Monday, August 22, 2016

Art One - Coil Method

Below are examples of pots made with the coil method.  Which is your favorite and why?




Art Two - Empty Bowls




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


“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
Comment on these two quotes and how it relates to Empty Bowls.

Ceramics - Jug Heads

See below.  This is similar to what we are doing next.  What do you think?  Which do you like and why?





Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Art Two - Lizards

Your clay pots are due Friday.  
The container must be at LEAST 9" tall and must include a lizard that is sculpted and attached. Below are some images to consider.




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.  Why should FPD participate?
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

Ceramics - 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.  Why should FPD participate?
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

Thursday, May 5, 2016

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.

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

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Ceramics - Question

Have you completed your wheel thrown piece for quarter 2?  Remember, it is graded on its merits not just completion.  All building must be finished this week so that they can dry and be fired twice.

What techniques are your favorite and least favorite?  Why?

Art One - color mixing video

Watch the following video about color mixing and comment.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YX9vL8cGYeE

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Ceramics - Wheel Throwing Videos

Watch the following videos and comment:

You will need to complete a wheel thrown piece for Quarter 4.  This piece will be graded on its merits - not just completion.

Centering:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMWQ7eIbp98

Opening:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xupn8MRTF-8

Pulling the walls:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RoCMYBoIII

Art Two - Drawing Thoughts

What are your thoughts and/or feelings about drawing?  How does it compare to painting or Photoshop?

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.

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

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016

AP ART - College Board Access

You will need to set up your access to the AP® Studio Art Digital Submission Web application and upload your Breadth works.   This is a PROJECT grade. The Breadth section should be completely full.  Brad Thompson should be contacted for your AP number. 

If your file is too large, you will need to resize your image.  Click "Properties" and "Resize" then shrink to 999.

http://apstudio.ets.org          School Code: 111937            Teacher Key: tvv7929

Access and Breadth uploaded – Monday, April 25

Quality, Concentration & Breadth – Friday, May 6 – AP Exam date – you will be with me all day unless you have another AP exam.  Come to my room at 8:15.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Ceramics - Teapots

Here are some great teapot examples.  Which do you like or not like?

Offspring Teapot, Handmade Stoneware Teapot, Ceramic Teapot

Handmade Stoneware Pottery By Mike Paluska - teapotSergei Isupov Teapot 

Art Two - Drawing

Below are examples of Surreal Drawing.  What do you think?






Art One - French Painters

See the images below of a few important French painters.  Which is your favorite and why?

Claude Monet



Paul Cezanne



Pierre Auguste Renior



Henri Matisse



Edgar Degas