I am loving these trading cards! Really wish I had used these ideas for the initial show. With each card I am coming up with more and more ideas. They are just so inspiring, could it be there is no pressure? Since they are just for fun I can do what I please without being judged.
This is the first in a series of trading cards that I plan on doing for my series "As Time Goes By". This was done on acrylic paper using acrylic paint and a torn and burnt photocopy of the photograph "Mother". The text is a line from the poem that accompanies the photo.
These cards are really so much fun! I wish I had used the card ideas for show.
This is one of the three photographs I chose to send to the Harlow Gallery 8x10x100 show for next month. It was taken in Presque Isle along Main St. While walking along I found the architecture so interesting I just had to take some photographs. This one I really like. The lines of the old boards combined with the designs over the windows with the brick shoe store sign falls together nicely. I tuned it up on Photoshop to enhance the vibrance which brought out more tones and contrast in the wood along with some extra colors.
The seventh grade have been working on drawing apples. They start with a contour drawing, move to a shaded drawing then colored pencil and finally oil pastel. They will be doing their colored pencil one next week so I gave it a try...never used colored pencils before (yes hard to believe). I think they came out okay, they look like apples.
I started with the red and green one on the top, using a real apple which seems to have come out better than the rest.
As you know I am student teaching in an elementary school to finish my degree requirements. For fun and future reference I am doing the projects along with the students.
This project is being done by the first grade students. For the past few classes they have been searching magazines for facial features for their face. They can use any image that is not an actual facial feature as long as it fits.
I did this one up last night, not as easy as it looks. My biggest challenge was finding "food" which was sized right for the features.
I wanted to do a turkey project with the students of the second grade. I found a lesson plan which the students traced their hands and feet to make a turkey. For parents these personalized items are keepsakes.
Well to make them more personal and not so uniform we (my supervising teacher and I) added a twist...give the turkeys some added personality by adding items such as clothing, jewelry, accessories and so on.
Here are a few that we put together as examples.
I can't wait to see what the students come up with for theirs, should be fun!
The students at my student teaching placement are very very busy. The fourth grade is currently working on haunted house silhouettes. You start by covering the paper with bleeding tissue paper to color the background then add your haunted house scene.