Friday, February 9, 2018

Art Two - Linoleum Printing Video


Watch the following videos for tips on cutting your linoleum block.  There are two to watch.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cC-1ueD18TE


Art One - Perspective in Art



Notice how the following artists use perspective in their paintings.j

One point perspective on the ground - Italian artist Perugino
This painting is in the Sistine Chapel in Rome.
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The School of Athens by Raphael
This painting is in the Vatican in Rome
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The Music Lesson by Vermeer
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Two point perspectve by Edward Hopper

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Also by Edward Hopper - American artist

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Monday, February 5, 2018

Art Two - Block print portraits

Below are examples of portraits using the block print method.  The white areas are carved away and the black is left in the material.  The block is then inked and printed.  What do you think?

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Art One - Geometric Forms



VALUE - the degree of lightness on a scale from black to white


We will be creating the ILLUSION of space using pencil.  We will move on to graphite to learn how to shade and create the illusion of 3-dimensional forms.


Drawing Elements of Light on Form - Shading
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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Art Two - Printmaking

Below are of block prints.  What do you notice about the process of the artist?  Which ones are more/less successful and why?











Art One - Photoshop Images

Art One - Photoshop Images

We will begin our Photoshop projects next.  See the art below made with Photoshop.  What do you think?  Which is your favorite and why?

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Art One - Radial Symmetry

Below are examples of radial symmetry in art by artist Victor Vasarely.  

Victor Vasarely, was a Hungarian–French artist, who is widely accepted as a "grandfather" and leader of the op art movement. His work entitled Zebra, created in the 1930s, is considered by some to be one of the earliest examples of op art.

What do you think?  Which one is your favorite?

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Art Two - Experimental Printing



See the images below.  They were created using printmaking materials and methods.  Which ones do you like or dislike?

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Art One - Coil Pottery

Below are examples of pottery made with coils from different artists and cultures.  Which is your favorite and why? 
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Ancient Greek - Black Figure

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Egyptian Canopy Jars

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African Pottery

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Maria Martinez - Mexico

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Acoma Pueblo - New Mexico, USA

Art Two - Empty Bowls

Empty Bowls is next Friday night.  Your beautiful white clay pots will raise money for Macon Outreach!  We will put some great glazes on them next week.


Before we start on first projects, we will make a piece for the Empty Bowls Project.  These pieces are our "first fruits".  

Proverbs 3:9-10 tells us:  "Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine."

This is fund raiser for area food ministries that FPD art students began participating in three years ago.  We have a soup dinner and sell our ceramic bowls, platters and vases.


Below is from the Empty Bowls website to further explain the project.  
Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger and was created by The Imagine Render Group. The basic premise is simple: Potters and other craftspeople, educators and others work with the community to create handcrafted bowls. Guests are invited to a simple meal of soup and bread. In exchange for a cash donation, guests are asked to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. The money raised is donated to an organization working to end hunger and food insecurity.
It is the collective genius of all the people involved that has made Empty Bowls what it has become. Events have now taken place across the United States and in at least a dozen other countries. Many millions of dollars have been raised and donated to hunger-fighting organizations. We could never have imagined all the things people have done or all the ways the project has touched people.
Each individual or group organizing an event designs it around the needs of their own community and is responsible for their own event. We ask that all such events are called "Empty Bowls" so that the idea can continue to spread. Please make your event inclusive, insist that it maintain a high level of integrity, include an educational component to raise awareness, and give the money raised to an organization helping to feed people in need.
The largest hunger-relief organization in the United States,  Feeding America,  reports that the nation’s food banks could soon be overwhelmed by demand. Statistics show that 1 out of 8 Americans struggle with food insecurity every day. Millions of people have lost their jobs during the most recent recession and the number of food stamp recipients has increased dramatically. Your help is needed now more than ever. Please find the time, make the commitment, get involved. Your single effort can have a profound impact.
“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year but when you volunteer, you vote everyday about the kind of community you want to live in.”  -Marjorie Moore
Why should FPD participate?
Leave your comment in the comment box.  Make sure to sign your name.  If you don't have a Google account, sign in as anonymous

Monday, January 8, 2018

Art Two - White clay

We will be working with white clay this week.  These pieces are for the Empty Bowls event which is Friday, January 26th.  We will construct a coil piece that will be smoothed on both sides.  The glazes look very different on the white clay and it is a little different to work with.  See the examples of work by other ceramic artists that have also used white clay.  Thoughts?

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Art One - Empty Bowls



Before we start on first projects, we will make a piece for the Empty Bowls Project.  These pieces are our "first fruits".  

Proverbs 3:9-10 tells us:  "Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine."

This is fund raiser for area food ministries that FPD art students began participating in three years ago.  We have a soup dinner and sell our ceramic bowls, platters and vases.


Below is from the Empty Bowls website to further explain the project.  
Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger and was created by The Imagine Render Group. The basic premise is simple: Potters and other craftspeople, educators and others work with the community to create handcrafted bowls. Guests are invited to a simple meal of soup and bread. In exchange for a cash donation, guests are asked to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. The money raised is donated to an organization working to end hunger and food insecurity.
It is the collective genius of all the people involved that has made Empty Bowls what it has become. Events have now taken place across the United States and in at least a dozen other countries. Many millions of dollars have been raised and donated to hunger-fighting organizations. We could never have imagined all the things people have done or all the ways the project has touched people.
Each individual or group organizing an event designs it around the needs of their own community and is responsible for their own event. We ask that all such events are called "Empty Bowls" so that the idea can continue to spread. Please make your event inclusive, insist that it maintain a high level of integrity, include an educational component to raise awareness, and give the money raised to an organization helping to feed people in need.
The largest hunger-relief organization in the United States,  Feeding America,  reports that the nation’s food banks could soon be overwhelmed by demand. Statistics show that 1 out of 8 Americans struggle with food insecurity every day. Millions of people have lost their jobs during the most recent recession and the number of food stamp recipients has increased dramatically. Your help is needed now more than ever. Please find the time, make the commitment, get involved. Your single effort can have a profound impact.
“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year but when you volunteer, you vote everyday about the kind of community you want to live in.”  -Marjorie Moore
Why should FPD participate?
Leave your comment in the comment box.  Make sure to sign your name.  If you don't have a Google account, sign in as anonymous.

Friday, December 15, 2017

AP Art - 2nd semester sketch assignments

Your sketch assignments next semester will need to be only inspired by the assigned artist.  They must be ORIGINAL to you.  Look at several examples of the artist's work.  Next, select an image for your content, apply that artist's style and complete it in WATERCOLOR in your sketchbook.  You will need to use some of these in your Breadth section of your A.P. portfolio.  Below are examples.

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