Art School 101

Welcome to Joy in the Jungle Art School 101~

I am going to post my art class plans for my friends and family and anyone to follow along with what I am teaching in Costa Rica! 

Here is the first month's map of inspiration, activities, and concepts: 

“The power of imagination makes us infinite”  

Make a  quote art using the infinite symbol with pictures from your imagination in the loops. 

3 drawings with colored pencils- rough draft, draft, final

Seeing and Imagination activities. Go on a nature walk, observe what you see and draw it with a mix of how you see and how you imagine. 

Artist Spotlight:

Art history lesson- Research the art and Life of the artist Wassily Kandinsky

“Everything starts with a dot”

Read the dot book by Peter H. Reynolds: Link here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNa7Odx8PGY

What is Impressionist art? Look at examples - Blue Rider , Kandinsky

Make your own imressionist painting: 1 drawing 2 painting

What is Abstract art? Look at examples: Composition V

1 abstact drawing with colored pencils 2 one abstarct painting

What is Expressionism?

“Express yourself” 

3 paintings with watercolor just exprressing how you feel listening to nature or music. 

Explore relationship of music and art.

Draw what you hear activities. Listen to music while we work.

What is a sketchbook? A portable book to explore ideas for art- writing, poems, quotes, drawings ect. - make one using paper or buy a moleskin or blank book you really enjoy. 

What is a portfolio? A folder to keep your completed artwork, and works in progress- start one using a simple folder

What is a Signature? Your name- your artist signiture is how people will identify your art. It is unique to you as an artist. Usually you put on every work of art in the bottom right corner. Create one and sign all your work! It makes it valuable and recognizable. 

 Wassily Kandinsky Blue Rider Abstract 

Wassily Kandinsky Blue Rider Abstract 

 Wassily Kandinsky Composition vii

Wassily Kandinsky Composition vii

 Wassily Kandinsky Composition vi

Wassily Kandinsky Composition vi

 Wassily Kandinsky Blue Rider Impressionist 

Wassily Kandinsky Blue Rider Impressionist 

The Power of Imagination makes you infinate
Express yourself

Glories of Guatemala

Joy in the Jungle Art School: Collaboration idea