Friday, November 16, 2012

Warm and Cool Imagination Drawings with Chagall

Warm and cool colors 
What are warm colors? 
How can they make us feel? 
Excited angry hungry
What are cool colors? 
How do they makes us feel? 
Relax, calm, sad

Imagination: what does it mean to have imagination
Dreams, creative

Artist: Marc Chagall
Russian Born. French painter
Known for his use of colors
Known for his dreamlike images
He used clear colors and geometric forms
Mastered stain glass in his sixties

Step1: using a pencil draw a tree in the middle of the paper long ways
Step2: turn the paper
Step3: draw a house square triangle add windows and details
Step4: turn the paper
Step5: draw circles and stars
Step6: turn the paper
Step7: draw a person like they are flying 
Step8: color the objects in using warm colors
Step9: add white oil pastels to any object that you want to be white
Step10: add black to outline objects or add movement
Step11: using liquid watercolor in cool colors

Card stock
Oil pastels in warm colors
Liquid watercolors in cool colors

This lesson was adapted from: The Incredible Art Department. Thanks!!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Movement Color Wheels with Elizabeth Murray

Primary colors, RED YELLOW Blue 
What are they? Why are they so important? 
What does Primary Mean
Why are they so important/what do they do? 
Secondary colors ORANGE GREEN PURPLE
What are they
Create a color wheel
Show the colors mixing
Show Murray’s work
Discuss color
Discuss shape 
        If you could go into the artwork, where would you travel first?
Discuss Music
Discuss movement
Bring MoMA app on Ipad if you have it. 

ARTIST: Elizabeth Murray (1940-2007):
Inspired by Abstract Expressionist Jackson Pollock’s work, as well as Pablo Picasso’s Cubist works, American painter Elizabeth Murray’s oeuvre span styles from a Minimalist use form and color to bold, cartoonish Surrealism
Her works push the boundaries of a two-dimensional medium;
The irregular triangles in the “Giant Maiden” series (1972) strain against the edges of canvases painted in high relief, 
While the explosive colors on an intricate collage-like canvas in Do the Dance (2005) lend the Painting a kinetic, almost optical quality.

Project: Create Murray inspired shape drawing and mix primary and secondary colors
Step1: draw a circle on the left part of your page, the size of your fist
Step2: Draw an organic shape/circle next to the first, lower and on the right side but have it touching the first
Step3: Draw a third organic shape/circle next to the second, below and in the middle of the two but have it touching both
Step4: draw a line from each shape to an edge
Step4: Color the shapes in primary colors
Step5: in the background behind the red and blue shapes mix the two to make purple
Step6: in the background behind the red and yellow shapes mix the two to make orange
Step7: in the background behind the yellow and blue shapes mix the two to make green
Step8: add music and movement line line Murray. 

Oil pastels in Yellow red blue and Black
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