Transparency and Opacity in Art

My art education class explored the concepts of transparency and opacity using window envelopes.  Students investigated, researched, and played with the concepts as they cut, pasted, glued and transformed the envelopes to create amazing works of art.

A fish, a girl with an umbrella and a pair of glasses are three fantastic outcomes of the results of play and discovery. 


I wanted students to realize and explore the fact that art can be constructed out of anything!  I also want them to learn how to play and investigate materials and objects from the real world.


The window of the envelope became a window on to the power of transforming an ordinary every day object into a work of art!

Bonnie Lucas, Adjunct Instructor


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