Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Color Wheel hand prints with Picasso

Picasso's artwork, Hands with Flowers
What do you see in this drawing
What is the hand doing? 
What colors do you see? 
How many colors? 
How do we make color? 
What is primary color? 
Red Yellow Blue
Why are they special? What do they do? 

They make secondary colors: show a color wheel
Red and blue get too close they make: Purple
Yellow and blue get too close they make green 
Red and yellow get too close they make orange

ARTIST: Pablo Picasso 
(25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973)
He was a Spanish painter, draughtsman, and sculptor
He is one of the most recognized figures in 20th-century art
He is best known for co-founding the Cubist movement and for the wide variety of styles embodied in his work. Picasso demonstrated uncanny artistic talent in his early years, 
He painted in a realistic manner through his childhood and adolescence; 
During the first decade of the twentieth century his style changed as he experimented with different theories, techniques, and ideas. 
Picasso’s creativity manifested itself in numerous mediums, including painting, sculpture, drawing, and architecture. His revolutionary artistic accomplishments brought him universal renown and immense fortunes throughout his life, making him the best-known figure in twentieth century art.

Project: Create printed flowers with hand print
Step1: using a circle stamp print a red center
Step2: using another circle stamp print a blue flower center
Step3: using a third print a yellow flower center
Step4: add orange petals with oil pastels
Step5: add green lines for stems with oil pastels 
Step6: paint and print your hand in purple paint

3 Foam circles and wine corks hot glued together for circle stamp
Red, blue, purple, and yellow tempura paint
orange and green oil pastels 

This lesson was adapted from a wonderful lesson found here: splishsplashsplatterart.blogspot.com.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Organic shape and geometric shape movement figures with Keith Haring

Organic Shape VS Geometric shape
Geometric shapes: 
Name some....Square, circle, rectangle, 
Can they be solved with MATH: Yes!
Organic Shapes: 
Name Some....Bird, Tree, you and me!!!
Can they be solved with Math??? NO!
How does Haring show movement? 
What color does he use when the figures move

ARTIST: Keith Haring
Born 1958
Age 19 first show
1978 went to school in NY
Created subway drawings on blank ad space
Worked with children
Wanted everyone to be able to have his work
Worked with causes
Died young in 1988
Wanted everyone to make art especially kids
Show Keith Haring’s work

Project: Create a haring like art work with primary colors and shapes
Step1: in pencil: using Geometric shape: Draw  a circle head
Step2: using a square, draw a body
Step 3 using a rectangle draw two arms (show movement)
Step4: using rectangles, draw two legs (show movement) 
Step5: using ovals, draw hands and feet
Step6: Using organic shape, draw around your figure two times
Step7: paint your figure in red
Step8: paint your first organic shape in yellow
Step9: paint your next organic shape in blue
Step10: outline your figure in BLACK
Step11: create at least one set of movement lines 

Card stock
Red blue and yellow paint
Black paint

Monday, October 8, 2012

Organic Shape Drawing with Scissors and Matisse

Organic Shape? What is organic shape? 
Where do you hear the word organic? 
Where do you find organic shapes? 

 Drawing with scissors
He worked very large, we will work smaller
Show his work
What do you think of this piece? Color? Shapes? 
What would you do first if you were inside the artwork? 

Henri Matisse
French Painter,
Studied law until he was 21
Mother gave him a paint box after surgery and he discovered painting
He returned to work, and every morning before work, he attended drawing classes; at lunch time he would paint for an hour or so, and then return to work. After work he would paint till night fell. It was his life. 
In 1891 set off for Paris. 
Matisse began his journey of studies which ultimately lead him to his love of line, shape and color. 
Matisse felt that his greatest influence had been the work of the artist Cezanne (1839 – 1906, French). 
In the 1950‘s, Matisse began creating paintings using paint and paper cut outs. 
In his last years, as he aged and fell ill, Matisse continued to paint, this time on the walls of his room, using a piece of charcoal attached to the end of a bamboo pole. He painted until his death in 1954. 
Matisse had strong feelings about only one thing, the act of painting. 
The purpose of these pictures, he always asserted, was to give pleasure. 
For Matisse, painting was the rhythmic arrangement of line and color on a flat plane. 
He had created the technique of striking contrasts, unmixed hues, flat planes of color (similar to Gauguin, 1848 – 1903, French) 
expressive brush strokes (similar to Van Gogh, 1853 – 1890, Dutch). 
Light was expressed, not in the method of the Impressionists, but with a harmony of intensely covered surfaces. 

PROJECT: Create a matisse style organic shape composition
Step1: glue one large block of color to your white sheet
Step2: glue a second block of color to your white sheet
Step3: begin to cut organic shapes in all colors and glue them to your paper
Step4: create a composition from your random shapes
Step5: pull the piece together by adding smaller pieces in a pattern

Glue stick
Construction paper

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Shape with Rothko

Discussion: shape
What is a shape
How are they made? 
What are they used for? 
Did they help you get to school today? 
Let’s name some shapes

Mark Rothko (September 25, 1903 – February 25, 1970)
He was a Russian-American painter.
Rothko believed that his art could free the unconscious energies previously liberated by mythological images, symbols, and rituals. 
He considered himself a "mythmaker," and proclaimed "the exhilarated tragic experience, is for me the only source of art."
In 1949, Rothko became fascinated by Matisse’s Red Studio, acquired by the Museum of Modern Art that year. He later credited it as a key source of inspiration for his later abstract paintings.
The year 1946 saw the creation of Rothko’s transitional "multiform" paintings. 
The term "multiform" has been applied by art critics; this word was never used by Rothko himself, yet it is an accurate description of these paintings. 
He employed natural substances such as egg and glue, as well as artificial materials including acrylic resins, phenol formaldehyde, modified alkyd, and others.[9] 
One of his objectives was to make the various layers of the painting dry quickly, without mixing of colors, such that he could soon create new layers on top of the earlier ones.
He is classified as an abstract expressionist, although he himself rejected this label, and even resisted classification as an "abstract painter".

Step 1: One tag board, draw a red square with oil pastels
Step 2: Above the square draw a blue rectangle
Step3: paint the rest yellow

Liquid watercolor, yellow
Red and blue oil pastel
White tag board. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Value Hearts with Claes Oldenburg

Two day Project

Discussion Day 1
What is sculpture?
Where do you find sculpture? 
How is sculpture different from a painting?
Look At Claes Oldenburg’s work
What do you think of this artwork?
What kind of art is it? 
Why is it so interesting
What would you do if you saw it in real life? 
Where is the closest work of his, SF

Discussion Day 2
How do we make colors lighter?
How do we make colors darker?
What is value?
What is shade? 
What is tint? 
Draw a value scale

Claes Oldenburg (born January 28, 1929) 
He is best known best known for his public art installations 
Many of Oldenburg's large-scale sculptures of mundane objects elicited public ridicule before being embraced as whimsical, insightful, and fun additions to public outdoor art.
In the 1960s he became associated with the Pop Art movement and created many so-called happenings, which were performance art related productions of that time.
His work typically features very large replicas of everyday objects. 
Another theme in his work is soft sculpture versions of everyday objects.

Step1: give students ingredients below in a paper bowl
Step2: students  mix the salt dough
Step3: on a paper plate students  create a salt dough heart
Step 4: it drys overnight

Students  paint their hearts in value
Step1: choose one color of acrylic paint
Step2: add the color to the heart
Step3: add white to the heart and mix in one spot
Step4: add Black to the heart and mix in one spot

When Dry place heart on wooden block stand with nail in the center. Use silicone glue to permanently adhere heart to nail. Found it was easier to paint front and back of heart while on nail block. Do not glue until heart is complete. 

Wood Block
Large nail
Sail dough recipe ingredients
Paper bowl
Paper plate
Silicone glue
Acrylic paint

Basic Salt Dough Recipe Ingredients:
1/2 cup of fine salt
1/2 cup of flour
1/4 cup of water (may add more)


In a large bowl, combine the salt and the flour
Make a well in the salt/flour mixture and add the water
Knead until smooth and shape into a ball
When not in use, wrap in plastic or store in an airtight container

Monday, October 1, 2012

Geometric Tissue Cityscapes with Paul Klee

DISCUSSION: Geometric shape 
 what are geometric shapes?
  where do we find them?
    in math class?
   Let’s name some and draw them...
Where do you hear that word geometric?
  Math class

City Scape: What is it? 
Look at Paul Klee’s Castle and the Sun
  What are his Buildings made up of?
  What Colors do you see?
  Are there any Organic shapes?
 Foreground: Front of the picture; bottom of your paper
 Middle ground: middle of your picture; horizon line in a Landscape; middle of your paper
 Background: The back of your picture; above the horizon line; the TOP of your paper
Overlapping: one object being on top of another
   The Buildings in the foreground will have no overlapping
   The buildings in the middle ground will be hidden slightly behind
    the foreground buildings
   The buildings in the background will be hidden behind the foreground and 
    middle ground buildings

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

Create Paul Klee’s city scape using Tissue paper and geometric shapes
Step1: glue on square and rectangles to form a city scape in color
Step2: build up one of the side like Klee
Step3: add black lines in sharpie add squares and rectangles and triangles for roofs
Step4: continue adding in in black lines until the space is full
Step5: Add in one circle with tissue paper
Step6: add black line for a circle on the sun

Tissue paper in all colors cut to squares
Glue sticks
Black Sharpie