Thursday, June 21, 2012

Designing a Game!


In summer art class we designed our very own game from start to finish! We started by painting a strip of linen fabric with watered down acrylic paint. I wet the fabric first so that it would accept the paint more easily. Each piece was beautiful and quite unique!

Once the fabric was dry I washed each piece and sewed it into a simple bag to hold the game pieces that we also designed!

I used velcro fo a simple closer. This worked well as the fabric had become quite stiff after the painting. The added stiffness was great for a bag that would ultimately be used to hold rocks!

Next we talked about symbols used in aboriginal artwork and how simple dots and lines could be used to stand for something else. The students picked 2 symbols or patterns and painted them on 5 rocks each to create the game pieces for Tic-Tac-Toe.

Finally, we took some heavy cardboard ( I used the sides of diaper boxes cut into squares, I painted the ad side with black acrylic to disguise our upcycle) and created a game board for Tic-Tac-Toe using a crayon resist technique. I LOVE how these turned out. We used white crayon to mark the squares and then designed each square with any color crayon we liked. The game boards were then painted with watercolor paints. 

 We added crayon resist "designed by" cards to the black back side of our boards when they were dry.
How fantastic are these game sets?!!

Wonder who will win!

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