Sunday, January 13, 2013

Value hands with KAWS


Talk about The Kaws painting below:
              What is happening in the piece
What type of art does it most remind you of?
Look at the second piece
Have you seen this before? When? 
What is the same about the two pieces of art? 
color and mood how does it make you feel? 
Value: tints and shades
Black: You only need a dot to change the color
Monochromatic mono (one) chrome (color)
Pure color: color from the bottle. 
KAWS (1974-)
American Painter and illustrator
was born Brian Donnelly in Jersey City, New Jersey.[1] 
He graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in illustration in 1996.[2] 
After graduation, KAWS briefly worked for Disney as a freelance animator painting backgrounds. 
He also contributed to the animated series 101 Dalmatians, Daria and Doug.[3]

Step 1: On card stock, trace your hand. Make sure you finger tips are at the top of the paper and draw your wrist/arm till the bottom. 
Step 2: Draw four horizontal lines through the paper making five stripes (1 is the stripe with fingertip 5 is the bottom stripe with the wrist) seven spaced apart
Step 3: Add pure color through the middle both in and outside of the hand drawing
Step4: Paint white on the inside of the fingertips and opposite end the outside of the wrist
Step5: Mix white with red 
Step6: Add the new color inside the hand (2nd Stripe) and outside the wrist (fourth Stripe)
Step7: Paint black on the inside of the wrist (5) and the outside of the fingertips (1) 
Step6: Add black to your pure color
Step7: Add your new color inside wrist (4) outside the hand (2) 

card stock
Tempura Paint in white Black and red
Scrap paper

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Negative and positive Space with Mathilda Roussel

Positive space and Negative
What is positive space? 
When we cut something out positive is the object
Negative is the hole
In a sculpture positive space is the materials
Negative space is the holes in and around the work
Space is also the distance between points and planes in an artwork

What do you think of this piece? 
What is positive
What is negative
What is the work made from? 

ARTIST: Mathilde Roussel (Ma-tit   Rou-sel) 
French artist based in Paris. 
Her work is a sensible and symbolic research about the nature of physical life. 
She is interested in the cyclic metamorphoses that transform organic matter, whether vegetable, animal or human. 
Roussel interrogates the ways in which time weighs on our body, leaving its traces as an imprint and thus creating an invisible archive of our emotions, a mute history of our existence. 
She uses a diversity of materials from paper to fabric, from rubber to graphite. 
Her ephemeral sculptures she uses organic matter such as wheat grass, pollen, sap or milk. Her work becomes a mapping of the body, an anatomy of the time and space inhabited by our fragile presence in the world.

Step1: Fill your paper with different colored tissue paper. Glue them down
Layer and overlap to show change in color
Step2: Using a second paper cut out a shape, any shape and throw the shape away
Keep the hole
Step3: Layer the hole on top of the paper with the tissue. Glue it top top
Step4: crop the sides if needed. 

Two pieces of card stock the same size

Monday, January 7, 2013

Tint Wire Sculptures with Elizabeth Murray

Day One: 

Prep: Create a 24” in wire circle for each student in class: Easier to work with, prevents eye pokes. 

Form: What is form? 
What is sculpture? 
How is sculpture different from a painting? 
3d vs 2d
Show Elizabeth Murray’s work again
How is it like s sculpture?
How is it like a painting? 

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.

Step1: Using your wire circle, create an organic shape

Step2: Using plaster strips, cover wire with plaster
Step3: To Identify: put your name on the paper plate your wire sculpture is sitting on to dry. 

Bowl for water
Paper plates

Day two

 Discussion: impressionism
Making colors lighter

Art Movement: impressionism
Impressionism is a 19th-century art movement 
originated with a group of Paris-based artists. 
Their independent exhibitions brought them to prominence during the 1870s and 1880s, 
Harsh opposition from the conventional art community in France. 
The name of the style derives from the title of a Claude Monet work, Impression, soleil levant (Impression, Sunrise)
Impressionist painting characteristics include relatively small, thin, yet visible brush strokes, open composition, emphasis on accurate depiction of light in its changing qualities (often accentuating the effects of the passage of time), common, ordinary subject matter, 
inclusion of movement as a crucial element of human perception and experience, and unusual visual angles. 
The development of Impressionism in the visual arts was soon followed by analogous styles in other media that became known as impressionist music and impressionist literature.
For additional information: 

Step1: students  receive one pure color and white
Step2: mix their color with as much or little white as they like
Step3: paint the wire sculpture with their new color
Step4: add movement lines in black around the edges

Paint in many colors and white
Black paint
Paint brushes
Water containers
Paper plates for palettes. 

Post Project Week one and two: create the large sculpture by glueing the smaller works all together. I used Loctite All purpose Adhesive Caulk in Clear.