|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|
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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