ARTIST: MARGARET MORISSON an ar tist and professor of ar t, currently living and working in Athens, Georgia paintings incorporate figurative elements as well as surreal subjects and still life images diagnosed and treated for breast cancer in 2008 notable shif t and her work became a visual celebration of life her dark palette was replaced with jewel like color s, high intensity turned to imager y that became physical and psychol ogi cal therapy Sweet treats and toys on a massive scale predomin ate d her paintings
“Right Between The Eyes”
STEP 1 - FOR HOMEWORK:PLEASE BRING IN ANYCANDY, CHOCOLATES, SWEETS, TOYS, OR TRINKETS THAT YOUWOULD CONSIDER PUTTING INTO YOUR PROJECT.PLEASE KEEP TOYS ITEMS ON THE SMALL SIDE AND THETREATS NEED TO BE NON-PERISHABLE.
STEP 2: TECHNIQUEWatch the demo on colored pencil techniques and then complete the colored pencil technique art card.
STEP 3,4,5: EXPERIMENT, PLAY, AND SKETCH! You will get a 6” square cardboard card experiment with the various arrangements of your toys and candy/treats to create an interesting composition 5 thumbnail sketches of possible compositions in your sketchbook
STEP 6: CONFERENCE! 5 Thumbnail sketches in your sketchbook = conference with your teacher to discuss which composition is the most successful
STEP 7: CREATING YOUR STILL LIFE After your conference, you will glue your toys and treats into a permanent sculpture using a hot glue gun If you do not want to hot glue your items make sure you trace them onto your card so you know where they are supposed to be!
STEP 8: MAKING A VIEWFINDERmake a gridded String Tape viewfinder by cutting a small square out of the paper provided and then crossing thread across your viewfinder to create 4 quadrants. Viewfinder
STEP 9 & 10: GRID AND DRAW! Sketch out COMPOSITION check for proportions and placement of your toys and treats. Use the gridding to help to check this add color to your composition making use of the colored pencil techniques demonstrated as well as referencing the technique guide for reminders.