Monday, November 6, 2017

Art One - time lapse painting


Watch the short video to see the progress and building of a painting.  Thoughts?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HrQP4kQShs

Ceramics - Teapots

Here are some great teapot examples.  Which do you like or not like?  Begin thinking about what your design will be.

Offspring Teapot, Handmade Stoneware Teapot, Ceramic Teapot

Handmade Stoneware Pottery By Mike Paluska - teapotSergei Isupov Teapot 

Art Two - Pastel Portraits

These portraits have been completed with pastels.  Notice how color is used.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Art Two - Faces

Below are examples of facial features.  We will examine the different parts of the face first then we will create expressive portraits using pastel.



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Ceramics - Nativity

We are running a little ahead of schedule :).  So we will have time to add a fun, quick project.  We will make a small nativity next.  Which ones of these are your favorites?















Art One - Vincent van Gogh



Below are works by Vincent van Gogh.  He lived 1853-1890.  He was only 37 when he died from a self inflicted gun shot wound.  He grew up in Holland but moved to France as an adult.  He only sold one painting in his lifetime but is one of the world's best known painters.  (This is not always the case.  Monet, Picasso and Matisse were all famous in their lifetimes.)

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His very last painting.
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Ceramics - Wheel Thrown piece #2

It is now Quarter 2 and each student is required to create a second wheel thrown piece.  These works will need to be made, fired and glazed before the end of the quarter.  The grade will be based on thinness, consistency of form, foot trimming and size.  Completion is not enough.

You might want to go back and watch the instructional videos to refresh your memory.

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Art Two - Sculptures with Movement

The figures below were carved out of marble and exhibit movement.

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By American sculptor, Edmonia Lewis

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Another view.

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The sculpture above is the Rape of the Sabine Women (located in Florence, Italy) by Giambolgna in 1581-3.

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Another view.

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Also by Giambologna.

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, and say something that lets me know that you really watched the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nX0DHd5QNS8

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Art Two - Movement in Greek and Roman Sculpture

Notice the movement in each piece of Greek and Roman sculpture.  Thoughts?

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Laocoon and His Sons - ancient Greek sculpture located in the Vatican Museum

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The Dying Gaul - Capitoline Museum, Rome

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Gaul Killing Himself and His Wife - Rome

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The Discus Thrower - Greek

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Nike of Samonthrace - Greek sculpture in the Louvre Museum, Paris






Art One - More Drawings in Pencil

Which is your favorite?  What makes it successful?

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Ceramics - Wheel thrown piece

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You have until Friday to complete your wheel thrown piece.  It must be thrown by Thursday and trimmed by Friday.  You will also be required to complete a second wheel thrown piece for Quarter 2.  While the first piece will be graded on completion, the 2nd piece will be graded on merit (size, thinness, consistency of form, clean foot).

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Ceramics - Greek pottery video

Follow the link and watch the following very brief video about Greek pottery. 

You must say something that has not already been said and name a fact that you learned from watching.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhPW50r07L8

Art One - Drawings of Nature

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