Project Samples 1
PHOTO SAMPLES to view or use!
ROCK PAINTING with DIORAMA
Project: ROCK PAINTING Style: Diorama
Theme: Animals, Flowers, Insects, Fruit, Cars, etc. Lesson: Line, Shape, Form, Color, Texture
Objective: Students will produce a carefully designed DIORAMA, incorporating painted rocks, utilizing the design elements of line, shape, form, color, and texture.
ABSTRACT CUT PAPER MOSAICS
Objective: Students will produce an abstract mosaic design, utilizing the design principles of repetition and rhythm, while choosing a color theme which successfully expresses the mood of a season!
MOSAIC EXAMPLES. Do you have a favorite from the mosaic examples below? What do you like about it? The one on the right is my favorite! It looks like it has real light coming through the trees. I happen to love trees and I also like the angle or perspective of the viewer. It makes the trees look taller. Notice the squares around the bottom of the trees look like fallen leaves.
The color scheme is amazing! The artist used complimentary colors of red and green as well as the analogous colors of green, yellow-green, and blue. Notice how the dark trees are a good contrast to the lighter leaves. It is abstract, but it representative of trees. We call that representational.
Please take a look at each mosaic closely. Do you notice how all the small shapes that make up the mosaics are different sizes, shapes, and colors? Why do you suppose the artist chose the colors and shapes that he did? Can you tell what seasons are shown in each of these examples? What season will you choose?
This mosaic to the left as energy! It looks like colored mini-marshmallows dancing, with some on little sticks. It is playful and colorful. It just wouldn't be the same without the red, would it? This artist also uses similar colors in his mosaic as the first one. This piece of art is also abstract, but it is non-representational, because I can't identify anything real in it.
Do you see how the little shapes get smaller and more faded in the background? That gives the artwork depth and perspective by creating a sense of space. It makes my eye want to follow inside of it, as if I am walking through a forest of soft marshmallows! It is fun that I can make it anything I want. That is the fun of some kinds of abstract art! Do you see something different when you look at it?