Over and under
Next week we will cut out a moon shape and start glueing the squares down on a black piece of paper. The last step will be to draw and cut out an interesting winter tree shape.
Before we painted with the water colors we used masking tape to design the trunk and branches of a tree.
After we finished painting the sky. We carefully lifted off the masking tape and Viola!!
This week we experimented using an easy two color blending technique.
Two weeks ago, we looked at several Matisse paintings from a wonderful book that I have called Rooms With A View.
After looking though several different paintings, my student decided on The Studio In Nice (a great choice)!
The challenge was to really observe and see where each new color started and ended.
Coming up... 2 color linoleum prints!
I love the green triangle next to the orange square and blue circle.
The blue shape that she is glueing down is a peacock.
The materials that we worked with were:
Cut out descriptive magazine words
The last thing that we did was cover the entire collage with a layer of Mod Podge.
Here are some materials that we used this week.
Push Plates (black plastic squares) I ordered these from Blick.
The top print is the first print. The bottom print is a ghost print.
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This print is actually two prints. One on top of the other.
So the idea behind this, is to find a few of these words in a magazine and cut them out. Next week we'll collage them onto the prints to make a multi media piece of art.
Watercolor pencils were the medium of choice last week.
According to Pinterest (My go to source for all things creative). A good way to set the color into the canvas is to use a hot iron with a cloth over the image.
We are getting back into mono printing! Plus we'll experiment with making one of a kind stencils.
In my example (not shown) they could see a variety a folds and cuts.
The main lesson was to create 3D paper sculptures. We cut out spirals, rolled up big and small tubes.
More interested in creating free standing paper objects. I wish I had a picture of this to post, but this student cut and pasted together a yellow monocle.
After they were done making paper sculptures. They got busy drawing castles.
Love this color pattern! I would so love to live here.
I love the attention to detail. This drawing just flowed from his imagination.
Because we are having such a fun time working with the colored tissue paper. I thought let's continue working with the tissue paper, but in a different way.
The idea is to layer colors from light to dark.
What do you think this looks like so far?
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*This took about one hour
This is the same blue tissue paper, but because she overlapped the pieces certain parts look darker.
Have you guessed yet?
Last week we only used one color. This week we are going crazy for color!
Notice how much darker the colors are!
Layers of tissue on top of one another create beautiful texture!
If you haven't guessed by now. The colors should give you a BIG clue!
This is the third and last week working on this project. We are using beautiful dark colors like purple and red.
You are at the beach. Looking at a Sunset!
Hint: There are four of them.
Because we are working on self portraits. And I was looking for a different medium for my student to work in. I found this great activity for a Paul Klee inspired self portrait on Pinterest. Thank you Pinterest!
For this method we used tissue paper that bleeds. This lets the color saturate the paper.
* I did have to search for it at Blicks.
She started out by using a mirror to make a line drawing in pencil. Then she traced her pencil lines in permanent marker. The next step was to erase the pencil lines. I cut squares and rectangles of colored tissue paper and separated them into warm and cool colors. She started out by choosing yellow for her hair. I asked if there where any other colors in her hair? She put brown over the yellow. Yellow and orange tissue represent her skin tone. Her eyes are a beautiful blue so she chose blue. Finally using red for the mouth.
This activity was done with the younger group.
On Wednesday, March 29th I am excited to substitute teach two art class for Sky Mountain Charter School.
Example that I will show to the class. The activity is to draw ten geometric shapes. Fill the space in between with organic shapes. I found this on Pinterest. Originally this was done in paint, but I decided to use oil pastel because the lesson is only 90 minutes.
* Not only is this a lesson in geometric and organic shapes it's also a lesson in primary and secondary colors and line.
Mix two primaries to make a cool secondary color (It's the purple star shape)!
I love the black squiggles inside of the shapes!
My example to show to the class. This is another great Pinterest activity that I am stealing.
The middle school group got to do this activity.
Going over the glue patterns and lines with a Q-tip.
Cutting around the lines and through the cardboard was a challenge.
After the glue dried we were able to spray with glue adhesive. This was to help the tinfoil stick to the cardboard.
After adding color with Sharpies.
The final product! Snaketastic!