Thursday, March 7, 2013

Stained Glass Compositions

Sixth Grade Art Lesson
4 Class Periods
Stained Glass Compositions, Sixth Grade Art Lesson

"The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery."  
-Francis Bacon 

Day 1:

1. Students chose a subject matter.
2. Students drew the subject matter on a piece of transparency film with a black sharpie marker. If the drawing is completed on a piece of 8.5 x 11 inch paper it can then be traced onto the transparency film without worry of mistakes. Students were asked to think abou their use of space within the composition.

Day 2:

1.  Students flipped the transparency film over.  The image is now in reverse from the original.
2.  Students colored the compositions using a variety of sharpie marker colors.  Craftsmanship was emphasized.

Day 3:

1.  Students continued to color their compositions.
2.  Students were allowed to use liquid tempera to paint in areas that they wanted to have a more opaque look.

Day 4:

1. Using a slightly crumpled piece of aluminum foil and a piece of cardboard or heavy tagboard in the same size as the transparency film the piece was assembled together.
2.  First, flip the image to its original position.  Place the foil underneath, then the cardboard underneath the foil.
3.  Everything is held in place by using black duct tape to frame the borders.  Craftsmanship is highly stressed.  A great drawing can quickly go down hill with sloppiness in presentation.

Student Examples:




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