Monday, January 10, 2011

Wayne Thiebaud Creations

I love the art of Wayne Thiebaud. His colorful depictions of ice cream cones, cakes, gumball machines, and collections of toys are great for working with kids! For this project, we created a background with tissue paper painting. We lay pieces of wet tissue paper onto white drawing paper and when it's dry, it leaves a beautiful print from bleeding colors.



Children then used silver paint and oil pastels to make a cupcake holder and joint compound mixed with paint to "frost" the cupcakes. Colored rice was used for sprinkles!

7 comments:

  1. I love, love the frosting. I would never had thought to use joing compoud. Do you recommend a certain kind?

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  2. Nope! I don't even know the brand I used. Just remember to remind the kids not to try to taste it :) I forgot to add that I had them apply with popsicle sticks. It's fun to use with a Van Gogh project, too!

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  3. You read my mind...I am teaching Van Gogh right now with my 7th graders, and have some Crayola Texture It medium to try. When I read your post my wheels started turning :)

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  4. I love the raised cupcake. GREAT touch!!!

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  5. I came across some more on Wayne Thiebaud. Thanks for sharing

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  6. how do you wet the tissue paper? How do you tint the joint compound? thank you.

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  7. Do you dip the pieces of tissue paper into watered down glue? Do the kids wear gloves to keep their little hands from getting dyed??!

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