Submitted by: Barbara Rhodes, retired art teacher
Total Classes = 4
Total Points (100 points per class period) = 400
Texture, relief, embossed, highlighted, balance, center of interest, repetition, compliment, support
To see what each student's level of development is at this time. This project will help indicate imagination level as well as ability to handle chosen media and level of design ability.
Found objects of texture
White Glue or black Glitter Glue for raised outlines.
Black or brown shoe polish (optional)
Caulk for raised lines (provided)
Spray Mount Adhesive to attach the Aluminum Foil
On a piece of matt board no wider than a sheet of aluminum foil, do a line drawing in pencil. It can start with an object or it can be a breaking up of space with different patterns. There are 5 steps you must try:
First be sure you have a border design (a frame area) that enhances your main designs. No shading is needed at this time.
Second, apply areas of texture with the use of cut up pieces of sandpaper, wire, indentations into the surface of the mat board, etc.
Third, apply a bead of glue or caulking to the lines of your design that you want to be higher than the mat board. The caulking can be applied through a cone made of paper, similar to a cone that is used to apply icing on a cake.
Fourth, once the glue or caulking is dry, use spray glue to attach the aluminum foil to the surface of the mat board.
Fifth, use permanent felt tip pens to add color. In some areas put the color down and wipe the area so the color is left in the ridges. You can use turpenoid on a rag to lift the color or you can scratch through the color so the aluminum shows. To get an antique look you can apply brown shoe polish and buff it off, leaving it in the valleys.
With a Camera:
Look for every day things that have texture like manhole covers, shoe laces, a watch, a shell, a leaf, etc. Take close up photos. Use your image or images in one of the shown formats (frame format or fracturing and repeating in a contemporary manner)
1st Day Do a completed placement sketch by the end of the period and start adding your textures
2nd Day Finish your textures
3rd Day Add your aluminum foil – Spray and apply outside since the fumes are bad, especially for people with asthma. Make sure the wind is blowing away from you and do all spraying in the grass area and not even near the concrete.
4th Day Color and finalize your art. Bring it up to be graded.