AUTOPLAY
Experimentation: Alternative Art Materials!
10 steps
Look around your house and gather materials that you might enjoy working with
1. Look around your house and gather materials that you might enjoy working with
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Besides materials, what tools can you gather?
2. Besides materials, what tools can you gather?
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Take a look at what you’ve gathered. What sizes and shapes and textures are your materials?
3. Take a look at what you’ve gathered. What sizes and shapes and textures are your materials?
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Do you have a variety of colors? A range of values? How will you “draw” with these materials?
4. Do you have a variety of colors? A range of values? How will you “draw” with these materials?
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Can you smear your material and draw with it like chalk or charcoal?
5. Can you smear your material and draw with it like chalk or charcoal?
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Can you use it like paint? Do you need to add water? Is it more like acrylic or watercolor?
6. Can you use it like paint? Do you need to add water? Is it more like acrylic or watercolor?
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Can you create value by diluting it? What happens when you mix two different types of materials?
7. Can you create value by diluting it? What happens when you mix two different types of materials?
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How can you create different marks and textures with your materials?
8. How can you create different marks and textures with your materials?
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If smudging or “painting” with your materials doesn’t work, can you arrange them to create an image?
9. If smudging or “painting” with your materials doesn’t work, can you arrange them to create an image?
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Once you’ve found a material that you enjoy, think about what symbolism it could add to your work
10. Once you’ve found a material that you enjoy, think about what symbolism it could add to your work
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