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[teacherartexchange] nonobj design quilts h20color from wendy free


From: Anonymous (teacherartexchange_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Apr 17 2005 - 11:37:45 PDT

Watercolor Quilt Collages

Goals: Understanding of nonobjective art style
(contrasted with realistic and abstract styles);
review of symmetry and pattern; consideration of
definitions of fine art and craft/functional art;
familiarization with traditional quilting and art

Inspiration and Resources:
Quilt Masterpieces from Folk Art to Fine Art from the
Newark Museum online;
A History of the Art Quilt; Block
Party Quilt Block Patterns. Also looked at some hard
edge painting - early Stella - , Ringgold, and
Rauschenberg (collage reference). Miriam Shapiro
connection, too…

Skills practice: Introductory watercolor lesson –
color mixing and matching, application of paint
(smooth, minimal runs/bleeding). Drawing – creation
of precise symmetrical design.

Materials: pencil, paper, watercolor paints,
magazines, glue, scissors, fabric scraps and markers
(both optional)

Process: Using pencil, students create nonobjective
symmetrical designs inspired by quilt block patterns.
A central portion of the design is filled with
collaged magazine clipping or fabric scrap which
determines the color scheme for the entire piece.
Paints are mixed to match and collaged section and
applied to reinforce shape repetition in pattern.
Markers may be used on top of design when dry to
refine edges.

go to EHS Nonobj. Quilt Collage Designs 2005

:D wendy

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