Learning from the Masters
Project Description: Copying as a way of learning art has been practiced throughout history. United Art & Education features how to practice this technique using Grafix Clear-Lay Film.
Designed by: United Art & Education
Difficulty: Moderately Challenging
- Grafix Clear-Lay Film
- Ultra-Fine Black Sharpie
- Pictures of famous paintings
- White Paper
- Markers, Colored Pencils, Oil Pastels or Crayons
Steps to Make This:
- Start by printing a color copy of a famous painting on a sheet of 8.5 x 11″ paper. Tape a sheet of 8.5 x 11″ Grafix Clear-Lay film on top of the image.
- Using an ultra-fine Sharpie marker and trace the important elements of the painting. Your tracing doesn’t have to be exact; it can be your own interpretation of the painting.
- Photocopy the finished tracing onto white paper.
- Explore the original artist’s style, use of color and brush strokes. Color you’re tracing with crayons, markers, colored pencils, oil pastels or any medium you wish.