Students work cooperatively to create a non-objective geometric design building on the work of others
Students show value gradation through change of pressure in shading
Student show awareness of cubism
Start with drawing tools. In this project each student in the class is instructed to execute a particular construction and then pass his/her paper to the right. The process is repeated several times. Students then are instructed to take the original papers and embellish them so they become more balanced in line and shape. We spend several minutes discussing balance.
Make four dots. Pass
Make circles on dots any size with compass. Pass
Make one equilateral triangle. Pass
Make two right angles and extend to outside edges. Pass
Make three parallel lines and extend to edge. Pass
Make two perpendicular lines. Pass
Make one acute triangle and one obtuse triangle.
Return to original person. Embellish.
Show example how to color "cubistically" with Crayons (Colored Pencils or soft lead Drawing Pencils- gray scale only). (If you look at several cubistic paintings, you will notice the similar brushwork where each section of color is painted dark in one corner and spreads to the other corners while getting lighter in shade.) Do not outline but color up to the pencil lines. Balance colors in composition.