LESSON PLAN No . 4
Hand-color a black and white ink jet photographic print with PanPastel .
PanPastel Colors are pastel ( dry ) colors in a unique pan format , so that they can be applied like paint , making them ideal for use on digital papers .
Grade Level :
Middle & High School Grades / Ages 11-18
Pre-Lesson ideas :
PANPASTEL COLORS Apply Pastel Color Like Paint
1 . Discuss the history of hand-coloring : before color film hand-coloring was used to represent reality . Interest in the technique was revived in the 1980s when it became a form of artistic expression . Find images of vintage hand-colored photographs to share .
2 . Encourage students to study nature . A green leaf is not just green . It has greens , yellows , blues etc . Use this knowledge when making color choices .
3 . Discuss image selection : simple images , images with a strong focal point that can be isolated with color .
Hand-Coloring Digital Photographs
PanPastel Colors : Hansa Yellow 220.5 Diarylide Yellow Shade 250.3 Turquoise Shade 580.3 Titanium White 100.5 Bright Yellow Green Shade 680.3
Sofft Tools :
Sponge Bars Applicator with Replaceable Heads
Paper : Black and white inkjet print on matte paper . Suggested papers include : Epson or HP Premium Presentation Paper and Canon Matte Paper . ( Epson Premium Presentation Paper was used in this demonstration .)
Kneaded eraser Paper towel Mat board / stiff surface to place the print on
Optional : Pastel Fixative ( Spray )
4 . Discuss printing : print using less contrast than normal . The hand-coloring will provide the contrast . You don ’ t want areas of bright white or black . It is difficult to get color in areas without detail .
IMPORTANT Prior to using PanPastel Colors & Sofft Tools , review the “ Classroom Tips ” on Resources page ( 4 )
Lesson : of this lesson plan .
1- 2 Periods . Note : detailed images showing the following techniques are on pages 2 & 3
1 . Supply students with prints , tools and PanPastel Colors . Prints should be taped to the boards with artist ’ s tape or other easy to remove tape .
2 . Teacher demonstration : teacher should demonstrate lifting PanPastel Color from the pan with the Sofft Applicator and then removing excess color by wiping applicator on a paper towel before applying it to the print . To further demonstrate the importance of this step , show the students what happens if you don ’ t do this . ( A large swath of deep color will go on the print that is more difficult to blend . See no . 3 below about layering .)
3 . Show the students how to use the eraser to gently remove color for highlights or corrections . Use the side of the eraser and lightly go over the area until the unwanted color is gone . Explain the importance of using a light touch and building up layers . It ’ s easier to layer on more color than it is to remove it .
4 . Start with the outside petals of the flower , layering Hansa Yellow , Diarylide Yellow Shade , Turquoise Shade and Titanium White . The center of the poppy can be colored with Hansa Yellow and Titanium White .
5 . Optional step : spray finished print with a high-quality pastel fixative .
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Lesson Plan Developed by : Dianne Poinski DiannePoinski . com
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