Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Color Wheel hand prints with Picasso

Picasso's artwork, Hands with Flowers
What do you see in this drawing
What is the hand doing? 
What colors do you see? 
How many colors? 
How do we make color? 
What is primary color? 
Red Yellow Blue
Why are they special? What do they do? 

They make secondary colors: show a color wheel
Red and blue get too close they make: Purple
Yellow and blue get too close they make green 
Red and yellow get too close they make orange

ARTIST: Pablo Picasso 
(25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973)
He was a Spanish painter, draughtsman, and sculptor
He is one of the most recognized figures in 20th-century art
He is best known for co-founding the Cubist movement and for the wide variety of styles embodied in his work. Picasso demonstrated uncanny artistic talent in his early years, 
He painted in a realistic manner through his childhood and adolescence; 
During the first decade of the twentieth century his style changed as he experimented with different theories, techniques, and ideas. 
Picasso’s creativity manifested itself in numerous mediums, including painting, sculpture, drawing, and architecture. His revolutionary artistic accomplishments brought him universal renown and immense fortunes throughout his life, making him the best-known figure in twentieth century art.

Project: Create printed flowers with hand print
Step1: using a circle stamp print a red center
Step2: using another circle stamp print a blue flower center
Step3: using a third print a yellow flower center
Step4: add orange petals with oil pastels
Step5: add green lines for stems with oil pastels 
Step6: paint and print your hand in purple paint

3 Foam circles and wine corks hot glued together for circle stamp
Red, blue, purple, and yellow tempura paint
orange and green oil pastels 

This lesson was adapted from a wonderful lesson found here: splishsplashsplatterart.blogspot.com.

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