Saturday, July 23, 2011

Teen Camp, Using Texture in Acrylic

Wow, what a great week we had. The last day the students did landscapes using exaggerated texture where appropriate. We looked at Van Gogh and other Impressionists to get inspired.

Teen Camp, Collage

We looked at some types of collage and talked about what we could use in them. The students used a transfer photo and magazine clippings, art papers, texture paint, washes, feathers, quotes... these really became a result of sharing thoughts and ideas. Just lovely!

Student Camp, Cupcakes!

Oil pastel on 18 x 24 inch Canson paper...
and then we get to eat the cupcakes! A fun way to end the week.
Great job by all the students this week!

Student Camp, Egyptian Portraits

This is another one of my favorite projects. We talked about Egypt, the land, Nile, pyramids... and showed examples of hieroglyphics and painting.  Notice the eye in a profile looks straight at you... Some of the students did themselves, some their pets... and they all added their names in hieroglyphics. They painted on 16 x 20 inch canvas board that they prepared with acrylic washes to make look like an old wall.

And here is an extra that one of the students chose to do instead. Her version of a peaceable kingdom.

Teen Camp, Animal Colors

Wow, just look at these... We talked about dividing animal faces into value shapes and using exaggerated colors. The students looked at some examples, watched my demonstration and did these wonderful images in acrylic on canvas board.

Student Camp 2, Under the Sea Shadow Boxes

We talked about layers in a painting... background, middle ground and fore ground. We did some thumbnails dividing the space into layers. The surprise element was that we did them as shadow boxes, remembering the layers. This was a fun project and I also did one with each student contributing to mine. It is posted last.

Teen Camp, Pop Art Poster

We also looked at some pop art examples and talked about some items we could use in a poster.
The students picked items that told their story and used acrylic on 16 x 20 in board. They also explored texture and patterns, using potato stamps, bubble wrap, plastic bags and using words in their images.