Students will explore the Fauvist movement by drawing a cow and and colouring with bold, bright colours.
To follow a guided drawing of a cow’s head and use bold colours, like the “Fauves”.
I can follow directions to draw a large cow’s head that fills my paper.
I can use pastels to colour in bold colours.
I can blend my pastel colour with water and paint the background with dye wash in one colour.
Students view artwork of this colourful cow by Claudio Malacarne (Italian artist) painted in 2008
Discuss: What do you see?
Why do you think the artist painted the cow with colours rather than looking real?
How does it make you feel?
Discuss the term “Fauve”, and show some paintings from the Fauvist period that use colour in this bold fashion.
Students follow guided drawing directions to draw a large cow’s head that fills the paper. They go over the lines in black crayon and then use water soluble pastels to colour in bright colours.
Using a brush and water they paint over the water soluble pastel colours to blend and spread the colour to give a painted effect.
Food dye wash in one colour for the background.
Reflection: Students look at their artwork and decide which smiley face they feel about how they went with each criteria.