Three paintings for the first part of the week, continuing from Mark David Nelson's text. Your color mixing skills are really good, students!
Students, click on this link to access a past assignment for contrasting color. Upload to your OneDrive account by Friday, January 26, 2016.
Students, follow these examples from artist Mark Daniel Nelson's text and my daily handout to complete three small paintings (one each day, Tuesday through Thursday). We will mat these paintings Friday.
Hello, students! Our first assignment of 2017 will be a painting of a machine part or a part of a mechanical device. These paintings must have a visual sense of depth. That means you will be creating shadows/shading with your paints. We will be using 12 x 18-inch sheets of tagboard for this artwork. Here is the timeline for this assignment:
Tuesday, 1-3-17: Scouting subjects outside. Feel free to take pictures with your cell phones. Begin your sketch back in the classroom.
Wednesday, 1-4-17: Finalize preliminary sketch and show it to teacher (50 pts.); transfer sketch to final paper.
Thursday, 1-5-17: Begin painting. Remember to work large to small and back to front.
Friday, 1-6-17: In progress (formative) critique. Explain your artwork, and say where you're headed. Classmates may offer suggestions (50 pts.).
Good morning, students, and welcome to 2017 art! Today we will begin a color mixing study inspired by the Swiss artist Johannes Itten (1888-1967). Itten was an expressionist painter (typical trait is to present the world solely from a subjective perspective, distorting it radically for emotional effect in order to evoke moods or ideas--Wikipedia) who was a member of the German Bauhaus school (operational from 1919 to 1933 that combined crafts and the fine arts--Wikipedia).
This excerpt from Wikipedia explains why Johannes Itten is an important artist: Itten's work on color is also said to be an inspiration for seasonal color analysis. Itten had been the first to associate color palettes with four types of people, and had designated those types with the names of seasons. His studies of color palettes and color interaction directly influenced the Op Art movement and other color abstraction base movements. Shortly after his death, his designations gained popularity in the cosmetics industry with the publication of Color Me A Season. Cosmetologists today continue to use seasonal color analysis, a tribute to the early work by Itten.
So, we're going to recreate one of the assignments Itten gave his own art students. First, graph a 12 x 18-inch sheet of tagboard into 1-inch squares. (Tuesday and Wednesday, 1-3/4-17. 100 points.) PLEASE draw lightly throughout, and divide the large sheet into quarters (fourths). Using a limited paint palette provided by your teacher, mix colors representing each season, but remember that you can use each color you make only once. No two color blocks can be the same. Paint each quarter of the page in colors representing each of the seasons: winter, spring, summer, fall. (Thursday, 1-5-17 through Thursday 1-12-17. 400 points.)
Good morning and welcome back, students! Let's begin the new year by creating a slide book that identifies the aspirational characteristics and behaviors of our friends, classmates, and staff at AHS. You will present this 10-slide project beginning Wednesday, January 11, 2017. You should have a title slide, a dedication slide, seven people slides, and one conclusion slide. All artwork and photos must be your originals, and you must include digitallly drawn simple shapes and/or lines on each slide except the dedication and conclusion slides. People slides should include a written description of the aspirational characteristic or behavior you are illustrating. People slides should not be portraits but, instead, action shots of your subjects.
Due dates for this project by the end of each class:
Wednesday, 1-4-17: Thumbnails for every slide written/drawn on paper and shown to teacher (100 pts.).
Thursday, 1-5-17: Document created in Prezi, Powerpoint, or Google Slides, and empty slides inserted and shown to teacher (50 pts.).
Friday, 1-6-17: Title slide and dedication slide completed and shown to teacher (50 pts.).
Monday, 1-9-16: Slides 3-6 completed and shown to teacher (40 pts.).
Tuesday, 1-10-16: Slides 7-10 completed and shown to teacher (40 pts.).
Wednesday, 1-11-16: Presentations begin (100 pts.).
Use the example below by artist Sarah Craig as a guideline, and be as creative as possible.
Please keep teacher written comments in mind from your last presentations when working on this project. Thank you.
This is a space for answering student and reader questions, explaining techniques and assignments, and sharing thoughts on art and computer science-related subjects.
No personal electronic devices visible in the art classrooms. No headphones, earbuds, or headphones allowed. Art and computer science students are on task at all times.