Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Art Two - Printmaking

Below are of block prints.  What do you notice about the process of the artist?  Which ones are more/less successful and why?

Art One - Radial Symmetry - Vasarely

Below are examples of radial symmetry in art by artist Victor Vasarely.  

Victor Vasarely, was a Hungarian–French artist, who is widely accepted as a "grandfather" and leader of the op art movement. His work entitled Zebra, created in the 1930s, is considered by some to be one of the earliest examples of op art.

What do you think?  Which one is your favorite?

"Zebra" 1938 - This one is not radially symmetrical but is by Vasarely.
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AP Art - Photoshop Mandala

2D - Create a Photoshop mandala.

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.

Sara Parker - 
Create an image that is radially symmetrical using natural materials then photograph it.  Make sure to have a good mix of light and dark.  It can be colorful but focus on the light and dark.  Make sure that you use lots of objects.  It should be complex and full.  Do this outside and in really good light.  

Monday, August 20, 2018

Art One - Photoshop Images

We will begin our Photoshop projects next.  See the art below made with Photoshop.  What do you think?  Which is your favorite and why?

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Art Two - Experimental Printing

See the images below.  They were created using printmaking materials and methods.  Which ones do you like or dislike?

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Art One

Empty Bowls

Empty Bowls is next Friday night.  Your beautiful white clay pots will raise money for Macon Outreach!  We will put some great glazes on them next week.

Before we start on first projects, we will make a piece for the Empty Bowls Project.  These pieces are our "first fruits".  

Proverbs 3:9-10 tells us:  "Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine."

This is fund raiser for area food ministries that FPD art students began participating in three years ago.  We have a soup dinner and sell our ceramic bowls, platters and vases.

Below is from the Empty Bowls website to further explain the project.  
Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger and was created by The Imagine Render Group. The basic premise is simple: Potters and other craftspeople, educators and others work with the community to create handcrafted bowls. Guests are invited to a simple meal of soup and bread. In exchange for a cash donation, guests are asked to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. The money raised is donated to an organization working to end hunger and food insecurity.
It is the collective genius of all the people involved that has made Empty Bowls what it has become. Events have now taken place across the United States and in at least a dozen other countries. Many millions of dollars have been raised and donated to hunger-fighting organizations. We could never have imagined all the things people have done or all the ways the project has touched people.
Each individual or group organizing an event designs it around the needs of their own community and is responsible for their own event. We ask that all such events are called "Empty Bowls" so that the idea can continue to spread. Please make your event inclusive, insist that it maintain a high level of integrity, include an educational component to raise awareness, and give the money raised to an organization helping to feed people in need.
The largest hunger-relief organization in the United States,  Feeding America,  reports that the nation’s food banks could soon be overwhelmed by demand. Statistics show that 1 out of 8 Americans struggle with food insecurity every day. Millions of people have lost their jobs during the most recent recession and the number of food stamp recipients has increased dramatically. Your help is needed now more than ever. Please find the time, make the commitment, get involved. Your single effort can have a profound impact.
“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year but when you volunteer, you vote everyday about the kind of community you want to live in.”  -Marjorie Moore

Why should FPD participate?
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