Today are working on creating drawings in 2 point perspective. These are great for doing things like cool, science fiction landscapes! These will be a part of our SPACE page on our altered books.
Students will work on a rough draft using two point perspective. They will need to have at least 7 boxes with at least 2 spots of overlapping. Once they draw their boxes, they will add, windows, doors, niches, etc. They may also embellish the boxes with pipes, ladders, winding sidewalks, etc.
Altered Book: Form
Students have been focusing on the element of FORM, so we will create a 2-page spread featuring a pop up. In the background students will add collaged papers to fill the negative space. They also included will have a title and definition for the page.
For a quick demo of how to create a "Pop UP," see the video below. For a full-screen version, click on this link.
Face Vessel Production Grade!
We will then be introducing Face vessels based on the tradition of face jugs in Edgefield, South Carolina. We will watch a clip from the History Detectives show about Face Jugs and trace the historical tradition as well as connect it to the way artists work and get ideas today. http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/educators/lessonplan/face-jug/
We will then design our own face vessels to begin building out of clay tomorrow! Below are some ideas to get you thinking!
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 began creating our materials that will be used in the Texture Altered Book page. We created intense, wet watercolors (in analogous color schemes) and then added salt, rubbing alcohol, and plastic wrap to get textural effects. We then created texture rubbings by going on a scavenger hunt around the classroom to find lots of cool textures. Next, we created a complementary color wash on our altered book 2- page spread that will become the background. Tomorrow we will put it all together!
You will create a small 2 point perspective drawing on colored paper that will be the focal point in your Space Altered book page.
Students will create a 2 point perspective design on a small piece of colored paper. They will need 5-10 boxes, 3 overlapping areas, and 3 doors, holes, piercings, etc.
Students will then create a background on their altered book that creates the optical illusion of moving space. They will then collage their small 2 point perspective design onto the background along with other collaged papers that match with their chosen color scheme.
Silk- Interactive Art
Jackson Pollock (splatter painter)
Build Your Wild Self
The Color Test