Monday, February 12, 2018

Semester Final > Google Photos Movie

Semester Final > Google Photos Movie

How to Make a Google Photos Movie >  

1.  Organize your photos into a new album 
      Use either the Google Photos app on your desktop or your device. 
  • On the desktop Google Photos >
  • Select the photos
  • Click the +
  • Add to album (name it Final or something)

  • On your device’s Google Photos app >
  • Select the photos
  • Tap the +
  • Add to album (name it Final or something)

2.  Create a Google Photos Movie
  • On your device, open your new “Final” album
  • Select all the photos in the album (there is a 50 photo limit)
  • Tap the +
  • Tap Movie

3. Edit your Google Photos Movie

  • Choose a theme
  • Choose a soundtrack
  • Edit the order of the photos and add or delete photos
  • *I recommend no title because it plays on the first two photos

4. Export & Share your Google Photos Video

  • Tap the 3 dots and select Export
  • Tap the share icon and share to our G+ Community

Doc > 

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Monday, February 5, 2018

Create > Magnification

Create > Magnification

Goal:  Change the perceptual response to an object by making it larger

Distort, magnify, fantasize

Studio Activity:  
Select a subject for your sculpture that is normally quite small, such as a paper clip, nail clipper, wrist watch, electrical or mechanical parts, bugs, or other small creatures… Recreate the subject on a giant scale:  Make a soft sculpture by cutting fabrics and flexible materials, which are then sewn, stuffed, stitched, and decorated; or create a large rigid structure by using cardboard and tape and paper-mâché.

Be inspired by historically significant artist Claes Oldenburg > > Claes Oldenburg is an American sculptor, best known for his public art installations typically featuring large replicas of everyday objects. Another theme in his work is soft sculpture versions of everyday objects. Wikipedia

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Create > Constellation

Create > Constellation

Goal:  Create a galactic-like sculpture composed of interconnected lines and nodes.

Repeat, connect, animate

Studio Activity:  
Using repeating small units (wood, straws, pvc, etc…) and different lengths of a wire or some binding mechanism, assemble a colorful 3-dimensional constellation.  Make it strong enough to stand on its own or hang and balance from above.  

Be inspired by architect Marc Fornes.  He and his studio created an interconnected pathway of tubular branches which appear like a large segment of bleached coral.  It is composed of over 4,600 strips of metal, each just a millimeter thick.  

Be inspired by Australian artist Corey Thomas.  He created Spinifex from local tree branches and other plant material.  

Ben Butler is fascinated by the complex structures that emerge from simple and delicate processes.  This phenomenon can be found in the elaborate systems produced by ant colonies to human cities, small quotidian actions accumulating into overpowering structures.  Ben assembled over 10,000 pieces of poplar wood into a matrix-like structure that coalesces into an unexpectedly mesmerizing array of grids.  

Check out New York artist Jason Hackenwerth, known for his organic and biological forms made from latex balloons.  The spiralling from is made from 10,000 balloons wove carefully into a 3-dimensional structure title Pisces from an interpretation of the legend of Aphrodite and Eros.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Create > Emotion Box

Create > Emotion Box

Goal:  Assemble found object to symbolize emotions.

Symbolism, connections, emotions  

Studio Activity:  
Find a box that has compartments such as a spice box, tackle box or sewing container or make a shallow compartmentalized box of cardboard or wood.  Within each compartment carefully arrange objects, images, textures, found objects, parts of mechanical devices, texts, poetry, calligraphy and collage pieces from magazines or newspapers.  Arrange, alter and combine the elements within each compartment to signify a human emotion.  For example a twisted ribbon might signify love or a relationship or pieces of broken mirror glued over a photograph m ight signify anxiety or a compartment painted blue with cotton balls glued on might signify peacefulness or a mouse trap with a snared gummy bear might signify accomplishment or a piece a drift would with rusted nails might signify serenity.

Artist Profile:

Be inspired by the works of Joseph Cornell >
The box is the central metaphor of Joseph Cornell’s life.  He made boxes to keep wonders in.  He used a multitude of found objects representing expansiveness and flight, penned inside cases expressing a simultaneous tension between freedom and constraint.

<em>Untitled (Celestial Navigation)</em>, <strong>1956-58</strong>.

Be inspired by Artist Allison May Kiphuth >
Allison captures scenes inspired by her emotional and physical attachment to her surroundings at home in Maine along the sea coast.  The imagery is a metaphor expressing those emotional and physical attachments to the natural environment.  Her mixed media dioramas are constructed from layered ink and watercolor illustrations assembled with pins and strings.

Visual Examples:

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Create > Kinetic Sculpture

Create > Kinetic Sculpture

Goal:  Create kinetic art that involves movement of from in point of time and space.

Combine, change, animate, motion

Studio Activity:  
Create a 3-dimensional art form that: -flies, -floats, -grows, -moves, -radiates sound, -changes its appearance, -reacts with water, -reacts to light, -reacts to gravity…  Research kinetic art > .  Look into the artworks of Alexander Calder.  Talk to technicians.  Go to flea markets or garage sale to acquire interesting found objects.  Think of the game Mouse Trap and then look at the cartoons of Rube Goldberg for more inspiration.  
Kinetic Concepts:
  • Transformation = evolution, transition, change, mutation.
  • Game = cooperation, viewer response structures, play.
  • Homeostasis = self-balancing systems, self-organizing, self-seeking
  • Teleological = self-destructing, consumable
  • Auto creative = self-structuring
  • Mimesis = of nature, ecosystems, biological

Be inspired by the works of Alexander Calder > Kinetic art is art from any medium that contains movement perceivable by the view or depends on motion for its effect.  Calder’s mobiles > are 3-dimensional sculptures that move naturally or are machine operated.  The moving parts are often powered by wind, a motor or the observer.  

View the works of other kinetic artists:

George Rickey, Four Squares in Square Arrangement, 1969, terrace of the New National Gallery, Berlin, Germany,

Lyman Whitaker, The Twister Star Huge, a whirligig sculpture

Jesús Raphael Soto, La Esfera, Caracas, Venezuela

David Ascalon, Wings to the Heavens, 2008. Fabricated and brazed aluminum and stainless steel cable, Temple Israel, Memphis, Tennessee

The Bucket Fountain, Wellington, NZ