See below. Which are your favorites and why?
Black Figure Greek Pottery
Red Figure Greek Pottery
Classical Style Greek Pottery
Monday, October 24, 2016
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
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.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
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.
Monday, October 3, 2016
1. Make a Photoshop document that is 4"x4" with a 150 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 or an action shot found online 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. Adjust the brightness/contrast for maximum impact.
5. Save this file.
6. Open up a new file that is 8"x8" with a 150 dpi resolution.
7. Create four layers.
8. Paste your 4"x4" 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.
Save this as well as all other AP work in a folder in your Pictures library. Your AP Art folder should have two sub-folders in it labeled "Breadth" and Concentration. You might also want to add a third sub-folder labeled "Ideas" for any reference photos or random images that you might use now or later.