Sunday, August 25, 2013

IVP4406 - Methods & Materials (2)

new art terms for the day:

"Cold press paper has texture. Little bumps and groves holds in the water and pigment. It really sucks up the water pretty quickly. Cold press is a good choice when you want to convey texture in your subject.

Hot press paper is super smooth. No texture with this paper. This paper doesn’t suck up the water as fast as the cold press, allowing you to play around more, like re-wetting edges of pigment.
Colours painted on the hot press is more vivid and bright. The cold press is a little more dull even with the same paint. It could be that the pigment gets imbedded in the cold press paper and soaks thoroughly and perhaps the pigment on the hot press dries closer to the surface. Or maybe the tiny groves in the cold press creates an overall shadow to the eye." - source


it was a back to basic, back to nature lesson...

first, we were given a disposable chopstick to be sharpened with a penknife to be used as our writing/drawing tool.... 

in addition, it was mentioned that a fresh broken twig/ branch makes a even better tool for writing & drawing. Due to its fibrous nature, it can hold more ink than the processed chopstick. 

using the 5 pen techniques to create different intensity 

David's version

Candy's version

online version 

then we had to practice drawing solid figures with shadow using the 5 pen techniques

Candy's version

expert classmate's work

online version 

youtube version

Drawing on cold press paper which i made the week before  

seriously need help with drawing and shadowing... =S  


Natural dye vs Synthetic dye 

David demonstrated how to create blue dye from blueberry fruit

1: crush the blueberries
2. boil the blueberries 
3. add a few dashes of fixer (table salt) just b4 switching off the fire
4. filter to remove the pulp

and tatatata... u will get blueberry dye that is not blue but will oxidise and continue to change and only finally stablise into a nice shade of blue approx a week later... 

natural red and yellow dye can be made from strawberry fruit and turmeric power respectively 

(i know i had painted the green and orange in the wrong section hence, the mini arrows... heee)
the natural and synthetic dye on cold press recycled paper

natural and synthetic dye on cold press water colour paper 

i like how the combination of natural and synthetic creates a shimmer effect when applied to hot press paper and the pastel like colours of natural dye.... =).... just hope that they dun grow mouldy after some time due to the presence of living organisms in the dye... =S


this is part 6 of 7 parts to the series "Advanced Diploma in Primary Art Education". A series of blog posts that are updated weekly (from aug - nov) to document the activities, progress and learning point(s) from the week's lessons... =) 

Part 1 - IVP4401: 2D Exploration (1)
Part 2 - IVP4402: 3D Exploration (2)(3)
Part 3 - IVP4403: New Media Exploration (1), (2)(3&4)
Part 4 - IVP4404: Visual Literacy (2)
Part 5 - IVP4405: Artistic Development of Children
Part 6 - IVP4406: Methods and Materials (1)(2)(3)
Part 7 - IVP4407: Curriculum Development and Assessment 

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