Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Create > Hand-colored Photographs

Create > Hand-colored Photographs

Goal: Create works that incorporate both photographs and hand-painted additions

Studio Activity:
Option 1:  Be inspired by the works of Gerhard Richter > and paint directly onto photographs.  Spontaneously use gestural smears of paint to enhance and distort your images.  Use acrylic paint with non-traditional ‘brushes’ like fingers or wrappers paint thick lines that divide the composition or inject color into the image.  Use the tactile surface of the paint smear to your advantage and draw the viewer into your works.
Gerhard Richter overpainted photographs

Option 2:  Be inspired by the works of Fabienne Rivory >  On a standard printer, print out copies of your images in black and white and apply ink or watercolours directly to the paper.
Fabienne Rivory photography

Option 3:  Be inspired by the works of Aliza Razell >  and redraw part of the image with paint, pencil or pen.  Similar to the other options, this technique involves more than applying painterly colors or textures to a work.  Aliza erases part of the photograph and fills it in with a hand painted image.  Most high school art students I know can also draw very well.  This technique can be a great way to show off multiple strengths.
Aliza Razell photography

Option 4: Glue a photo or magazine picture into your sketchbook. Extend the photo out by drawing the rest. You can draw it realistically or illustrate it cartoon-like.

Trigger Mechanisms: Expressionism, abstraction, analogy & metaphor

Visual Examples:
Gerhard Richter >
Fabienne Rivory >
Aliza Razell >

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 >
Life Skills Survey > (responses >