Hi Jan, don't mind me I am cc'ing to you just in case
Getty is "down" - Yours was the only post so I am
suspicious...so you may get it twice.
I see you predicament (smile). Wayne Theibaud's
deserts are rich and yummy and never would have been
served on a paper plate (tee-hee). Is there any way
you can continue the lesson with one grade level after
the presentation. Follow through with a more
meaningful project? Maybe your 5th graders (or even
4th as an extension to Pop art)? The cake painting can
- and should take longer that 15 minutes. Are you
going to have pieces of cake for the kiddles to eat?
I have seen some Wayne Thiebaud drawings online that
could be used as motivation - a drawing could be
completed in a shorter amount of time -- then they
could finish painting it in art class. Have them learn
how to draw the plate in a perspective view.
If they finished one drawing, they could draw another
I'm looking for the drawings now....
These sure look yummy (a painting)!
From my Getty post last year:
Behind The Scenes With Wayne Thiebaud
Wayne Thiebaud shows
how volume, shape, feeling and movement can transform
a simple line into art. (Get this video to show some
of your students in your class - what ever grade you
select to move on with the lesson).
And here are the rest of the links I found then (I
didn't check to see if they are all still active)
Wayne Thiebaud etchings (great tie in for plexi-glas
nothing really that I've ever found in other lines
that is like an etched line-its fidelity, the richness
of it, the density -you just don't get that any other
ArtBurst.com" Wayne Thiebaud (watch out for banner
adds on this site ---but has good images)
Many other artists are featured on this site - give
some background information too.
Wayne Thiebaud: On Artchive -- gives background
information and links to images in chronological order
If you are still with me (smile). I liked your
painting on paper plate idea - I thought it was cute.
You just need to decide what your most important
objective will be. You could use Sharpies to go over
the lines - then have kids watercolor them. That would
take as long as doing a complete painting.
I want to know all about this when it is over. I will
add it to Incredible Art Department. I am saving your
original message so you won't need to rewrite any of
--- "Hillmer, Jan" <hillmjan@Berkeleyprep.org> wrote:
> A few parents and I am doing a one hour presentation
> on Mr. Thiebaud for grades 2-5.
> It will be broken into 3 segments, 20 min long with
> time for moving from one center to the other.
> The 3 centers are art, music, and drama. Usually, in
> the art center we do something along the lines of
> what the artist did (experiential). \
> Right now we are planning to have the students paint
> a slice of cake onto a real paper plate, then
> arranging the class's cakes as a group and taking a
> picture of them.
> Does anybody have suggestions? This sounds and
> feels ok to us but I'm thinking that the cake
> painting may take longer than 15 min. and I'm just
> plain open to some brainstormed ideas.