Credit: In collaboration with Matt Milkowski from earlier project (Bad Hair Day) inspired also by Klimt Scratchboard project and Zentangles.
Summary: Students demonstrate organic and geometric lines and shapes to create narrative self portrait collages. Inspired by the Surrealist Movement, students play with size and compositional techniques to interact with objects.
- Brainstorm objects and gestures
- Creative Writing prompts
- Thumbnail sketches (Gesture crash course optional)
- Take student photos
- Print photos in black and white
- Students graphite transfer entire photo (body, clothing general lines, head, hands, etc) onto sulphite paper
- Students cut out “skin” parts and paste in the appropriate space where transfered
- Large silhouette of person has THICK line weights
- Inside shapes broken into geometric or organic. Medium Lineweight
- Each shape gets the corresponding lines using thin lineweight (uniball)
- Object gets emailed to teacher or printed out by student- object may need multiples, and different sizes to play with. Can upload to Google Drive (yup, we finally got onto the Google boat!)
- Image of object gets traced (really again a graphite transfer or lightbox trace) as a silhouette with possible general main lines inside.
- Outside shape gets THICK line weight
- Object gets organic or geo (opposite though of the person)- break inside into shapes, medium line weight
- Inside of shapes gets corresponding lines, thin lineweight
- Object(s) and Person gets cut out of the sulphite paper, create an exciting composition, and glue onto a color paper background.
- Options: Borders, other interesting marks, collage background, emphasizing using color pencils...
|This one was chosen to be displayed |
in the Chicago Public Schools' All-City Exhibition!
|This is a small smattering of student work on display at |
our annual artshow, chosen from the
8 Art Survey courses (about 250 students) at Kenwood Academy.