During the visit we were in Florian Kohut's Gallery in Rudzica and in Julian Fałats's Museum in Bystra. We really loved there and we decided to go there again. Mr. Kohut welcomed us very warmly and led workshops for students. Pupils were watching Mr. Kohut and created works inspired by his painting. As a result we drew very colorful Scarecrows. Then we went to Bystra. There the guide was telling us about the life and work of Julian Fałat. We visited his house and admired his paintings.
Students from grades I-III, made miniature replicas of scarecrows using collage technique during art workshops organized during Day of Polish Art. They were inspired after visiting Florian Kochut’s gallery “Gallery of scarecrow” in Rudzica near Bielsko-Biała. To make those scarecrows they were using recycling materials: sticks, cloth, buttons, threads, cords, straw, raffia, colored paper. The materials were combined in such a way that the resulting mock of scarecrows were a little funny, a little scary!, but above all very, very colorful.
Students from grades IV-VI made a copy of the painting "Sleeping Stas," 1904, pastel on cardboard, 47 × 67 cm. Making this work enabled them to improve students’ skills in using oil and dry pastels. The students were familiarized with Art Nouveau and a clear outline to which they painted color smudges. They used pastels to achieve a strong, vibrant colors - by firmly pressing crayons in a carton (boy’s costume), and to obtain a subtle, light pastel colors - by a slight pressure of a tool and lightening colors (his face).
Students from class Ia and Ib made a work inspired by Jan Matejko's painting "Astonomer Copernicus-talking to God" - fragment of the painting. The students’ task was to select part of the painting depicting Copernicus and any part of the background and draw it using colored pencils, wax crayons and markers, in order to faithfully copy the original. To make the task easier they worked on A4 format.
Students from class IV-VI, inspired by Julian Fałat’s paintings:
- Winter landscape from Bystra, watercolor on paper. 49 x 60 cm.
- Winter landscape with a river, 1907. Oil on canvas. 76 x 200 cm.
- Snow, 1907, oil on canvas, 70 x86 cm
developed their skills in winter landscape and study of whiteness. The students worked on these issues using different canvas: darker – they lighten it using gouache,lighter – they dimmed it leaving some parts white.
Students from class IV (Julia Zoń, Karolina Nasiek, Wiktoria Żabińska, Iga Machalica, Nikola Kaim) made a copy of Julian Fałat’s painting "Return from hunting with a bear", 1892, size 151 x 255, oil, canvas. A copy was painted on canvas in oil paints technique, in A0 size.
Students in grades IV-VI, inspired by Julian Fałat’s watercolor "Winter birches at the river" perfected the technique of painting with acrylic paints. In order to achieve richer variety of values and softening, or total blur of the outlines, they painted on the previously dipped cardboard. For even more interesting effects, some parts of the painting was embellished with pencil crayons previously dipped in water.
During computer classes, students were working with programs: GIMP and Inkscpae. They created works inspired by Jan Matejko "Copernicus - prayer to God". At first, students made composition with vector figures in Inkscape, they used gradients, transpernt patterns and colors. The result was background presenting night, stars, towers, terrace. Students had to work with great precision while cutting Copernicus from picture in GIMP. Next they pasted oil-Copernicus to backgroung made in vectors.
Stanisław Wyspiański’s stained glass “God the Creator” was painted by students from class IV Nikola Kaim and Joanna Bielicka in the technique of acrylic paints on cardboard. Due to the complicated theme the girls divided the copy on the grid painting
and later they enlarged each of the boxes. They made contours using black paint and then they painted over resulting plane.
During computer classes, students created compositions with figures and ml jm create works inspired by Henry Stażewski. To do this, st using program for 3D graphics - SketchUp. For Some students mathematical knowledge came in handy during the lesson.