Category Archives: Art 4/Independent Study

Art 2 – Creativity – 3/14

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In your sketchbook – write down the ideas from each of these links.

Check out what LL Cool J has to say about creativity and the importance of art education.  (2-3 min clip)

LL Cool J on Creativity

Listen to Kiefer’s short talk about being an artist. (1 min)

Anselm Kiefer talks about being an artist

Listen to Tuttle’s reasons for art. (1 min)

Richard Tuttle – reasons for art

Listen to what Will Rogan says about finding meaning in the world around him. (1 min)

Will Rogan talks about the meaning of things

Now, visit the following link and note the creativity and variety in expanding portraits.  Make notes about creative ideas you want to try in your self-portrait series:

http://www.studentartguide.com/featured/kate-powell-art

At the same site, notice the creativity in sketchbooks and make notes about inventive ideas you want to try:

http://www.studentartguide.com/articles/sketchbook-ideas-and-portfolio-presentation

Wander around the site for more inspiration – there are a lot of images and resources here!

“Document, experiment, contextualize, and evaluate”  is a mantra of one of the graphic sketchbook artists. What discipline and engagement!

http://www.studentartguide.com/articles/graphic-design-sketchbook-ideas

 

ART 4 – Stylized portraits

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1. Look at the following blog post on Francoise Gilot and the variable thickness in the expressive contour lines.

francoise-gilot.html

2. Look at Google images for Francoise Gilot portrait drawings: http://www.google.com/search?q=gilot+portraits&client=safari&rls=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=FWpKUtjWCvGFyQH6m4HIDA&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1440&bih=679&dpr=1

Picasso portrait drawings: http://www.google.com/search?q=picasso+portrait+drawings&client=safari&rls=en&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=hGpKUoj2CceYqwH-rYBw&ved=0CCsQsAQ&biw=1440&bih=679&dpr=1

and Andy Warhol drawings: http://www.google.com/search?q=warhol+portrait+drawings&client=safari&rls=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=vmpKUqOKKcqArAGUtYH4Bw&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1440&bih=679&dpr=1

Look especially at the contour line drawings by Gilot, portraits of Jaqueline by Picasso, and the color and shapes used by Warhol.

3. In the video below, look at the portraits by Warhol.   Also enjoy the David Byrne music accompanying the Warhol imagery in the second selection.

4. Look at the following examples and variety of conceptual and stylistic approaches to portraiture and identity in these student examples:

student art guide portraits

5. In your sketchbook, copy  your favorite portrait drawing(s) from any of these  sources and any other artists (black and white or color, linear or painterly.) Explain what makes the drawing expressive and how you might incorporate some of the techniques into your portrait painting or mixed media of of your self or other person, a historic or contemporary person, private or public figure.

Art 4 – Anthropomorphic Animals in Art History – 10/19

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Anthropomorphic animals in art history

Choose three that are interesting to you from the search site above and sketch it and write bullets points about the signification and style.

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Divide the essay below into 3 parts and share the major points of your portion.

http://artsites.ucsc.edu/faculty/gustafson/FILM%20161.F08/readings/berger.animals%202.pdf

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Look at the following two sites and make notes about the ways in which this practice can convey ideas about culture and humanistic themes.

19th-Century Anthropomorphic Animals from the NYPL Archives

19th-Century French Caricatures Reinvented in a Game About Bird Lawyers

OPEN STUDIOS – Art 1 – Oct. 1-2, Oct. 8-9, Oct. 15-16 – Due by Mon. Oct. 17

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Over the next 3 weekends, Santa Cruz County artists will open their studios to visitors to show their art and art making processes.

Attend a total of 3 artist studios. For each visit, write down the artist’s name, take notes, and be ready to share in class:

1.  your impressions of each studio and artwork. Include a small drawing of something that interests you in the studio (the art, materials, work space, etc.).

2. the artist’s techniques and processes (this information is posted in their studio, if you don’t see it, ask about their technique).  AND,

3. the inspiration for your own art work (either by a desire to emulate the artist or for a manner to differentiate your work from the artist).

For extra credit, attend the Preview Show at the Santa Cruz Art League at 526 Broadway (scal.org). Share the artist and title for what you would award as the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the whole show and explain why.

openstudiosarttour.org

Students may attend the studios together but they should have independent notes.  You also may be inspired to visit particular artists by hearing others’ comments.

Do all three on one weekend or one each weekend, but don’t leave until the last day! You can share each Monday or by the final Monday. Plan it out.

There are Guide Booklets in art rooms 216 and 222 with maps if you want to plan your weekend trips.  South County is the first weekend,  North County the second, and some artists are open for the third All County weekend.

 

OPEN STUDIOS Art 2,3,4,AP, Photo, Photo P.P. and I.S. – Oct. 1-2, Oct. 8-9, Oct. 15-16 – Due by Mon. 10/17

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Over the next 3 weekends, Santa Cruz County artists will open their studios to visitors to show their art and art making processes.

For each art class enrolled attend a total of 3 artists studios. (Art 2, Art 3, Art 4 – any type of art from glass to textile to painting, printmaking, or photography.)

Photo students must attend studios of photographers; Independent Study and AP 2D, focus on your medium and style.

For each visit, you must take notes and be ready to share:

1.  your impressions of the studio, the artist, and their work.

2. the artist’s techniques and processes (this information is posted in their studio, if you don’t see it, ask about their technique.)  AND,

3. the inspiration for your own art work (either by a desire to emulate the artist or for a manner to differentiate your work from the artist).

For extra credit, ask questions directly of the artist and share results of your “interview.”

For extra credit, you may attend and share accounts about more than 3 artist studios.

For extra credit, attend the Preview Show at the Santa Cruz Art League on Broadway (see link.) Share the artist and title for what you would award as the 1st 2nd and 3rd place in the whole show and explain why.

openstudiosarttour.org

Students may attend the studios together but they should have independent notes.  You also may be inspired to visit particular artists by hearing others’ comments.

Do all three on one weekend or one each weekend but don’t leave until the last day! You can share each Monday or by the final Monday. Plan it out.

There are Guide Booklets in art rooms 216 and 222 with maps if you want to plan your weekend trips.  South County is the first weekend,  North County the second, and some artists are open for the third, Encore weekend.