Friday, February 24, 2012

line landscapes

7th graders have been inspired by VanGogh's use of line in The Starry Night.  
After creating sketches of four different landscapes from magazine pictures, students then chose two drawings to explore further with line layers and textures using markers.  These were created on 6 by 12 inch paper. (Which is a good way to use up all those leftovers from cutting down 12 by 18 into 12 by 12 for all those square projects I love so much!)  The line drawings were then glued to a 9 by 12 inch construction paper to accent.

After finishing their marker drawings, students then chose one design to create a series of foam plate relief prints. Students printed in black ink and then red, blue, and/or yellow for double color layer printing.

It is fun to see the difference between the black prints and the color prints.  Both turn out awesomely, and it is hard to choose which I like best!  Each shows the "fun-ness" that I love about the printing process- The graphic effect of the black and color paper contrast and then the layery surprises of the double colors that result in such a yummy effect!

1 comment:

  1. Cool lesson- I love how you had the kids translate a landscape/Van Gogh project using two different media. Great extension. Pinning!