Paper Weaving Using animal symbols, warm and cool colors and complementary colors
The warm colors Think of the warm yellow sun and hot red fire. “ Oriental Poppies” by Georgia O’Keeffe
The Cool Colors Think of a cool green forest or the chilly water in Lake Erie. “ View of Toledo” by El Greco
Complementary Colors Colors that are opposite on the color wheel. They have nothing in common.
Choose an animal that best represents your personality. Trace the animal on 2 pieces of paper. Use watercolors to paint your 2 pictures, one in warm colors and the other in cool and complementary colors. When paint is dry, outline your animal in marker.
Weaving - an Art process where some type of material is assembled in an interlocking pattern to create things such as baskets, cloth, blankets, placemats and clothing. Warp - the vertical strips on your weaving Weft - the horizontal strips woven into the warp
Notice how the colored strips alternate (under, over, under, over etc.) when woven into the black strips.
On the paper with the shorter lines drawn on the back, draw a line the width of a ruler from the top edge. Cut on the vertical lines but not through the line you just drew. This is the WARP of your weaving. C U T C U T C U T C U T C U T C U T C U T C U T (do not cut into this area)
Now take the other piece of paper for your WEFT. 1.Cut off this strip and throw it away. 2. Cut away this strip and weave it into the first paper 3. Continue with cutting strips and weaving them until all strips are woven. (TOP) (BOTTOM) ****Make sure you are lining up your pictures as you weave****
Once all strips are woven and pictures are lined up, glue the loose ends together. Now, make a frame around your weaving by gluing your weaving inside a black piece of paper. Decorate the frame with a white pencil by repeatedly listing the characteristics of your animal.
Write you name and class on the back of your weaving and turn in with rubric.