Saturday, April 15, 2017

Botticelli

The Birth of Venus, detail
1480
Botticelli
March 1, 1445 - May 17 1510
Italy
Spring is here!
Please forgive the lateness of this message. I guess I got distracted by all of the activity and fun of Easter. I hope you had a great time with your family too.
Luckily the supply list for this month is minimal, so I doubt any of you will need to make last-minute trips to the store.
We are studying Renaissance painter Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi (better known as Botticelli), whose story I think you will find funny.

Botticelli is known for his detailed line-work. We will be attempting to improve our own use of lines in pen and ink this week. To complete this project each student will need:

Supplies

Acid free construction paper 12x12" in yellow, tan or white
Scissors - 1 per student
Crayola supertip markers - set of 10 - can be shared
Pigma micron size 05 - preferably brown/sepia or black - any fine-tipped marker will do
transfer paper - 12x12"graphite - 1 sheet per student - if you no longer have your graphite paper, don't worry. Extra will be available.
everyday pencil
See you on Friday, April 21st at 6:30!
Sheryl G.