Experimentation: Alternative Art Materials!
Look around your house and gather materials that you might enjoy working with
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Besides materials, what tools can you gather?
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Take a look at what you’ve gathered. What sizes and shapes and textures are your materials?
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Do you have a variety of colors? A range of values? How will you “draw” with these materials?
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Can you smear your material and draw with it like chalk or charcoal?
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Can you use it like paint? Do you need to add water? Is it more like acrylic or watercolor?
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Can you create value by diluting it? What happens when you mix two different types of materials?
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How can you create different marks and textures with your materials?
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If smudging or “painting” with your materials doesn’t work, can you arrange them to create an image?
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Once you’ve found a material that you enjoy, think about what symbolism it could add to your work
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