Tuesday, May 27, 2014

High School Art Final

Mixed Media Collage Reproduction
• Must create a reproduction of work by any famous artist. 
• Minimum 12” X 18” 
Must incorporate: 
Blind contour
Create depth and/or perspective
Shading and value to create form:
USE ONE: Stippling, scumbling, hatching, cross hatching, etc. 
Tessellation OR Op art reference
Pop Art reference
One of the following: Oval action figure, gestural figure OR portrait
Visual and/or tactile texture
Color, emotion, mood
Newspaper and/or magazine 
Paint (watercolor or acrylic) 
Oil Pastel
Graphite pencil drawing
Pen and ink (sharpie OR black ink pen)
  • Required: Please complete the artist statement and final rubric. Blue tape both on the back.
  • Required: Title of work: incorporate original artist’s name into your title. 
  • One day to find your fine art inspiration
  • Four days of studio time, three days of independent work. 
  • Due on May 28 with presentation, including: why you chose the artwork and how you incorporated each requirement. 

Final meets California Art Standards: 

  • 1.8 Analyze the works of a well-known artist as to the art media selected and the effect of that selection on the artist's style.
  • 2.1 Create original works of art of increasing complexity and skill in a variety of media that reflect their feelings and points of view.
  • 2.2 Plan and create works of art that reflect complex ideas, such as distortion, color theory, arbitrary color, scale, expressive content, and real versus virtual.
  • 2.4 Demonstrate in their own works of art a personal style and an advanced proficiency in communicating an idea, theme, or emotion.
  • 2.6 Present a universal concept in a multimedia work of art that demonstrates knowledge of technology skills.
  • 3.2 Identify contemporary artists worldwide who have achieved regional, national, or international recognition and discuss ways in which their work reflects, plays a role in, and influences present-day culture. (artist statement question)
  • 4.1 Describe the relationship involving the art maker (artist), the making (process), the artwork (product), and the viewer.
  • 5.2 Compare and contrast works of art, probing beyond the obvious and identifying psychological content found in the symbols and images.

Wire Birds with Paul Klee's Twittering Machine

Wire Birds with Paul Klee (all student art project: ASAP)

Mo Willems

What is Form
Compare and contrast Form to art we have created in the classroom
What is texture? 
 How does your hair feel?
 How does the bottom of your show feel?
 Do they feel the same?
 What about tree bark vs. A puppy? 
Art and texture: 
 The job of an artist is to create visual texture
  A dog might look fluffy and a marble would be shiny and smooth

CA Art Standard: 1.5 Identify and describe elements of art in works of art, emphasizing line, color, shape/form, texture, space, and value.

Paul Klee
ARTIST: Paul Klee
(1879 – 1940) 
Swiss painter of German nationality.
His highly individual style was influenced by movements in art that included expressionism, cubism, and surrealism
Klee was a natural draftsman who experimented with and eventually mastered color theory, and wrote extensively about it. 
His works reflect his dry humor and his sometimes child-like perspective, his personal moods and beliefs, and his musicality. 
He and his friend, the Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky, both taught at the German Bauhaus school of art and architecture.
for additional information, please visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Klee

Cut Copper wire into 15” pieces
Cut Watercolor paper into 3” by 3” pieces

Step 1: 
Twist copper wire into the shape of a bird
Start with one leg 1”
Work up and create a head that sticks out
Try to make a point for the beak
Work down to form a neck
Twist back up and curve to make the back
Twist in and out for the back tail three times
Curve down to make a second leg
Twist legs together at the top to complete
Your bird should be no larger then your 3”x3” paper

Think about the type of texture you want to create for your backbround
Look again at Paul Klee’s work Twittering Machine
Pay attention to the background texture
How will you add texture to your watercolor
Step1: Paint 3”by 3” piece of paper with turquoise liquid watercolor
Step 2: using various forms of texture (Cotton balls, rag, cars, tooth picks 
add in black ink to the wet watercolor

3”x3” watercolor paper
Copper Wire 18 gauge 

Liquid Water color