Lesson 1 - Go Blob Hunting
Lesson 3 - Chagall Merry-Go-Round

Lesson 2 - Dürer Rabbits


Hello and welcome to Lesson 2!

I totally loved all of your blob animals from yesterday. Thank you to everyone who posted and please feel free to post them anytime.

Today we will do what's called a "Master Copy" of a famous painting. This one is called "Young Hare" and is by German artist Albrecht Dürer who lived and worked 500 years ago... you can learn more about him HERE.

Hurray! Let's get started!




Today you will need:

-- a large sheet of white paper 

-- oil pastels

-- a pen or other tool to scratch with


Today's video:

Kids Art Week 2017 - Dürer Rabbits

Click here to download video to your computer; this may take a few minutes. Standard | HD



Today you will make imaginary animals from "blob" shapes found outside.

1. Print out the image of Albrecht Dürer's "Young Hare." (Optional! You can also work from the computer.)

2. Pick your colors. You will need a dark color and a light color of whichever color you choose (dark brown and light brown, for example, or dark blue and light blue...), as well as a black and a white.

3. Look at the rabbit and draw the OUTSIDE SHAPE (the "blob" shape) first. Then, add some of the inside lines... his jaw, the ear, etc.

4. Now color the whole thing with the white oil crayon. Press hard.

5. Now, take your two colors (light and dark) and first draw in all of the dark areas that you see. Don't forget to look at Mr. Dürer's rabbit to remind you! 

6. Next, fill everything else in with your lighter color oil pastel.

7. Use the back of a pen (or something similar) and scratch out the fur.

8. Add details with black (eyes, nose, darkest shading).

9. Finally, please post online so we can all see! You can also email me your creations if you prefer: carla[at]carlasonheim.com.

Have fun and we'll see you tomorrow!



Here is the original painting by Albrecht Dürer (click and print):


And here is the blue one!


I can't wait to see your rabbits!


And remember!

I want to encourage parents of younger children ESPECIALLY (but really, all of us), to remember to try and make this lesson a positive experience, even if that means not following the steps precisely! ;)

Truly, it's more important for all of us to enjoy the process, whatever the outcome. So please don't worry if the end product is not what you expected... let your children make the assignments their own... their ideas are golden.

I have no expectations that the images posted are "right," and hope you can let those go for you and your children, too. 



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