Monday, September 12, 2016

Create > Living Painting Photographs

Create > Living Painting Photographs




Goal:  Make a series of at least 3 photographs that give the illusion of being a painting.


Studio Activity:
  • Paint or draw on an object, place or person.
  • Use appropriate lighting to enhance the illusion
  • Photograph your found object painting from multiple points of view


Trigger Mechanisms:  Mix-media, paint, fantasize, illusion


Visual Examples:
Reverse trompe-l’oeil > http://goo.gl/gizIr
Watch > Alexa Meade > http://alexameade.com/


Generalize, Reflect & Publish:
Instructional Strategy
  • Evaluate the results
Learning Activity
Reflect > Should I go back and rework anything?
  • How did you combine art elements (line, color, shape, texture, value)  to develop art principles? (Unity/variety, balance, emphasis contrast, rhythm, proportion/scale, figure/ground relationship)
  • Where are the dominant shapes, forms, colors, or textures that carry expressive significance?
  • Why Is the work ordered and balanced or chaotic and disturbing?
  • What gives the work its uniqueness?
  • Is symbolism used in the work to convey meaning other than what one sees?
  • Does the work evoke any feelings?


Instructional Strategy
  • Providing Recognition
Learning Activity
Publish > Share your album to our G+Community > Concepts & Creations category
Display > Add your photos to the Event


Instructional Strategy
  • Providing Feedback
Learning Activity
Critique >
  • Give positive feedback > +1 every image that deserves it
  • Give peer feedback > Give 2 peer images a VTS critique > http://goo.gl/1WWmBY
Self-assess >
Life Skills Survey > http://goo.gl/iEUqr (responses > http://goo.gl/8YDnYF)