Saturday, April 1, 2017

Art Project #80- Charcoal Drawings

I realized the other week that I had never introduced my boys to using charcoal for drawing!  I thought they might enjoy learning about this new medium.

In searching for some easy charcoal drawing ideas I found this easy YouTube video that I figured we could use together. Often I teach the boys by drawing or painting my design first and having them mimic me.  I really liked the idea of having them listen and follow someone else's instructions for once.

It was such a fun addition to our 100 Days of Art Challenge.


We started by sketching a rough outline of where we wanted our mountains. 


We Then started adding some shading.



The boys experimented with using different blending tools and their fingers.





Our other art projects:
Project 3: Star Wars Crafts
Project 5: Floral pens
Project 6: Watercolor outlines
Project 13: Water gun art
Project 14: Watercolor Kits
Project 15: Dragonfly Silhouettes 
Project 16: Painting pet rocks 
Project 17: Spray Paint Resist
Project 18: Water bottle windsock
Project 20: Tin can windsock 
Project 21: Firework glue art
Project 22: Qixel art kit
Project 26: Spray Painted Canvas
Project 28: Tin Foil Art
Project 29: Oil Pastel Bubbles 
Project 32: Drip Painted Pots
Project 33: Sun Art 
Project 36: Art Museum field trip. 
Project 39: Painting Pikachu 
Project 40: How to Draw Books
Project 42: Splatter Paint Canvas
Project 46: Tissue Paper Leaf Art
Project 50: Drawing Cat Faces 
Project 51: Making Homemade cards
Project 53: 3-D printing 
Project 54: Gingerbread Train
Project 57: Candy trees 

Linking Up With:
Family Friday Link-Up Party

Marilyns Treats



Homeschool Coffee Break

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    1. It was... but we discovered we really need more charcoal since we all kept sharing one or two tiny little sticks.

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  2. Oh the drawings look great! Thanks for sharing with us at #OvertheMoon Link party. have a great day!

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  3. So neat, all the different looks you can get by blending with different tools. :-)

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    1. It really is. I forgot how much I enjoyed drawing with charcoal.. though I think I'll save our next charcoal drawing for outside work this summer since it was quite messy!

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