The students are working on their Altered book VALUE 2 page spread. Today they will pick a portrait from a magazine and rip out the center section. This section they will replace with a value drawing. Students will be using a range of shading pencils from ebony, HB, and 2H to get very dark and very light value ranges. Students will then glue the magazine portrait into their altered book and decorate the altered book with black and white values for the rest of the 2 page spread. Students must also include the title: Value and its definition: lightness and darkness in a work of art. See the sample below for more ideas.
Watch the video below for a quick demo of how to begin your Element of Line altered book collage.
Today, we are going to the lab to create you weebly blogs and to be introduced to Pixlr.
First, download the file below with directions on how to create your own weebly blogs. Read the directions carefully, and be sure to ask Mrs. Denison for help.
Once you have read though the directions, you may want to see the video below for more help, and don't forget to click "publish" when you are done!!! (If you are having trouble seeing the video, click on this link.)
Once you have created your weebly blog, I have designed an assignment to familiarize you with the free online editing software, Pixlr. We will be looking at the photographs of Annie Leibovitz and colorizing them with our own color schemes.
Follow the step-by-step instructions in the word document below in order to colorize your own Annie Leibovitz photograph. Make sure you re-save the work using your name so you can keep the work you have done.
Please note, Pixlr doesn't work with google chrome.
Good compositions have good overlapping, not too much negative space, but not too crowded either. They have large sized plants put on in an interesting way. Be sure to arrange your composition carefully before gluing it down!
Test yourself: Which of the selected student images below have the stronger compositions?
Once students have laid out their composition and glued it down, they should go over the contours with fine tip sharpie before adding the zentangle designs. That way, the design doesn't get confused with the contour lines.
Once students have their plants glued down and their contours drawn out, they will then create various Zentangle-Inspired designs within each plant.
Once students have drawn out all of their contours on the colored paper, they will cut them out and lay them out on the paper in order to create the best composition. Students should be sure to have overlapping plant shapes with very little negative space. They are able to hang off the edge of the paper if needed.
Keep arranging until you get the perfect composition!
Today, we will work on Visual Journals! These are fun sketchbook experimentations that you can do so many things with! Below are some ideas that you can include in visual journals. To make your visual journal successful, you will have to do the following:
Silk- Interactive Art
Jackson Pollock (splatter painter)
Build Your Wild Self
The Color Test