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.