Hours of carving, making decisions about positive and negative space and changing the direction of cuts... all leads up this moment...the first print of a lino block. This large linoleum block, 16" x 20" was created by Katy, an independent study student. We decided to capture the slow reveal and all out awesomeness of seeing a print for the first time. I could watch this over and over again. Amazing job Katy! Now, what colors should she print?
Here is the video we watched in class today about Keith Haring. Isn't it amazing how quickly he draws his figures? Have you updated your iPhone and found those new Haring stickers? We are spending just a few more days on our projects but you get never get enough Haring.
How many of us have been caught doodling in class? In my case, in a meeting. We often quickly rush to coverup or tuck away our drawing. It seems as if we just can't help it. We find our pens and pencils swirling around the paper, filling in all the "o's" or connecting shapes and letters together creating a collection of marks. Well, you might be surprised to find out it is good thing and those doodles may help you to remember more. Check out the video below that aired today on CBS Sunday Morning.
This lesson is perhaps my most favorite AP Art Projects....Blind Contour Portraits. There is just some thing so striking about a black line on a white piece of paper drawn without looking. With no need to erase, students will draw one another without looking, paying attention to the small details and characteristics of their model. AP students will be working on these this week.
Hello Trompe L'oeil! Side walk street art is a great example of modern day Trompe L'oeil painting. Sometimes it is painted and other times it is completed in chalk. The success of the Trompe L'oeil is dependent on perspective and angle, just like the Renaissance paintings we looked at in class today.
This is really one of my favorite videos! It is a short documentary about the artists who created hand painted, wall sized advertisements. They use the same griding technique we are using in class to enlarge images. It is really so inspiring. The company who creates these paintings are one of the few companies still doing it by hand.
This video shows the process of Tall Paintings by Holton Rower. Sit back, watch and enjoy gravity.....Direction, Cinematography and Editing by Dave Kaufman a mix of some shots of a painting in progress with time lapse photography.
"The arts celebrate multiple perspectives. One of their large lessons is that there are many ways to see and interpret the world."
Mrs. Dorothy Amme
Visual Arts Teacher
Piscataway High School