Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Texture Printmaking with Wayne Thiebaud

What is texture? 
How does your hair feel?
How does the bottom of your show feel?
Do they feel the same?
What about tree bark vs. A puppy? 
Art and texture: 
The job of an artist is to create visual texture
A dog might look fluffy and a marble would be shiny and smooth
Printmaking: do you print things at home? 
How do you print them?
How do we print in art: smash pictures or folding pictures in half
There are many techniques in art for printmaking
Mono-print: creating one print from an original piece of art
Look at Wayne Thiebaud’s Gum ball machine painting and discuss how he might have drawn it. 
ARTIST: Wayne Thiebaud 
(born November 15, 1920) 
He is an American painter 
His most famous works are of cakes, pastries, boots, 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: Create mono-print gum ball machine from sand paper
Step1: on your 4x6 piece of sand paper: with a black oil pastel, draw a large circle on the top half
Step2: Draw a square underneath your circle
Step3: add a half circle on top of your first circle
Step4: add a small circle inside your square
Step5: color in your square and small half circle with the same color
Step6: color in your small circle black to show where the gum balls come out
Step7: fill your machine with different colored gum balls
Step8: once complete, adult uses an iron to melt picture onto your tag board paper
Note: These come out like a print, they might not be exact. 
Oil pastels
Sand paper (light)
Heavy card stock or tag board paper

I loved the addition of the 25 cents but you might warn young students that it will print backwards. 

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