Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Computer Assisted Art/Junkyard Treasure Project

Old cars, junk yard cars, antique cars, and classic cars....This is the theme for our next project.  Please use google images and find an old dilapidated car/vehicle/object.  The goal is to try and find beauty in unexpected places.  Remember to follow the link if you can to get the highest quality image. Save the original image into your folder or jump drive.

1. Open Photoshop
2. <File<Open<Find saved image
3. <Image< Image Size<unconstrained proportions<8 width  x 10 height inches (10 width x 8 height for landscapes)<200 pixels per inch

4.  If you image now looks smooshed- hold ctrl + T and resize to correct the smooshed look....see below...

Much Better!

5. Double Click layer- rename Original  

<Layer< Duplicate Layer< Name Layer Brightness/Contrast
>Image < Adjustment < Brightness Contrast
Use the toggles and adjust to your liking

6.  <Layer < Duplicate< Name Layer Posterize
<Image<Adjustment< Posterize
Adjust to your liking

7.  <Layer < Duplicate< Name Layer Cut out
<Image<Filter< Artistic<Cutout
Adjust to your liking

You may also rearrange the layers by dragging them into place.

9.  Save image as a PSD file-Photoshop File into your student folder

10.  Print 2 copies- 1 b&w 1 color

Here is another edit-  I created a blank layer and filled it with newspaper texture and then I created another layer with canvas texture.  On both I adjust the blending modes.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Grid Drawing With Mrs. Hurd


1. Resize reference Photo:
Find image via the internet.  Up-close, high contrast images work best.
Copy and Paste into Microsoft Word

Double Click Image to see photo editing options

2. RESIZE to 6 in x 8 in
Drag the toggles to resize image- make it 4x6 or 6x8 (vice versa if your image is in portrait instead of landscape).
If the image needs adjusting, click on corrections


Computer Assisted Art

Surrealist Collage's Created by Mrs. Hurd's Computer Assisted Art Class

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Crafts Class

Collage Landscapes
  1. a piece of art made by sticking various different materials such as photographs and pieces of paper or fabric onto a backing.
    • the art of making collages.
    • a combination or collection of various things.

Today-    Find a picture of a landscape via google images.
Follow the link to the image- so that you get the biggest file possible.
Save image as a jpeg to your student folder.

Below are some examples of collage landscapes.

Tomorrow-  I will demonstrate how to deconstruct your landscape in photo shop.

Painted paper landscape collage?:

Surrealist Collage

Google Image Search Surrealist Collage
Find a couple that you like, and mentally plan out how you want your collage to look and try to think of a theme.

Image result for surrealist collage
This example depicts a surreal collage in the theme of Alice in Wonder Land.

We will be creating a collage.  A collage is a technique of an art production, where the artwork is made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole.

Today I would like for you to find and save:


Next delete all the background around the objects.  Use the marquee tool, quick selection tool, magic wand tool, or the magnetic lasso tool. ( I will demonstrate.)

*TIP- Remember you can hold down the alt or the ctrl key while you click to either subtract or add to you selections.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Computer Assisted Art: Surrealism/Dali

Today you will create a FACTS pages in your sketchbook/notebook.  Use the links below to learn all about the Surrealist art movement.

I would like for your page to include notes about the art movement and when/why it was popular.
Please tell me about the art work characteristics (what did it look like?), and what types of materials the artist used.  What types of things inspired surrealist artists?
Also please list some of the artists that were involved in the movement.
Please print out or draw a picture of Salvador Dali and print out 2 examples of his artwork.
(he is going to be our inspiration for the next project)
Define these terms somewhere on your fact page:   Surrealism, Surrealist Manifesto, Automatic Surrealism, Frotage, Decolomania

Monday, October 3, 2016

Painting O'keefe Assignment

Monday- Create 1 full research page about Georgia O'keefe and her work.  Below is an example.  You may type out facts and pictures, cut them out, and glue them down or you can free hand it and write down fact.

The research page should contain-
Career Facts
Artwork Facts