Underwater Coral Painting
In the beginning God created...
God created the world with color. Bright, pale, light, dark, bold, and even fluorescent. Check out this video.
What do you think about the underwater coral? How would you describe the colors God used when He created the coral?
In this lesson you will experiment with fluorescent colors and create a painting. You will investigate how lighting affects the paint.
- Neon Glitter
- Fluorescent Paints
- Black Construction Paper
Check out the art by Que Houxo. Que Huoxo is a Japanese street artist who works with fluorescent paint and black lights to create massive glowing works of art. He also does it live. He is part performance artist, part graffiti artist.
- What do you think about Que Huoxo's artwork? What about his art reminds you of God's underwater coral?
- Think about the colors, patterns, designs, and repetition God used in the underwater coral.
- Use scrap paper to brainstorm ideas for drawing your own underwater coral.
- Get a piece of black construction paper, fluorescent paint, and neon glitter.
- Transfer your design idea onto the black paper and paint it with the fluorescent paint.
- Add the neon glitter while the paint is still wet.
- Put your painting on a tray to dry.
- After paintings are dry we will view them under black lights.
- How do the paintings look different under the black lights?