I had the pleasure of seeing it in person at the Orsay in Paris and the texture of the brushstrokes immediately places you in that field.
What a good place to start with a painted paper collage.
- wc or heavy sketch paper for painting
- brown kraft paper
- disk tempera, liquid tempera, and/or acrylic
- colored pencils or crayons
- reference photos
So this is a 2 session project. One for painting and one for cutting/pasting.
Take your heavy sketch paper or wc paper, this will be your background substrate.
With blue paint cover at least half the paper on the diagonal. Now with kids I just have them paint the entire page. Set aside to dry.
Set aside to dry.
One side has skinny diagonals and one side has wavy.
It's up to you what you do just be consistent on the half.
Leave your newspaper to dry.
Grab your sponge. Now it can be a sea sponge or a manufactured one.
Put a little white tempera or acrylic on a plate.
I ask the kids to turn their hand each time they sponge so you get variation in the sponging.
Don't attach just yet.
Here is the light field.
Now with crayon or
With the blue paper you painted sketch out the figures.
You could also sketch out the figures on white paper.
Onto the results for the giveaway of the DVD Series, "Understanding Art: Impressionism" with Waldemar Januszczak.
I had a total of 57 entries and the winner by random draw is:
Here are your random numbers:
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Which works out to be Jess who left this comment,
"Hi Gail! I have you on my google reader and I always look forward to your blog. I teach art to grades 4-8. Would love to win the DVDs! Thanks for sharing your ideas. "
Congratulations Jess! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can arrange delivery. Thanks everyone for entering.
See you next week.
Your projects are so inspiring but I'm wondering how long it takes for your students to do them? I have 40 minutes (which can really mean 20 if you factor in demo & clean up) and classes back to back. This means I could only do two parts to the lesson once a week - essentially a month for this one collage. Just curious!ReplyDelete
This is only a 2 session project. Session 1: paint background, paint newspaper, add paint details to newspaper(even if it is still damp) and then sponge background.
Session 2: cut and paste landscape, add figures. I try to get all classes painting on the same days, less set-up and clean-up in between. I also do multiple projects at one time. On painting day kids might be doing the painting for 2 projects. Because we have a few projects on the go, those kids that finish early can work on the other project. I don't know, it works for me!
Another homerun for the homeschool! Thanks for this timely post. We just completed our picture study on van Gogh and were so glad to have found this project, as it was one of the paintings we studied. Thank you for your fondness of van Gogh and for demonstrating this tutorial project! Great work!ReplyDelete