Basquiat Expressive TRex Mixed Media Lesson
What you'll need
Glue stick
Oil Pastels
11x17 Painted Paper
Black Ink, Acrylic or Tempera Paint
12x18 Colored construction Paper
Old Book Pages
Read Radiant Child by Javaka Steptoe. It can be found on YouTube, read by the author.
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Preparing the background paper.
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Guided-painting instruction sheet
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Painting the TRex
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Think about this art like a sandwich. The collaged painted paper with the TRex painting is the bread
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Looking at the original TRex painting for inspiration in adding marks with oil pastel
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The Basquiat-inspired symbols you add are the peanut butter. Draw them as large as space allows.
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The second colors and small dash marks or waves add repetition, rhythm, and unity to the work-jelly!
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Use this idea sheet to add 4-5 symbols to your background,repeat some,make them large, change colors
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Add a 2nd color to the symbols,fill remaining empty spaces with dash lines or waves.Be slow not fast
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Choose a construction paper background, cut your art into squares and rectangles like a puzzle.
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Leave background space showing around each cut piece. Use liquid glue to glue pieces down.
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Extra TRex examples by my 3rd grade students.
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More TRex ❤️
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The Basquiat Expressive Potrait lesson by Deep Space Sparkle-where I got my inspiration.
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More of my 4th & 5th grade students expressive portraits.
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