Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Warm and Cool Instruments

This project is great to integrate the arts. Herrera is an art school, so many of the students who are in art are also in band or orchestra. I encourage student to draw thier own instruments that they actually play. We start by drawing the instrument in pencil first. They are asked to make the instrument BIG and asked to draw it off the page to create more interest. Next they outline it with black crayon. Next, students use a white crayon and draw lines and designs around paper. Next, they use sheet music and a glue stick to glue it to the artwork, making sure to glue all the edges well so it does not curl up when painted. The last step to this project is to paint the artwork using warm and cool colors. They can chose to paint thier instruments cool or warm but the background has to be opposite.

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