Saturday, January 21, 2012

Teens and Trees

We had a long winter break in my teen Art and Design class and are just getting going again. Here are a few pictures of one of the projects from last term. We were studying shape and visual texture. They had to design a stylized tree, simplifying its shapes, and cut it out of foam core. They then covered it with black and white or neutral magazine pages that showed strong visual texture. (As you may notice with any assignments I give, there are always some rule breakers, and I'm fine with that.) They could then add pops of color if they wanted.

The trees are designed to be free standing and are just spectacular that way. I had to lay them on the floor for a few quick photos as we ran out the door and wish I had better background colors to make them pop, but I think you can still see how great they turned out.

Here are a few of them:

They are such a talented group--it is a thrill to watch them create! You can see some of their earlier assignments here.


deanna7trees said...

some very interesting choices of magazine pages. loved this.

arlee said...

what a fabulous design exercise! may have to try that with fabric :)

Jacky said...

Wow...they are a talented group! It must be inspiring working with this group.

Jacky xox

Robin Olsen said...

Oh Arlee, you have to do this out of fabric because we want to see how they turn out.