Students spent two days learning the techniques of linear perspective with directed drawings - in this particular case one-point perspective. Here are some quick, finished projects showing their grasp of the concept in perspective boxes, perspective circles, and original ideas for "connections."
Once again Jim Dine was our influence as we began our painting project. Students painted their hearts on 16x22" (40.6 cm x 55.9 cm) paper using Dine's techniques of free, loose expression and individual interpretation and using different brushstrokes with different sized brushes (see the other Jim Dine webpage in our site table of contents).
By Chelsea T.
By Erica R.
By Denise T.
By Alyssa L.
By Kristen W.
By Sophie O.
Here you see students painting their 16x22" (40.6 cm x 55.9 cm) hearts and 12x18" (30.5 x 45.7 cm) hearts.
Zack uses a piece of 12x18" (30.5 x 45.7 cm) Tissue paper and lays it over his larger picture in just the area he want to use. He outlines with graphic pencil and flips the tissue paper to add graphic on the backside of the tissue. Now he transfers the same design onto 12x18" (30.5 x 45.7 cm) paper. This second heart design is painted using different colors... perhaps complementary colors... perhaps different values of the same color.
Next you will see Jennifer has her heart designs but each is a different color and on different sized papers. She cuts the larger painting into strips (perhaps straight, perhaps at an angle, maybe wavy) and cuts the smaller painting into her "loom." Now she is ready for her weaving.
The finished weaving was finally glued to a colored construction paper backing of 18x24" (45.7 x 61 cm).