Our Art lesson this week was about drawing the human body in proportion. We started with drawing basic stick figures and then adding joints and fuller figures (reinforcing the idea of proportion all the time!) We looked at how long our arms are in comparison to other parts of our bodies. Then we traced hands and feet to learn how to draw them in miniature.
I think we made progress...from a circle with nodules to a real looking hand.
These are our Christmas decorations we have made for this year, we really enjoyed making them. I have been wanting to use up the remainder of the air dry clay from our sculpture lesson a few months back and what better way, than to use cookie cutters and make Christmas tags and hanging tree ornaments. If you have the December 2010 Home Beautiful Magazine you will find the instructions in there and they seem to be popular this year, perhaps because they are so easy to make. Simply roll out some air dry clay and stamp or cut to your desired shape, then let dry. I used a rubber stamp and cookie cutters. Sand with a nail file when they are dry to smooth out rough bits. Can't wait to make some more, I have lots of ideas for shapes and patterns.