Submitted by: Ken Schwab, formerly of Leigh H.S. UNIT: Abstract/Non-Objective Art - Mixed media Lesson: Road Map Relief - Mixed Media painting Grade Level: High School (adaptable to middle school) Ken's Web Site:http://www.artteacherplans.com/
Awareness of abstract /non-objective art
Found composition (using map) - shows awareness of elements and principles
Work in relief - mixed media - create layers
Give antique patina
Critique non-objective art - discuss possible influences - how artist get ideas.
By using Maps as a guide, create finders to look for a composition of lines in the maps. When you have found a composition then use Tracing Paper to make a composition of the roads for lines, and areas of cities to be shapes.
Enlarge the idea, on newsprint, to the size of the format you are going to use.
Transfer to the chip board, plywood or canvas, canvas panels.
Coil up paper towels and lay them in the areas for the roads, dip in white glue to adhere to the canvass. Use mat board to build up other areas (note: corrugated cardboard scraps could be used).
Cover the entire board with sheets of toilet paper brushed with white glue.
Cover the entire format with a thin coat of Gesso to create a ground.
Paint with acrylic or tempera using a color scheme, neutrals, but make it very bright, more than you want.
Antique with oil paint black and a small amount of Van Dyke brown. To antique you must paint oil paint over the entire area and then wipe of with a rag so that the texture is still there from the toilet paper and use leave lower areas dark.