Painted (hi)storiesCreative project Factory
In books, stories are sometimes supplemented by images to make them more vivid. Stories are also hidden in many works of art. If you look closely, you might be able to decode them! But can stories be told with pictures alone?
Try it out yourself! The following tutorial shows you step by step how to tell your own story.
Instructions for making it yourself
You will need
- 3 A4 sheets OR 5 equal sized papers or canvases
- liquid colors
- glue stick
Decide on a story you like or that happened to you.
You can also reference a historical event or myth.
Or watch this video and learn how to create your own story!
Watch the video and make a small book, called a leporello, for your story.
Divide your story into about five sections and assign a feeling or mood to each section.
For each section, paint a picture that reflects the feeling or mood you chose.
Focus entirely on the colors and on applying the paint.
Think about characters for objects or people that are especially important in the story.
Paint or draw your story directly into the leporello or glue in the individual pictures afterwards.
TALK ABOUT IT
Does art always have to represent something?
In abstract art, artists increasingly detach themselves from the actual object and instead use colors and shapes to express themselves. In Abstract Expressionism, color and the drawing and painting process take on even more importance. New painting techniques, an experimental application of color as well as spontaneity and chance become visible.
Work in pairs
Swap your paintings. You can choose from two possibilities:
What might the picture story be about? Write a new story or poem.
Then discuss the different stories!
Is there a character or motif that appears again and again in the pictures? Write a picture poem about this. This is a poem in which the text is arranged to make the outline of the motif.