This week I want to challenge you to use "Tape Resist" in your artwork. A "Tape Resist" is when you use tape to cover or block off an area of the surface that you are going to paint or draw on. The tape blocks the paint or drawing tools from getting to the surface (paper, canvas, blacktop), After you are all done drawing or painting, you then remove the tape. The areas where the tape was before are now left blank, but your other colors remain. I like "Tape Resist" because it creates shapes with clean, hard, well-defined edges. In the pictures below, my daughter used packing tape to create a tape resist pattern, then colored in the different shapes with different color chalk, and finally, when she was all done coloring, she removed the tape and celebrated her finished artwork! This is a technique that can be used with lots of different medias or tools; and it can be done inside or outside. Have fun and be creative.
Jonathan Graffius is the K-6 Visual art teacher at PCS. Jonathan's personal art consists of paintings, oil pastels, photography and sculpture. The primary purpose of this blog is to keep the PCS community informed of current art news and activities at PCS. This blog will also serve as a tool for encouraging student creativity and artistic expression. Members of the PCS community are invited to participate in this blog by adding your comments. This blog will be maintained to ensure a positive and supportive environment. Should you have any issues or concerns, please contact me directly at: email@example.com.