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Re: Basic Art Lessons needed - all levels.


Date: Mon Jun 09 2003 - 17:12:02 PDT

I have a one day project that everyone is successful at...though I don't
have many one day projects, this one really is pretty and could be
taught in several ways if you wanted to extend it some.

Chalk and Mountains chalk stencils:

You need 18x24 manilla paper
black 18x24 or white 18x24 paper
Paper towels

Tear some paper strips across 24 inch paper into mountain shapes.
(variation of height and width is desired)
Apply chalk to the bottom torn edge of one of the mountain shape inch wide, all the way across, one or several colors (color
theory here)

Place the torn chalked edge of the mountain shaped strip in the sky area
of 18x24 paper. Rub firmly down the page, smearing the chalk onto the

Color another torn strip along the edge, and lay the torn strip on top
of the chalk rubbing from the first strip. Continue rubbing chalk
downwards towards the ground for 3 or 4 or however many more layers
until you are pleased with your design. (Idea is that you have
overlapping chalk stencil mountain shapes all the way down your page
from a small area of sky at the top.)

Extra possibility: Use black chalk to draw and color a silhouetted
ridge at tthe bottom with some deer/elk/moose/trees/rabbits/cottage,
Does this make sense?

You can also tear pueblo building shapes or city building shapes and do
the same thing to create a skyline. THese can be finished in a double