Table of Contents

From the book: Lessons in the Arts for the Elementary School Years

Lessons in the Arts

for the Elementary School Years

Contents

Drawing and Shading with Color Crayon 1

Beginning with Archetypal Forms 3

Trees 5

The Frog Prince 6

Simple Shapes for People 7

Mother Holle 9

The Shaded Drawing Technique with Crayon 10

The Firebird 13

Block and Stick Crayons: Hansel and Grethel 15

Using the White of the Paper or Negative Space 16

Beginning Water Color Painting 18

Materials Needed 20

The Wet-on-Wet Method 21

Beginning with Goethe's Primal Colors of Yellow and Blue 22

Variations on a Theme 25

A New Color Comes into Being 27

Some Negative Space in Blue 28

Red and Yellow Appear on the Stage 29

Giving Movement to Paintings Using Gesture Motifs 30

Red and Yellow; Red and Blue 34

Painting Themes from Fairy Tales 35

The Seven Ravens 38

Appendix: Lesson Plans for a Two Week Block 39