Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tin Foil Relief- Lesson Plan Update

If you are interested in seeing the lesson plan for this project here (originally published back in March of 2014) please check out this link to the Art of Ed's Lesson Plans.


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7th graders have been working on a low relief sculptural project using tin foil, yarn and cardboard. We stressed the idea of varied line and spent a day discovering color schemes such as monochromatic, analogous, complementary and triadic and how limited color can affect our artwork. Colored Sharpies were used to fill in the foil areas between the yarn sections, while sandpaper and Rub n' Buff were used to slightly age our projects. 

The results are something between stain glass and closinae. Art on a budget!

Amate Bark 3D Paintings

We began this lesson by sketching three different types of traditional landscapes: a mountain-scape, a seascape and a desert-scape. We focused on creating three distinct areas by showing the foreground, middle ground and background. By making sure our landscape details progressively got smaller as they went back into space, we created depth and perspective. The idea of how artists show atmospheric perspective was discussed at length as well.

Once we had a good understanding of how to create a realistic landscape, we decided to switch it up a bit and use unrealistic, florescent color. By using a dull background like our gray bogus paper, the colors pop off the page. Outlining in black Sharpie also adds to the 3D effect, especially when viewed through 3D glasses.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Reflecting Architectural Printing

We have been spending a lot of time this quarter drawing, printing and sculpting architectural structures. We started with our reflection watercolor prints of famous architectural wonders and then moved onto large-scale paper mache Gothic cathedrals. Photos to come soon!