Friday, April 6, 2012

Cardboard CityScapes

We have been taking our time (that isn't true, we have no time to take) deciding what project to start with.  Finally we have decided to start with the Cardboard Cityscape that our middle school students just finished.  At our school our 6th, 7th & 8th grade are all mingled and jumbled and then randomly put into their specials.  We call our middle school art class Art Links.  Just in case you are wandering around here on SunDoodles and see a project posted, done by Art Links, that is our special lingo for the cheery, wink, middle school artists.
We looked at paintings and collages of cityscapes, talked about overlapping, things you see and do in the city and architecture.

Here is a final Cardboard Cityscape that we just love!

upcycled art recycled art project

The supplies:
We used all the cardboard we could find around the school, and what we had stocked up.
Glue, scissors, popsicle sticks, toothpicks, black acrylic paint and oil pastels.

The Process:
Cut, Glue, Overlap


Next, paint it black, all of it.  The Rolling Stones song "Paint it Black" was playing over and over in my head...."I see a red door and I want it painted black. No colors anymore I want them to turn black "

Then add color using oil pastels. 

 TaDa! Awesome Artwork!

oil pastels paint cardboard city scapes

2D relief art lesson

Middle school art lesson cityscapes

Yes, we agree, this is NOT the greatest picture... but you get the idea how neat they all looked together.  Many teachers AND the  principal stopped by the art room to compliment the cityscapes!! SCORE for the Bag Ladies!!

The inspiration for this project comes from s

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