Mary Pratt realism

Designed to inspire children to explore the work of Mary Pratt and motivate them to make art, not discourage them by the limitations of creating a highly realistic painting. We begin with basic colour theory and colour mixing to create a quick gestural painting of the bowl of apples placed in front of them. This painting serves as the back drop for a more highly detailed drawing of the same bowl of apples. Once the painting is complete take a photo of the bowl of apples from each students perspective. The photos are then printed out. Students lay mylar over the printed photo and traced the image with fine tipped black ink pens. Then proceeded to colour the image using coloured pencils. The coloured pencils on mylar create vibrant colours through layering. The finished drawing is then layered over the abstract painting of the same bowl of apples.


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