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  1. 1. ENGLISH FOR ART MATERIALS Backing paper, cartridge paper, gummed paper, scrap paper, tissue paper, tracing paper, crêpe paper, wrapping paper, toilet paper, sugar paper, magazines, PAPER 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 FABRIC of fabric, cotton, raffia. Pipe cleaner, drinking straw, cocktail sticks, Lolly stick Paint, acrylic paint, poster paint, ink, varnish Chalk Charcoal Cork Foil Glitter Laces Plastic band Plasticine, clay Polystyrene String, threat, wire Leftovers, scrap material TOOLS Felt-tip pen, fine-line pen, marker, (drawing) (sharp) pencils, soft/hard lead, WRITING 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. TOOLS GLUE PVA glue or white glue, glue stick, silicone glue gun. Sellotape or sticky tape, parcel tape, masking tape, double-sided sticky tape, TAPE fasteners. AICLE i l’Ed. Visual i Plàstica: El repte de la llengua Pilar Olivares Figueres Gener 09 1
  2. 2. Clay board, modelling tools Hole punch, stapler, staples Measuring tape Needle, hook and eye, pin/pinning (Fluffy) (Thin/thick/large) Paintbrush, paint pallet, foam roller Rubber Ruler, Compass Sharpener, rubber Spatula Sponge Template Tweezers ART ELEMENTS Curved/straight, dotted line, wavy, curly, zigzag, thin/thick/faint, bold, broken, LINES parallel, border, silhouette, cross hatching line, diagonal/vertical/horizontal, a free-hand line. Triangle, circle, rectangle, square, spiral, swirl, quadrilaterals, oval, curvy, concentric circles, long/short, narrow/wide, round, rounded, in a pattern/at SHAPES 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 COLOURS 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. Background/Foreground Bird’s eye view, side view, front view AICLE i l’Ed. Visual i Plàstica: El repte de la llengua Pilar Olivares Figueres Gener 09 2
  3. 3. TECHNIQUES 3-D DECOUPAGE 3-D picture Line up the layers exactly. Base/Top/middle/subsequent layer To attach layers Cut intricate detail with sharp scissors. COLLAGE Combining My piece of paper is full enough now. Frame Strips going across I overlap a picture. The edge is floppy. I want lots of bits added. Tear up the paper. Layers COLOURING 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. CUTTING OUT 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. DRAWING 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. GLUING 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. MARBLING 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 AICLE i l’Ed. Visual i Plàstica: El repte de la llengua Pilar Olivares Figueres Gener 09 3
  4. 4. MODELLING A ball/lump of clay Press on hard. Clay pot Roll out 3 coils. Coil Squeeze the lump of clay into a… Join the two ends together. Wavy/straight edge Make it thinner. You can smooth it with an old CD. Press down very smoothly. ORIGAMI 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. PAINTING A stroke It’ll go pale too quickly. Apply two coats of paint. Make sure you keep your brush clean. Blend colours 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. Canvas, easel 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. colour. 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 parts. Hold the brush like a pencil. Watercolours 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. your brush. AICLE i l’Ed. Visual i Plàstica: El repte de la llengua Pilar Olivares Figueres Gener 09 4
  5. 5. PAPIER MÂCHÉ Leave to dry. Remove excess water from the prepared pulp. Mix it in the proportions of … Ready-mixed pulp Mould Tear the paper into narrow strips. Paste the strips of newspaper. PLANNING 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? Measurements QUILLING Stick it on the paper. Wrap the strip around the pencil. Streamer STICKING The parcel tape is shiny in one side. Stick it on the paper. STAMPING 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. STITCHING Knots Safety pin Stitches WEAVING Loom Weaving frame Shuttle Weft Warp AICLE i l’Ed. Visual i Plàstica: El repte de la llengua Pilar Olivares Figueres Gener 09 5