Thursday, April 16, 2015
This is our attempt at the Modular origami icosahedron (stellated icosahedron). Each sphere is made of 30 sheets of 4x4 in paper that were individually folded to match. We followed directions from this website. Below is a stack of about 10 of the projects.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
This project has students making art in the style of American illustrator Dan Morris. He used images from nature, celestial bodies, and 1960's style psychedelia. I saw this on Pinterest, and went to the website. The teacher did a great job preparing several resources. Here is the link if you are interested.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Ceramic bobble heads 2 parts. This is just after they have been fired and brought out of the kiln. The basic idea is to make a pinchpot for the head and add features to make it look like a face, or head. The base is the body, and the pinch pot balances atop the base. These will look neat finished with acrylic paint.
Here is the link to a video with good directions.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
1. Students trace small versions of the artwork in their sketchbook and come up with at least 3 ideas there.
2. Students then show the sketchbook to the instructor and the best one is selected. Successful designs relate to the old, but have plenty of new content. One big issue we have at this stage is making sure that choices are intentional, not just random or destructive. PURPOSEFUL CHOICES!
3. Once one is chosen, the can take a coloring book version of the original to trace onto their paper.
4. Next they remove elements, change things, add things.
5. Once the transformation is complete, students then outline the image with colored markers, and fill in with colored pencils.
I think they had some amazing results!