Friday, May 5, 2017

AP Artists

1.  What was your favorite and least favorite assignment (from Mrs. Butler) this year?

2.  What was your most successful work while you have been at FPD and why?  It could be this year or another year.

3.  How could the class be improved?

4.  What advice do you leave for next years' AP class?  I will share this with them next year.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Ceramics - Final Thoughts

This is your last blog assignment.
What has been your favorite method of working with clay and why?

Art Two - Painting after 1900

Vincent van Gogh
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Henri Matisse
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Gustav Klimt
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Pablo Picasso
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Wassily Kandinsky
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Mark Rothko
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Chuck Close
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Janet Fish
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Art One - Picasso and van Gogh videos

Watch these two videos



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Watch the following video about Picasso.  Which painting is your favorite and which is your least favorite and why?  Picasso was the founder of the Cubism art movement along with George Braque.  Advances in art had been made by the Impressionists (Monet, Renior, Degas) and Post Impressionists (van Gogh, Seurat, Gauguin) to allow room for this new way of painting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qR7liV4O9-4


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Watch the following video about van Gogh (we also looked at his work last week here on the blog).  Enjoy.  It's very relaxing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DD1ih3Q9otE

Monday, April 24, 2017

Ceramics - Even More Teapots

Here are even more teapots.  Notice how the cup shape is related to the teapot.  Which is your favorite?

If you have time, create cups to compliment your teapot.

Also, there is a GREAT pottery show and sale going on this week and through the weekend.  It is called Fired Works.  If you go and take a selfie with your favorite group of ceramic work, I will add 10 points to your Blog grade (that would be the same as replacing a forgotten one).  It does cost $5 to get in.  There is some really cool stuff there.  The show runs April 22-30.  The hours are 11-6 Monday-Friday, 9-5 on Saturday and 12-4 on Sunday.  Grab a friend and go!

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Art Two - Painting 1850-1900

Below are paintings created between 1850-1900.  What do you notice is different from the last group of paintings that I posted from last week?

Edgar Degas
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Paul Cezanne
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John Singer Sargent
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Mary Cassatt
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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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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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 - Color Mixing

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

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

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.

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

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