Thursday, March 6, 2014

Virtual Refrigerator: Using a Viewfinder

Welcome to another edition of the Virtual Refrigerator! This weekly blog hop is co-hosted by A Glimpse of Our LifeAngels of HeartHomeschool Coffee Break, and Every Bed of Roses. We all cordially invite you to add your link sharing the art that's on your Virtual Refrigerator and then hop over to the other blogs and admire what's on their Fridges!

Last week Kennady had a lesson in her ARTistic Pursuits book about using a viewfinder. Sometimes it's hard to  keep your attention on just the object you want to draw when there are distractions all around it. Students can make their own viewfinder by cutting a square out of a piece of cardboard and using that the get a good look at their subject, filtering out some of the distractions. I thought Kennady should have used either a larger piece of cardboard, or should have cut her view area a bit smaller, but what do I know. I didn't even read the lesson myself - she just told me what it said!

She chose to draw my coffeepot - I love that girl! There are quite a few distractions around it, such as pictures on the wall, the tins next to it, the pattern of the wallpaper, the drawer pulls underneath, etc.
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I guess the viewfinder helps a little.
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Oh - there we go! Nicely in focus! (Notice that Kennady wasn't satisfied to have a plain viewfinder. She had to add distractions to that! LOL She only did one side though, and after she'd drawn her picture. I took these pictures of her demonstrating her viewfinder technique after she'd finished her drawing.)
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Here's her finished "Portrait of a Coffeemaker"
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What's on your fridge? (I like that as a tagline, sort of a take-off on the "what's in your wallet?" ads. LOL)

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