Saturday, September 3, 2011

Art Lesson #1 ~ Hot Air Balloon

This morning Holly really enjoyed her first art lesson from the new art program we purchased, Atelier level 4. This program offers dvd lessons with an art teacher, ideas, inspiration and shows other children also doing the lesson. The first lesson is a review of the color wheel with primary, secondary and tertiary colors. The walked through mixing all of these colors from the primary colors and created a color wheel.

After the color wheel was finished they then designed a hot air balloon. First the dvd shared great footage on hot air balloons along with several photos and a discussion on how they are designed, the detail of them. Holly then sectioned her paper and set to work drawing her hot air balloon in pencil and tracing it in black marker. Once she was finished with her drawing she then mixed all the colors she was using for the painting. She spent a nice time painting her project taking great care in her color choices. It turned out beautifully!!! This was a great art lesson - she is excited for more!

1 comment:

  1. So beautiful! I always love seeing what you two come up with!