Students: Select a person (or persons) who has made a positive influence over the world.
You must be able to document how the person has made a positive impact on the world. Rap music celebrities and wrestlers will not be accepted. Collect collage materials that could be used as backgrounds (landscapes, photocopies, magazine cut outs). The center - or focal point of your triptych (the middle panel) will have a photograph or painting of your person. The two side panels should represent their contributions in some way (or other people associated with them). This will involve some out of class work to find materials. The teacher may enlarge small photographs using the photocopier.
Cut panels for triptych (choice of styles)
Photocopies or photographs of "hero" - a person who has made a positive impact on the world
Develop personal ideas, issues, themes to create art - Express personal beliefs and values
Produce art using established criteria
Develop skills in painting and collage
Develop skills in using principles of design
Exhibit craftsmanship- with focus on presentation
Critique and evaluate works of art
Triptych Unity Mixed Media
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1. Video short -- Explorers- The Age of Discovery (from Northwest Technology Center)
2. Slides of Renaissance triptychs - showing themes and framing details
3. Demonstrations of each step
1. Paint or collage background for central panel. This could be a landscape to relate to your explorer, crowds of people to relate to the sports hero, inventions of your inventor… Anything that would relate to your person in some way.
2. Paint or collage the photograph of your selected person in central panel. You may use an actual photograph if you have one the correct size.
3. You will try some glazing techniques (similar to the Renaissance artists) by applying paint that has been thinned with gloss medium over your collage work to make it appear like a painting.
4. Collage or paint - or a combination of both - images that would relate to your individual on both side panels of the triptych. The side panels could be things contributed to the rest of the world from the country explored (if doing an explorer)-- inventions of greatest importance if doing an inventor.
5. Build up a frame around all three panels using cardboard. Paint frame with Acrylic Paint and accent with puffy paints
Decorate the backside of the two side panels. Framing on these panels is optional, but it would add to the appearance if you made a matching frame. You may collage the backside of the center panel, if you wish. Students doing explorers may collage a large map on back.
Eighth Grade Agenda
1. Finish collecting collage materials for triptych. Your images should relate to the person you have selected. This is a narrative piece - that is, it should tell a story with pictures. Wallpaper may be used for background; strips may be collaged onto cardboard for frames. You will not need to find addition collage materials for the back of your triptych. You will need to collage and /or paint images on the back of the side panels. The back of the center may be painted to match the frame – or glue a biography (map for explorers will do)
2. Develop a rough plan on white paper (do not glue images to the paper). The inside of the center panel should feature the portrait. The side panels should relate to the accomplishments (One side must be the positive influence, in your opinion. Remember, to a large group of people, Christopher Columbus impacted negatively. Your work may reflect the down side of the "discovery")
PLAN SHEETS ARE DUE TUESDAY FOR A GRADE. Be sure to list any additional collage materials that will be needed. Some of them I may have. You are responsible for bringing in anything that is not covered by art fees. See the lesson sheets for list of supplies that your fee will cover.
3. Begin to glue down background with Mod-Podge Gloss Medium. Brush glue onto wood with foam brush. Brush glue to back of image. Smooth onto board. ALLOW TO DRY BEFORE BRUSHING GLUE OVER THE TOP SURFACE.
4. Cut out images NEATLY. Apply images in the same manner.
5. When glue has dried, brush gloss medium over entire surface. Use caution when brushing over computer images.
6. Paint over desired images with a thin glaze of color. Mix Acrylic Paint with gloss medium. Try to create contrast with paints. Remember to develop a color plan. Paint over portrait with highlights and shadows. Do not get the paint opaque. The photocopy or computer print should show through.
7. Some areas of triptych could be painted. You must Gesso the board before painting. Draw ideas on plan sheet and transfer to board using carbon paper.
8. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR A "C" OR BETTER:
CRAFTSMANSHIP IN CUTTING - YOU MUST CUT CLOSE TO IMAGES
CRAFTSMANSHIP IN GLUING - IMAGES MUST BE SMOOTH AND WITHOUT AIR POCKETS OR RIPPLES.
MINIMUM OF TWO COLLAGE IMAGES ON EACH SIDE PANEL, THREE ON CENTER PANEL.
MINIMUM OF ONE IMAGE PAINTED OVER WITH THIN GLAZES OF COLOR