Resist Collage/Painting on Gesso Board

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Young artists mix it up by crafting a resist collage painting on a gesso board, and in the process, learn how different media embellish and affect the surface of their work. After analyzing images of the works of Mary Todd Bean and Louise Cadillac, participants research other artists who used the technique, then select one, and create their own work in the same style.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Create a gallery of finished pieces, posting the pupil's work next to one by the artist they used as inspiration
Classroom Considerations
  • Designed for IB and AP Art classes
  • Teachers should have examples of completed pieces ready for a collage/painting
  • The company that published the lessons includes ads for art supplies
  • A Powerpoint details the preparation of the gesso board
  • The teacher models several resist processes
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