I've only taught this lesson once but I look forward to teaching it again!
Students choose a quote that is meaningful to them and then create a grid type painting.
Start off by deciding on the quote and then count how many letters it has.
Do not include any punctuation.
Then, decide on your grid formation and paper composition
(vertical, tall and thin, horizontal, square, etc).
You can base coat your heavy paper first and then measure it all out with a ruler and pencil.
I told students a grid but you can do whatever shape you want, really (one student went with a hexagon shape).
Decide on the size of your font- my sample below I went with about 1 inch. The decide on a colour scheme and paint the rest of your squares. I gave students their choice of paint- some went with acrylic, others with watercolour.
|Color scheme planning sheet|
Research some font types and choose one that appeals to you and the quote.
Sketch it out in pencil.
Then paint your fonts or use a Sharpie or paint pen.
Here's a couple of completed paintings- I LOVE them!
"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself."
|by Leo Tolstoy|
~song lyrics by Hozier