I know the blog has been quiet but I have been crazy busy as I completed some "artist in residency" programs and tried to fit in as much art as possible into my local school.
This is a project I did with a group of teachers last Fall. I needed to show them some great art projects in a limited time frame.
Each inchie is based on a famous work or style of art. Can you name them all?
Acorn Media group are sponsoring this one again.
"Every Picture Tells a Story" is a 2 volume DVD set. There are 8 episodes examining 8 great works of art and the story behind them. Hosted by U.K. art critic (The Sunday Times, U.K.) Waldermar Januszczak.
Mr. Januszczak provides a very insightful, often humourous examination of each work. He describes the social climate of the time and each artist's place in it.
Although I was familar with all works discussed I learned alot and thoroughly enjoyed Mr. Januszczak's commentary.
If you are interested in winning a copy of this series stay tuned to the end of this post.
Onto the Inchie project. I'm going to show you the how to as well as the larger project for each one. We'll break it down into 3 posts, 3 inchies each time so look forward to a week of inchies:)!
- 2x2 inch squares of wc (watercolor) or heavy white paper
- disk tempera paint
- liquid tempera paint
- thick and fine tipped sharpies or markers
- colored paper
- white pencil crayon
- piece of scratch foam or foam tray
- little headshots, pictures
Now each inchie can be turned into a larger project. In fact some of these I have already posted.
The first square represents impressionism. It's based on the gorgoeous impressionist landscapes of Monet, Van Gogh, Seurat,......I could go on.
I did a full tutorial HERE for the Field of Poppies in the style Van Gogh.
For the inchie start by penciling in a very simple landscape.
That's it for this one.
cubism and is based on this divided face project in the style of Picasso.
You can find the directions for the full sized project at THIS POST.
For the inchie draw out your face in pencil. You want both the heads on view and the profile combined.
Add definition by outlining with a fine sharpie.
There another inchie down.
The next inchie is based on the work of Piet Mondrian.
This is an example of a larger collage.
Here is a picture of a Mondrian that I took on a recent visit to the Art Institute of Chicago.
For the large project you start by cutting strips out of black paper.
Arrange these on a piece of white paper and glue into place.
Well that's the first three. We will continue on Wednesday.
To enter to win "Every Picture Tells a Story" DVD series, you need to do one of the following:
- leave a comment on this post
- or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- or like this post on my Facebook page.
You have until 11:59pm on Thursday June 28th/12 and I'll make the draw on Friday morning.
Only Canadian and U.S. residents please. Be sure to check out all the great titles at Acorn Media.
Good luck everyone and see you Wednesday with part 2 of our Famous Art Inchies.