Thursday, September 5, 2013

IVP4406 - Methods & Materials (3) - tempera painting

lesson 3 - 29 August 2013

(making tempera paint)

Step 1: crush soft pastel into powder 

using an empty bailey bottle ... and it can only be bailey bottle....any other bottle dun grind as well... wahahaha... just joking la.. =P 

Step 2: Prepare the binder & fixer

add water to a small amount of white glue (fixer)

this will prevent the artwork from turning moulding or attracting insects eventhough egg yolk will be added to the medium in later steps.. 

then add egg yolk (no egg white) to the above mixture in the ratio of 1:1 

Step 3: mix mixture above with the crushed pastel  

the reason why egg yolk is preferred is that egg white will give a less consistent mixture shown below. 

the higher fat content in egg yolk also gives the final artwork a glossy effect hence, quail egg yolks will be an even better option

sample art work
somehow i feel that the slightly curved purplish brown strokes 'created' a dent in the bottle...agree????
the power of the direction of stroke seh!!!

anyway our subject of the lesson - 
ours was the only group that has a subject that's so complicated.... the rest had plain bottles.... 

teacher's demo:
anyhow anyhow and a proportionate sketch of a bottle appeared. 

with a few strokes here and a few strokes there.... and he had a green bottle painted on the paper

1st attempt

2nd attempt

most of our paintings were so horrid that david decided to give us homework... 

though i remember clearly the steps in creating the tempera paint and had fun grinding and mixing them at home

i totally lost the key point in tempera painting.... =s

my power was so great that i transformed a transparent whisky bottle 

into an opaque bottle with my "magic" paintbrush.... =P 

worse, i even tried painting an apple without realising that this technique is meant for painting transparent objects so that the shine and highlights can be seen. 

Sherine's work

power right????

super worried that i might fail this module so decided to be a hardworking student.... bearing in mind the feedback given and making reference to david's and some of my classmates' work

hmmm..... there's definitely improvement.... but still went back to school and got private 'tuition' lesson from mdm zakiah and mark

david said got improvement.... =)

yeah!!!! i am 'happy to get c'..... 

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)(2 - 4)

Part 2 - IVP4402: 3D Exploration 

Part 3 - IVP4403: New Media Exploration 
             (1), (2)(3&4)

Part 4 - IVP4404: Visual Literacy 

Part 5 - IVP4405: Artistic Development of Children

Part 6 - IVP4406: Methods and Materials 

Part 7 - IVP4407: Curriculum Development and Assessment 

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