Funny Faces Tempera Resist

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Funny Faces Tempera Resist




It is common for artists to employ specific colors, mark making, textures, etc. to create mood in their artwork. By carefully manipulating the elements of art and principles of design, artists can project emotion onto their subject matter or even the viewer. In this unit, learners will apply a resist technique that reinforces their understanding of the relationship between substances such as oil and water.


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• “Storyteller,” Anonymous (2008.8)
• “Blind Musician and Dog,” Sigmund Abeles (1957.17)
• “Portrait of an Artist,” Mauricio Lasansky (1963.26)
• “Morning Lily,” Edda Renouf (2008.6.38)


Handheld Art


Columbia Museum of Art

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9 classes


Visual Arts Standards:
VAH2-1.4 Apply materials, techniques, and processes with skill, confidence, and sensitivity sufficient to make his or her intentions observable in the artwork that he or she creates.
VAH2-2.1 Recognize, describe, and analyze the elements and principles of design and other compositional structures and strategies used in the visual arts to communicate ideas.

Integrated CCSS:
Sciences - Physical science; learners will conduct an investigation to determine whether the mixing of two or more substances results in new substances.


The learner will...
• Explain how artists manipulate the elements and principles of design to symbolize emotion in their work
• Alter facial features in a drawing to create an emotion
• Apply a tempera resist technique to create an expressive work of art


Plastic or metal trays, cardstock, vegetable oil, India ink, pencils, watercolor paper, tempera paint, paint brushes, sponge brushes

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