Saturday, April 17, 2010

Repetition and shading Gumballs with Wayne Thiebaud

Kindergarten-Second grade

DISCUSSION: repetition
What does it mean to repeat?
Show one of Wayne Theibaud's Gumball Machines
Where do we see repetition in this artwork
Where else?
What does this piece of art make you think of?
Where would you see one of these gumball machines in life?
How does the gum taste? Does each color taste different?
Do you see where the light hits the gumballs inside the glass?
How did Mr Thiebaud create light?

ARTIST: Wayne Thiebaud
(November 15, 1920- )
He is an American painter
whose most famous works are of cakes, pastries, boots, toilets, toys and lipsticks.
He is associated with the Pop art movement because of his interest in objects of mass culture,
although his works, executed during the fifties and sixties, slightly predate the works of the classic pop artists.
Thiebaud uses heavy pigment and exaggerated colors to depict his subjects
well-defined shadows characteristic of advertisements are almost always included in his work.

PROJECT: draw a gumball machine and collage in the gumballs
Step1: WORKING TOGETHER: draw a square at the bottom of your page
Step2: Draw in a small oval at the bottom of the square
Step3: draw a rectangle at the top of the square
Step4: Draw a large circle on top of the rectangle
Step5: using oil pastels: color the square red
Step6: color the small oval black
Step 7: shade in with black on the right side of the square making a shadow. Make
the shadow run off the page in the style of Mr. Thiebaud
Step8: Add lines on the rectangle
Step9: cut out circles from collage papers and glue them inside gumball machine
Step10: continue until you have five minutes left
Step11: using white oil pastel add in the white highlights on the gumballs

White construction paper
Oil pastels
Scrappy construction papers

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing! I look forward to trying this in a week or 2!