Sunday, November 18, 2012

Out of Africa Landscapes

This month, my Art Adventure students explored the photographs in the Histories in Africa: 20 Years of Photography by Liz Gilbert exhibition at The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens then created mixed media African landscapes with animals and plant life. 

Back in the studio, students began by painting the landscape using a variety of tools to apply the tempera paint. They used rollers and brushes to create feelings of movement in the sky. They used sea sponges for applying paint to create the texture of the soil.. and leaves of the Acacia trees.  The project was completed by adding animals typically seen in an African savanna.