Easily teach the concept of a horizon line while making a beautiful symmetrical pressed landscape. Just press for younger students, or add sophisticated details at older ages.
Fold paper in half, then transfer paints and pigments in a method similar to the Rorschach prints. Explore inner emotions using multiple layers and materials.
Inspired by these arpilleras, students can envision changes and tell their own stories.
This lesson plan also introduces a new faux-felting technique using a paper clip and colorful polyester fiber.
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To illustrate how these fossils are formed, leaves and other natural materials can be pressed into soft clay.
While the clay is moist and the leaf is held in place, a layer of “sediment” in the form of lustrous powdered pigment can be finger-applied to create a detailed outline.
Based on the work of Italian painter and sculptor Lucio Fontana, students combine 3-D paper forms and a canvas that's been cut through.
In this way, the concepts of shape and form are easily visualized. This lesson is an exercise in intuitive drawing and writing based on the art of Jean (aka Hans) Arp, a pioneer of abstract art known for making randomness and chance part of his process.