Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Blacklight painting

Another design created on the blacklight.

Faceted Animals Project

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

Bobble heads out of clay

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

Stem Vs. Steam

Painting party at Spiva!

At Spiva, I was the instructor for this wonderful group of ladies who all painted an abstracted landscape with me.  here is their work.  

Parody project 2015

A hit every time we do it, this project is based on the artwork of a famous painter.  Students will generate a humorous version of the original art work.  Here are our steps.
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!