Tuesday, October 27, 2015

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

Art One - Geometric Forms

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.


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

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 - more landscape painting

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





Monday, October 19, 2015

Art One - two point perspective

Watch the following video to learn more about two point perspective.  This will help you with your drawing in class.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Art One - Drawing

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

Ceramics - THE Wheel

Have you thrown your wheel thrown piece?  What do you think about the process?  Wheel thrown pieces must be thrown AND trimmed by Friday - the last day of the quarter.  Don't wait until Friday to start!

Art Two - Landscape Painting

Below are several examples of landscape painting. 
Which style do you like the best?

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

All Art Classes

No blog comment or Friday drawing for this week.
Enjoy your break!