SchoolArts Magazine

APR 2018

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Procedures for Students • Brainstorm what kind of drawing eate. Draw a rough draft on a piece of scrap paper and determine which portions of the drawing will be in the foreground, middle ground, and background. • ee create three separate drawings ough draft. mind the scale of each element is in relation to the horizon line. Make sure that all drawings e ed on top of one another. • When the three drawings are done, use a pencil and a ruler and draw a frame around each drawing about an inch in fr • When the foreground and middle-ground paintings are ed, use ound the Make sure ou stop at the edge eate a stencil effect. • When all three paintings are complete, cut matting out of black Bristol board and glue it to each painting. • Using a picture frame made of cardboard that is about four inches deep, mount each painting about an inch apart inside the frame to create a painting that has depth. illusion of depth will be even greater. If there is one thing that I try to emphasize over and over again when introducing construction projects, it is to pay attention to detail—cut straight pieces using a ruler, use glue neatly, try not to get dirty finger marks all over the project, etc. There have been many creative projects with amazing ideas that fell apart because students didn't take time with the details. The Buzz in the Room The enthusiasm my students have when creating a piece in a manner and format that is fresh and new to them is exciting to me. Projects like this show students that there are dif - ferent ways to to create the illusion of depth in two-dimensional works. It is extremely rewarding to see the expres - sion on students' faces when they see that they accomplished an art project well, that their piece stands out, and that they presented a painting in such a way that viewers will remember. Christopher Taylor is an art teacher at Hebrew Academy in Cote Saint-Luc, Québec, Canada. chris.taylor@ha-mtl.org N A T I O N A L S T A N D A R D Creating: Conceiving and developing new artistic ideas and work. W E B L I N K wonderopolis.org/wonder/what-is-a- tunnel-book Noah Drazin, grade eight. SCHOOLARTSMAGAZINE.COM 39

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