Category Archives: Art 4

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

Art 4 – Following an idea – 9/16

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Take notes on the following link and choose which one(s) suits your current work (for section2).

https://www.sophia.org/tutorials/inspiration-in-visual-art-where-do-artists-get-the

In thinking about a follow-up piece, one which evolves from the current one, brainstorm with a partner(s) about the ways you can build upon your current ideas and simultaneously explore new ones.

Look at the following artist and each of his many works.  Note the manner in which he pursues a subject and carries out the investigation to expand his ideas.

http://markenglishonline.com/contact/

From your current work, make both a black and white image (scratchboard or ink)and a color variation (collage, paint, digital manipulation),  using expanded and/or related imagery.

Art 2 – Creativity 2/21

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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 (short 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:

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

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

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

Wander around the site for more inspiration – there are alot 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 for Social Change/ Art for Peace/ Helping the Refugees and IDPs – 5/12

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1. Joel Bergner has traveled around the world, using art  for social action.

Take notes in your sketchbook on the locations and ideas he presents in the link to his web page and video.

Why does he do this work? How does it help? Who does it help?

http://joelartista.com/about-action-ashe/

Joel Bergner – global art and social action

2. Look at the following article and list which 3 you think are the most important reasons for facilitating art in refugee camps.

The Arts in Refugee Camps: 10 good reasons

3. The following is a bio of my college friend who is a humanitarian and social activist. She has taken over 50 trips to Iraq and most recently has begun to help refugees and Internally Displaced Persons with art. Below are some of her updates from her trip.  Read the bio and at least Updates #4,11A,11B,15  and Update #1&2 (you are invited to read them all.)  Terri  has refused to be discouraged by the scope of the problem.  She has made connections with refugees who have lost everything and is determined to  make the world a better place for the Syrian refugees and IDPs in Iraq. When she asked her English-speaking refugee friend  what they needed to make their lives more comfortable, the friend answered: “Peace is all we want.”  We will be offering peace with our next art project. In your sketchbooks, write down any questions or ideas you have about her project and additional ideaas for partnerships that we may have with the refugee children.

Terri Crisp Bio

Update #4

Update #5

Update #7

Update #8

Update #11A

Update #11B

Update #13

Update #15

Update #16

Update Post trip #1

Update Post trip #2

4.  Here are some interesting and optional references.

Using Art to Create a Brighter Future

How Art is Helping Children in one Syrian Refugee Camp

Art For Refugees

Art Brings Color and Therapy to Lives of Refugee Children