We started today off with a still life drawing...a few minutes..to get into the 'habit'... i noticed Yuval was looking at the object while she drew a lot more than last week!

Personally, i am not a fan of cubism...but i love Chagall...i love his use of strong colours and the dream-like quality in a lot of his work. Some of Chagall's work can be seen in Jerusalem, where Yuval used to live. We looked at lots of pictures of his work and discussed them...the colours, lines, subject matter...

We looked at this picture - i and the village - and talked about all the details.. and then i asked Yuval to do a drawing of 'her and her village' - to emphasize colour and to include a house, a tree/flower, at least one person and the moon or sun...



I love the way she did use strong colours and there is a big use of 'cubic' lines and break away from what she thinks is 'right' - ie a black sky for night.



She seems to be opening up more and feeling more at home. Towards the end of the session, i showed her this postcard i have - detail from Chagall's 'The entry into Jerusalem' - and asked her what she saw..she said "a happy picture"..why? and she talked about the colours and the people who are dancing with music...

Yuval took the drawing home to finish.


And here is the finished drawing:



I have to say that a lot of ideas are taken from books or from the web...when i have more experience, i will have more confidence to add my own ideas. Also, by documenting the lessons, i can see what works and what works less...i am really enjoying the process and am learning a lot..

10 Comments:

  1. Shari said...
    hi julie
    this lesson looks great. i think it is so wonderful that you focus on taking your time and looking closely. thank you for sharing these lessons with us. the documentation of the classes will be a wonderful future resource for you. xoxo shari
    stephanie s said...
    you are a teacher, through and through.
    maditi said...
    I love Yuval´s colorful drawing :)
    you´re doing a great job!!!
    Daphne said...
    there is no reason to invent the wheel again! use what is there! ...and you are using it good :) *Daphne
    simple me said...
    It must be so satisfying when you see a child creating those beautiful drawings...and all because of you...
    susan said...
    chagall is one of my favorite artists and you are so lucky to live near some of his greatest works! he inspires children a lot I think... good choice!
    Anonymous said...
    Another great lesson, Julie! - Marieke
    Janet said...
    I love reading your blog. I have just discovered it through you reading mine. Thank you for all the nice comments. I have just spent a good half an hour trying to catch up on your life. Fascinating, keep up the good work x
    tiel S-K said...
    hi julie, I have a wonderful clay lesson that is perfect for this age group if you are interested, just email me.

    keep those lessons going, they are wonderful
    bugheart said...
    i want to
    come and
    draw
    with all
    of you-
    sounds
    like
    fantastic
    lesson
    plans...
    xo

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