3rd Grade: Toppling Form
Students learned about their Design Elements Form, Texture and Value for this multi media unit. Students viewed the work of famed artist Jeff Koons as inspiration for their forms and to better understand the meaning of Form versus Shape.
Vocabulary Learned: Design Elements, Form, 3 Dimensional vs. 2 Dimensional, Illusion, Texture, shading techniques, solid color, value, sizing, direct observation, sketch, sculpture, Jeff Koons.
Materials Used: TruRay colored paper, elmers black markers, pencil, crayon, tempura paint, black crayons, scissors, glue.
For this unit students learned about One Point Perspective through Optical Illusion known in the 1960s as OP Art. Seeing examples of MC Escher, one of the world's most famous Graphic Designers helped connect students to what Optical Illusions are designed to do. Through the use of mathematics and a ruler students created the illusion of a hallway with the use of a vanishing point. Students got to use professional grade colored pencil Prismacolors to color in their hallway sections. Added last was shading and highlighting where students learned about how to create a light source. Finally with correct perspective students integrated their photos into their illusions.
Vocabulary Learned: One Point Perspective, OP Art, optical illusion, MC Escher, horizontal & vertical lines, vanishing point, graphic design, shading, highlighting, light source, perspective.
Materials Used: Rulers, 9"x9" piece of white paper, black colored marker, Prismacolor Pencils, black colored pencils, erasers, printed photograph, scissors, glue stick.
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