Monday, February 16, 2015

Create > Studio Activity: Renaissance Remix

Create > Studio Activity: Renaissance Remix

Goal:  Create a self-portrait using Renaissance artwork.

Select a 1 point perspective Renaissance artwork from a museum on the Google Art Project > http://goo.gl/4GPfh0 .  Re-create the perspective space of the artwork in a way that retains the space but is seen in a completely new and original way.  In addition, you must somehow be included in the scene.  Render the work in any media of choice.

Trigger Mechanisms:
Art History, depth, fantasy, remix

Materials:
Paper, pencil, board, acrylic paint

Visual examples:





Analyze > Kandinsky

Instructional Strategy
  • Identify Similarities & Differences
Learning Activity

  • Analyze > Image Analysis Kandinsky




Kandinsky was inspired by the painter Claude Monet.  Kandinsky noticed how Monet focused more on painting the light and atmosphere of the scene, rather than the haystacks themselves


In the comment section below, respond to the following questions:
  1. What time of year do you think it is in this picture?
  2. Why did you pick that season?


Thursday, February 12, 2015

Create > Music Jacket Image Album


Create > Music Jacket Images Album


Goal: Create 8 music jacket images.


Studio Action:
  • Create 2 music jacket remixes.  
    • Find, save and analyze your favorite music jackets of your favorite songs.
    • Make a remix of them by mimicking the composition, design and layout but substituting the subject matter with you, your friends, your possessions and the local surroundings.




  • Create 2 original music jackets featuring your made-up band, a friends band or a playlist.
    • Establish a genre or music style and use appropriate colors, props, fonts and subject matter that communicates the sound of music ‘your band’ performs.
    • You or part of you must be seen in the music jacket image.
    • You must include the name of ‘your band’ and ‘the album’ in the image.




  • Create 4 song metaphor images that include lyrics
    • Develop a playlist of your 4 favorite songs
    • Create an image metaphor for each song
    • Include the lyrics or a part of the lyrics in the image
    • Emphasize the ‘sound’ of the song by adjusting the ‘look’ (color, lighting, filters…)




Trigger Mechanisms: Mimic, Manipulate, Dynamic Posture, Pop, Rock, Country etc...  


Visual Examples:





Create > Drawing Activity: Stacked Perspective Boxes


Create > Drawing Activity: Stacked Perspective Boxes

Concept:  During the Renaissance people used light and shadow in their art to dramatize scenes.  They also figured out a way to make viewers feel as if they were looking into a painting instead of at it by employing linear perspective.

Goal:  Create a drawing of stacked boxes using 1pt linear perspective and value contrasts to suggest a single light source.

Studio Action:  Draw a horizon line and single vanishing point.  Draw at least five boxes that are accurately rendered using 1pt linear perspective.  Stack the boxes so that they extend from the floor to above the horizon line.  Designate a single light source and develop value contrasts to suggest caste shadows.  Invent other subject matter (interior walls, windows etc.) to fully develop the composition.

Trigger Mechanisms: Space, Volume, Contrast

Pinterest > http://goo.gl/LzMcih

Materials: Ruler, Paper, Pencil, Eraser

Monday, February 9, 2015

Understand > One Point Linear Perspective Worksheet

Understand > One Point Linear Perspective Worksheet

Open this Document URL > http://goo.gl/Y06Wbl

  1. Use a ruler.  
  2. Draw on this image the lines of convergence
  3. locate the vanishing point and eye level line.


Turn the following shapes into 3-dimensional forms using 1-point linear perspective.


Add interior elements like table, chairs, rug, window...using 1-point linear perspective.


Thursday, February 5, 2015

Create > Hand Drawn Photo Mix Album

Create > Hand Drawn Photo Mix Album


Goal:  Make a series of at least 3 photographs that incorporate original drawings

Studio Activity:
  • The final photographs may work individually or as a series
  • Stage a photoshoot that incorporates your original drawings

Trigger Mechanisms:  Mix-media, metaphor, fantasize

Visual Examples:
Victor Nunes > http://goo.gl/wMFQg4
Del Grosso > http://goo.gl/aWu7c8
Google Search > http://goo.gl/6UlFVL

Generalize, Reflect & Publish:
Instructional Strategy
  • Evaluate the results
Learning Activity
Reflect > Should I go back and rework anything?
  • How did you combine art elements (line, color, shape, texture, value)  to develop art principles? (Unity/variety, balance, emphasis contrast, rhythm, proportion/scale, figure/ground relationship)
  • Where are the dominant shapes, forms, colors, or textures that carry expressive significance?
  • Why Is the work ordered and balanced or chaotic and disturbing?
  • What gives the work its uniqueness?
  • Is symbolism used in the work to convey meaning other than what one sees?
  • Does the work evoke any feelings?

Instructional Strategy
  • Providing Recognition
Learning Activity
Publish > Share your album to our G+Community > Concepts & Creations category
Display > Add your photos to the Event

Instructional Strategy
  • Providing Feedback
Learning Activity
Critique >
  • Give positive feedback > +1 every image that deserves it
  • Give peer feedback > Give 2 peer images a VTS critique > http://goo.gl/1WWmBY
Self-assess >

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Understand > One Point Linear Perspective

Understand > One Point Linear Perspective


  1. Open this document > http://goo.gl/CG3ZqS 
  2. Follow the instructions
  3. Understand one point linear perspective
    • understand vanishing point
    • understand lines of convergence


  1. Use a ruler.  
  2. Draw on this image the lines of convergence
  3. locate the vanishing point and eye level line.

  1. Turn the following shapes into 3-dimensional forms using 1-point linear perspective.

  1. Add interior elements like table, chairs, rug, window...using 1-point linear perspective.



Create > Studio Activity: En Plein Air Industrial System

Create > Studio Activity: En Plein Air Industrial System

Goal:  Create an in the open air (en plein air) drawing of an industrial system.

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Go on location and accurately render in full value an industrial system.  
Capture the structures and forms from a dynamic perspective.

Trigger Mechanisms:
Visual examples > http://goo.gl/8FWlF6













Topic: Systems and Order

Topic: Systems and Order

The Big Ideas:
A system is a structure of interacting, intercommunicating components that operate individually and jointly to achieve a common goal.  

Designing is creating conceptual and visual unity by giving order to diverse but interrelated and interdependent parts.

Standards:
As an art student, I will understand and demonstrate the ability to...
  • Understand and apply media, techniques, and processes with skill and confidence
  • Use design principles and functions to accomplish specific visual art problems
  • Choose and evaluate subject matter and ideas
  • Reflect upon and assess the characteristics and merits of my work
  • Make connections between my art and other aspects of life

Goal Concept:

Designing is creating conceptual and visual unity by giving order to diverse but interrelated and interdependent parts.

Access Prior Knowledge:

“There is no work of art without a system.” ~ Le Corbusier

New Information:
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Design Systems

A System: An organized, integrated whole made up of diverse but interrelated and interdependent parts.

In his book The Medusa and the Snail, Lewis Thomas explains the term system as “A structure of interacting, intercommunicating units or components that as a group act or operate individually and jointly to achieve a common goal through the concerted activity of the individual parts.”  In other words, all systems are synergistic in that they produce an effect greater than the sum of their parts.

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The process of designing involves creating conceptual and visual order.  Ideas are designed, as are objects such as furniture, buildings or art forms.  To design is to unify, to make ordered that which otherwise would be formless or undifferentiated.  The designer takes random information, stimulus and materials, and through synectic and systematic thinking, turns them into ideas and cohesive structures.  Understand that artistic activity is a process of thinking and feeling, as well as of object-making.  It’s an activity that involves conceptual, visual and psychological order.

Instructional Strategy
  • Identify Similarities & Differences
Learning Activity

Artist Reference:

Apply Knowledge and Skills:

Studio Activity: En Plein Air Industrial System

Picture14.jpgGoal:  Create an in the open air (en plein air) drawing of an industrial system.

Go on location and accurately render in full value an industrial system.  Capture the structures and forms from a dynamic perspective.

Trigger Mechanisms:
Visual examples > http://goo.gl/8FWlF6

Studio Activity: Design from Industrial Systems
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Goal: Create an artwork using an industrial system or structure as a creative stimulus.

Organize a photo walk to collect images of unusual industrial structures.  Photograph such things as communication towers, construction rigs, plumbing, heating and electrical systems, mechanical devices, machines, etc…  

Select one of the images as a stimulus to produce an art form.  Analyze the subject, paying particular attention to the parts, configurations and connecting factors.  Make some preliminary drawings based on your analysis.  Simplify and abstract the components as you desire, and rearrange them to produce a new integration, one that does not look like the original subject, but in some way maintains the spirit of its system or structure.  Render this work in either 2D or 3D.  

brooklyn-bridge.jpgTrigger Mechanisms:
Analogy, simplify, substitute, transfer
Visual examples - Stella > http://goo.gl/GxWJuM
Visual examples - Feininger > http://goo.gl/HHfiI

Materials:
Paper, pencil, paint, found objects, wire etc...

Generalize, Publish and Reflect:

"There is no foreground or background, only a continuity of interlacing relationships." ~Lyonel Feininger

Instructional Strategy
  • Providing Recognition
Learning Activity
Notes

Instructional Strategy
  • Providing feedback
Learning Activity
Notes