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Citiscapes

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Lucy Wynne

on 21 January 2014

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Transcript of Citiscapes

Cityscapes
Crowded spaces.......
Towering skyscrapers
Exciting Architecture
Busy Streets
John Virtue
Paul Balmer
Paul Balmer
John Virtue
......... to bring your own cityscape design to life
1. What do these images have in common?
2. How are they different from each other? List three things you notice.
3. What do you think the theme is for the next project?
What is collage?
The term Collage derives from the French term meaning "to stick"

The Technique is used by artists to create different textures and effects by sticking various materials on to a background.

An artist called
Megan Coyle
has used collage techniques to bring her drawings to life.
Markmaking is a term artists use for creating interesting and exciting marks out of sometimes unusual materials.
In this project you will use a range of collage materials.....
......and mark making techniques......
Today you will learn:

To collage images to show depth within a cityscape


Targets

Cut images with care to avoid jagged edges.

Plan composition first by laying out images. Make sure there is a focal point.

Larger buildings should be in the foreground and smaller in the background to give the impression of perspective.

Glue with care to avoid ripping images. There should be no flappy edges.
Create an A5 collage from found images of buildings.

Images can be found in magazines or printed from the internet.

Remember the skills you have learnt from doing this task in your art lesson today.

You should spend an hour on this homework. You have 2 weeks to complete the task.
Homework Due:

HOMEWORK
You will be looking at two artists who are inspired by cityscapes and also use exciting techniques in their art work
What are the Key Features of Paul Balmer’s work?

Overlapped buildings
Layered paint
Mark marking to show some detail
Line work / scratches in canvas
Bold colours for backgrounds
Neutral colours for buildings

Today we are going to take a closer look at two artists Paul Balmer and John Virtue

Particularly at the techniques they use in their work

We will then do some experimenting of our own with a range of tools and techniques

Create an A5 collage from found images of buildings.

Images can be found in magazines or printed from the internet.

Remember the skills you have learnt from doing this task in your art lesson today.

You should spend an hour on this homework. You have 2 weeks to complete the task.

Homework Due:

Homework

CITYSCAPES

Today you will learn:

To experiment with materials to create a range of marks and textures inspired by the work of Paul Balmer and John Virtue


Video of John Virtue working

What are the Key Features of
John Virtue’s work?

City skylines (particularly London)
Atmospheric skies
Layered paint and ink using big brushes
Drips
Paint that is spattered and sprayed
Line work

Paul Balmer

In this project you will use a range of collage materials and mark making techniques to bring your own cityscape design to life

CITYSCAPES

Targets

Try every technique listed on the board

Be controlled when trying out a technique – remember these will be collaged in your book

Be organised by labelling each sample: explain what was used and how the mark was created. E.g. edge of cardboard to make lines

TRY….
Scratching marks into surface of paint
Dragging paint with cardboard
Printing with edge of cardboard
Printing with textured surface of cardboard
Printing with bubble wrap
Using a stick to create lots of dot marks
Using a stick to create lots of line marks

John Virtue
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