In our teen class this week, we assembled our ceramics projects. Sorry images of these are under wraps until after Christmas.
Now that the big ceramic project is done, we returned to our Torn Paper Portraits. This project is an exercise to learn value. Value is the amount of light reflected from the surface. Value creates depth in a picture making the object look 3 D.
A picture was taken of each student and it was abstracted in Photoshop using the cutout filter. This filter breaks the image down into specific values. The student mixed black and white acrylic paint to create similar values on pieces of paper.
The photo was attached to foam board. The students are in the process of tearing value-toned paper into small pieces and gluing the pieces directly onto the photo.
Here are two of the finished pieces:
The students will be bringing these home as they finish them.