You will create a self-portrait tile that uses symbolism. You will make a minimum of 3 sketches with your ideas. These sketches will hold meaning for you- they can include your face, or not, include a landscape, animal, scene from a sport, something scary, etc. Use the Principles of Design (emphasis, movement, balance, pattern, variety, unity, contrast) to guide your drawing- you will be graded on it! In addition, you should include 2 areas of texture, and 3 levels of relief.
Together, we will pick your best sketch, and then re-sketch it on newsprint, with the correct dimensions (up to 6” x 6”). Then you will roll out a slab of clay and transfer the drawing to the clay using a needle tool or your paper clip tool. You will begin to add and carve away clay. Always remember to score and slip when you add clay! I will be looking for areas of light and shadows. Tiles must dry very slowly and stay flat. Do not peel your tile up from your work surface one you have rolled it out!.
Word you should know: symbolism texture relief score and slip carve
But wait: How do you come up with an idea???
THINK: Think about what you would like to make.
Look at examples online or in the classroom.
Talk to friends and family to get ideas
Look at your design journal or sketchbook and gather your thoughts.
Make 2 drawings of different designs that you could make
Choose which one you like better and go for it!
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