I was scrolling through the interwebs as one is inclined to do and stumbled upon this amazing work of art by Damien Hirst:
I loved it so much I was immediately inspired to create a lesson based on it! So I created a How-to-Draw-a-Skull video for you and your students. I’ve been seeing so many art teacher do the paint-squeegee method that, when I saw this work of art, I thought it would be the perfect inspiration. So! If you are interested, here’s the kid-friendly video I created for you and your students!
I hope you find the video helpful and fun!
I tried several paint pull methods. I used my craft store acrylics and, while they worked fine, I do think the colors could have been more opaque. I did find that folding the paper in half and just adding dollops of paint to the crease worked really well. Not only that but then the paint left on the scrapper can be used on the other side!
The funnier the faces, the better, I think! I do love how the fold breaks up the pattern of paint smear too.
But what I was really interested in was keeping the skull white (or silver in the case of the video) and the background colorful. That was a fun experiment!
No matter how they experiment with this one, I know the kids will have fun. Even my little pumpkin looks pleased 😉
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