Friday, April 20, 2012

Initial Artist (2009)

My High School Art 1 class studied movements from the 20th Century. Students chose an artist from one of those movements to recreate one of their famous paintings. They designed a letter of the artist's initial and build box using cardboard and paper mache. Next students painted a layer of gesso and sketched the painting to wrap all the way around the letter. Finally students painted their letter using acrylic paint trying to replicate the colors and style of the original artist. Final projects were on display in the Spring Art Show. Students were so proud of their artwork and they did a fantastic job! The nice thing about these projects are that they're super light weight and you can hang them with fishing line from the ceiling.

                                                                    Andy Warhol

                                                                  Vincent Van Gogh

                                                                   Norman Rockwell

                                                                     Andy Warhol

                                                                       Edgar Degas

                                                                    Frank Stella

                                                                   Wayne Thiebaud

                                                                     Jasper Johns

                                                              Georges Seraut

                                                              2009 Spring Art Show

**As with any art project I post please email me if you have questions about materials used, processes, or if you would like lesson plans. You can also ask questions in the comment section below each post.**

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