These pages were developed through GirlTECH,
a teacher training program sponsored by the
Center for Research on Parallel Computation (CRPC), a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center.
Thanks to the RGK Foundation and EOT-PACI
for its generous support of GirlTECH.
© 2001 Luciana N. Roca-Ekonen
Following this lesson and having trained their eye to see light and shadow, students study the art of James Rosenquist, and create a collage painting based on his artstyle. Students review color theory, which is previously taught (see Abstract Face), and then they enlarge and paint their own collage applying tints and shades for a light/shadow effect. The result is a painting with a touch of realism.
Students are encouraged to create a collage that represents their personality, things they like, things they prefer, things they like to do.
Students learn drawing and shading techniques through the study of still life compositions. Students first discuss drawing history via a reading assingment, and practice different drawing and shading techniques through an exercise packet. They keep all their technique exercises in a sketchbook to determine areas to improve and acquired skill.
Once skills improve, students work in clusters to draw still life compositions placed around the classroom. Students are encouraged to help each other for peer-tutoring purposes, and to build teamwork spirit.