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organic mechanic

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J Ainsworth

on 30 September 2013

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leaves, plants, wood, bark
flowers, plants, shells, sand
beaches, trees, water, waves, surf, clouds, sky
beetles, bugs, wasps, flies, moths, butterflies
cogs, metal, machines
screws, bolts, springs, tools
cars, transformers, buildings, skyscrapers
chains, boats, planes
4 small designs showing a combination of organic/mechanic things
produce a 'flower' that is made of mechanical forms showing ...
revise and analyse the work
decide what you would like to do as a final piece for this project
look at these!
challenge task
make a short film using your camera or your phone of an object changing into either mechanic or organic.

Make it creative, fun and give it a really awesome soundtrack!
natural forms..can you think of more?
yr9 examples
you will need:

white tissue
water pot
large brush
create at least three interlocking cogs made from cardboard
The task.
By the end of the lesson you will...
pens, scissors, screwdriver
GCSE ART example
your choices:
you must choose only one from the list
Using an A2 piece of paper/card produce a piece of mixed media work that combines mechanical and natural forms in an interesting creative way.
Create a concertina/folding book that shows an object transforming from natural to mechanical or vice versa
Create an A3 page of colourful, interlocking patterns using natural or mechanical forms as your inspiration
To complete this project you must start to show the following things:
3 different design layouts
evidence of different colour schemes
use resource sheet to finish of pattern work
outline with a fineliner or add tone
get a small paintbrush (size 2 or 4)
half fill a water pot with...water!
use a
brush to add tone and a wash
Extension task.

Use a small brush with tea (yes tea!) to add contrasting tones
use a sharp pencil and don't 'scrub' the tracing paper to get your image to show through
think carefullay about rotations, tesselations and symmetry
don't press too hard or make your tone really black
a gentle outline very faintly will show shadows well and will allow you to do the next section better
anything bigger than these sizes will not allow you to control your work skilfully
doing this skilfully involves time, patience and practise.
grab a small piece of scrap paper and practise your technique before starting in your book
do not throw your practise work away, it is evidence of your learning :)
Mechanical Creatures
Mechanical Limbs
Drawings and Paintings
Transition from organic to mechanic
Lesson 1
Produce a title page
Organic Mechanic
This must be a visual title page where each letter represents either an organic form or mechanical object.
Use appropriate materials to skillfully add colour to your lettering.
Homework Project
Machine forms
Version 1.0 Copyright © 2009 AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved.
Example - Mixed media relief work developed from the factory floor.
Single ply card, sand and PVA, emulsion, Quink Ink, bleach and acrylic.
Version 1.0 Copyright © 2009 AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved.
Version 1.0 Copyright © 2009 AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved.
Version 1.0 Copyright © 2009 AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved.

Organic vs. Mechanical
Pattern and Surface Decoration
Year 9
Natural… Beatrice Milhazes
Using Pixlr
Here are two very quick sketches I made using the Pixlr programme.
I used the layering idea to contrast the idea of organic and mechanical forms.
I can now draw from them, trace areas to add to another piece of work or develop them further if I wish...
This could also be done as a concertina book design
Choose your most successful 'square' from your book.
This does not have to be your best one, but might be the most interesting layout or combination of shapes
You will need....
A4 square paper
Your concertina book
Tracing paper to help you enlarge
Only using
carefully redraw your square
The next stage is to contrast the background and add organic or mechanic details
Pupils looking to show evidence of advanced skill will be trying to make the two layers interact with each other

Health and Safety: Inks are water based, but oils can be used for more sophisticated work that takes time to complete.


1.Cut paper to size and put aside (do not soak).

2.Roll out a thin and even layer of printing ink to cover the whole plate.

3.Place the plate on top of a clean sheet of newspaper.

4.Carefully place the paper directly over the inked plate.

5.Using the marked corners as a guide, draw onto the back of the paper with a pencil or press onto the paper with finger tips to create tonal areas. Be careful not to apply incidental pressure with your hands to the paper as this will create a mark.

6.Remove paper to reveal print on the reverse side.

7.A drawing can be taped to the back of the paper as a guide for making the print.

If the ink is applied too thickly to the plate then the image will be less detailed and more likely to suffer from interference.

Experiment with different papers to judge their effectiveness.

Generally thin papers will tend to settle on top of the ink and pick up more interference whilst thicker papers may prove too difficult to draw through.

A monotype plate.
A range of colour printing inks.
Pallet knife.
Direct Offset Monotype
Today, we're doing this...
You will need:
What next?
Are you are pleased with your design?
If so you are ready to begin colouring, if not what do you need to change?
Select from the following materials
watercolour pencils,
colouring pencils,
oil pastels,
revise and analyse the work
To skillfully apply colour using the materials available
decide what you would like to do as a final piece for this project
Miss Oswald
Design a tattoo of an animal which has mechanical parts
Produce an Illustration for a mechanical
Create a watercolour painting of an animal or flower constructed from mechanical parts.
Create a cardboard relief which shows a combination of mechanical and organic shapes
Develop your small composition into a larger painting
Now that you know what you are doing....
What do you need for today's lesson?
What materials do you require?
How are you going to be using your materials?
Are you working from memory or observation?
How are you going to ensure that you produce a quality piece of work?
Do you understand what a quality piece of work looks like to you?
Using your list from last lesson...
create two designs for the first letter of your name using:

A: Organic
B: mechanic
Using the technique that you are shown add tone and detail
Keywords: drawing
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