Above: Junk taped together to create the form of a woman as part of an exercise in exploring value.
Above: 10 minute warm up exercise. Paper curl drawings showing value.
Monday's sometimes start slowly. Students are always excited about diving back into a project after being off for the weekend. Sometimes is fun to start the week with something completely different. That's what we did today.
Since we have been exploring value and learning about various shading techniques, I thought it might be fun to see how shadows can be used to create art. We set up lights and taped paper to the back of chairs. Teams formed and were given junk they could use in order to create images in the shadow. It's trickier than it sounds. The objects need to be the right distance from the paper in order to get the desired results. The direction of the light can also change the outcome. Here are some of the results.
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