During Art Adventures Studio, students looked at the work of Charles Hinman to create a shape and then make it 3D through shading using china brushes and ink wash with charcoal. Students then learned to place lines of varying widths to create 3D effects followed by building a 3D composition out of the 2D pieces.
At ourMuseum Adventures tour of the Met this week, students used the 5 elements of line and shape to create sculptures inspired by Alberto Giacometti right in the gallery. Then we went up the rooftop to see Tomas Saraceno’s Cloud City installation (closing soon!) Take a peek at the fun we had!
Take a look at our Keith Haring transparency finger-painting prints! Taken from the Blue Man Group, children smeared & color mixed, then explored lines into shapes with their finger. To capture each “drawing”, they also made prints of their changing pieces. The results look awesome!
For our exciting first day of Art Adventures, we used decoupage to explore textures and overlapping forms on the covers of our journals! Our journals will be used throughout the year to explore the 5 Families of Line and Shape.
During our tour, we got to see how line and shape families are present in all that we see everyday and around us in the world and in art. We focused on Alberto Giacometti’s cat sculpture with his simple use of thin line and textured appearance and created our own in the gallery. Now we can identify a Giacometti sculpture with ease!