Jul 30, 2009

inspired by Van Gogh - colorful clay tablet

Beautiful work of art were made inspired by Van Gogh landscape drawing during 2 lessons.
A line drawing was choosen, I made 4 options, I simplifed Van Gogh drawings found in the internet.
On a heavy cardboard a rectangle was drawen the size of the line drawings.
From clay a block rectangle was made over the drawn rectangle.
With a pointy tool they traced the line illustration on the clay.
Once the landscape illustration was traced they were ready to work on the clay.
The lines of the drawing were formed with dry sticks and cotton rope.
Dotted designs were embossed with a variety of tools in all the areas of the landscape.
Last stage was to put a light layer of glue and let it dry.
The second lesson, the clay was dry.
A heavy layer of glue was rubbed on and around clay so that the artwork will be strong on the board.
Color gauche were mixed to form the color of the sky and fields .
Last stage was to color the artwork.

They all created beautiful clay tablet.

clay, color sand and dry branches

Creat round ball shape from clay

Roll the clay shape ball in different color colored sand

On a paper plate put colored clay ball one next to the other

Connect the clay balls with a small dry branches

Press down by puting another plate on the clay project and pressing

Roll glue on the entire clay project

When dry cut paper plate around project

Jul 25, 2009

3D cardboard vase, collage

2 vase shape cardboard were given, one at a time

All 4 side of cardboard was decorated by different techniqes: color paper collage, round silver stickers(reflect other side of the vase), color pastals.

When all sides were decorated I made a cut half way in the middle of each vase shape (in opposit direction) and put the 2 cardboard shape vase together forming a 3 dimantional vase.

To form a place in insert the flower or branch as in the photo I glued a plastic straw in on inner corner.

collage, making my map

I gave out 2 pages from an old map (3X4inches), they were glued on boardcoard.

With a marker the line on the maps were connected, new lines were added all around the map to create a new map.

Colores pastels inside shapes.

Paper collage on areas on map, color matches areas (example green for forest...)