Friday, June 29, 2012

Famous Art Inchies Part 3 and Giveaway Winner

Today is the offical start to summer at my house.  School is finally done.....woohoo!

I was looking forward to sleeping in but only managed 15 extra minutes, oh well by the time I get used to sleeping in it will be Sept and I'll need to wake up early's overrated anyway...there's so much I can get done.....early morning walks, new art projects, picking giveaway winners.

There was 101 entries for the "Every Picture Tells a Story" DVD series from Acorn Media. By random draw the winner is:

Here are your random numbers:
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Which works out to be

Denice who send me an email entry saying:

I modify for my pre-k students by using four 2x2 inch squares.. Thank you!"

Thanks everyone for entering and don't be discouraged I have more giveaways lined up for the next few weeks.

Now on to the third row of inchies.

Please see Monday's post for list of materials and supplies:

The first inchie in this third row is based on the work of Jim Dine, specifically his "4 Hearts" from 1969.

The larger project for this one is actually another inchie project I do around Valentine's Day.  The directions for that project can be found HERE.

For this inchie draw out a heart design in pencil.

Paint in some color and then add an outline.

The next inchie is based on the optical artwork of Bridget Riley.

This is "To a Summer's Day" 1980 that I photographed in London.

This is "Fall" 1963 which is also at the Tate Modern in London and from which my inchie is based.

For both the large version and an inchie you start by finding a piece of cardboard or chipboard that is the length of your paper.  I use old cereal or cracker boxes.  Cut a strip and then cut away a wavy pattern.Using the cardboard and medium and fine tipped markers create a series of repeating lines.  Make some closer together than others.  The illusion created will be that these lines are moving.  This is optical art.
Using the cardboard and medium and fine tipped markers create a series of repeating lines. Make some closer together than others. The illusion created will be that these lines are moving. This is optical art.

The last inchie is based on the work of Andy Warhol.

The larger project is based on a project I saw on another site but for the life of me I can't remember the reference.  (if anyone knows please let me know so I can credit/link back appropriately).

This is of my son Ryan.  What I liked about it was the combination of pictures and text.  A great project for Kinders and Grade 1.
For the inchie I found tiny pictures and then painted them.

I then painted the inchie with blocks of color.

Then using stamps add text and glue on your tiny pictures.

That's it. So much fun that I think I'll have to do a second set of Famous Art inchies in a future post!

I hope everyone has a great Canada Day weekend and I'll be back next week with more projects.

1 comment:

  1. I love the "Ryan" picture.

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