Submitted by: Shannon McGraw
Middle School art teacher
Grade level: 7th/8th grade
Goals / Objectives:
Students will look at Steve Frykohlm's Picnic Posters from the Herman Miller annual picnic, to see his style and technique.
Students will use his style as a point of departure in choosing an up close image that clearly illustrates a holiday.
Students will learn how to edit an image to make it simple and flat and transfer the image onto colored paper.
Students will understand how to interpret the original image's colors and values to color paper on hand.
Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate an ability to cut and glue paper effectively.
Images (and video) of Stephen Frykohlm's picnic posters.
Variety of Construction Paper; preferrably a good quality like Canson or Tru-Ray
Scissors that cut details
Large Saral Transfer Paper
Soft and hard Drawing Pencils
Images from the internet - Adobe Photoshop to contrast and posterize image
Website blockposters.com to enlarge images
Students looked at the images and video of Steve Frykholm's posters that he created for the Herman Miller Company's annual picnic.
Students found a good image that could be used and used photoshop to make it highly contrasted and posterize it. (Note: most likely, the image will still need to be simplified in terms of colors and shapes),
After saving it, the enlarged it using blockposters.com
Using transfer paper, students outlined the shapes in pencil. They went over the lines on the back in soft pencil, and then turned the image on the right side and drew over lines on the appropriate colored paper.
**Make sure they understand how to work "large to small," cutting out larger shapes and put smaller shapes on top.**
After cutting out, they arranged the pieces to represent the original image.
Lastly, they chose the color and size of the text and arranged it on their piece.
Was the holiday easily recognized?
Was the image well drawn/cut?
Were the colors and value properly applied?
Was good craftsmanship demonstrated in terms of cutting and gluing?
Was the text well-positioned?