Wednesday, April 29, 2015

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 3/AP

Turn in your statement by Wednesday.  One page and Times New Roman :)

Art Two - Cover

What are some of your ideas for the cover?  Don't give too many of the content or details about the project, but what are some visual concepts to consider?  Let's start brainstorming.

Art One - color mixing video

Watch the following video about color mixing and comment.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Art Two - Caravaggio video

Click the link to watch the short video.

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?

AP and Art 3

2D - Create a work in your sketchbook that is inspired by the work of Jean Michel Basquiat.  It's a little tribal/crazy. Be loose.

3D - Create a small wire sculpture inspired by the work of Richard Deacon.  Incorporate one other found object into it.  Mrs. Butler will give you the wire.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Art 1,2 and Ceramics - Fired Works for Extra Credit

There is no typical blog this week.  Instead, go to the Fired Works exhibit.  It is a ceramic show and sale.  More information can be found at  Take a selfie there in front of your favorite group of work then show me next week.  There are sculptural and functional  pieces there. This is completely optional but I really think you will enjoy it.  The hours are below.

M-F 11-6
Sat. 9-5
Sun. 12-4

Students are free with an ID and $5 for everyone else.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Art Two - more landscape paintings

Below are examples of landscape paintings made in different styles.  Which style and painting is your favorite?





Ceramics - Red and Black Figure Pottery

Follow the link below to find out more about red and black figure Greek pottery.  During the firing process and if oxidation (smoke) occurs, the smoke can turn the unglazed portions of the pot black.

The site is from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Art One - More Drawing Examples

Monday, April 6, 2015

Art 3/AP - "double" Friday assignment due 4/17 - none for 4/10

2D - Create a Photoshop mandala.
1.  Make a Photoshop document that is 7"x7" with a 300 dpi resolution.  Open Photoshop.  Go to "file", then "new" to set it up.
2.  Go ahead and open up 2-3 layers.  Don't paste it on the background.
3.  Use a section of one of your previous works for one of the layers.  Use any other photograph for the other layer.  Feel free to add more layers if you want.
4.  Erase, adjust the transparency, contrast, etc. to create the most dynamic image you can.  Don't forget that you can add filters to your layers as well.
5.  Save this file.
6.  Open up a new file that is 14"x14" with a 300 dpi resolution.
7.  Create four layers.
8.  Paste your 7"x7" piece on each layer.
9.  Use "Control T" or "Flip horizontally/vertically" to move and flip to line up all of the edges.
10.  You can be finished here or you can repeat the process for more detail.
The above mandala is a sample from Art One.  Yours should include a section of one of your works and any photo that relates either by subject or color.

3D - Two crazy toy collages
Use a variety of kids toys (and other found objects) to create a free standing 3D toy collage.  Keep the gluing neat.  Usually, hot glue is best.  These should not take very long, but the quirkier the better.  Feel free to raid my stash or scavenge on your own.  You can use other materials as well, but you should use at least one piece that is obviously a toy.  Do a good job on this - they make for great additions to your Breadth section of your AP portfolio.