Thursday, February 15, 2018

1)   --->How to add color to your shapes.
Click Insert

Click Shapes
Click Free Form Shape
Click on the desired shape you wish to fill in.
Click Fill Color, Click Shape Fill, Click more colors and choose what color you would like.  Keep repeating until you have added color and pattern to the entire image.



Keep adding circles and lines until the entire thing is filled.  Next add color to all the shapes using the free form tool.

Be sure to double click the header section and add your name. And Always SAVE your work.

Print 2 copies and hand in to Mrs. Hurd.


How to add color to your Folk Art Project





Day One:
Watch video and Complete worksheet.
Inspired by traditional art forms and neon colors of the ’80s, artist Kristin Farr explores a legacy of folk art infused with her own contemporary viewpoint. Then Farr shows you how she creates one of her signature paintings: the Magic Hecksagon. Follow along as she measures and designs a hexagon pattern, then add your own magic colors to it! Check out the entire collection of KQED Art School videos!


Magic hexagons from Natalie Hurd



Day Two:

1)  POWERPOINT --->How to create the layout
Follow the step by step instructions and begin creating your design inspired by Kristin Farr

How to make a magic hexagon design from Natalie Hurd


HERE ARE SOME DESIGNS TO INSPIRE YOUR CREATION!!!
you may google Kristin Farr to see more designs, or google HEX Signs
Related image
Image result for kristin farr neo folk art
If you have finished the design for today watch the video and create thumbnail sketch/artist plan
https://ru-clip.com/video/9gpnmZc7F9M/painting-magic-hecksagons-with-kristin-farr-kqed-arts.html
Image result for painting magic hexagons kristin farr

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Drawing Class- Portrait Project- Peter Max inspired

GREAT WORK FCHS DRAWING CLASSES!!!

Video One:


Portrait Project

Video Two:

FCHS Drawing Class 2018

This has been a wonderful project.  You can find the original post here.  I am so proud of these students.  They all have put in a lot of hard work and effort into creating these 70's inspired Psychedelic Portraits.
Inline image

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Intro to Art-Typography Demuth

Day Three

Project Objective:
You will be creating a typography design in Microsoft Word.  You will learn how to create a grid using Microsoft word. 

When you are finished you will have something that resembles this below.  You will need to save to your student folder, and you will need to print out 2 copies of your design.

  • Choose 5-7 letters, numbers, & characters to draw.
  • The letters and numbers can have meaning, or they can be completely random.
  • Overlap, twist (rotate), and have letters go partially off the page to make the composition more interesting.
  • Create a design using Microsoft Word.
  • Try to use each of the three types of lettering. Gothic, Roman, Serif, Sans Serif
  • Try to vary the sizes and angles of the letters and numbers.
  • Follow the instructions below.

Instructions:
Creating the Composition
  1. Open Microsoft Word
  2. Create a New Blank Document
  3. Click Layout
  4. Click Orientation 
  5. Click Landscape
  6. Click Align
  7. Click Grid Settings
  8. Check Display gridlines on screen
  9. Type 12 in the Vertical Box
  10. Type 12 in the Horizontal Box
  11. Click Insert
  12. Click Word Art
  13. Choose a letter or number and adjust Font, Font Size
  14. Move the Letter or Number to the desired area on grid
  15. Repeat steps 11-14 creating new letters and numbers in different fonts and sizes.
  16. Double Click on the Heading portion and type your name.

Creating the Grid
  1. Click Insert Shapes
  2. Click Line 
  3. Trace over the all the gridlines using the shape, line tool.
  4. Save to your student folder NOT THE COMPUTER
  5. Print 2 copies of the image.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Crafts-Neo-Folk Art

Day One:
Watch video and Complete worksheet.
Inspired by traditional art forms and neon colors of the ’80s, artist Kristin Farr explores a legacy of folk art infused with her own contemporary viewpoint. Then Farr shows you how she creates one of her signature paintings: the Magic Hecksagon. Follow along as she measures and designs a hexagon pattern, then add your own magic colors to it! Check out the entire collection of KQED Art School videos!


Magic hexagons from Natalie Hurd



Day Two:

1)  POWERPOINT --->How to create the layout
Follow the step by step instructions and begin creating your design inspired by Kristin Farr

How to make a magic hexagon design from Natalie Hurd


HERE ARE SOME DESIGNS TO INSPIRE YOUR CREATION!!!
you may google Kristin Farr to see more designs, or google HEX Signs
Related image
Image result for kristin farr neo folk art
Image result for Hex signs

1)   --->How to add color to your shapes.
Click Insert

Click Shapes
Click Free Form Shape
Click on the desired shape you wish to fill in.
Click Fill Color, Click Shape Fill, Click more colors and choose what color you would like.  Keep repeating until you have added color and pattern to the entire image.

2)  THUMBNAIL SKETCH Kristin Farr Tutorial:
If you have finished the design for today watch the video and create thumbnail sketch/artist plan
https://ru-clip.com/video/9gpnmZc7F9M/painting-magic-hecksagons-with-kristin-farr-kqed-arts.html

Image result for painting magic hexagons kristin farr

Intro to Art Typography Language

DAY ONE:
LetteringBasics Basic Parts of a Letter



The Language of Lettering

Directions: Copy these notes down (you may shorten and put in your own words).  Draw your own diagram of the lettering image above and label. Turn in at the beginning of class tomorrow 2/13.
  • Typography is the design and use of typefaces as a means of communication.
  • Typography began with the first printing press-the Gutenberg, but really has its roots in hand-lettering (Calligraphy, Illuminated text, etc.).
  •  Lettering or typography is a very important part of visual communication. Fonts can communicate strength, power, emotion and personality. 
Think of some company logos that are just a typeface (Coke, Fender, Canon, etc.) What color are they? What does the construction of the typeface communicate about the company?

Parts of a Letter:
·        Basic listLetter Anatomy by Eric Miller -excellent information!
  • Baseline: the invisible bottom line on which characters sit.
  • Meanline: the middle line that is at the top of most lowercase letters such as “o,” “p” and “r.” It is also at the curve of letters like “h.”
  • Cap Height: the distance from the baseline to the top of uppercase letters like “B” and “H.”
  • Ascender: The part of a character that extends above the meanline.
  • Descender: The part of a character that extends below the baseline, such as the bottom stroke of a “g.”
  • Stem: The stem is often the main “body” of a letter. The vertical line of a “B” and the primary diagonal line of a “V”.
  • Crossbar or Arms: Bars are horizontal or diagonal lines of a letter, also known as arms, and are open on at least one side. “E” or “T”

Serifs, Cases & Styles of Lettering
  • Serifs: Fonts are often divided into serif and sans serif. 
  • Serif fonts are distinguishable by the extra decorative line (style endings) at the ends of the character (examples of serif fonts are Times Roman and Georgia )
  • Sans serif do not have the extra decorative lines. (examples of sans serif fonts are Arial and Impact)
  • There are 3 “cases” in lettering: UPPER, lower and Mixed
4 Main Styles of Lettering:
  • Roman Style, a “thick and thin” letter, often has the thickness in different stem places. It usually has “serifs” on each stem end.


IF YOU FINISH EARLY: GO TO THE NEXT BLOG POST AND WATCH THE POWER POINT ABOUT CHARLES DEMUTH AND BEGIN TAKING NOTES.



Intro to Art- Typography

lesson inspired by https://createartwithme.com/font-styles-lettering-design-mixed-media-lesson/
Day Two
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE POEM?  

Look at the artwork below  LIST WHAT YOU SEE... what are the elements and principles....?  Use the back of your worksheet.




Directions:
Complete your worksheet by viewing the power point presentation. Turn paper in to Mrs. Hurd at the end of the hour.


Demuth typography from Ondrian Duncan Reid

Day 3Instructions:
  1. Choose 5-7 Letters, Numbers & Characters to draw.Create the Design on the computer using Word or Docs:
  2. Use Microsoft Word or Google Docs to create your basic composition.
  3. Insert “word art”-the outline only style- individually of 5-7 Letters, Numbers & Characters.
  4. Overlap, twist (rotate), and have the letters go partially off the page to make the composition more interesting.
  5. Save the document to the desktop as “Your Name ART”.
  6. Must use each of the 4 styles of lettering for a different letter or number (there will be repeated styles depending on how many letters you put in your design).

Tips for design:
Vary the sizes and angles of the letters/numbers
Overlap some of the letters/numbers.

Have some of the designs go off the page.

3 inch GRID image

On a 12×18” sheet of white paper, in pencil draw a 3” square grid.
(Or create random diagonal lines- I’m going to do this next time!)

Draw your design in pencil. Draw light until you know its right!!!

LETTERS, Numbers & Characters:  will be rendered in color. Use colored pencils/markers for the letters/numbers. 

Make sure you choose your focal point to be in color and balance the other colors throughout the piece.

BACKGROUND: background will be in black & white-create a positive & negative space reversal patterns in your art. Use Sharpies for the background. Create various patterns in the background to change the values.