This is a great video on how to make a notan square. This we will do in our altered books!!
Our next altered book assignment will be on Contrast. We will be creating a notan square. Check out this link to see an example.
Don't forget that your sketchbook assignment for this week is actually to complete your Altered Book cover. Please refer to the sheet I gave you in class for more detailed instructions and look back to my blog from 2/16 on the altered book cover design for more ideas. This counts as TWO sketchbook grades!!!
Today, students are creating their altered book 2-page spread on the principle of design: Movement! Please check out the video to see a demo of the steps and check out the finished piece below.
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Students are completing their Elements of Design pages in their altered books. They have been working on these all semester and they will be due on December 20th and will be worth TWO project grades.
SPACE: create a 2 point perspective drawing, with collage, and marker background.
VALUE: create a magazine shading from a torn picture, add black and white collage papers, pencil and sharpie for the other page.
COLOR: ombre with tissue paper; title and definition added in an interesting way.
FORM: Pop up with collage; add marker or sharpie to decorate background.
SHAPE: text poem with shape designs in colored pencil
LINE: linear collage and line decoration with sharpie to fill the negative space.
TEXTURE: collage with watercolor or bubble printmaking paper, collage with crumbled paper towel. (more to come on this one!)
Samples of the altered books can be seen below:
Students have been working on their space altered book featuring a 2 point perspective design.
Students will create a 2 point perspective design on a small piece of colored paper. They will need 5-10 boxes, 2 overlapping areas, and 3 doors, holes, piercings, etc.
Students will create a background on their altered book that creates the optical illusion of moving space. They will then collage their small 2 point perspective design onto the background along with other collaged papers that match with their chosen color scheme.
Students are working on their Altered book VALUE 2 page spread. Last week they picked a portrait from a magazine and ripped out the center section. This section they will replace with a value drawing. Students will be using a range of shading pencils from ebony, HB, and 2H to get very dark and very light value ranges. Students will then glue the magazine portrait into their altered book and decorate the altered book with black and white values for the rest of the 2 page spread. Students must also include the title: Value and its definition: lightness and darkness in a work of art. See the sample below for more ideas.
Silk- Interactive Art
Jackson Pollock (splatter painter)
Build Your Wild Self
The Color Test
Mrs. Denison has been teaching at Lost Mountain Middle School for 5 years.