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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Wallpaper Still life

This was a wonderful project done with 3rd grade students.
* First a lesson on DEPTH and how artist achieve this on a flat surface.
* We talked about CONTRAST and how they would have to think about their wallpaper choices so the viewer could make out the objects.
* The students then drew a plan of their still life objects and where they would place them in the composition.
* Then students were given a piece of cardboard and a whole lot of scraps of wall paper. They really went to town, designing their still life, using all the patterns and textures available.
* Finally, the students were able to embellish and clarify with oil pastels to enhance the final piece.

This was a fun project,definitly worth repeating! Check with local stores that carry wallpaper and ask if they would donate their old books of wallpaper samples. You can usually get more than you need.


Dee Dee Tamburrino said...

I'd like to hang one of those in my kitchen! A third-grader made those?????? I am always amazed at what you are able to draw out of our students.

Mrs. Snead, you are truly a precious gift that is often overlooked and rarely understood.

Right-Brainers Unite!! (I know for a fact that your left brain works really well too!!)

Anonymous said...

I think that I saw one of these for sale in South Beach for a bajillion dollars. They really are cool.