Art Now and Then
"Art Now and Then" does not mean art occasionally. It means art NOW as opposed to art THEN. It means art in 2020 as compared to art many years ago...sometimes many, many, MANY years ago. It is an attempt to make that art relevant now, letting artists back then speak to us now in the hope that we may better understand them, and in so doing, better understand ourselves and the art produced today.
Found in 1940, the Lascaux cave paintings represent many animals, including horses, bulls, deer, ibex, cats, a rhinoceros, and even the legendary unicorn. These pictures are accompanied by enigmatic signs and some human representations, such as a man facing a charging bison, raising new questions about the perception of our prehistoric ancestors. These paintings are estimated to be 17,300 years old.
a faithful attempt
This is one of my all-time favourite projects to do with my Grade 4's. The results are always colourful and fun and the flamingos are so charming to look at. We start the project by doing the background seascape first. On heavy white paper, they use either tempera cakes or watercolours to paint a simple three level seascape: sand, ocean and sky. This takes one class. Next class, I start off my showing a Youtube video about fun flamingo facts. Then, using photo reference material. students…
70th Anniversary of the Discovery of Lascaux
Montignac, France–In a moment of wonder and elation 70 years ago this week, four French teenagers discovered more than just their missing dog. Lost in the woods outside the small medieval tow…
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Join master artist Joahnnes Vloothuis this month for a new 1-day intensive workshop on watercolor seascapes! Paint along with fellow artists, build your watercolor skills, and ask questions as you learn! This live workshop will also be recorded so you can watch at your convenience. Your product will be located in “My Account” under “My Purchases.” Next, click on the “Access to Workshop” blue box. Then you’ll go to your Watch & Learn Dashboard where you can “Start Watching” this workshop.