One of the interesting things I learned about Romero Britta, when I looked up his biography, is the fact that when he started painting he painted on scraps of cardboard and newspaper.Â Brittaâ€™s optimistic, fun-loving approach to life is reflected in his selection of art subjects and his use of vibrant colors.Â Â I find his use of lines, circles and patterns a compelling reason to imitate his art.Â A PowerPoint featuring Brittaâ€™s art is included.Â The class will view the PowerPoint presentation of Romero Brittaâ€™s art before and while we are doing this project.
In this project we will be using a compass for the circles or part circles and a ruler for straight lines. Â Inside lines and patterns will be drawn freehand and all the lines will be outlined with a black Sharpie.Â I prefer using colored markers for this project because of their brightness.
- Romero Britta art (PowerPoint)
- White drawing paper (cut 8 Â½â€x 11â€
- Pencil and eraser
- Black Sharpie
- Colored markers
- Colored construction paper (background)
- Glue stick
- Watch the PowerPoint of Romero Britta art.
- Using the width of the ruler as a guide, draw a border inside the outer edge of the drawing paper.
- With the compass, draw circles and part circles inside the border and vary the sizes of circles and part circles.
- With the ruler, draw straight lines from the circles and part circles to the edges of the border.
- With the lines and circles made, imagine an animal, bird or person with the lines already made. Â Add lines or circles to emphasize the image.
- Â Draw lines inside the circles, part circles and lines already drawn.
- Freehand draw patterns inside the spaces made.
- Outline all the lines, circles and the border lines with the black Sharpie.
- Color in the spaces and patterns with colored markers.
- Choose a piece of colored construction paper that accents the colors in your art.Â Glue around the edge with a glue stick and center on the background paper.
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