Since our 8th grade art class had such big finished flat artwork this year, we needed extra large folders in which we kept our art. For the cover art we wrote our name LARGE in big Sharpie Fine Point Markers and added florishes to the letters - just enough to make the name design interesting. THEN we turned our papers all different angles to find something recognizable in our design. India ink additions were added and students finished their art with Ultra-Fine Point Markers. Below you can see an example of how it was done.
"Shane" was written first and florishes were added.
by Arly D.
by Brandan O.
by Annie S.
A figure was found and additions were added with sharpies.
After studying Henri Matisse's
life and looking at his works... both in painting and in papercutting... we observed his use of color, line, and direction. The students designed their own papercut art using only colored Construction Paper, Elmer's Glue, and Scissors to construct a pleasing, balanced, free-form design with overlapping colors. The first three projects you see here have an overlapping of six colors each and the bottom project has only four overlapping colors within the design.