Friday, October 2, 2015

Ton Schulten 3rd Grade Cityscapes



Ton Schulten is one of my all time favorite artists! I discovered him years ago when I found a calendar full of his paintings when visiting the Toledo Museum of Art.  I was hooked!  I love his amazing colors and abstract style.  I created a Prezi of his landscape and cityscapes to share with my classes, (Ton Schulten Prezi).  I find it very interesting how he adds lots of vertical lines to his landscapes, a composition usually created with more horizontal lines.







This lesson was a COLOR VALUE lesson.  Students used pre-mixed colors and various TINTS to paint in city buildings.  The students mixed their own tints of blue for the sky portion.



The last step, we used India Ink to outline and decorate our city buildings. This was a great lesson for every student.  It was hard to chose which ones to photography!  They will look great later in a group hanging in our hallways!





21 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I can't wait to try it... How did they get their pencil lines so straight and organized? A grid? Rulers? Folding paper? Trace shapes?

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  2. We gridded the paper with 3" strips of poster board. No worries if they are not perfectly straight or spaced. Then, by hand we added the triangle tops in the second and third rows, and a few vertical/horizontal lines to create more shapes to paint in. Kids rotated to paint in each building, then we mixed blues together for the sky!

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  3. Looks amazing! I was trying to figure out what size paper you used. Counted five 3" boxes on both sides... 15x15 paper?

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  4. I love the paintings. What type of paint did you use?

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    1. Dick Blick Premium Tempera is my favorite. It paints and mixes beautifully!

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  5. Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to try this out in my classroom!

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  6. What a great lesson. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Beautiful, and I love the inclusion of the tints and shades into the lesson- just the ticket for my next 3rd grade project! thanks so much for sharing!
    Jodi March 14, 2016

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  8. Why India ink instead of black tempera?

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  9. We have 12x18 sulphite. What paper do you use to get 15x15?

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  10. I am going to try it with a class of 5 year olds - Here goes, hopefully I have structured it enough for them to be successful.

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  11. Love it! I'm going to try it with either 2nd, or 3rd.

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  12. Great project! I'm unfamiliar with Ton Schulten, so the Prezi was a great intro. Thank you for sharing!

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  13. When you say the kids "rotated," did you mean they picked up their painting and moved to where another color was stationed? thank you!

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  14. Thanks so very much for being an inspiration for so many projects. You are the best for sharing. Love this project and will do it this spring.

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  15. Love this project ! I'm going to try it with my kindergarteners . Love ,love this !!!!! The art is so vibrant !! My children will love this !!

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  16. Great idea. thanks for sharing

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  17. Très, très joli. J'adore !... Merci pour cette belle idée que je vais tester avec ma classe cette année. Thank you !

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