3 - D Relief Project (Note "D" stands for Dimension) - Raised Glue Line to be felt once glue dries. Two Day project (Day One is Liquid Glue. Day 2 is whatever medium you have available. Materials needed: Glue, paper, plus whatever you wish to go around the glue - crayons, markers, colored pencils, chalk, oil pastels, watercolor paints.... whatever you like! Glue tip: Aways screw lid after using and wipe off excess glue whe finished using glue. There are different types of line in art and students may practice first by pretending to draw the lines in the air, and they may practice these lines with their body called articise. Begin with vertical ( l ): students may raise one hand up or may stand, raise arms and make whole body one line. Then horizontal ( - ) : students may stretch their arms out to sides. Next: is diagonal: ( / both ways) students may stretch their arms, first one side like an airplane, then tilt / stretch arms out to other side (we also do airplane noise tilting noise: "nirrrt," while tilting diagonal lines. Next (say in soft flowy voice) is: soft wavy line ( ~ "like water"), while articising (drawing in air with hand), stretch out arm and begin drawing in air crossing arm to your opposite side so you have more length to draw and softly & slowly make arm go up and down while moving arm across in air. Next is (say in deep, staccato - clipped voice): zigzag line ( Z M W "sharp like mountains"), while drawing in air with hand a zigzag line (begin with arm on opposite side of your body start drawing in air sharp up and down motions while moving arm across - just like you would on a giant page drawing it). Last is: broken line ( - - - - - ). To articise, put arm again across body and drawing air say, "start, stop; start, stop."
1. Now you are ready to work on your project. You will begin by drawing in glue each of these types of lines on the paper (articise before you do each line). Let the glue dry overnight; if glue real thick, then may take a couple days.
2. Then you are ready to "feel" each of these lines once it is dry. Say and articise again what each line is that you drew in glue. It is raised up on your paper, becoming 3-D relief.
3. Your choice of materials to finish - what you have at home (chalk, or watercolor paints, or oil pastels, or crayons, or watercolor markers, or colored pencil, .... whatever you like. Choose One! Then use that medium all over rest of papge, drawing / painted right up next to the glue lines.
4. You're Done! - Do a happy dance with your body making " Line " movements !
5. Hang your art on the fridge, on a wall (with parent permission), send a photo to grandma who may live somewhere else, and talk about your art masterpiece ~ some things you may ask yourself are: "What was the most fun part in creating this art work? "What did you learn?" (- think art words like: line, color, texture). "How did it make you feel while you were making this art; what did you learn about line; how do you feel now when looking at your finished art work? ..... You rocked line!
Note: For special education / special needs. Articise lines in air first. If you want to do on two papers that would be fine too. One for them put do on own creativity paper. (The second that you do together - so when dry they have a page of line they can practice feeling these different types of line in future projects. Don't need to color outside of this one - it is for future practice talk of line.) Do color "Next to" on the one where they made lines / or scribble line (it's all good!) This great project for BLIND STUDENTS and other special needs students who "feel" their art .