Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Ceramics - Greek Pottery Video

Follow the link and watch the following video about Greek pottery. 
You must say something that has not already been said and name a fact that you learned from watching.


Art Two - Ink Drawings

The drawings below were completed in ink.  Which is the most and least successful?

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Art One - Color Video

Click the link below to watch the video.  It is a GREAT (and very, very interesting - I promise) video about color and culture.
What do you think?  What comment in the video stood out to you?  Do not repeat comments.


Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Art Two - Drawing of Metal and Glass

Which drawings are successful and which are not?

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Art One - Drawing of Nature

Which is your favorite?  These are all done with pencil.

Ceramics - Greek Amphora

amphora, ancient vessel form used as a storage jar and one of the principal vessel shapes in Greek pottery, a two-handled pot with a neck narrower than the body. There are two types of amphora: the neck amphora, in which the neck meets the body at a sharp angle; and the one-piece amphora, in which the neck and body form a continuous curve. The first is common from the Geometric period (c.900 bc) to the decline of Greek pottery; the second appeared in the 7th century bc. The height of amphorae varies from large Geometric vases of 5 feet (1.5 metres) to examples of 12 inches (30 centimetres) or even smaller (the smallest are called amphoriskoi). The average normal height is about 18 inches (45 centimetres). Amphorae, which survive in great numbers, were used as storage and transport vessels for olives, cereal, oil, and wine (the wine amphora was a standard Attic measure of about 41 quarts [39 litres]) and, in outsize form, for funerals and as grave markers. Wide-mouthed, painted amphorae were used as decanters and were given as prizes.

Black Figure Neck Amphora

Red Figure Neck Amphora

Monday, October 3, 2016

AP Art - Photoshop Mandala

2D - Create a Photoshop mandala.

1.  Make a Photoshop document that is 4"x4" with a 150 dpi resolution.  Open Photoshop.  Go to "file", then "new" to set it up.
2.  Go ahead and open up 2-3 layers.  Don't paste it on the background.
3.  Use a section of one of your previous works or an action shot found online for one of the layers.  Use any other photograph for the other layer.  Feel free to add more layers if you want.
4.  Erase, adjust the transparency, contrast, etc. to create the most dynamic image you can.  Don't forget that you can add filters to your layers as well.  Adjust the brightness/contrast for maximum impact.
5.  Save this file.
6.  Open up a new file that is 8"x8" with a 150 dpi resolution.
7.  Create four layers.
8.  Paste your 4"x4" piece on each layer.
9.  Use "Control T" or "Flip horizontally/vertically" to move and flip to line up all of the edges.
10.  You can be finished here or you can repeat the process for more detail.
The above mandala is a sample. 

Save this as well as all other AP work in a folder in your Pictures library.  Your AP Art folder should have two sub-folders in it labeled "Breadth" and Concentration.  You might also want to add a third sub-folder labeled "Ideas" for any reference photos or random images that you might use now or later.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Art One - Drawing

The drawings below were all completed with pencil.  Which is your favorite?

Ceramics - Nativity

Art Two - 2D/3D

Friday is the last day to work on your paintings in class.  If you don't finish, then take it home and finish it over the weekend.  You can turn in Monday if you work on it over the weekend.  Starting on Tuesday, it will be a 10 point deduction for everyday it is late.

On Monday, we will begin to glaze our ceramic lizard pots.  Which do you enjoy more?  Sculpture or painting?

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Ceramics - Glaze

Notice the glaze and colors on the ceramic pieces below.  These artists used more than one color.  Which do you like?

Art Two - Color Mixing Video

Click the link and watch the following video about color mixing.  The guy is a tiny bit boring, but it's good information that will help you when you start mixing color.


Art One - Linoleum Cutting Video

Watch the following video for tips on cutting your linoleum block.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Art Two - Non-Objective Painting

Jackson Pollock
“It’s all a big game of construction, some with a brush, some with a shovel, some choose a pen.”   “The method of painting is the natural growth out of a need. I want to express my feelings rather than illustrate them.”  “Every good painter paints what he is.”

Wassily Kandinsky

Hans Hoffman

Ceramics - Wheel Throwing Videos

Watch the following videos and comment:

You will need to complete a wheel thrown piece for Quarter 1&2.



Pulling the walls:

Art One - Printmaking

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