Katherine Bernhardt Art Game
You will create a Katherine Bernhardt pattern painting by rolling the die and collecting the different motifs required to create it.
First, roll the die to select which retro/cool shape you’ll draw. Next, wet the paper in the area where you’ll draw it. Then, using soft pastels, draw the shape quickly, taking care not to lean your hand into the design. Don’t worry about making perfect shapes. None of Bernhardt’s motifs are exactly the same every time!
Then, roll the die four more times to select the other motifs. Continue wetting the paper and drawing the shape for each. When you’re done, fill the remaining space by repeating some of the same shapes. Then, let it dry completely.
Lastly, using washable tempera paints, mix tropical colors (tertiary colors with some white) and paint your design. Repeat colors in different areas throughout the design to show balance. If you’re having trouble, practice on smaller paper first. In addition, any words on the motifs can be added after painting or eliminated completely. Just do what works best for you!
And that’s how you play this Katherine Bernhardt art game!
Simply print out the game and picture directions back-to-back, give them dice, and watch them have fun creating their own Katherine Bernhardt inspired tropical pattern painting.
You Will Receive
- One 8-page, non-editable PDF
- Dice game
- Step-by-step picture tutorial and directions
- Drawing James Rizzi Buildings Worksheet
- Visual Arts Self-Assessment Rubrics
- Artist “Big Ideas” Reflection Sheets
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