Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Andy Warhol Repetition POP Ornament Trees

Discussion: Repetition: 
 What does it mean to repeat something?
where do we see that in art?
ABABABABA....? B Pattern
Shapes? What shapes have we talked about?
sqaures, triangles, circles,

Show the Tiffany Holiday book or print photos of a piece of are Warhol did for tiffany's that had repetition. 

What shapes do you see?
Count How many there are?
How many different  shapes are there?
What do the shapes make when he puts them all together
What do the shapes have on them: pattern
Artist: Andy Warhol
(August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987), 
Born Andrew Warhola 
An American painter, printmaker, and filmmaker 
leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art
After a successful career as a commercial illustrator
Warhol became famous worldwide for his work as a painter
He was also filmmaker, record producer, author, 
Warhol has been the subject of numerous retrospective exhibitions, books, and feature and documentary films.
 He coined the widely used expression "15 minutes of fame." 
The Andy Warhol Museum exists in memory of his life and artwork.
The highest price ever paid for a Warhol painting is $100 million for a 1963 canvas titled Eight Elvises. 
Died during routine gallbladder surgery in 1987 
PROJECT: Create a repetition Christmas tree using circles
Step 1: On White paper draw two spirals at the bottom
Step2: On top of the spirals draw three circles
Step3: on top of the Circles draw two more circles
Step4:On top of those two circles draw one more circle
Step5: On top of that circle draw three lines across one another to make a star in black
Step6: Fill in each circle like an ornament with lines or dots or color it in in all colors
Step7: add any other details all around
Step8: Paint the whole page with yellow watercolor
Oil Pastels
Card stock in white
Yellow or Gold watercolor

Friday, December 10, 2010

Line Portfolios with Howard Finster

Line: how important is line in art?
Can we even have any art without line?
where do we find line in nature?
lets think of all the fun lines we can think of and where we might see them
Artist: Howard Finster 
American, folk
He is perhaps the most famous self-taught artist of all time. 
Born in Alabama, he attended school for only 6 years. 
He was a jack-of-all-trades: house painter, bicycle and lawnmower repairman
Howard was a Baptist Minister for about 40 years until, in 1965, he realized no one in his congregation was listening to him. 
In 1976 an angel appeared upon the paint on his finger and said“paint art”.  
Finster and his family produced some 50,000 works many of which were signed, dated and numbered. 
Show his work and discuss
Create Finster hands with line
Step1: on your portfolio lay both hands and cross some fingers at the top
Step 2: a parent or  I will come by and trace your hands very quickly
Step3: using black marker begin to fill both hands will tons of different lines
Step4: try to stay inside the lines. Fill each finger
Step5: finish by adding fun color on top like Finster did
Poster board cut in half for preschoolers
black sharpies for lines
Markers to fill in the space between the lines

Imagination Color Wheel Forests with Marc Chagall

Color wheel
primary Colors
Secondary Colors
Mouse Paint
Show Chagall 
what do you think of this piece?
Do you see the upside down houses?
Do you see a large animal with a tiny animal on it’s face?
What about a tree?
Do you see a giant green face?
Are all the primary colors there?
what about secondary?
Marc Chagall
Russian Born. French painter
Known for his use of colors
Known for his dreamlike images
He used clear colors and geometric forms
worked from dreams and imagination
Mastered stain glass in his sixties
PREPARATION: create primary colored squeeze bottles for this project
where is says mix add both colors to that section of their paper
Step1: On the left side, top of your page, Paint a red tree top
Step2: On the Right side top of your page paint a yellow tree top
Step3: On the bottom middle of your page paint a blue tree bottom
Step4: Mix the color Orange and on the middle top paint an orange tree top
Step5: Mix the color Green and on the bottom right of our paper paint the color green
Step 6: Mix the color purple and paint a tree bottom on teh bottom left of your paper
Step 7: along the very bottom of your page add black watercolor 
Step8: Now tilt your page so the watercolor trickles into the treetops creating our forest. 
Squeeze bottles filled with Primary colored tempura paint
Black watercolor
white tag board

Shade and Tint Gum Ball Machines with Wayne Thiebaud

DISCUSSION: How do we make colors lighter
pink, clouds, light
Tint adding white to colors
How do we make colors darker?
Black: shadows, shade
Shade: adding black to colors
When light hits an object it becomes lighter
If an object has no light it is darker

ARTIST: Wayne Thiebaud 
(born November 15, 1920) 
He is an American painter 
whose most famous works are of cakes, pastries, boots, toilets, toys and lipsticks
He is associated with the Pop art movement because of his interest in objects of mass culture,
 although his works, executed during the fifties and sixties, slightly predate the works of the classic pop artists. 
Thiebaud uses heavy pigment and exaggerated colors to depict his subjects
well-defined shadows characteristic of advertisements are almost always included in his work.
PROJECT: Create a gum ball machine using shade and tint
Step1: with black oil pastel draw a circle in the middle of the page
Step2: draw a square underneath the gum ball machine
Step3: draw a small rectangle on the bottom of the square color it grey
Step4: color in the large square any color
Step5: fill in the large circle with gum ball stickers
Step 6: on the right side draw in a shadow from the square to the right side of the page
Step 7: on the tops of all the gun balls add a small speck of white
oil pastels
white tag board
primary colored circle labels

Value Trees with Eric Carle

Discussion: Value: 
Hold up different colors of green and ask what color it is
how can six colors of green all be green???
Value we have talked about adding white to colors
what did it do? makes them lighter
What happens if we added black to colors?
it would make them darker
Blue becomes navy
  green becomes olive
Artist: Eric Carle
American illustrator
Famous illustrating over 70 children’s books including Brown Bear
Uses Collage to create his artwork
His art work is created in the collage technique
He uses hand painted papers
He cuts and layers each piece of collage to create bright cheerful images
Went to art school in Germany
worked as a graphic artist for the NY Times
Bring an Eric Carle book to share with the class
PROJECT: Create a tree using values of green and triangles
Step 1: On Blue Paper, paste on a tree trunk in brown rectangle
Step2: on the truck paste a green triangle
Step3: on top of the triangle paste another value of green triangle
Step4: repeat until you have five triangles on to of one another creating a tree
Step5: Using two small yellow triangles add a star on top of your tree
Step6: using stripes of cut words from magazines paste three on top of each other 
creating a snow flake
Step7: repeat until you have three snow flakes on your page
Step8: fill in more snowflakes with white oil pastels 
Step9: if time allows teh students could add a 3 to 5 ornaments to the tree using
buttons or sequins or more collage materials
values of greens pre-cut into triangles
magazines, scrap paper
Two pre-cut yellow triangles
words from magazines cut into stripes for snowflakes
white oil pastels
Brown or olive tree trunks

ADAPTIONS: could create christmas trees with ornaments and presents
For older groups of children you could create a two week project and have them cut, create and prepare all the values of green for the project.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Picasso Cubism Guitars

RECAP: Blind Contour Drawing

DISCUSSION: abstract art: last week when we saw the flowers did we have any problem deciding they were flowers? Was there a question in our minds about what they were?

Show Picasso's Three Musicians Now look at this piece? what is it?
where is it?
what do you think you see?

Cubism: objects are broken up, analyzed, and re-assembled in an abstracted form—instead of depicting objects from one viewpoint, the artist depicts the subject from a multitude of viewpoints to represent the subject in a greater context
Drawing the same object from several perspectives
What is perspective (viewpoint)

Shade and Tint: light and dark. show them how to add in blocks (like a map) to add in these details

ARTIST: Pablo Picasso 
(25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973)
He was a Spanish painter, draughtsman, and sculptor.  
He is best known for co-founding the Cubist movement and for the wide variety of styles throughout his work 
Picasso demonstrated uncanny artistic talent in his early years, 
He painted in a realistic manner through his childhood and adolescence; 
During the first decade of the twentieth century his style changed as he experimented with different theories, techniques, and ideas. 
Picasso’s creativity manifested itself in many mediums, including painting, sculpture, drawing, and architecture. 
His revolutionary artistic accomplishments brought him universal renown and immense fortunes.
He is the best-known figure in twentieth century art.

PROJECT: you will have to move around the room for this project. 
Step1: using the BLIND CONTOUR TECH. from last week, draw the guitar from where you are seated
take a moment at each step to see the light and dark areas of the guitar. add in 
Step2: Switch places with a friend, and repeat the first step again drawing right on top of the first
take a moment at each step to see the light and dark parts of our guitar 
Step3: repeat step 2.
take a moment at each step to see the light and dark parts of our guitar 
Step4: using Multi Media (newspapers, oil pastels, chalk pastels, markers, paint, fabric) begin to fill in each shape. remember lines from last week. all wavy line in one shape could be interesting.
Step5: continue to add until you feel the project is complete
Thick paper Card stock or bristol board
mixed media, newspaper, fabric, paint, oil and chalk pastels

Warm and Cool Blind Contour Grid Drawings with Van Gogh

PREPARATION: print or have the students draw in grid lines on heavy card stock or tag board

DISCUSSION: Line can you have a piece of art without line?
Contour line? what does contour mean? Outside line
Think of a coloring book you can’t color in a stick figure
Blind Contour drawing? what could that mean? Drawing without looking at your paper. 
it is the best way to draw because you are drawing with your eyes, not your brain.
Let’s try it:
Rules for blind contour:
the drawings are timed and we will start with one minute drawings
Pick a point at the top of the flowers let your eyes move all around the contour line 
As your eye moves you should also move your hand holding the charcoal pencil. 
Don’t look at your paper only the flowers as your time starts and your hand begins to move
Don’t pick up your pencil at any time
Don’t stop drawing until the one minute time is called 
If your drawing ends up looking more like a wrecked car than a person…don’t panic…have fun and keep practicing.
We will do this three times until you get the hang of it
Our last drawing will be done on grid tag board/card stock
Quick 2nd Discussion: Van Gogh, warm and cool colors and Prints
Show his Sunflowers
open a discussion
why is it so famous?
what do you like about the work?
how many different colors did he use for the piece?
MONOchromatic: MONO means ONE.
Warm and cool colors: 
warm colors make up half the color wheel. they are red, yellow and oragnge
they make us warmer, excited and energized
cool colors make up the other half of the wheel: blue, green, purple
they make us cooler, relaxed and somber
Vincent  van Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890)
Known for his  vivid colors and emotional impact. 
Known for his paint application creating texture and movement.
died largely unknown, at the age of 37
sold only one painting while he was alive
Oil Pastels: They are like Crayons but they are made with oil not wax so they are more easily blended. Press harder for more oil like results.
Using your best blind contour drawing from earlier
Step1: grab your tag board with the blind contour flowers
Step2: fill in the gridded flowers with WARM colors making sure that every time you cross a line you change to a new warm color.  (you can use all yellows but you need to have three or four different shades)
Step3: Complete the flowers using all WARM COLORS
Step4: Fill in the gridded background with all COOL colors making sure that every time you cross a line you change to a new warm color.  (you can use all blues but you need to have three or four different shades)
Step5: Complete the background using all COOL colors
Step6: look at your piece and fill in, blend and create to make a artistic finished piece.
Step7: if time allows you could also paint one of your blind contour drawings 

MATERIALS: Tag board or card stock
Oil pastels in at least 16 different colors
Copy paper

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Color play with Gerard Richter

PREPARATION: cut and Glue all paper frames prior to class

Where does it come from?
What are the three primary colors?
How do we make red?
What are the 3 secondary colors?
What are the two most important neutrals?
What does white do to colors?
What does black do to colors?
Richter loves to play with color and the best example of this is in his work
The Dresden painter's 4900 Colors contains precisely that: 196 equal-sized panels, 
each containing 25 individual squares of color. 
49 paintings of 100 squares. 
To randomly determine the order and orientation of each panel, the curators rolled dice and drew cards from a pack.

Gerhard Richter (born February 9, 1932) 
Known for his blurred painting of photographs
Known for abstract paintings of pulled paint
for additional discussion:
Show Richter’s Abstract Art work
What do you see?
Does it look like a photograph? It is an Abstract
What does it make you think of?
Water reflections
Tree bark
Evoke textures of natural objects: reflections, shadows
What tools do painters use?
Canvas, brush paint
Where do you see layers of paint?
What order do you think he painted them in?
How do you think he created these effects?
Layers of paint scraped with a squeegee
Can an artist start a painting without knowing what they are going to create?

PROJECT: create a Richter color study on projector paper 11:45-1
PREPARATION: Cut 3 pieces of projector paper (8.5x11) into 8x8 square
Create white frame for the finish product to live in
Step1: draw lines 3 lines across, three lines down creating four open squares 
Across and down
Step2: begin to color in the square with sharpie markers making sure not to repeat colors 
Step3: repeat above steps until all three pages are filled
Step4: place the sheets together and place into white frame
Step5: show the students that every time you flip or change the order of the three pieces of art
           the art changes. 
Clear projector sheets cut to 8x8
White construction paper Frame