Monday, September 26, 2016

Create > Paper Animal Silhouettes

Create > Paper Animal Silhouettes

Goal: Create a series of 5 images that use cut-out shapes to create silhouettes.

Studio Activity:
Be inspired by the work of Nikolai Tolstyh > .  Look at how he uses cut paper to emphasize form and figure ground illusions.  Feel free to expand upon the idea and explore the effects with other shapes, different colored paper or multiple layers.  Experiment with cropping and filters.     
*Make a connection with French painter Rene Magritte’s work >

*or here is another take on this >
Rich McCor, aka Paperboy, is a British artist/photographer who uses paper cut-outs to augment his resulting photographs.

Trigger Mechanisms: Figure-ground, texture, camouflage

Visual Examples:

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 >
Self-assess >