Friday, October 9, 2015

Illuminated Letters

Complete!  Wow, these artworks look amazing, but they did take quite a few weeks to perfect.  We discussed the history of Illuminated Manuscripts during the Middle Ages.  The students created their chosen letter in a unique style.  Next, they chose a theme for their artwork.  They had the option to use a new colored pencil technique (blending with baby oil) to create a smooth effect.  Can you guess the themes for some of these works?  One of the highlights for me from this lesson was reading the reasoning for choosing their themes on their assessment.  Some of them were very moving and I got to know more about a lot of the students!