A “letterscape” is what I call a landscape drawn with text. More accurately, a letterscape is a form of calligram, a piece of text in which the design and layout of the letters creates a visual image related to the meaning of the words themselves.
Follow me What is a calligram? A calligram is a word or piece of text in which the design and layout of the letters creates a visual image related to the meaning of the words themselves. This calligram activity is part of a broader lesson on calligram poetry, which is part of an even bigger
Follow me Considering how unexceptional snow is around the northern hemisphere, we are left wondering why are winter paintings actually so rare and sparse in Western art. True enough, winter landscapes were virtually absent from the arts until the Late Middle Age. What may seem like a simple matter of taste is actually a fascinating
Salt dough is a convenient and cheap alternative to clay: made with only three common ingredients (salt, flour, and water) it can be whipped up straight from the kitchen pantry. In this post, I am sharing the salt dough recipe I have used and perfected over the years; it has served me well in many years of teaching and crafting, and I genuinely hope you will enjoy it as well!
What is a Calligram poem?
A calligram is a word or piece of text in which the design and layout of the letters creates a visual image related to the meaning of the words themselves.
This Lesson plan includes the history, contemporary use of calligram, as well as examples from different cultures. The practical inquiry encompasses four activities and art explorations.
From historical drama to teenage drama, from abandonment to unconditional love, these adult novels explore the relationship between parents and their children, and the different facets of motherhood, across cultures and time.
“It’s the thought that counts,” we say.
But the truth is cards, drawings, and edible sculptures fill up fridges and shelves pretty quickly.
How about we venture out, and engage students in creating something parents will actually want to keep?
A Decalcomania is a kind of painting created by pressing a thin layer of wet paint between two surfaces. It can be done by folding papers in half, like in this lesson, or by picking up wet paint from a smooth surface (such as glass) with paper or canvas.