Illuminated Letter- (West Point)
Visuals- Medieval Manuscripts
Materials- Oil Pastels, Chalk Pastels, Metallic colored pencils
Draw your initial in a fancy font in the center of your page. Add a detailed border around the page. Color the letter with metallic colored pencils (to add ‘illumination’), color behind your letter with a gradation of oil pastels (to help your letter stand out). Lastly color the border using chalk pastels (blend colors together to create an intricate, realistic design).
Post- Impressionism-(Bear Mountain)
Project idea- Painted Paper Collage
Visuals- Henri Rousseau paintings
Materials- tempera paint, glue
Day 1- Paint analogous colors on strips of paper, mix pure colors directly on the paper to achieve varied colors and textures. Vary brush strokes, stamp, straight, wavy etc.
Day 2- Decide on a design such as a flower and cut your painted paper into the necessary shapes. Glue your shapes down.