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Friday, March 11, 2011

Salvador Dali Elephants and Surrealistic Creatures



This week we have been studying about Salvador Dali. I was inspired by the beautiful elephant projects done by Mary at http://marymaking.blogspot.com/


and she got the ideas from these awesome blogs below!!


http://funart4kids.blogspot.com/search/label/elephants


http://paintedpaperintheartroom.blogspot.com/2010/10/festival-elephants-of-india.html


We started by watching this great video about Salvador Dali



and I showed them how to draw the elephant in these 6 simple steps! We talked about the Indian elephants and how they are adorned with fine linens and jewels! We talked about the endangered elephants species.



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We used washable markers and then painted them with water! We made shadows behind their feet and then they had to draw a horizon line and create a background with chalk pastel


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Then we added fabric


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and jewels!!


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They were allowed to use drawing books and create other surreal creatures as well! I will post more when they are finished!


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7 comments:

  1. These are amazing! I have been doing a Dali unit with my younger students myself. Have you read "Dali and the Path of Dreams"? An amazing book about Dali!

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  2. I second that! These are amazing! I adore them!!!! :)

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  3. Lol: GMTA!

    I was thinking of the same exercise for my kids when I saw the elephants on the other blogs! If I hadn't been on maternity leave I would have beat you to it! Love the results!

    Ilse at
    http://artlessonsfrombelgium.blogspot.com/

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  4. Thanks for posting these - I love them and will use this idea later this year when my students will be studying Dali!

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  5. Would love to see more of this if anyone has anything to post. My kids did some today but I have since started questioning the shadow directions. Love, love the idea!

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