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Saturday, July 18, 2015

wayne thiebaud study

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 ideas for their paintings.

They referenced their sketches (or created another) while using tempura paints 
to paint their subjects on ceramic tiles.  Although not pictured here, each table had "live" cupcakes as a centerpiece.

Do you see the shadow here?

One particular student was really attracted to this theme and subject and proceeded to draw 
a pizza, a slice of cake and a cookie.

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

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

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