inspired by Winthrop's very own
Students are challenged to create an acrylic painting in the Precisionist style based off his or her own photograph from the Rock Hill, SC area.
- Introduction to Edmund Lewandowski
- The Precisionist Movement
- Painting Technique
- Module Quiz
- Project Criteria
- Project Procedures
- Additional resources
Introduction to Edmund Lewandowski
Introduce yourself to the life and works of one of Rock Hill's very own. Winthrop University recently did a retrospective and and exhibit of his work. Take a tour of the site. Be sure to look through some of the images located at the bottom of the link "Artwork 1937 -1989
The Precisionist Movement
Visit the following sites to help you put Lewandowski's work into context.
- The Great Depression (just read the top section) -http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/depression/about.htm
- ArtHistoryArchive.com- http://www.arthistoryarchive.com/arthistory/precisionism/
- Charles Demuth- http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/49.59.1
Module Assessment: Exercise 3.1
When you are comfortable with the information above, click the link below to complete this module's assessment. You may wish to open some of the links above in a different tab or window. This must be completed by midnight on the due date.
Your finished piece for this module must meet the following criteria
- at least 11" x 17"
- be an acrylic painting
- based off a photograph or drawing you created
- have a 1/2-inch white border
- be completed on Bristol board or canvas if larger
- Create a list of places within the Rock Hill, SC area that would work well for your composition
- Create a list of places at Rock Hill High School that could work for this composition
- Look around the art room. What items or scenes could be abstracted to create a Precisionist painting?
- Using a digital camera, take several photos of some of the ideas in your three lists.
- Choose the best composition. Abstract the composition by experimenting with cropping.
- Prepare your painting surface. You'll want to choose a shape that is directly proportional to your composition. This can be done is two popular ways: 1) use your math skills to multiply each side by a common denominator, 2) place the image in the corner and draw a hypotenuse.
- Create your border by folding half of the blue tape on the front and half on the back
- Practice painting and creating a color scheme with the Color Triangle handout that can be found in my Box.net folder or by clicking here.
- Draw the composition and paint. You will want to use the blue tape to help you create crisp borders between colors.
- A class critique will take place three days prior to the due date.
- Photograph your work using the class camera.
- When you have completed the project, submit a project self-evaluation by midnight on the assigned due date.
- Winthrop's exhibition and work- http://www.winthrop.edu/news-events/article.aspx?id=10775_