Create an Abstract Dreamscape
In this activity, you will create an art piece inspired by the work of Bernice Bing.
Objective: Students will study Chiura Obata’s signature landscape paintings and create individual works of art in his style, using textures from nature. Students will compare and contrast patterns, colors, and textures between their work and Obata’s.
K.VA:Re8–7.VA:Re8 Interpret art by analyzing art-making approaches, the characteristics of form and structure, relevant contextual information, subject matter, and use of media to identify ideas and mood conveyed.
1.VA:Re7.2 Compare images that represent the same subject.
5.VA:Cr2.3 Identify, describe, and visually document places and/or objects of personal significance.
K.MA:Cr1 Discover and share ideas for media artworks using play and/or experimentation.
1.MA:Cr3 a. Create, capture, and assemble media arts content for media arts productions,identifying basic aesthetic principles, such as pattern and repetition. Practice and identify the effects of making changes to the content, form, or presentation, in order to refine and complete media artworks.
6.MA:Cr3 Experiment with multiple approaches to produce content and components for determined purpose and meaning in media arts productions, utilizing a range of associated aesthetic principles, such as point of view and perspective. Appraise how elements and components can be altered for intentional effects and audience, and refine media artworks to reflect purpose and audience.
Tempera or watercolor paint
Black pens or Sharpies
Materials from nature — rocks, acorns, leaves, wood chips, etc. — to be used as texture
Examples of landscape prints by Chiura Obata (download PDF from sidebar above)
Download the teacher packet from sidebar above for complete instructions.