• Arts Enrichment
  • B.E.A.R. no. 11

    In this video Mr. Brooks demonstrates an observational drawing challenge using sad faces. Sometimes in class we would draw quickly, switch poses, draw again, switch again etc.. The pose or the amount of time given, could get gradually longer, but fundamentally, this is meant to capture MAJOR ideas and then maybe start building on form […]

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  • B.E.A.R. no. 10

    A little watercolor demo and the progress painting of a polar bear postcard 🙂 Trying to establish an “art exchange” with some regional schools where my Drawing & Painting class can hopefully make a few smallish “postcard” paintings of their own, mail them off to some other students in similarly isolated “art class” situations, and […]

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  • B.E.A.R. no. 9

    In this video: A DRAWING CHALLENGE! Watch something. Study it. Spend 10-20 minutes just observing. Afterwards, go back to your paper or sketchbook and draw or paint as much as you can remember. Look for shapes. Look for colors. Look for feelings or personality or character. Spend some time on this end as well – […]

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  • B.E.A.R. no. 7

    Following up on our value scale with pencil (Episode 6) this video demonstrates creating a range of light-to-dark with a single color. I chose a yellow ocher to start, but you could do similar things with any color you choose. This demo directly references a recent exercise from my high school drawing & painting class. […]

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  • B.E.A.R. no. 6

    Mr. Brooks does a quick demo of ART IS… prompt no. 4: VALUE STUDIES. This is some very basic practice for shading light to dark. Think of it as review. Sometimes its also just nice to watch something like this and then to try it again your self with fresh thoughts in mind. And for […]

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  • B.E.A.R. no. 5

    A narrated “live drawing” demo of the first two “Daily Drawing” prompts from ART IS… This one is a little longer, but ‘hey’, that give us more time to talk about art. The drawing prompts for this episode were “home” and “rocket man”. I can’t wait to see what you post for these as well. […]