Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Shrinky Dink Stars with Ryan McGinness (ASAP)

Discussion: Symbols 
What is a symbol?
What does a heart stand for? 
A lightbulb?
When you see a woman in a dress on a door what is behind the door?
A Star? What does it mean? How does it make us feel to get a star on our test?
What artist’s have used stars in their artwork?
Show any piece of  art from Ryan McGinness
How does he use symbols in his artwork?
        Overlap? how does he overlap in his work?
Why does he layer them?
Is he trying to get us to think about where we see symbols in our daily lives?
American artist, 
living and working in New York City
He grew up in the surf and skate culture of Virginia Beach, Virginia
studied at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as an Andrew Carnegie Scholar. 
During college, he worked at the Andy Warhol Museum as a curatorial assistant. 
Known for his original extensive vocabulary of graphic drawings which use the visual language of public signage, corporate logos, and contemporary iconography, 
McGinness creates paintings, sculptures, and environments.
for additional information, please visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryan_McGinness
PROJECT 1: Using a star create an interesting statement on shrinky dink paper
Step1: Draw a star on the ROUGH side of the paper
Step2: fill in the star anyway you like, pattern, etcd.
Step3: fill in the background, think of the colors you will use
Step4: label your shrinky dink with your name

Shrinky dinks
Colored pencils

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