Saturday, April 21, 2012

Pattern Landscapes with Wayne Thiebaud

What is pattern? 
Where do you find it?
Have we seen pattern in any artwork we have studied?
Discuss landscapes
Horizon line, foreground, background
Do you see pattern?
How many different patterns
ARTIST: Wayne Thiebaud 
(born November 15, 1920) 
He is an American painter 
His most famous works are of cakes, pastries, boots, 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 farm landscape with pattern
Step1: with black marker, draw an upside down letter v in the top middle of the paper
Step2: draw two straight lines coming off your V
Step3: draw a line across and then make it into a square down
Step4: add another square in the top and add the letter x
Step5: Add a square inside your square and add two XX’s
Step6: add two window to finish your barn
Step7: draw two lines to either side creating a horizon line
Step8: draw one line down from the barn through the foreground
Step9: draw two diagonal lines from either corner of the barn
Step10: Fill the first open space with clouds (make a pattern, not one cloud, 3 clouds)
Step11: fill the opposite side with trees (Pattern, 3 trees)
Step12: fill the other four open spaces with stripes, polka dots, diagonal lines, squiggly lines, etc...
Step 11: Color in all your pattern with color, remember we want a pattern so stick to two or three colors for each pattern
black sharpie markers
all colors of markers

Once these were in my computer, I realized they are a great project to discuss perspective. Many of the children were able to achieve perspective in these drawings without even trying. This is another great discussion point for this project. 

Warm and Cool color collages with Hundertwasser

Two week project, students create collage paper the first week. 

Discussion: Warm colors? 
What do they make us feel?
Where do we find them? 
Why are they warm?
Where do we see them everyday?
Cool colors? 
What do they make us feel?
Where do we find them? 
Why are they cool?
Where do we see them everyday?
ARTIST: Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1978-2000)
The eccentric and playfully self-advertising Viennese artist 
Early school reports attested to his "exceptional feeling for colour and form". 
Hundertwasser spent three months at the Viennese Art Academy
He found the numerous and adventurous trips he took to Morocco, Tunisia, Nepal, Tokyo and Siberia inspirational for the path he intended to follow. 
Hundertwasser developed an abstract, decorative, two-dimensional and vibrantly colourful, utterly distinctive style distinguished by ornamental spiral and labyrinth forms, circles, meanders and biomorphic shapes.
During the 1960s Friedensreich Hundertwasser was extremely successful
Active in the ecological movement, Hundertwasser was committed to making life livable in a humane environment that was close to nature. 
So versatile and prolific was Hundertwasser that he also designed coins and stamps for Austria, Senegal and the UN from the 1970s. 
In 1981 Hundertwasser was appointed head of the master for painting at the Viennese Art Academy. 
The famous Hundertwasser House in Vienna, begun in 1983, attests to Hunderwasser's skill as an architect.
Friedensreich Hundertwasser died on a cruise ship off New Zealand in 2000.
PROJECT: WEEK 1: Create both a warm and a cool striped paintings 
Step1: on white paper paint a red stripe
Step2: using a craft stick and fork make stripes or marks in your red paint
Step3: make an orange stripe next to your red stripe
Step4: using a craft stick make stripes or marks in your orange paint
Step5: repeat steps with yellow and continue with the stripes in warm and marks until page is full of stripes
using a craft stick make stripes or marks in your red paint
Step6: on white paper paint a blue stripe
using a craft stick and/or fork make stripes or marks in your blue paint
Step7: make an green stripe next to your blue stripe
Step8: using a craft stick make stripes or marks in your green paint
Step9: repeat steps with violet and continue with the stripes in warm and marks until page is full of stripes

Project: WEEK TWO
Step1: cut strips from your cool or warm colors (ARTIST DECISION) and glue them on the card stock
Step2: from the opposite color pages cut circles in three sizes and glue them on top of your stripes 
Step3: repeat until you have three flowers
Step4: add stems
White construction paper
Warm and cool colored paint
Pop cycle sticks

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Value and Pattern Fish with Britto

Two week Project

PREPARE black paint by adding one to one and 1/2 of tablespoons of dish soap into a pint of tempura black paint

 What does value mean?
 What happens when you add white to a color? TINT
 What happens when you add black to a color? SHADE
 Pure color is in the middle
                what is pure color? Color in it's truest form right from the bottle
 Tint is between white and pure it is a little of both mixed together
 Shade is between pure and black and it is a little of both mixed together.
 Look at Jim Dine's Green hearts done in the 80’s
 how did he make his hearts lighter?
 What other colors are prominent?
       How many values of red do you see?
 How do you think he created this piece?
        can you see the brush strokes?
        if the artwork were only one shade of red, would it be a interesting?

PROJECT: create pop art Britto inspired fish
Step1: in pencil draw a grid on your 12x12 card stock: two vertical lines, two horizontal lines.
Step2: in the top middle square add white
Step3: in the bottom middle square add light black
Step4: in the middle square add pure color
Step5: add the same pure color into the white square to tint the pure
Step6: add the same pure color into the black square to shade the pure

Step7: on one side add three warm colors
Step8: on the opposite side add three cool colors
Step9: paint prepared black paint over the entire square

Tag Board
Oil pastels
Black paint mixed with dish soap.


Disscussion: Pattern
Where do we find pattern?
Have we seen any pattern in our art work we have discussed already?
Do you have on pattern today?
When you discuss pattern what subject are you on? 
Why is pattern important to art?
ARTIST: Romero Britto (1963-      )
He was born in Recife, Brazil 
Self-taught at an early age, he painted on surfaces such as newspapers. 
In 1983, he traveled to Paris where he was introduced to the work of Matisse and Picasso. 
He combined influences from cubism with pop, to create a vibrant, iconic style that The New York Times describes, "exudes warmth, optimism and love."
In 1988, Britto moved to Miami and emerged as an international artist. 
In the following year, he was selected alongside Andy Warhol and Keith Haring for Absolut Vodka's "Absolut Art" campaign. 
Britto's pop sensibility has since leant itself to many collaborations with such brands as Audi, Bentley, Disney, Technomarine, Evian and FIFA, for whom he created an official poster for the 2010 World Cup. 
He has also illustrated several books published by Simon & Schuster and Rizzoli. 
Britto's work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in over 100 countries 
Britto considers the role of an artist to be an agent of positive change. 
He serves as a benefactor, donating time, art and resources to over 250 charitable organizations and several boards such as Best Buddies International, and St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. 
Project: Scratch Britto Fish into your painted papers
Step1: use a toothpick, top right corner draw a circle
Step2: On the side of your circle draw a triangle
Step3: repeat steps 1 and 2 eight more times until you have nine fish
Step4: add any line fins
Step5: fill each fish with a least two patterns, dots, stripes, squiggles, triangles, lines, hearts, daisys
Prepared paper