Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Art Two - Passion Paintings

What have you thought of the process that we are using with the Q-tips and dots?  How does this affect your attitude toward painting in general and color mixing more specifically?

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 Three - Collage examples

Look at the collages below.  Which one is your favorite?  Notice how they use a variety of tones and textures of the same color.

Art One - Drawings of Nature

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

Monday, March 13, 2017

Art One - Drawings in Pencil

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

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Art Two - More optical mixing

Below are more examples of optical color mixing.  Thoughts?

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Ceramics - Reminder

Your blog assignment this week is to simply acknowledge that you have another wheel thrown piece due at the end of this quarter.  It will need to be thrown and trimmed by APRIL 28 so that you will have time to fire and glaze it.  Do not wait until the last minute.  This grade is based on merit not completion.  I will be looking for a symmetrical form with a trimmed foot that is as thin and large as possible.  A cereal or soup sized bowl is fine but will not earn you an "A".  You can work almost anytime in or out of class (except 5th period).  If you want to come after school, just check with me first.  Get started!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

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

Art Two - Optical Mixing

By using dabs of different colors right next to each other, the eye "mixes" them together in the brain to read as a new color.  For example, if you had an area with different reds and yellows and a few blues, the area would "read" as a toned down orange because red+yellow=orange and blue is the opposite (complimentary color) of orange which will neutralize it.
See the examples below of art using this process.

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Georges Seurat (French Post Impressionist painter who was most famous for this technique)

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Chuck Close (American painter who took this idea further)
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Self Portrait of Chuck Close - He is still living and working.

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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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Art Two - Pablo Picasso - Wednesday group assignment

Art Two assignment for Wednesday:

See the images below.  They are works by Pablo Picasso during his Blue, Rose and Cubist periods.  Choose a period for which your "Stations of the Cross" painting will be based.  Refer to the board for group assignments and station number.  Also, consult the scripture or legend for more information.  Your paintings must reflect one of the three time periods of Picasso and depict your Station of the Cross.  Think past obvious images and really get to the feeling and heart of that particular event.  Come up with a plan.  You can either design a sketch (paper on the bookshelf over the scissors) or create a Photoshop piece to use as a reference.  Try to be free and expressive like Picasso.  Don't worry about perfect proportion and realism as much.  The heart of the image is the most important here.

Also, See your blog assignment below.  Go ahead and comment and see those images while you are here.

Mark and Justin - I spoke with Justin about this yesterday.  Your assignment is Station 11.  I want you to make an actual cross out of wood that would fit on top of one of our classroom tables lying down.  Come up with a plan and design and a list of materials.  Email me the list.  My thought is to have the Stations around campus with #11 as one of them.  We could have a container of nails and slips of paper or canvas that could be written on and literally nailed to the cross.  

Pablo Picasso - Spain 1881-1973

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Rose Period

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Art Two - Stations of the Cross

Paintings based on the Stations of the Cross.  Which is your favorite and can you identify which station it is?

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Ceramics - Wheel Throwing

If you need to, watch the following videos and comment:

You will need to complete a wheel thrown piece for Quarter 3&4.

QUARTER 3 ENDS NEXT FRIDAY, MARCH 10!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

If you haven't thrown and trimmed your wheel thrown piece, you will need to find a time to get it down between now and next Friday.  Remember it is a two day process - one day to throw, let it dry a little and one day to trim.  Do NOT wait until next Thursday.  You may use class time, your study hall or after school until 3:45 most days.



Pulling the walls:

Art One - Geometric Forms

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

With our block prints, we have shown value using only black and white.  We will move on to graphite to learn how to shade and create the illusion of 3-dimensional forms.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Art Two - Non-Objective Painting

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