Thursday, January 26, 2012

Pattern Gum balls with Wayne Thiebaud



DISCUSSION: repetition, pattern, Pop Art
Show one of Wayne Theibaud's Gum ball Machines
Where do we see repetition in this artwork
Where else?
What does this piece of art make you think of?
How does the gum taste? Does each color taste different?
Do you see where the light hits the gum balls inside the glass?
How did Mr Thiebaud create light? white 
How did he create shadows? black 

ARTIST: Wayne Thiebaud 
(born November 15, 1920) 
He is an American painter 
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,
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 pattern bubble gum from shrinky dinks
Step1: use colored pencils to create a pattern on the round shrinky dink
Step2: shrink them in a toaster oven
Step3: using clear adhesive adhere the shrinky dink to the clear rock
step4: place adhesive magnet on the back of the shrinky dink rock. 

shrinky dink paper cut to 2 inch circles
clear rocks 1” flat on one side bubbled on the other (dollar store, 30 for one dollar, in floral supply)
clear silicone glue to adhere shrinky dinks to rocks

button magnets 
colored pencils


Review Artist information
Review pattern

what is it?
why do we create an all student art project?

PROJECT: create a gum ball machine on a wooden board
preparation: buy a wooden board and have it cut to 18x24
divide the board into 3"x3" squares
label the squares with numbers to make a paint by number for students to create
Make plates of paint with corresponding numbers for the painting

Step1: Students get to paint one of the 3" by 3" squares in the color/colors it is labeled. 

wooden board in 18x24
paint brushes

Assemblage Sculpture with Louise Nevelson


DISCUSSION: Assemblage
What is Assemblage?
How is it like Collage?
Is it 2-D or 3-D
How does artwork in all one color effect the work? 

Louise Nevelson (August 23, 1899 – April 17, 1988) 
American sculptor known for her monumental, monochromatic, wooden wall pieces and outdoor sculptures. 
Born in Czarist Russia, she emigrated with her family to the United States in the early 20th century when she was three years old. 
Nevelson learned English at school, as she spoke Yiddish at home. 
By the early 1930s she was attending art classes at the Art Students League of New York
In 1941 she had her first solo exhibition. 
A student of Hans Hoffman and Chaim Gross, Nevelson experimented with early conceptual art using found objects, and dabbled in painting and printing before dedicating her lifework to sculpture. 
Usually created out of wood, her sculptures appear puzzle-like, with multiple intricately cut pieces placed into wall sculptures or independently standing pieces, often 3-D. 
A figure in the international art scene, Nevelson was showcased at the 31st Venice Biennale
Her work is seen in major collections in museums and corporations. 
Louise Nevelson remains one of the most important figures in 20th-century American sculpture.


Project: Create an assemblage from objects you have on your desk. 
Step1: glue four craft sticks together at the corners
Step2: fill in the top with several craft sticks to make a stand
Step3: find objects and glue them to your flat square
Step4: continue gluing until you are happy with your finished result
Found objects of all sorts
old jewelry
craft sticks
Tacky glue


review artist
review assemblage

preparation: combine black paint with glue

Step1: add black paint with glue to the entire sculpture

Black Paint
Paint Brushes

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Positive and negative space with Andy Warhol

Preparation: Cut stars out of sticky foam sheets and place them on wooden blocks to make stampers. 

Discussion: Positive and negative shapes
Show Warhol’s work of the star tree
What do you think of this piece?
Cut out a star from paper
which is positive and which is negative?
POP art
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
Using large star cut outs and small star stamps create a negative star shape
Step1: Place the large star in the center of the paper
Step2: using the star stamps, stamp on stars all around the paper
Step3: continue with all the colors
Step4: remove the large star to reveal the negative star shape. 
Large star cut outs
Small star stamps
tempura paint 
tag board or card stock