Monday, September 18, 2017

Ceramics - Wheel?

Dear Ceramics class,
You have about three weeks to complete your wheel thrown piece for quarter one.  Got it?  We will be glazing this week, but you might want to consider throwing one of those days.
Mrs. Butler

Art Two - Willem de Kooning

Willem de Kooning was an abstract expressionist painter.  Often, there are figures found in his work (first images), but he also painted non-objectively.  What do you think?

Related image

Related image

Non-Objective work

Image result for famous non objective art

Image result for famous non objective art

Related image




Art One - Chairs

Which is your favorite and why?

Related image

Image result for chair drawings

Related image

Image result for chair drawings

Image result for chair drawings
Related image

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

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 - Free Form sculpture



  1. Jean (Hans) Arp
    Sculptor
  2. Jean Arp or Hans Arp was a German-French sculptor, painter, poet, and abstract artist in other media such as torn and pasted paper. 
  3. BornSeptember 16, 1886, Strasbourg, France
  4. DiedJune 7, 1966, Basel, Switzerland

  5. Below are examples of his work.  What do you think?  How is it similar to your free form clay work?

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.
Image result for perspective painting


The School of Athens by Raphael
This painting is in the Vatican in Rome
Image result for perspective painting School of athens

The Music Lesson by Vermeer
Image result for perspective painting vermeer

Two point perspectve by Edward Hopper

Image result for two point perspective painting

Also by Edward Hopper - American artist

Image result for two point perspective painting edward hopper

Tuesday, August 29, 2017