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Ideas & Techniques Issue 2 – Suggested Ways to Use These Ideas With The APFS Projects
Ideas to Use in the Schools Art Project
Clay Slab Printing
Focus on repeating patterns rather than random ones. Aim to arrange the pattern over
the A4 space in a way that is visually pleasing. Try making a 2-colour print - choose
colours which contrast e.g. red & yellow. Let the first print dry thoroughly before
printing again, placing the design in a different place.
Oil Pastel Resist Strips
Use A4 size pieces of fabric instead of strips and arrange the drawn marks over the space
in a repeating pattern before adding the Brusho®. Focus on just one type of drawn line
e.g. flowing or angular lines.
Collage Circles
Make a series of circles as described in Ideas & Techniques Issue 2 - make sure that
several circles will fit onto an A4 page. A variety of sizes will work particularly well.
When the circles are dry arrange them on the A4 paper so that they are pleasing to the
eye and glue down. This can then be scanned in order to be printed onto the chosen item.
Skeleton Trees
Paint the background as described in Ideas & Techniques Issue 2 and allow to dry. Mix
some ready mixed paint with some PVA glue and instead of blowing, try dribbling the
paint over the background in an interesting pattern. Allow to dry. Adding PVA glue
means that the paint will have a raised texture when it dries. Experiment with the
amount of PVA to see how textured the work can become.
Glue Pictures
Look at the work of an artist who uses patterns to inspire them e.g. Kandinsky. Pick out
similar types of pattern and draw lightly onto paper. Drizzle PVA glue carefully over the
lines and allow to dry.
Natural Form Line Drawings
Use a fine black pen to do the drawing, then isolate a section with a viewfinder - make
sure you choose an interesting area that isn't too complicated. Trace the isolated section
onto tracing paper, rub over the lines with a soft pencil and trace down onto A4 paper.
Trace down again in a different place choosing whether to keep the same orientation or
whether to rotate the image before tracing. Once the whole A4 sheet is filled select a
limited range of colours and carefully paint each section to produce a bold abstract
Ideas & Techniques Issue 2 – Suggested Ways to Use These Ideas With The APFS Projects
Ideas to Use in the Christmas Card Project
Oil Pastel Resist Strips
Draw simple Christmas motifs on the fabric strips e.g. use white pastels to draw
snowmen, green pastels to draw Christmas trees etc. Choose red or green Brusho® to
dye the background fabric.
Collage Circles
Select materials in seasonal colours e.g. red and green. For best results, avoid glitter or
very metallic materials as these are too reflective when they are scanned by APFS.
Snowflake shapes could be applied to the circles or the circles could be decorated as if
they are baubles.
Patterned Papers
Create a variety of patterned papers using complementary colours such as blue, purple
and pink. Cut a wavy edge from one paper and a zig-zag edge on another, leaving one
colour untouched. Stick the wavy edged paper on top of the untouched paper then leave
a gap and stick the zig-zag paper down. This creates 3 bands of colour. When dry, draw a
bauble shape on the back of the papers and cut out. Make sure that some of each paper
appears on the bauble.
Glue Pictures
Use the PVA glue to draw seasonal designs onto stiff card. Cut the card into shapes
suitable for Christmas tree decorations. Paint with a metallic colour on both sides. When
dry, punch a hole in the top and add a hanging loop with thread.
Natural Form Line Drawings
Select an object to draw that gives a seasonal feel e.g. pine cones, a sprig of holly etc. Do
the line drawing as usual then use polystyrene printing sheets (e.g. Press Print or Easy
Print) to make a print block based on the drawing. Ink up as normal then print onto a
variety of papers including coloured, tissue and textured paper.
Ideas & Techniques Issue 2 – Suggested Ways to Use These Ideas With The APFS Projects
Ideas to Use in the Create a Card / Easter Card Project
Clay Slab Printing
Try working with one shape in a range of different sizes. Overlap the shapes in a variety
of ways to make interesting patterns. Use felt tipped pens to outline some shapes to
emphasise them.
Animal Inspirations
Divide an A4 page into quarters and create a different animal pattern in each section.
Oil Pastel Resist Strips
Work on a larger piece of fabric instead of strips. Divide the fabric up into sections and
draw one type of pattern in each section. Colour the background with Brusho dye in two
colours, allowing the colours to seep into each other.
Collage Circles
Use different sized circles and put them together to create Easter chicks with the
addition of beaks, eyes and legs. Choice of colours will be important to make this work.
Skeleton Trees
Focus on creating patterns while blowing the ink across the painted paper. Try to blow
lines across the paper then blow at 90 degrees to make an interesting grid pattern.
Blowing to make lots of small lines that branch out will make this even more attractive.
Glue Pictures
Draw regular patterns onto stiff card with the PVA glue and dry. Cut into Easter egg
shapes and paint on one side only. Use foam pads to stick the egg shapes onto a sheet of
coloured paper. The foam pads lift the eggs up giving a 3D appearance.
Ideas & Techniques Issue 2 – Suggested Ways to Use These Ideas With The APFS Projects
Ideas to Use in the Children as Designers Project
Clay Slab Printing
Choose 2 different shapes to press into the clay and make a series of repeating patterns.
Animal Inspirations
Create a variety of animal patterns and allow to dry. Draw a regular, straight-sided shape
on the back of each pattern and cut them out. Tessellate each shape together and glue
onto backing paper.
Oil Pastel Resist Strips
Lay a number of strips on the table trying out different arrangements until a pleasing
selection of patterns and colours is achieved. Use a digital camera to photograph the
fabric strips. Try zooming in close to an interesting section. Be sure to print the photo
out to the correct size to use it for this project.
Collage Circles
Focus on one size of circle and use different tones of one colour to create an interesting
pattern. Limited colour ranges also work well, for example cool colours or hot colours.
Alternatively use 2 or 3 sizes of circle and make groups of circles in attractive
Skeleton Trees
Paint the background paper as normal and allow to dry. Use a variety of ink colours to
blow patterns across the background. Using darker versions of colours in the background
is particularly effective.
Patterned Papers
Make a variety of textured papers in toning or contrasting colours. When dry, cut
geometric shapes from the papers and glue them down in tessellating patterns.
Ideas & Techniques Issue 2 – Suggested Ways to Use These Ideas With The APFS Projects
Ideas to Use in the Calendar Project
Clay Slab Printing
Try using objects that have very distinctive textures such as shells. Mussel and scallop
shells are particularly good. Roll the shell across the clay pressing down at the same
time. This produces a clear and interesting print that works well as a single image.
Collage Circles
Focus on one circle size and challenge the children to find and use as many different
textures as possible. Arrange the circles in rows that touch at the edges so the regular
pattern contrasts with the interesting textures.
Skeleton Trees
Rather than blowing the ink to make a silhouette, try using a small, fine paintbrush and
paint patterns or pictures onto the background.
Patterned Papers
Make textured papers in a range of colours and cut into strips. Use an A4 sheet of plain
coloured paper and cut in strips but don't cut to the very edge - this leaves the strips
attached. Take a strip of textured paper and weave it over and under the plain strips then
push right up to the joined edge. Weave each strip making sure each one starts in the
opposite way to the one before e.g. if the last strip started weaving under, then this one
starts weaving over.
Glue Pictures
Draw repeating shapes with the glue e.g. angular or flowing shapes. Repeat to fill the
space then allow to dry. Divide into 4 sections and paint each section in a colour to
indicate the seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn.
Natural Form Line Drawings
Create paper collage using the same natural object as used for the drawing task. Lightly
draw the outline of the object on coloured paper and cut out. Repeat with the other
coloured papers making sure you have 2 or 3 shapes in each colour. Arrange the shapes
onto a fourth colour of A4 paper. Move the shapes around until a pleasing arrangement
is found and glue down. Take a fine pen and fill in the gaps around the shapes with
patterns and lines. It can be helpful to practice this in sketchbooks before starting on the
main task.