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  1. 1. (Katsushika Hokusai, 1830) ‘The Great Wave’ Artist: Katsushika Hokusai
  2. 2. (Katsushika Hokusai, 1830) The most famous Japanese painter and print maker of all time. Born in 1760 in what is now Tokyo, formally known as Edo. Hokusai learnt to draw as a child and practiced every day of his life. Hokusai was tireless, multitalented, and brilliant. Hokusai illustrated more than 120 works! (de Goncourt, 2012; Massenot & Pilorget, 2010) Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)
  3. 3. Tokyo-Japan
  4. 4. Woodcut This is how Hokusai’s picture was made: •  The picture is first cut into a piece of wood •  It is then covered with ink and printed or pressed, onto a piece of paper •  Numerous prints could be made out of a single block and was one of the reasons why so many prints by Hokusai were available in the 1800s •  There were three different workers needed to produce woodcut prints. A draftsman (eshi), block-cutter (horishi), and a printer (surishi) •  This particular picture was part of a series called ‘Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji’.
  5. 5. •  Each landscape image shows Japan’s holy mountain, Mount Fuji, from a different angle and a different time of year •  In this woodcut, the mountain almost disappears behind the giant wave – a symbol of the forces of nature that threaten to swallow up the boats and fisherman (Katsushika Hokusai, 1830)
  6. 6. Warm Colours Cool Colours (Katsushika Hokusai, 1830) Thinking about colour: •  What colour has Hokusai used the most? Why do you think this is? •  What colour could you use to make the picture have more power and energy? •  What colour has Hokusai used to represent power and control? •  What do you think the meaning of this picture is? What is the story being told? Colour Meaning: Red- Power, rage, thrill, charm, heat, romance, energy, fire. Orange- Happiness, heat, appetite, warning. Yellow- Laughter, light, sunshine, caution, thought, truth, warm. Green- Luck, nature, relaxation, comfort, calm, harmony. Blue- Power, control, balance, peace, fresh, authority. Purple- Dream, wealth, beauty, fantasy. White- clean, pure, silent, light, cold. Brown- Durable, secure, reliable, steady, supportive.
  7. 7. Our local landscape Mount Warning (Mount Warning summit walk, 1999). (Mount Warning Sunset, n.d.). (Mount Warning and the cauldron of life, 2013). (Mount Warning NSW, n.d.). (Sunlover holidays, n.d.). (Daley’s fruit, n.d.).
  8. 8. Facts about Mount Warning: •  It is a volcanic remnant once used by mariners as a landmark to warn them of offshore reefs •  The local Bundjalung Aboriginal people know the mountain as Wollumbin, meaning Cloud Catcher. (destination NSW, n.d., para 2) •  What do you know about Mount Warning? •  From what angles have you seen Mount Warning? Perhaps you were fishing in the tweed river? visiting the town of Uki or Mullumbimby? Were you driving along the motorway?
  9. 9. LET US CREATE – ‘Three views of Mount Warning’. Drawing – Water colours – Natural materials collage
  10. 10. Drawing – Black fine tip markers   Set up: •  Give yourself enough room and space to feel comfortable to draw your first view of Mount Warning. •  Set up your drawing experience outside to put yourself in the raw elements of nature and to draw upon these elements in your drawings. •  Put up a picture of ‘The Great wave’ and a few of Mount Warning.
  11. 11. Invitation to draw: •  Use your marker to create lines that represent emotion and feeling: bold, angry, sharp, aggressive, thick, fine, and gentle. •  Investigate, inquire, and discuss your reasons for your use of lines with your teacher and peers. •  Remember to use your pincer grip to hold the fine tip marker. •  Communicate your ideas of nature and the local landscape through your drawings. •  Use Hokusai’s picture and pictures of Mount Warning for inspiration.
  12. 12. Clean up: •  Write your name on your drawing, you may even like to sign it. • Please put your markers back into the glass jar ready for the next person to draw. •  Remember to put the lids on tightly, so the markers do not dry out. •  If you got out pictures and/or the book by Veronique Massenot & Bruno Pilorget please stack them carefully either on the creative thinking cupboard or book shelf.
  13. 13. Water Colours   Set up: •  Place table cloth down onto table. •  Carefully fill six glass bowls half way with water and add half a tea spoon of powder paint to each bowl. •  Choose one colour for each bowl. •  Fill one glass cup with water. One cup for each person. •  Lay down two pieces of paper towel folded in half. •  Place glass jar of paint brushes on the table and collect cotton tips and a sponge. •  Put up pictures of ‘The Great Wave’ and Mount Warning.
  14. 14. Invitation to colour: •  Go back to the colour wheel and the colour meanings. Ask yourself, what will be the meaning behind your second view of Mount Warning? Will it be a clam and inviting picture or perhaps one with power and rage? •  Draw upon Hokusai’s picture and the vast landscape of Mount Warning for inspiration. •  Remember to use the water and paper towel to wash and dry the brushes as you go. This keeps the colours fresh! •  Use the different sized brushes to represent the use of lines, as you did in your first view of Mount Warning •  How have you made your paint come to life with the use of colour? •  What would happen to the story of your painting if you used a different colours?
  15. 15. Clean up: •  Write your name on your painting, you may even like to sign it. •  Once you have finished your painting, empty out your paints into the sink and dry the bowls with paper towel. •  Stack the bowls and put onto the creative thinking cupboard. •  Wash and dry all paint brushes and sponge, put back into the glass jar along with the unused cotton tips and place onto the creative thinking cupboard. •  Once all the paint has soaked into your paper hang your painting up to dry.
  16. 16. Collage With Natural Materials Set up: •  To set up your three-dimensional art exploration and third piece to your ‘Three views of Mount Warning’ collect the shells, feathers, leaves, and pinecones of the creative thinking cupboard. •  Place your natural materials onto the glass plate and go out into the garden with a friend to find your own natural materials. •  Make sure you have separated the materials into categories to make it easier to choose from.
  17. 17. •  Place a mirror in the centre of the table. This will accentuate your three-dimensional representation of Mount Warning. •  Choose a few different brushes to glue your materials on, some may need a big brush with lots of glue and some may need a small delicate brush. •  Pour glue into a glass bowl. Only put in as much as you think you may need. •  Again this exploration will take place outside to allow you to draw inspiration from raw elements of nature. •  Place a picture of ‘The Great Wave’ and Mount Warning to also draw inspiration from.
  18. 18. Invitation to create a three-dimensional collage •  What shapes can you see when you look at Mount Warning? How could you represent this with your collage? •  When you look into the mirror at your collage what is it that you can see? • Why did you pick the materials you have out of the garden and how are you going to use them? •  What colours are represented in your collage and why? •  How is this representation of Mount Warning different to your other two art pieces? • What elements of nature have you draw inspiration from to represent Mount Warning as a three-dimensional art piece? •  Make sure to wipe off the excess glue off your brush as you go.
  19. 19. Clean up: •  Once you have completed your collage, place all unused materials back into their glass jars. •  Place these jars back onto the creative thinking cupboard. •  Your collage will need to take some time to dry, so place it on top of the cupboard till tomorrow. •  Wash up any brushes you used and the glue bowl in the sink and then dry up with paper towel. •  The pictures you have used for inspiration can now be taken down and placed onto the book shelf.
  20. 20. Documentation           Your ‘Three views of Mount Warning’ will be displayed for one week in the school library. Your families will be invited to come see the art exhibition on Monday the 3rd February at 3pm. To get your three pieces of art ready for the exhibition, place all pieces onto a large piece of cardboard using tape or blue’tac. This exhibition will showcase your three wonderful art pieces, demonstrating your art skills and techniques, just like a famous artist! What can we tell our families in preparation for the art exhibition? Perhaps some facts about Hokusai? Or use of colour we used and the emotions we have represented?
  21. 21. Follow up:         How can we build upon our ‘three views of Mount Warning’? Most artist name their art works and accompany it with a sentence about the art work. Let us revisit our three art pieces and name our collection. Then, write a short story or sentence to tell your audience about your ‘three views of Mount Warning. Use the book by Massenot & Pilorget for inspiration to write your own interpretation about your art pieces.
  22. 22. To end… Now that you have used line, colour and shape to create three pieces of art, what can you tell me about Hokusai’s art piece ‘The Great Wave’?   How has the raw elements of nature been represented in his art work?   How has Mount Fuji been represented in this woodcut print?     (Katsushika Hokusai, 1830)
  23. 23. Reference list Daley’s fruit [image]. (n.d.). Retrieved from: De Goncourt, E. (2012). Hokusai. New York, NY: Parkstone Press International. Destination NSW. (n.d). Mount warning national park: world heritage rainforest at mt warning. Retrieved from: Hokusai, K. [image]. (1830). The Great Wave. Retrieved from: search-the-collections/45434. Mount Warning and the cauldron of life [image]. (2013). Retrieved from: http://www.theaus 226623436389. Mount Warning summit walk [image]. (1999). Retrieved from: stories/climb/mountain.htm. Mount Warning sunset [image]. (n.d.). Retrieved from: http://www.coastalvisionsphotography. Mount Warning NSW [image]. (n.d.). Retrieved from: adrianpaul/works/7271279-mt-warning-nsw-australia. Sunlover holidays [image]. (n.d.). Retrieved from: 07_01_archive.html.