ENGLISH FOR ART
Backing paper, cartridge paper, gummed paper, scrap paper, tissue paper, tracing
paper, crêpe paper, wrapping paper, toilet paper, sugar paper, magazines,
newspaper, wall paper, sandpaper, paper pulp, typewriter carbon paper,
cellophane, dotted paper, a piece of paper, a bit of paper, feint paper.
CARDBOARD Cardboard roll, corrugated cardboard, crinkle cardboard.
Cloth, felt, velvet, net, buttons, ribbon, Velcro, sequins, sequin trim, wool, shreds
of fabric, cotton, raffia.
Pipe cleaner, drinking straw, cocktail sticks, Lolly stick
Paint, acrylic paint, poster paint, ink, varnish
String, threat, wire
Leftovers, scrap material
Felt-tip pen, fine-line pen, marker, (drawing) (sharp) pencils, soft/hard lead,
colouring pencils, pen, crayons, wax crayons, pastels.
CONTAINERS Bucket, plastic tray, plastic pot, jam jar.
CUTTING Guillotine, scissors, a snip, deckle-edged scissors, cutter, cutting mat.
GLUE PVA glue or white glue, glue stick, silicone glue gun.
Sellotape or sticky tape, parcel tape, masking tape, double-sided sticky tape,
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Clay board, modelling tools
Hole punch, stapler, staples
Needle, hook and eye, pin/pinning
(Fluffy) (Thin/thick/large) Paintbrush, paint pallet, foam roller
Curved/straight, dotted line, wavy, curly, zigzag, thin/thick/faint, bold, broken,
LINES parallel, border, silhouette, cross hatching line, diagonal/vertical/horizontal, a
Triangle, circle, rectangle, square, spiral, swirl, quadrilaterals, oval, curvy,
concentric circles, long/short, narrow/wide, round, rounded, in a pattern/at
random, pattern in shapes and colours, motif, 5/6 points star, symbols,
symmetrical, stripes, spots, edge, outline.
Bright/dull, dark/light, pale, cool/warm, primary/secondary, shades, tones, a
tiny little bit of red, a variety of colours.
COLOUR MIXING Thick/thin, watery, to blend colours.
TEXTURES Bumpy, smooth/rough, hard/soft, shiny, furry.
MEASUREMENTS Width, length, height, 4 squares up, an 8 by 8 square, equidistant.
Bird’s eye view, side view, front view
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Line up the layers exactly.
To attach layers
Cut intricate detail with sharp scissors.
My piece of paper is full enough now.
Strips going across
I overlap a picture.
The edge is floppy.
I want lots of bits added.
Tear up the paper.
Colour it in stripes/in blue. Make that shade slightly lighter.
Fill most of the spaces/the paper. Orangey yellow
Keep inside the edges. You can shade it in blue.
Cut it all around. Cut out the edges.
Cut it out neatly/roughly. Keep on the line while cutting out.
Cut off the excess string. Put the scissors through to make a hole.
Count squares across/down. Rub it out.
Draw from memory. Two lines going across/down
Go around the edge. Start to draw in detail.
Make curve lines. Start very softly and get harder.
Observational drawing You need to have got control over your pencil.
Can you put the lids on the glue? Once you have glued... Rub your fingers
It sticks on well. together to get the glue off.
It’s not going to come off. Stick it/them on like that.
Drop small amounts of different coloured paint. The paint spreads all over.
Hold the paper and lower it down. The paper soaks up the paint.
Put the paper down and lift the paper up. Swirly pattern
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A ball/lump of clay
Press on hard.
Roll out 3 coils.
Squeeze the lump of clay into a…
Join the two ends together.
Make it thinner.
You can smooth it with an old CD.
Press down very smoothly.
Face the paper down.
Once the corners have met, you push out.
Flatten it down.
Open it up.
Fold (gently) in half.
Put the paper down.
Fold it over.
To crease/crease (noun)
Lift the paper up.
It’ll go pale too quickly.
Apply two coats of paint.
Make sure you keep your brush clean.
Mix it round.
Blending into light blue
Make the blue paler.
Brush in the same direction.
Nice, bright, strong colours
Can I have yellow, please?
Paint doesn’t go on Sellotape.
Paint the whole thing.
Choose one of the colours and do the
background. Recreate a picture.
Clean your brush before you go to another Start with the lightest colours.
Still life/ Portrait (To portray)/ Self-portrait /
Cover it completely. Landscape
Don’t put your hand on wet paint. Stir the mixture with a paintbrush.
Don’t go over the edges. The main colour that has been used…
Figurative/Abstract The water spans out.
From dark gradually as light as you can. There are some lighter parts and some darker
Hold the brush like a pencil.
How do we make pink? /What colours make
orange? You’ve put too much water on.
I want you to avoid having too much water in We’ve done all sorts of shadings in between.
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Leave to dry.
Remove excess water from the prepared pulp.
Mix it in the proportions of …
Tear the paper into narrow strips.
Paste the strips of newspaper.
An outline very roughly drawn, a rough outline,
That is about the size I want.
not with a really heavy hand.
That will give us an idea.
Contrasting colours and textures
The basic outline
I have a choice of colours.
The colours we think of at Christmas
Is there anything else you can see?
Use the space that you’ve got.
It’s an interpretation, there’s no right or wrong.
What the mask can be/was made of?
Make it as big as your piece of paper.
What shapes can you see?
Stick it on the paper.
Wrap the strip around the pencil.
The parcel tape is shiny in one side. Stick it on the paper.
A stamp Live the paper dry flat.
Allow the ink to soak. Spread the ink over the pad.
Do not overload the paper with paint. Stamp on the paper.
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