Light Pictures, Abstracted

Grade 6:  Reworking Our Light Photographs

As promised, here are the results when we hand manipulated our photographs.  Earlier, we had a photo session using coloured flashlights and a laser pointer on a black ground in a darkened room with my camera and the aperture open.  The lines were the result of movement across the picture field: experimentation!  It was a pretty fun day in the Art Room. Fyi, you can see the untouched results in my earlier post.

With photos in hand ( you have to use commercially produced photos, btw – apparently home printed ones, even on photo paper, just don’t cut it), and various tools of abrasion alongside, we began to work back into the images again (tortured them, really).  Sandpaper, exacto knives, steel wool, scrubbies, saw blades, pin tools all worked to change the surface of the photograph.  Colour was reintroduced using markers, pencil crayon, paint and oil pastel:  Awesome Abstraction.

I think it helped that the pictures were in the abstract already.   Each student could pick out two or three copies that they liked from our photo session – consequently, they were not so shy to ‘wreck’ them – different, perhaps, if they had been photos of themselves or their families and friends.  However, once they had a chance to play with the method and saw their results, no problem.  So I encouraged them to try this with some photos from home.  Ones NOT in the – um – family album.  Rather, pictures that might not be great photos as is, even blurry or poorly composed make good material … leaves room for some of the nonsense – I mean, fun – we were having.

What do you think?

Drawing / Painting on Photographs

And the substitute teacher did one as well …

Drawing/ Painting on Photographs

The teacher got to try one!

Manipulated Photos Grade 6 Art

Samuel

Abstracting and Manipulating Photographs / Elementary Art

Samuel

Abstracting the Abstract in Photos

Samuel

Fun With Photos / Grade 6

Beth

Abstracting the Abstract Photograph

Beth

Scratched and Coloured Photo Prints

Beth

Scratched and Coloured Photos

Beth

Manipulated Photographs in Elementary School Art

Marlow

Manipulated Photographs

Marlow

ABstracting Photographs / Elementary Level

Emily

Scratching/Colouring Photophs

Emily

Scratching/Colouring Photographs

Emily

Working Back into Photographs

Max

Working Back into Photos

Max

Hand Manipulated Phoitographs

Rosie

Manipulated Photos

Rosie

Manipulated Photos

Rosie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many thanks to my good friend Jane Andres for the ideas and the impetus for this project.  Big up!

Parliament Oak / Winter 2013

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