Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Chenille Stem Mesh Kandinsky Art

DISCUSSION: Line, Shape, Color.
Line: go over each and talk about how they might make us feel
Angled or curved
Shape: go over several geometric shapes again and talk about how it makes them feel? circle vs. square
Organic shapes: more free, of nature not so regimented.
Color: go over colors again and talk about how they make us feel. Red vs. blue etc.
Expressionist artwork: Expressionism was a cultural movement, initially in poetry and painting, originating in Germany at the start of the 20th century. Its typical trait is to present the world in an utterly subjective perspective, radically distorting it for emotional effect, to evoke moods or ideas. Expressionist artists sought to express the meaning of "being alive" and emotional experience rather than physical reality.
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Wassily Kandinsky 
Russian Painter
Taught art in Munich Germany for ten years
Moved to Paris in 1933 became a citizen in 1939
He was excited by COLOR as a child
He related painting to playing music
Credited with painting the first modern abstract
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PROJECT: Create chenille stem “paintings” with plastic mesh canvas
Step1: using black stems add in a strong (angles or curves) line somewhere on your canvas
Step2: now add two geometric shapes in different colors
step3: add one organic shape in a third color
Step4: think about your color choices as you begin to fill in the remainder as you see fit
add more shapes, lines, color, pattern etc.
Step5: the canvas must be filled in all the way
chenille stems in every color and black
dick blick mesh canvas

The end result is a large mesh quilt. All student art is quilted together for the art show. 

I adapted this cool project from a dick blick lesson plan:

1 comment:

  1. These are great! I love the idea of the pipe cleaners for the mini students… or adapted ed. Very nice. So glad to have found your blog, I will place you on my blog roll.