viernes, 16 de diciembre de 2016

ELEMENTS OF ART: VALUE

THEORY FOR THE NOTEBOOK

ELEMENTS OF ART: VALUE 

This is our next task. You will draw a sphere and also the value scale as you can see in the example.

MATERIALS FOR THIS ACTIVITY: Soft lead pencil (2B, 3B, 6B...)

HB SCALE:  There are two graphite grading scales used to measure the hardness of a pencil’s graphite core as you can see in the image.Most pencil manufacturers outside of the U.S. use this scale, using the letter “H” to indicate a hard pencil. Likewise, a pencil maker might use the letter “B” to designate the blackness of the pencil’s mark, indicating a softer lead. The letter “F” is also used to indicate that the pencil sharpens to a fine point. Historically, pencil makers also use combinations of letters to tell us about the graphite — a pencil marked “HB” is hard and black, a pencil marked “HH” is very hard, and a pencil marked “BBB” is really, really black! Today, however, most pencils using the HB system are designated by a number such as 2B, 4B or 2H to indicate the degree of hardness. For example, a 4B would be softer than a 2B and a 3H harder than an H.

USED OF THE PENCILS ACCORDING TO THEIR LEAD: 

TECHNICAL DRAWING: HARD LEAD ("H" AND "F")
ARTISTIC DRAWING: SOFT LEAD ("HB" AND "B")

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ACTIVITY (NOTEBOOK)

YOUR FIRST TASK: SHADING A SPHERE

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THEORY FOR THE NOTEBOOK






YOUR SECOND TASK: SHADING A HAND

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M.C. ESCHER 

M.C. Escher was one of the world’s most famous graphic artists. He created many visual riddles, and an amazingly detailed piece titled "Drawing Hands" that offers lots of detail.Resultado de imagen de HAND SHADING DRAWING

lunes, 5 de diciembre de 2016

VISUAL ELEMENTS OF AN IMAGE: POINT, LINE, PLANE

VISUAL ELEMENTS OF AN IMAGE: POINT, LINE, PLANE




THEORY FOR THE NOTEBOOK

ZENTANGLE, WHAT IS IT?


Zentagle means ZEN (meditation) + TANGLE (knot, confusion, mess) 


From the "Beginning Zentangle" booklet in the Official Kit

Zentangle art is a great way to start out now because (1) it's nearly impossible to mess them up and they can be confidence boosters and (2) it's a good way for me to assess what you already know about the elements and principles and (3) you need something to calm down in this hard period of first term exams. 
Right now we are three days into the zentangle unit and you have done a great job.

CHECK THIS WEB PAGE FOR MORE INFO: Zentangle

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ACTIVITY FOR CHRISTMAS: "ZENTANGLE PRESENT"

Christmas are around the corner, and I heard the other day on the radio that these holidays are not as benefitial for us as we might think. They cause a lot of stress... Well I guess part of that stress is the getting everything ready and the buying of the presents. So I suggest for this Christmas: 

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LESS CONSUMERISM MORE CREATIVITY PLEASE. 

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For this activity you will choose an object, I suggested a plain white mug in class (2 € or less in any Chinese shop) and permanent markers (different thikness and colours if you want). Let's zentangle an object! If you prefer to do someother creation, feel free, but make sure you sign your creation and take a picture before giving it as a present. You will print the photo and paste it in your notebook (Activities). If you have difficulties printing it you can send me the photo via email, please attach a comment describing the process and your evaluation of the activity. 

YOU CAN FIND A LOT OF EXAMPLES IN PINTEREST, LIKE THESE:
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lunes, 14 de noviembre de 2016

COMPOSITION

COMPOSITION

Composition is the placement or arrangement of visual elements or ingredients in a work of art. It can also be defined as the organization of the elements of art according to the principles of art.


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GOOD COMPOSITION TIPS

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ELEMENTS VERSUS PRINCIPLES OF ART/DESIGN

ELEMENTS VERSUS PRINCIPLES OF ART/DESIGN




CHECK THIS PREZY PRESENTATION TO SUMMARIZE AND CLARIFY IDEAS: 


ELEMENTS OF VISUAL COMMUNICATION

THE ELEMENTS OF COMMUNICATION ARE: 

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THE ELEMENTS OF VISUAL COMMUNICATION ARE: 

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CLICK on the ADIDAS image to see and analyze some EXAMPLES of  VISUAL COMMUNICATION ARTWORK done by JESSIE LIAU

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miércoles, 2 de noviembre de 2016

VISUAL ELEMENTS: THE LINE, SELF-PORTRAIT

Now let's explore together one of the most important elements of design: THE LINE. 



Visual Elements: LINE from Rosa Fernández


ACTIVITY: SELF PORTRAIT

Now we are going to use the line as an element to define, draw, express, communicate or simple decorate our own portrait. 

Assessment Criteria (do not forget to copy this at the back of your work) 

1.Draw a margin or a frame or a background (1 point)
2. Use the line to create the impression of volume (implied volume) (3 points)

3. Originality, creativity (2 point) 
4. Expressiveness (1 points)
4. Neatness, good presentation (1 points)
5. Description of your work, minimum 5 sentences (1 point)
6. Self evaluation (1 point) 


EXAMPLE OF A IMPLIED VOLUME WITH LINES


EXAMPLES OF PORTRAITS WITH LINES

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Resultado de imagen de portraits with lines




SOME OTHER INTERESTING EXAMPLES: 

 
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VISUAL ELEMENTS OF ART

The elements of art are shape, form, value, line, color, space and texture. This term we will work combining the different visual elements of art.

Check these presentations to get a better idea:


The following presentation is done by Gary Freeman, a Visual Artist and Art Instructor.
Click HERE if the presentation is not working in the blog. 




GENERAL ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

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GENERAL ASSESSMENT CRITERIA FOR EVERY WORK OF ART

(Do not forget to write your self-evaluation at the back of every activity)

       1-      ORIGINAL / CREATIVE

      2-      FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS

  3-      GOOD PRESENTATION OR NEATNESS

       4-      EFFORT (TECHNIQUES USED, TIME USED, EXTRAS... ETC).  

5-      WORK DONE AND DELIVERED ON TIME.


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 SELF-EVALUATION (GUIDELINES)
  • Description of the process (the "making-of", where did you get the idea/s? and the process itself)
  • What do you think about the activity? I would have done... I preffer...
  • What did you learn? With this activity I have learned/learnt  … 
  • Would you change something?  what? why?
  • What would you do differently if you did this work over?
  • Evaluation of your work: I think I have a…  because… My mark is a … because… I have got a… because… I think my work deserves a… because…

    Artist Statement Flow Chart

    Some of you might prefer to use this Flow Chart to write the description of their work of Art.  
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domingo, 16 de octubre de 2016

POSTER DESIGN

POLITICAL CAMPAIGN

This is an excellent presentation that resumes wonderfully the basis for creative and effective posters.