Monday, December 15, 2014

All Art Students

Study for your exams!!!
There is no Friday assignment this week for any class.

AP - Your projects are due in my room by noon on Friday.


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Art 2 - Rembrandt

Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch 15 July 1606 – 4 October 1669) was a Dutch painter and etcher. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art and the most important in Dutch history. His contributions to art came in a period of great wealth and cultural achievement that historians call the Dutch Golden Age when Dutch Golden Age painting, although in many ways antithetical to the Baroque style that dominated Europe, was extremely prolific and innovative.
Having achieved youthful success as a portrait painter, Rembrandt's later years were marked by personal tragedy and financial hardships. Yet his etchings and paintings were popular throughout his lifetime, his reputation as an artist remained high and for twenty years he taught many important Dutch painters. Rembrandt's greatest creative triumphs are exemplified especially in his portraits of his contemporaries, self-portraits and illustrations of scenes from the Bible. His self-portraits form a unique and intimate biography, in which the artist surveyed himself without vanity and with the utmost sincerity.

Ceramics - More Teapots

Here are several more.....

Art One - color mixing video

Watch the following video about color mixing and comment.

Art 3/AP

2D - recreate an image by Ralph Goings in your sketchbook

3D - recreate a Michaelangelo sculpture SKETCH in your own sketchbook

Monday, December 1, 2014

Art Two - Self Portraits

Watch the short video.  Natalia Stefanek creates a very realistic portrait drawing of Derren Brown.  He starts with a sketch that is shown at the 30 second mark.  This is the stage to work out proportions.  It looks like he has traced and transferred his own sketch onto the drawing paper and then completed it using a variety of pencil grades.

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?

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 

AP ART and ART 3

1. What is the central idea of your Concentration? (500 characters or less)  What is the conceptual idea or content that you want to investigate?  It can be related to design elements and/or principles such as line, color, texture, space, pattern, movement, etc.  OR it can be something that is social, political, religious, scientific, personal, etc.
2. What materials?
3. Reply to two others with an initial response and suggestions or ideas to expand the idea.

ART 3 - Reply to two AP students with an initial response and suggestions or ideas to expand the idea.

AP Students, visit the following sites for more examples of previous Concentrations, Breadth and Quality sections.  This can be very helpful to get your brain thinking about your own personal Concentration as well as see how your work stacks up against other students.

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3D -

Drawing -