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.