ART 1 COURSEWORK
Use the final review packet with the Power Points below to prepare for the final exam. The final exam consists of 20 multiple choice questions, one essay, and 5 reflection questions. The multiple choice questions were created based on the information on the presentations below. The essay question in on one artwork that was highlighted this semester.
The Hopi Native Americans are the focus of Art 1's next project.
Printmaking with Emphasis
Students have reviewed the elements of art and are now exploring the Principles beginning with Emphasis. Students will look at various printmaking methods and artists before designing their own composition with Emphasis. We will have the opportunity to hear from an outstanding print-maker from Milwaukee Wisconsin too! Check out his work here.
Stop Motion Animation
This is a digital art process that is similar to a traditional flip book. Artists and filmmakers take thousands of pictures to use like a digital flip book to tell a story or send a message. Movies you may have seen that use this process are Nightmare Before Christmas, Wallace and Gromit, and the Lego Movie.
Here are some more great Stop Motion Animations to Check out!
Create by Dan Mackenzie
The Whiteboard Animation: The Marker Maker
Maker vs. Marker by Johnny Lawrence
T-Shirt War by Joe Penna
Western Spaghetti by PES
More Great Animations Here
Genre Painting: How to read an artwork
Rule of Thirds: How to create an interesting composition
9 Dangerous artworks
Check out this link to find some really interesting artworks with unexpected repercussions...
A Great Guide: looking at art
Here is a great link to help you Critique an artwork. Remember to Describe, Analyze, Interpret, and Evaluate!
Class room projects
Draw Small and Magnify!
The next project will test students observation and drawing skills. Scientists in the past had to rely on their drawing skills to record data observed from a microscope. Students will look at drawings by artists such as Robert Hooke, Michael Landy, and Christopher Marley to inspire their own detailed drawing of an insect.
Hopi Native Americans are a resourceful tribe in the Southwest. They use 134 different plants found on their reservation in their daily life. After watching The Story of Stuff, students recycled old T-Shirts for a weaving project.
Watch NPR's Planet Money follow a T-Shirt from the Cotton Fields in the Southern U.S. to our hands.
The Story of Stuff investigates and evaluates our consumer driven culture and presents ideas for a more sustainable lifestyle.
Ceramics finally! We will be working with clay for the next few weeks and creating hand built cups!
Winsor McCay is one of the founding fathers of Animation. Watch a short clip from his first major film, The Sinking of the Lusitania.
Students created photographs that depicted forced perspective or flattened space.
Study Study Study!
Below is a document for students to study for the fall final exam. The final will consist of short answer, matching, and fill in the blank. There will also be a short drawing portion following the written test.
Still Life Acrylic PAintings
Still Life painting was used in the Netherlands in the 1600 to communicate ideas about life and death, vanity, and temperance. Artist's used objects as symbols of these concepts arranged to communicate values.
Britto, a contemporary pop artist, uses his art to create positive social change. He creates compositions, including still life paintings, using bright colors and patterns with bold dark lines.
Georgia O'keefe Inspired watercolors
The Last Supper
In the image above,all lines of perspective lead the viewers eye to Christ in the center. Perspective can be used as a device to create space, direct the viewers eye, and create a realistic space which the viewer can believe in and explore as a viewer.
Renaissance artists like Da Vinci, the artist of the painting above, contributed many techniques to the art world that helped artist's create realistic paintings. The techniques were Foreshortening, modeling, proportion/scale, aerial perspective, and linear perspective.
One POint perspective
Art 1 students are working on Zentangle self portraits. It is an art technique inspired by meditation. The repetitive motion of pattern markings encourages meditation. After a personality test, students chose an animal that represents their identity and are using patterns to represent light and dark values of their animal images.
The first project is based on a style of painting called Trompe l'Oeil (pronounced "loy"). The style name is french meaning "trick of the eye". These artists created paintings that fooled the viewers eye into thinking the objects were actually 3 dimensional. Students will create still lives with personal objects that use shadows and large ranges in value to create illusionistic drawings.
Second semester we are focusing on the elements and principles of art. The following documents include an outline of the semester schedule and presentations from each weekly sketch. The most recent weekly sketch will be at the top of the list.