For this unit students jumped into the world of Optical Illusions and color theory. Following a challenging video on how to create the illusion of woven paper students then had to make seven different patterns, one for each piece of woven paper that continued even though overlapping occurred. Students then chose one color to work with which would be their Monochromatic color. One color, several values. This project involved problem solving, shading, and creativity.
For this unit students learned about the American artist Jasper Johns, who is still alive and creating to this day. Students got inspiration from a very specific Jasper Johns work that was an abstract work of a painting named 0-9. In this painting students got to play detective figuring out where the numbers were located. Finding their own path of numbers students chose only 5 to design from 0-9. Objectives included overlapping, block numbering, varying size and spacing, border outlining, watercolor techniques, colored pencil techniques and sectioning.
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