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Re: [teacherartexchange] Oil Pastel Batik

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From: Denise Mozzetti (mozzart_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Oct 24 2011 - 05:50:15 PDT


Thanks, Ellen. I'll try doing a sample today! I thought about it and may save this for an Expressionist piece - the more I thought about Surrealism, the more I thought it should really be more realistic. I just love the idea of the oil pastels as a resist.

Denise

On Oct 23, 2011, at 7:00 PM, Sears, Ellen wrote:

> Hi Denise -
> My 4th graders are just finishing oil pastel batiks - we did folk art landscapes. I had them draw with white chalk, then color with oil pastels (layering colors - helps to make sure there is a thick coat). Outline the chalk spaces, then fill in.
> I had them do three small concentric shapes to practice, drawing with chalk makes sure no space will be too small to color in. I had a handful that had to start over, their choice when I showed them small samples of heavy/light coat of oil pastel and how it looked with the ink.
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> I love the way they look when I rinse them off... like a photo in developer. Last year we did quilt squares using this technique - years ago I did patches of patterns for whole quilts with K-1s... they went back over the finished piece with oil pastel details.
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> Ellen
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> "So, on another note, I'm about to do a Surrealist piece in perspective, and I was thinking that I'd have the kids do it with oil pastels, leaving a small space around each shape and color, and then covering it with ink - has anyone ever done this before? Any suggestions?"
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> Denise in Novato
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