TISSUE PAPER PORTFOLIOS
BEGINNING 2-D ART
tissue paper, Modge Podge, cardboard
Making portfolios to 18" by 24" with 35 kids requires a lot of room,
even more than I have.
So a lot of the young ones end up on the floor.
The actual requirements to pull off these designs are extremely complex,
and involves all that the kids have learned about the Design Elements and Principles.
Too many to list,
but the results were well worth the effort.
We are seeing the tail end of the project here
where the kids really have to spread themselves out.
Here is senior Helen Park assembling & gluing her paper collage pieces on top of her cardboard.
And junior Inna Sikar is applying clear mailing tape over top her entire portfolio
to protect her design from lifting.
The students store these in a cupboard on top of each other so they take a lot of abuse.
They also go home in the rain and the tape protects them as well from the elements.
An extra expense but well worth it.
Some of the finished pieces.
We start with the uplifting colors and design of junior Mary Kim,
a natural born artist I'm finding out,
and destined for greatness.
Next up is this adorable and complex design by junior Tiffany Chen,
another future Art Major.
And love those rich colors together.
They make this piece POP!
And check out this gorgeous peacock design made by junior Vaishalee Chaudhary,
I'm in love with how it reverses itself!
Next we have the gorgeousness that is senior Melissa Ongko.
Fantastic use of color young one!
And it's super cool how the hair morphs into the stark trees.
Future Art Major and senior Lauren Kennedy outdid herself
with this extremely complicated design above.
She is the only student who has ever created this difficult of a design
with this many pieces to cut and re-glue together.
And of course the message is terrific.
way to go Lauren!!
What a fun and playful design senior Deborah Harris has pulled together here,
with great use of a monochromatic color scheme.
And not to be outdone is senior Jocelyn Chou below with her elegant birds & cage.
Jocelyn's craftsmanship in the cutting & gluing was impeccable.
And one of my personal favorites was this next one by junior Julie Guan.
If you look closely you will see some recycled tye-dye papers
she incorporated into the yellow/greens,
and lots of recycled 7th grade stamped papers in the purples.
It all comes together as great looking texture,
and is extremely pleasing to the eye.
And we've got to see how senior Helen Parks' portfolio turned out.
It's fabulous Helen,
as is everything you give your attention to.
A really dynamic design with a lot of movement, rhythm & texture.
Now if I could only get you to wake up in the morning and get yourself to school on time.
See ya at 8:00 a.m. sharp sweet woman.
Now I better make sure I get there on time LOL
We end with super star junior Sarah Oh
and another of her wonderful pieces.
Remember her from last Friday and the post about Pinch Pots?
Her pot was the first one featured with the lizard climbing into the bowl.
A special congrats to Sarah.
She has already sold her bowl to fellow mixed media artist Grace Forrest.
Thank you Grace for supporting this fine young artist!
She was thrilled to hear that you were interested in buying her pot. .