Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Hubble and Pastels

(This was made by Tejus, a 5th grader)

We made these beauties last year, but I never got around to sharing them.

I really enjoyed the IMAX movie about the Hubble Telescope a couple of year ago, and knew we should make some art related to the striking images. I checked out a book from the library, and photocopied lots of the pictures. Yes, a bit expensive, but worth it!!

I shared a few techniques for applying the soft pastels to the black paper- such as using a torn edge to get a crisp and then blended edge of color...

Or using a light colored dotted line to layout the composition...

We weren't trying to copy the image exactly, only to be inspired by it...







I think it was a great to have a science tie-in and beautiful art work too!


Make it a Wonderful Day!

11 comments:

  1. This is wonderful. Thanks for the inspiration for year 4's here!

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    1. Thanks! I loved how they turned out too!

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  2. Wow - another brilliant idea! I love what you come up with! These are beautiful - your students are so lucky to have you!

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  3. I am so amazed and inspired by what you teach your students. I have been teaching for 36 years and rarely stumble across an art teacher such as yourself who teaches art with such passion!

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  4. Truly amazing!! Even though I'm not in 4th grade I would love to try this myself!

    xo
    cortnie

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    1. Thank you from my students... I'd love to see your artwork!

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  5. Tkx 4 showing the great work from your art students. I passed it on before I read your copyright. Please forgive me. However, if u can't, I understand and will take all of it off my Pinterest if U want. My email is drlipscombe@hotmail.com.

    Derek Lipscombe(supply teacher)

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    1. Posting to pinterest is great! (I use Pinterest all the time.) :D

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  6. I just did this project with my 5th graders. Thanks so much for the inspiration:)
    http://zamoranoarts.blogspot.com/2013/05/space-messy-messy-space.html

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