Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Cut Paper Still Life




I have been working on these cut paper still lives in a few of my schools and Eassie and Newtyle schools have produced these magnificent examples and we can't wait to show them off.




The class started off by preparing papers that represented the oranges, fabric and the jug, using ready mixed paint.  The shapes were then drawn and cut out and added to a black background.


With a little introduction to composition and depth, all that is needed is a dark watery shadow.  Stars all of them! 



10 comments:

  1. These are so beautiful! I love the torn patterned paper and soft light and shadow effects. Pinning!

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  2. I really like these! I would like to try it with my 5th grade classes after winter break. Did you prepare the painted papers or did the students make them? Just beautiful!

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  3. thank you Pat for your nice comments. The pupils prepared the paper themselves. The lesson was all about the abilities of thick wet paint. The jug paper was painted lilac, the colour was mixed on the paper, bubble wrap prints or flowers were added. The cloth paper was a dark purple with stripes of paint and the orange paper was made with grades of orange tone. The shadows were added once the still life was assembled with watery black paint.

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  4. These turned out fabulous! What age group made these?

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  5. Looks great maureen! I was there on placement when the P5s started theirs. They look brilliant and so straightforward!

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  6. They are a range of 5-11 year olds, some of my schools are very small and I just work all the kids together. The younger ones don't know that it is meant to be too hard!

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  7. These are SO beautiful. I would love to frame one and have it forever! Very clever technique - will have to try!!

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  8. http://useyourcolouredpencils.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/still-life-secondary-colour-collages.html

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