to try it. Thanks for sharing this!

    Nic
    MiniMatisse.blogspot.com

    PS. I also added you to my blog roll. You have a cute little blog here!

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  3. I've seen these befpre but they never stop to amaze. What a lovely project. Thanks for sharing your approach.

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  4. These kids now will always know David Hockney. Fabulous, joyous display!

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  5. Thank you for the inspiration. http://minimatisse.blogspot.com/2014/04/figure-drawing-under-water.html

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