JUNK MAIL PAINTING
ADVANCED 2-D ART
junk mail, magazines, modge podge, gesso,
sharpies & acrylic paint
For the past 3 years I've been teaching Carla Sonheim's Junk Mail Book,
and the kids enjoyed the process so much
that they suggested I put it in the curriculum for 3rd year as a gigantic painting project.
So here we go.
I have two kids in this class,
Jonathan Hsu and Elias Rodriquez.
Let's see what they came up with.
Getting started Jonathan decided to use mostly magazine imagines and advertisement text.
I didn't get there in time to take a pix of Elias' beginning,
but I believe he did the same thing as Jonathan.
In Carla's original class she had use use only recycled pieces of mail.
But it all works.
Next we see that the boys have covered the magazine collages with gesso,
but not so thick that we can't see thru it to the pix,
and then Elias has gone one step further and given his a light acrylic wash below.
Above we see Jonathan has already started to draw his imagery in Sharpie right onto the gesso..
Here are the two finished pieces side by side.
Elias has gone on to build up his acrylic layers
while Jonathan has used the lightest acrylic wash above and below his imagines.