Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Apple Painting with Tempera Paints

You will be making two enlarged detailed drawings of popcorn.  

The student will use observational skills and learn to render objects with tempera paints. The student will learn to mix certain combinations of colors to make brown, darker values, and lighter values of colors.
The student will demonstrate principles (unity, harmony, variety, contrast, proportion, and balance) and elements (line, texture, color, form, shape, and value) of art. 

Paper, eraser, pencil, apples (green and red), tempera paints, pallet, brushes, water 

observation, arrangement, balance, color, form, proportion, line, rendering (shading), value (light-medium-dark), cast shadow, highlights, mid-tones, tints, shades, mixing 

The Process
Step 1
Take one or two apples and cut them into quarter, half, and three-quarter wedges. Arrange the cut apple pieces along with a whole apple and knife on the table. The student will use a pencil to sketch the arrangement.
Step 2
After the student has drawn the initial arrangement they will pour red, yellow, orange, blue, green, and white on to a pallet. The student will paint the background and the cast shadows first. 

a. The background will be a mixture of white/orange/blue and the cast shadows will have more blue added. 
b. The inside of the apple will be a mixture of white/yellow/blue/orange. 
c. The skin of the apple will be a mixture of red/orange/yellow/green. 
d. The blade of the knife will be a mixture of white/blue.
e. The handle of the knife will be a mixture of red/yellow/blue to make brown.   

Examples form the Internet:

Example 1

Example 2

Example 3
Student Work: 


Post project essential questions:

What was successful about your project?
What areas of your project could you improve in?
Did you find it difficult to mix colors together to make brown or gray without using a pre-mixed brown or black?
Between classes what eventually became of the apple physically?

Please answer and e-mail your responses to:bmedina@schutzschool.org.eg

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