Choose one of the following assignments: Due Monday, May 1
) Selfie challenge. Using creativity, take 16 or more new selfies that exhibit the qualities listed on the Bingo Card. (You may use filters for 4 or less photos.) Create a Padlet https://padlet.com and upload your photos, identifying the quality that you think each photo exhibits. Email me the link to your padlet. For your subject line put “your name Padlet” e.g. Evans Padlet.
Homework: Create an 8.5 x 11 drawing (pencil, pen, colored pencil, chalk, charcoal or oil crayon) based upon one of your selfies. Color is optional.
Create an observational portrait in chalk, craypas (or paint) that uses realistic proportion. You are encouraged to think about using symbolism and unrealistic color as well as other qualities that express your identity.
Homework: LARGE detailed observational drawing of eye, lips or nose using entire 8.5 x 11 paper or a portrait sketch of a friend or family member.
Its time to start planning for the Final Project. This is the time to propose something that you are really, really excited to try. Towards that end, here is the information I need you to submit (same as the proposal … Continue reading →
This week we critiqued our masterpiece recreations. I think students can be proud of their paintings which by and large show faithful study of the original. Looking for a cheap date this weekend? The same idea inspired Krannert Art Museum’s Petals and Paintings where floral designers make arrangements inspired by the Krannert collection.
10 pts. extra credit if you visit the exhibit and send me a selfie on 4/10 from the exhibition showing one of the arrangements and inspiration paintings behind you.
Now we will turn our attention to abstraction and painting. You will be challenged to use your painting skills, but in a project that you design. Because I think surrealism is fairly well understood, we will be talking more about abstraction in class. One of the most useful videos I have found is from the BBC. It is a 6 part series, and we will only see part 1 in class, but I encourage you to play the other segments at home. Other shorter videos I recommend are on:
Return filled out project proposal, recreated below:
Post Masterpiece Painting Proposal Painting due: Tues. 4/10/17
Which of the options for the next painting do you propose to attempt? (Choose one and answer the questions posed. If you have additional ideas to twist the assignment, propose those now.
SURREALISM via Juxtaposition, Substitution, Transformation & New Reality Detail how you will create a surreal scene. What juxtapositions and transformations are you planning? What might you do if you have extra time? Please create a thumbnail sketch with annotation.
Masterpiece Riff Detail your idea about how you will create a riff on your masterpiece. What extensions might you attempt if time allows? Please create a thumbnail sketch with annotation.
Abstraction Series: Invent and Explore a Method Detail what your method will be. What is the variable you will change in each of the three paintings? What will your procedure be? What extensions might you attempt if time allows? Please create a thumbnail sketch with annotation.
Environmental Abstraction What shapes are you planning to use? Where are your patterns from? What color palette are you planning? Please create a thumbnail sketch with annotation.
Above are two unfinished paintings, on the left is Lucian Freud’s self portrait, and on the right, Picasso’s Matador. We are in the second week of finishing the masterpiece reproduction we began before spring break. We only have two weeks for the project because we are recreating a painting, not forging it. I also feel you have to paint at a certain pace. Like dancing or riding a bike, it becomes awkward if its too slow. Do the best you can, enjoy the process and let it be a way to study with the masters.
Homework due Monday, 4/3/17
Choose one of the following:
What does Uni mean to me? Enter the contest by creating a 2D piece of art (any media) that speaks to the topic. Maximum size is 8.5 x 11 inches. A 100 word typed description about your art also needs to be included.
Re-imagine your masterpiece. You may draw, paint or photoshop the result. The change should be radical, not incremental.