Thursday, April 22, 2010

Value/Composition Exercises

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It is always amazing to me the results that students can obtain with very inexpensive brushes and paints.
This design exercise and the color work that the students are doing now is executed in children's tempera paint.  If applied in several thin layers, the surface is flat and chalky.  A simple but elegant surface.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Spring Fever

 When the spring weather turns up the heat everyone begins to dream of summer.  This kills motivation in the classroom so I just go with the flow.

It is a treat to say, you are all going outside today.  We are beginning to study texture and making rubbings is a great way to start.  Everyone is given a graphite stick and some newsprint and it turns into a giant treasure hunt to find an array of textures.

Since it is an open-ended assignment the collages that they make in this single class session vary in size and shape.  Content also varies from one student to the next.

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