Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Shrinky Dink Lines with Piet Mondrain


Line: what is a line
Why do we need it in art?
Can we have any art without line?
Let’s name some lines and give examples from nature:
Zig Zag Line where do we see it ? mountains
Sqiggle line? Tornado
Wavy line: in the ocean
Straight line: roads
Diagonal lines hard rain with winds
Color: black white are nuetrals
Primary colors are what?
What does it mean to be primary?
What cool thing do these colors do?
ARTIST: Piet  Mondrian
(1872 – 1944)
He was a Dutch painter.
He was an important contributor to the De Stijl art movement and group
He evolved a form that consisted of white ground, upon which was painted a grid of vertical and horizontal black lines and the three primary colors.[1]
he termed his artwork Neo-Plasticism
In his most famous works: The black lines are the flattest elements, with the least amount of depth. 
The colored forms have the most obvious brush strokes, all running in one direction. Most interesting, however, are the white forms, which clearly have been painted in layers, using brush strokes running in different directions. 
This generates a greater sense of depth in the white forms, as though they are overwhelming the lines and the colors, which indeed they were.
Example of his work below
Project: create Mondrain style shrinky dinks (9:30-10:15)
Step1: using the large circle piece first create a Mondrain style art piece
Step2: start with black lines first a couple up and down
Step3: now draw a couple side to side
Step4: using only primary colors begin to fill in a couple of the squares
Step5: color in all remaining squares white
Step5: using the squares and odd shaped pieces of shrinky dinks create 4 more
               Pieces for using only black ,white and primary colors
Step6: Shrink all pieces of art.
Shrinky dinks ($5.50 for ten sheets at Michaels each child would get ½ sheet)
Colored pencils
Hemp string to make necklaces
Beads to fill in between the shrinky dinks.

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