Hello, Artists! This week we are going to be using “found objects” to create. Artists often use whatever they can to create- sometimes that means even using objects found in homes, outside, etc.
I have a few challenges for you involving found objects. I hope you pick one or more of these challenges to try! If you do, I'd love to see your work! Feel free to upload a photo of your work to Padlet or email me. I will be posting my work throughout the week on Padlet and Instagram.
Found Object Color Wheel
First, let's review the color wheel. After watching the color wheel video, look around and try to find objects in all colors. Arrange the objects you find in a color wheel. Are your colors arranged in a primary/secondary pattern? Are complementary colors across from one another?
Found Object Portrait
Why not use found objects to create portraits? Find objects around your house that you could imagine as eyes, ears, etc. You could even use a plate for a head! Create a portrait using your found objects.
Found Object Drawings
Last week, I saw a post about an artist named Victor Nunes. Victor Nunes creates unique line drawings while incorporating everyday objects. Look at these images he created using a rubber band as inspiration! Could you find a simple object and use it to create something unique?
Artist Connection: Louise Nevelson
Louise Nevelson is one of my favorite sculptors. She is well-known for her monochromatic assemblages. An assemblage is art that is created by assembling, or putting together, found objects.
BTSALP Visual Art Teacher at Highland Park and Liberty Elementary.