In order to incorporate more art history into my curriculum, I chose 4 artworks for students to alter into scratch art designs. King Tut's Mask, Edvard Munch's Scream, DaVinci's Mona Lisa, and a self portrait by Vincent VanGogh.
To create the sketch paper, I cut out the part of the original color sheet I wanted to keep (Dover Publications) or traced the image from a repro- duction. I enlarged or reduced the design on the copy machine to fit in the correct placement on a 5.5 by 8 inch paper.
Students choose two of the artworks to either finish the body, sketch in a background environment, and/or create a design. They then choose their favorite and color the original part with markers or colored pencils. Students then cut out the original part and use the background to help position and glue the original part in the negative space onto the 5.5 by 8 inch gold scratch art paper.
After a brief practice with the scratch tools on a scrap, students scratch their designs so that the design is about 50% gold/50% black. Students then choose a coordinating color to mat the drawing with.
They look awesome on a bulletin board display.... what a variety of design ideas! (apologies for the blurred and flashy pics!)