Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Pattern Words with Romero Britto

Discussion: Pattern
Where do we find pattern?
Have we seen any pattern in our art work we have discussed already?
Do you have on pattern today?
When you discuss pattern what subject are you on? 
Why is pattern importnat to art?
Placing things on to and behind one another
ARTIST: Romero Britto (1963-      )
was born in Recife, Brazil 
Self-taught at an early age, he painted on surfaces such as newspapers. 
In 1983, he traveled to Paris where he was introduced to the work of Matisse and Picasso. 
He combined influences from cubism with pop, to create a vibrant, iconic style that The New York Times describes, "exudes warmth, optimism and love."
In 1988, Britto moved to Miami and emerged as an international artist.  
He has also illustrated several books published by Simon & Schuster and Rizzoli. 
Britto's work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in over 100 countries 
Britto considers the role of an artist to be an agent of positive change. 
He serves as a benefactor, donating time, art and resources to over 250 charitable organizations and several boards such as Best Buddies International, and St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. 
Project: create the word love from Britto pattern 
Step1: Draw a straight line down on the left hand side 
Step2: draw a line across the bottom
Step3: draw a line up
Step4: draw a line back to the left
Step5: draw a line up to the top
Step6: draw a line over to the top of the first line: L
Step7: on the bottom of the L draw a large circle
Step8: Draw a small circle inside the large circle: O
Step9: Draw a diagonal line behind the letter o
Step10: Draw a line across the bottom
Step11: Draw a diagonal line back up
Step12: draw a line across the top
Step13: Draw a diagonal line down to the center
Step14: a line across the bottom
Step15: A line back up to the top
Step16: A line across the top to meet the first: V
Step17: From behind the V draw a line down
Step18: a long line across the bottom
Step 19: Continue with up, down and across lines helping students to construct an upper case E
Step20: draw a squiggly line across all the letters
Step21: fill in the top part of each letter with a pattern
Step22: fill in the bottom portion of each letter with a pattern
Step23: one pattern should be One heart to honor Britto
Step24: fill in the pattern using only one colors in each pattern in oil pastels
Step25: fill in the remaining portion of each pattern in watercolor
Pencils, Sharpies, Oil pastels, Watercolors. Spray bottles


  1. Just found your blog via pinterest...as an art teacher, I love your ideas! Thank you for sharing the step by step process, that helps alot. I'll be sure to share your blog with my art teacher buds. Thank you! ...Cassie