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2 Week Projects

Discussion in 'Art and design' started by hamjam, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. hamjam

    hamjam New commenter

    Hi fellow art teachers,
    I am currently at a school on a long term supply contract (until July 2011) in a school with limited resources. It is my intention for the remaining time to do 2 week workshops with possibly all years. I have just started a mono printing one, which is proving to be successful as none of the kids have ever done this.
    I see classes once a week for 60 mins.
    Can anyone recommend 2-3 different projects that will take up to 2 weeks to complete? Ideally skills based as all they have done is draw.
    From Sept 2011 (If I'm required), I intend to start my own projects that require more resources with take up to 6 weeks to complete.
    Thank you for your time.
  2. Mono-printing is good, I know you mentioned drawing but something like continuous line drawing can be good too, paper sculptures, weaving with found materials on a theme, maybe looking at Michael Brennand Wood...I'll try and think of some more...
  3. There are lots of things you could do..here are a few ideas:
    Intaglio printing using foil takeaway lids (better with a printing press)
    Silk painting/batik
    Clay tiles - mark making and texture - these could then be turned into slab pots
    Photo manipuation using photoshop or manually working over the top of photos- look at Rankin - distroy
    Press printing
    Collograph printing
    Short cut out paper animation using a digital camera of their own phones
    How to use various types of paint, pastel etc
    Frottage - images made out of rubbings (Be careful with this frottage also has another meaning!)
    Hope that helps
  4. hamjam

    hamjam New commenter

    Hi Marsoma,
    Thank you for the help.
    As I mentioned, there are limited resources here. We don't have clay or a printing press which makes colographs difficult.
    At the moment, I have been looking at mono printing, where they have been using photos of their face and taking it through the mono printing process. I have since introduced a wax wash, where they have been experimenting with that, then layering it with inks, pastels and oil pastels. I plan to have them do another mono print (A3), then take what they have done and apply it to that. They could glue materials/print shapes down before they mono print their face I guess, so they have a foundation to work from? Overall, they are loving it and happy not to be doing just drawing.

    With best wishes

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