Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Value Hearts with Claes Oldenburg

Two day Project

Discussion Day 1
What is sculpture?
Where do you find sculpture? 
How is sculpture different from a painting?
Look At Claes Oldenburg’s work
What do you think of this artwork?
What kind of art is it? 
Why is it so interesting
What would you do if you saw it in real life? 
Where is the closest work of his, SF

Discussion Day 2
How do we make colors lighter?
How do we make colors darker?
What is value?
What is shade? 
What is tint? 
Draw a value scale

Claes Oldenburg (born January 28, 1929) 
He is best known best known for his public art installations 
Many of Oldenburg's large-scale sculptures of mundane objects elicited public ridicule before being embraced as whimsical, insightful, and fun additions to public outdoor art.
In the 1960s he became associated with the Pop Art movement and created many so-called happenings, which were performance art related productions of that time.
His work typically features very large replicas of everyday objects. 
Another theme in his work is soft sculpture versions of everyday objects.

Step1: give students ingredients below in a paper bowl
Step2: students  mix the salt dough
Step3: on a paper plate students  create a salt dough heart
Step 4: it drys overnight

Students  paint their hearts in value
Step1: choose one color of acrylic paint
Step2: add the color to the heart
Step3: add white to the heart and mix in one spot
Step4: add Black to the heart and mix in one spot

When Dry place heart on wooden block stand with nail in the center. Use silicone glue to permanently adhere heart to nail. Found it was easier to paint front and back of heart while on nail block. Do not glue until heart is complete. 

Wood Block
Large nail
Sail dough recipe ingredients
Paper bowl
Paper plate
Silicone glue
Acrylic paint

Basic Salt Dough Recipe Ingredients:
1/2 cup of fine salt
1/2 cup of flour
1/4 cup of water (may add more)


In a large bowl, combine the salt and the flour
Make a well in the salt/flour mixture and add the water
Knead until smooth and shape into a ball
When not in use, wrap in plastic or store in an airtight container

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