Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Horizonless Landscape with Wayne Thiebaud

three hour class

Discuss landscapes
Practice: create three practice pages of washes and techniques that will be used in a later project.
horizon line,
Foreground, middle ground, background, perspective
Touch on these important art topics that will greatly enhance this final piece
         Line, shape, contour drawing pattern, warm color, complementary colors purple and yellow, blue and orange
PRACTICE: WATERCOLOR: Use practice papers in upcoming watercolor collage opportunities.
Practice and discuss many watercolor techniques
Wet-on-Dry watercolor
wet on wet watercolor
graded washes
lifting out
Dropping in color
adding white with oil pastels
Tour of the museum play ISPY to find all landscapes.
Look at the artwork Mr. Theibaud’s River Intersection
What do you notice first? Color? Shape? Line? Pattern?
What is this painting of?
Is it a landscape?
What is missing from a traditional landscape?
What perspective is this from? ant, airplane?
What colors do you notice?
where have you seen ideas like this before?
Take a moment to sketch anything you want to remember about this piece. 
Back in the classroom
Stretch and talk more about initial impressions
PROJECT: Create a watercolor landscape using the many ideas we have discussed
contour drawing with pencil
(REMEMBER TO DRAW LIKE A COLORING BOOK you will fill in with color after)
Step1: using curved line draw a line from the top of the page to the bottom
Step2: using straight line draw a line beside but not touching the first
Step3: draw a half circle along either side
Step4: draw in three horizontal lines from the vertical line to the sides 
Step5: draw in two diagonal lines on the opposite side
Step6: draw in one thick line from the straight line to the side 
Step7: draw in circles that get smaller from the foreground to the background
Step8: draw in patterns or rows of things in one of your square patches
Step9: pick a diagonal pattern and add in stripes
Step10: add in any additional information that you enjoyed from the original piece
Fill in with watercolor: remember some of the techniques you explored earlier
Step1: fill in your washes of color first (remember colors and techniques)
step2: Fill in your piece with color 
Step3: decide if you want to glue on any of your earlier practices pages as part of your final piece.

watercolors and Several watercolor papers for each student

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