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Colorized Texture

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Description

Students will experiment with texture, color, and line quality by stamping different found objects with water soluble inks. They will create a print inspired by Color Field painter Sam Gilliam that is layered with many colors and textures.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will examine the Color Field painting movement associated with Abstract Expressionism.

Students will explore how different objects can create unique textures.

Students will understand how colors contrast and mix with one another.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Discuss Color Field Painting and how it is a movement within Abstract Expressionism.
  • Describe how objects can create unique textures and can be used in unusual ways.
  • Explain how colors can contrast, mix, and match with one another.
  • Demonstrate how to stamp a variety of objects to create a print that explores texture, color, and line quality.

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National Standards


Create

Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.7a

Demonstrate willingness to experiment, innovate, and take risks to pursue ideas, forms, and meanings that emerge in the process of art- making or designing.

VA:Cr2.1.8a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

30 minutes

Demonstration Time

40 minutes

Student Studio Time

3 hours and 10 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • 11" x 14" mixed media paper
  • Painter's tape or masking tape
  • Water soluble inks
  • Variety of objects with unique textures
  • Wax paper
  • Palette knife
  • Brayer

National Standards


Create

Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.7a

Demonstrate willingness to experiment, innovate, and take risks to pursue ideas, forms, and meanings that emerge in the process of art- making or designing.

VA:Cr2.1.8a

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Steps

Explore Color Field Painting

Explore Color Field painting and the work of Sam Gilliam. Discuss the way he incorporates color, texture, and line into his work.

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Instructional Materials

Artist Bio

Sam Gilliam

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Reference

Color Field Painting

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Reference

What is Abstract Expressionism?

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Stamping

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Artist Statement Flow Chart

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Reflection

Reflective Artist Statement Guide

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