Friday, April 2, 2010

Kaleidoscopic Views in Marker

Generally speaking, I dislike markers- they are streaky and I think of them as a medium for interior design sketches, cartooning, or outlining.  A local school displayed beautiful, jewel-like, balanced designs at our regional art show- IN MARKER!  Here are a few examples of my eighth grade students' attempts at the same problem.  We made designs using one quarter of a piece of copier paper, and then transferred them to thicker paper using a light box or the window. We didn't bother cutting the copier paper, we kept it whole in case the students didn't like their original ideas; they didn't have to get up and get more paper- they could just continue on in another quarter. I asked them to outline the designs using a Sharpie marker.

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