Advanced Studio Sketch Assignment

For this week’s sketch assignment, you need to draw a clothed figure. We are focusing on the folds of the clothing. Notice the highlights, shadows, and take special note which way you apply your marks to the paper. A strong light source will be your friend.

Refer to gesture drawing for the figure and then perfect the form of the figure so that it looks like the person is wearing the clothes- just just copy and pasted on.

Photography Assignment

For your next assignment, I want you to explore EXTREME PERSPECTIVES! You should be taking pictures from a ‘worms eye view,’ a ‘birds eye view,’ and any other extreme perspective.

Here are some examples of forced perspective:

http://www.boredpanda.com/cloud-photography-forced-perspective/

Without copying these ideas…explore interesting perspectives on your own… what can you come up with? Show me something I haven’t seen before.

Graphic Design Sketch

This week’s sketch is to use two-point perspective to create some sort of city or landscape. You need to combine SURREALISM into your realistic drawing of space/ perspective. Have fun and try to find your own style preference and illustration flares.

Be sure to put in time and effort! These are small mini-projects…I should see your full range of capability.

Look up what Surrealism means and find artists that work in this style to be inspired by. DO NOT COPY other people’s ideas. You should start looking at Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte. On top of these two artists, please look up an additional two artists and put them in your sourcebook with the typical basic information, background information, and critique of their work. Tell me what interests you or does not aesthetically please you.

Studio Art Sketch Due Wednesday, February 25th

Read and review pages 15-25 in your Perspective packet. Apply what you learned with 1 and 2 point perspective to create an open-ended sketch for this week. Last week, you drew your favorite part of your house- showing me what you know about perspective. This week, I am leaving it open for you to draw what you want (FROM LIFE) and apply the perspective technqiues from your book. Please reflect and self-critique as always. I am looking for quality and completed sketches. There should be value, a thoughtful composition, and details.

Advanced Studio New Project Requirements

For this next project, you will have free-range to create your composition. This open-ended project has only one requirement. You get TWO options for the requirement. Your project must either include an animal OR be a visual pun. Other than that, you can create anything, as long as you are creating original work. DO NOT STEAL other people’s ideas. You can use photo references if you are not able to take your own, but you need to compile many references to use and give credit to those artists. Please interpret the requirements in a way that suits you, your style, and your medium of choice. Have fun and get problem-solving!

When you have your idea, please share it in the comments section!

Photography Assignments (A look ahead)

Use this time, between now and when we get back from break, to be productive and to plan ahead! I have given you your new project and weekly photo to get started on. Take advantage of the lighting and flexibility being on break will offer.

Research Cindy Sherman; portrait photographer. You need to give me basic info./bio, interesting facts, print off examples of her work and critique your favorite piece. As a part of your critique, make a personal reflection or statement about what you think of Cindy Sherman’s work.  Please put in sourcebook. Use credible websites (like Cindy Sherman’s own website!) and site your sources.

Weekly Photo:Two parts: Need to submit a minimum of 10 photos. Need to focus on reflective surfaces and silhouettes. Be original, be creative, enjoy problem-solving and applying your photography interests and style with these two requirements. Look at your composition before you take your pictures…what is the focal point? What is in focus? What is in the background? What angle are you taking this from? Should you  move a bit? What mood is being evoked? How is the lighting? Don’t forget to breathe while you are taking your pictures! Holding your breath can cause blurry photos.

Scholastic Art Exhibition Field Trip

Tomorrow is the LAST DAY to hand in your permission slip for the Scholastic Art Field trip. The trip is on Friday, February 27, 2015. We will be leaving school at 7:30 and returning to school around 5:00pm.

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