reading & writing with art

October 16, 2014

Positive & Negative Space with a little Musical Twist!

The photos do not do them justice...but these pieces turned out pretty cool. My 7th and 8th grade students had to pick a phrase from a song lyric and illustrate it using this positive and negative space concept.  

1.  We looked at this cool you tube clip using Michael Jackson's "Black & White" song to get us started.  We discussed positive and negative space and how this element of art was important in creating pieces.  http://youtu.be/OtRqHG_yP0s


 2.  My students used our previous color theory study and they had to select a color scheme based on what they had learned.  We glued strips of magazines down on their piece to create the negative space.

3.  They used razors to carve their designs out of poster board and mounted the final pieces on top.
This is Nate...he wanted his photo displayed...he was one of many that gave their fingers a little slice.  :)  Good thing they could handle it, ha.

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