CREATING CUBISM – Shape, Colour, Harmony

Students use acrylic paint to create a cubist style painting.

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CREATING CUBISM – Shape, Colour, Harmony

Supplies:

  • Crayola Acrylic Paint - 6 Count
  • Crayola Marker & Watercolour Paper - 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm (9" x12")
  • Crayola Paintbrushes - 5 Count
  • Tracing Paper - 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm (9" x 12")
  • Drawing Pencils - HB & 6B
  • Still Life Objects
  • Water Containers
  • Paper Towels
  • Tape
 

Steps:

1
Step 1
  1. Make contour drawings of three still life objects on white paper with an HB pencil.
2
Step 2
  1. Trace the three objects on a piece of tracing paper.
3
Step 3
  1. Move the tracing paper over the objects to create new lines and shapes.
  2. Fill the tracing paper with lines and shapes.
4
Step 4
  1. Turn the tracing paper over and draw over all the lines with a 6B pencil.
5
Step 5
  1. Tape the corners of the tracing paper to watercolour paper.
  2. Be sure the 6B pencil lines are facing down against the watercolour paper.
  3. Draw over all the lines to copy the drawing onto the watercolour paper.

6
Step 6
  1. Check periodically to see that the lines are transferring to the watercolour paper.
7
Step 7
  1. Begin filling the shapes with acrylic paint.
  2. Finish the painting by outlining the shapes with a marker.
  • Subjects:

    • Language Arts,

    • Visual Arts

  • Grades:

    • Grade 7,

    • Grade 8,

    • Grade 9,

    • Grade 10


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