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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

wayne thiebaud study

cupcake painting on ceramic tiles
Today we studied the artist, Wayne Thiebaud.  

I referenced two books while introducing this artist to the children: 
Wayne Thiebaud A Retrospective by John Wilmerding and
Delicious The Life and Art of Wayne Thiebaud by Susan Goldman Rubin

When discussing this artist, we learned that Wayne Thiebaud painted people (portraits) and places (landscapes) but there was something he loved to paint even more.  We looked at examples of these favorite paintings of "common place" (delicious) subjects.  We noticed Thiebaud's use of exaggerated color, shadow and texture.

The children used white charcoal and oil pastels to sketch out their ideas for their paintings.
Do you see the shadow here?

we had live cupcake models

white charcoal sketches with oil pastels
The children referenced their sketches (or created another) while using tempura paints to paint their subjects on ceramic tiles.

 Here are a few of their interpretations:

vocabulary: Wayne Thiebaud, still life, shadow, exaggerated, white charcoal, oil pastels, sketching, ceramic tiles

Who says this doesn't look yummy enough to eat?

Each tile was treated with an acrylic varnish.  These tiles can be presented in many ways but can also be used as coasters.

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