Friday, February 29, 2008

Round Robin Painting Prompts

I had comments and a bunch of emails requesting the prompts from the Round Robin Painting Project and so I am just going to post them here. Print these out and cut them up and place in a jar or bowl. Pull them out RANDOMLY and do as you are told. Interpretation is good, decide what you think is 'big' or 'oval' or 'long.'

There are three prompts that are not in the list below that I used to get everyone started. I had each person to sign the BACK of their canvas. Then each person drew two lines on their canvas to divide the space and painted each area defined by the lines a different color or shade of colors. I instructed them to paint thin, so that the next person can work over the area.

Also, we set up each work area with a 11x14 primed canvas, a bit of gel medium, waxed paper, two paint brushes and a cup of water. We started out the night by having each person choose 3-5 colors of paint and put a nickle-sized dollop on the waxed paper. We used acrylic paints and had blow dryers so that folks could dry their work between turns if necessary. We also had hole punches of various sizes, scissors and a pile of magazines and books to cut images and words out of.



The prompts:
Make an odd number of squares on your canvas

Tear three strips of paper from a magazine and glue them down

Draw 5 long lines on your canvas

Make a triangular shape on your canvas and paint/shade it in

Make an even number of dots the size of pennies on your canvas

Make an odd number of overlapping ovals on your canvas-do not color them in

Make a thick line along one edge of your canvas

Make a square on your canvas and paint/shade it in

Find the bottom of your canvas and make an odd number of triangles along that edge

Draw stripes in one area of your canvas

Draw small polka dots in one area of your canvas

Tear five small leaf shapes from paper and glue them down on your canvas

Punch out an odd number of dots and glue them down on your canvas

Punch out an even number of dots and glue them down on your canvas

Make a large circle on your canvas. It is o.k. if it ‘runs off’ the edge

Make a large square on your canvas. It is o.k. if it ‘runs off’ the edge

Draw an even number of small squares (less than one inch) on your canvas

Draw an odd number of small ovals (less than two inches) on your canvas

Draw an odd number of small squares (less than two inches) and paint/shade them in

Draw a line of polka dots on your canvas

Draw three long lines on your canvas

Make a swirl on your canvas