|Masterful Forgeries with Phillip Martin|
|Color:||Understand that colors can be transparent and opaque|
|Understand that color schemes can be analogous, monochromatic and complementary|
|Line:||Appreciate that line is used to represent the world around us|
|Space:||Appreciate that positive and negative space is used to enhance aesthetics|
|Texture:||Appreciate that texture is used to enhance realism|
|Appreciate that texture is used to enhance aesthetics|
|Form:||Appreciate that art encompasses a variety of 3-D forms using various media|
|Design:||Realize that the contrast of value (tone) causes eye movement|
|Appreciate the difference between unity and monotony in art|
|Materials:||25 ceiling tiles, or whatever surface is available|
|25 6B pencils|
|an assortment of different beans|
|Vocabulary:||Transparent, Opaque, Analogous, Monochromatic and Complementary Colors, Line, Positive and Negative Space, Texture, Media, Unity, Monotony|
is so much potential for this activity. I've had students paint famous
paintings, Native America patterns
and African Designs. For this particular
lesson, we used famous masterpieces. I like every opportunity to introduce
kids to the masters. Like it or not, they remember the pieces they paint
as well as the ones their friends created. In this activity, students
may work alone or in groups of no more than three to create their painting.
First have the students research a masterpiece of choice and get a photocopy or printout. Then, they need to graph the art onto the ceiling tile. (If you have not taught students to work with a grid, that lesson may be a good starting point. It is such a valuable tool.) Soft 6B pencils work well for drawing on ceiling tiles.
Stress how important it is that the students do not to erase on the surface of the ceiling tile. (If they make a mistake, it will be painted over anyway.) They must not lean on the surface of the tiles with their elbows or knees because it will create permanent craters, ruining the surface of the painting. And, students need to be careful not to touch the fiberglass any more than absolutely necessary. I strongly suggest gloves to move the tiles.
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