I teach students about art, creativity, and visual problem solving at Carthage Junior High. My wife is also an art teacher, and my three kids are all into their own arts, music, drama, imaginary unicorn development!
Monday, March 12, 2012
Painting in the blacklight is always an enjoyable experience for art students. Nearly any project with color and paint will do, but I find that mandalas are an easy way to work. Get flourescent tempra from Dick Blick, and go to town! I let the sets dry out, and students can use them like watercolor. (saves a lot on waste, espically with this rare and expensive resource) All it takes is an investemnt in the system. I have two fixtures with four bulbs (would love to double this) The radial design was created using a small template that was repeated. Here is a website with similar procedures.