Activity: Plastercine Relief in the Style of Barbara Reid

Activity: Plastercine in the style of Barbara Reid

We used a whole bunch of plastercine to make relief pieces in the style of Barbara Reid. We were able to mix the plastercine to create additional colours. We created our pieces inside old school CD cases (apparently hard to find, so I will save any I have at home!). We tried to use some space concepts and colour schemes in our work.

Space concepts:

  1. Overlapping
  2. Diminishing detail
  3. Diminishing size
  4. Diminishing colour
  5. Perspective

Colour schemes

  1. Primary
  2. Secondary
  3. Tertiary
  4. Monochromatic
  5. Complementary

Here is my finished product – I was trying to recreate a scene I took a picture of when I went to visit my friend in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories and we went on a canoe trip to River Lake.

It was also fun to see what all my classmates came up with. One person did a Christmas scene and wrote Merry Christmas on the front of the CD case, another did a cake inside a fire, a few people did ocean scenes with orcas and jellyfish and fish about to get caught by hooks and someone else did a city scape. We all thought it was so cool to see the diversity in what people chose to create.