Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Crafts- Crystals and Gems

Use the pencil drawing that you created yesterday as a base.  You should have drawn light- if you did not, try to erase a bit, so you do not have any harsh pencil lines.  

Next- grab the desired watercolor pastels.  Begin by lightly coloring your crystals.  Add layers of colors on top of one another.  Don't be afraid to mix colors.  It is ok to be a little loose and scribbly at this stage.  Stear clear of using black!

Now it is time to add water.  Gather your supplies- Paintbrush, paper towel, water cup.  Dip your paintbrush into the water.  Use painterly strokes and go over the watercolor pastels.  You will see that they magically turn into paint and begin to blend.  Keep this up until you have turned all the pastel into paint.

Lastly, go over your dry painting with a dark marker or pen.  Outline your details.  Sign the bottom right corner.  Turn in to Mrs. Hurd.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Computer Assisted Art DOODLE ART


Step 1:

Create an interesting drawing in black and white.  Use pen and ink, or black marker.  Experiment with crosshatching, hatching, and sold black areas.  --FILL UP YOUR SPACE, USE CLASS TIME WISELY --  YOU HAVE 2 DAYS TO COMPLETE!


DON"T WORRY ABOUT ADDING COLOR.  We are going to add color using the computer.

Step 2:

Turn doodles into Mrs. Hurd.  Mrs.Hurd will scan images and post on the blog for you to download.  We will then alter them in photoshop at a later date.
Maybe you will even learn how to create a gif.  like the above example in Photoshop.



Related image

Paper Mache Birds- Intro to Art


  1.  Research your bird, and sketch out ideas.  Make sure you have a reference photo to look at.  Gather your supplies. 

You will need...
  • Cardboard
  • Computer Paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors/Exacto Knife
  • Tape
  • Stapler
  • Reference Photo

   2. Use the computer paper.  Lay it over your sketch.  Trace the outline of the bird shape.  This will act as a template for when you cut out the cardboard.

 3.  Cut out the paper template.

  4.  Trace the paper template onto the cardboard.  You will need 2 pieces.  You can cut them out separately, or if the cardboard is thin enough you can layer one on top of the other and cut out both at the same time.

 5.  Cut out the 2 pieces of cardboard.  If it is thin cardboard you may use scissors if it is thicker cardboard you will need to use an Exacto knife.
Make sure you have something underneath the cardboard before you start to cut.  Hold the knife at a 45-degree angle.
  6.  You should have two pieces of card board now.

  7.  Begin to stuff the bird shape with wadded up computer paper.  Tape the wadded paper into place.  
  8.  You should have something that resembles a sandwich.  Cardboard, paper, cardboard.

  9. Staple the edges- SPARINGLY- tape the rest to enclose the edges.

10.  Now you are ready to paper mache.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Computer Assisted Art- Words

This is a creative exercise.

Today we are taking a break from the computers, and we are going to create art using mirror writing.
First, grab a sheet of sketchbook paper.  Follow along with the video, to practice and get a "feel" for writing backward. 

Now, grab a sheet of drawing paper.  Write down a short poem, slogan, saying, song lyric or etc...using backward writing (Mirror Writing) with big bold overlapping letters.  Add an interesting frame around your words.  Color in the spaces created with analogous colors (Neighboring Colors on the color wheel).  What do you see?  What did you create?

Drawing Class Prompt

1. Find an image with a great silhouette.  Think about the positive and negative space of that object.
2. Copy and Paste the image into Microsoft word.  3. Find an interesting font on dafont.com.  Use the PrtScn button on your keyboard and copy and paste the font into Microsoft word.  Make sure both fit on one page.  Print it out.  We will start drawing when everyone has completed the computer task.

Literal Art Papercuts - Waunakee Community School District - Sophie Wagner-Marx   Artsonia Art Exhibit :: Pictorial Calligraphy  Kelsie374's art on Artsonia   Check out student artwork posted to Artsonia from the Pictorial Calligraphy project gallery at Southgate Anderson High School.Literal Art Papercuts - Waunakee Community School District - Sophie Wagner-Marx

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Spring Birds- Introduction to Art


Students will research birds.  Students will choose a bird.  Students will create a research page in their sketchbook.  Answer questions, and write down interesting facts.  Students will also need to print a picture of the bird (copy and paste into Microsoft Word or Google Doc and resize), and glue pictures onto the sketchbook page.  You decorate fonts, make the page look good- showcase your art skills!! 👍😎

  • What is the name of your Bird?
  • Where does your bird normally live?
  • What color is your bird?
  • What are any distinguishing features of the bird you chose?
  • Why did you choose the bird?
  • What are some interesting facts that you learned about birds in general from your research (list at least 5 facts).

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Typography Basics

Inspiration Images:
The "art" of stress.
Levi's ad

typographic posters - Google Search


Use the type tool in PS to create an interesting poster design.  Your poster needs to have a wide range of texts/fonts, as well as text going in all sorts of directions.  You will also need some kind of graphic/graphics in your poster.

You will need to find...
a graphic/picture
a font or fonts that you like in PS
a quote
You will use the type tool and the pen tool for this project.

Think about balance, and creating a good composition.  Remember that odd numbers are more pleasing to the eye.

Image result for the element of balance

Monday, April 9, 2018

Computer Assisted Art- Water Color Portraits in PS

Computer Assisted Art: Watercolor Portrait instructions


1.   Create a new photoshop document. 8.5 x 11, 200 ppi
2.   Find a portrait on the interent- yours, your friend/family, celebrity or random.
I find that typing in black and white portraits is a great way to search for images in this project.  Not all images will work well for this project.  It is a trial and error basis.  You may need to restart, but don't get upset its ok to restart.

3.    Copy and paste the portrait into the new document.
Use ctrl + T to resize to fit the entire document.
Merge down so that the original picture is your first layer.  Name this layer original. Double click to unlock layer.

4.  Make 3 duplicate layers.  You should have the original layer, a layer named Brightness/Contrast & Filter, and a layer named Threshold.
5.  Leave the original layer alone.  Click the eyeballs off the layer except for the Brightness/Contrast & Filter Layer.
6.  <Image<ADJUSTMENTS<Brightness/Contrast
Use the slider and Adjust.
7.  < Filter <Filter Gallery
Choose an ARTISTIC filter.

8.  Click the eyeball back onto the layer that is named threshold.
<Image<Adjustments< Threshold
Use the slider and Adjust.

9.  Find a paper texture and copy and paste onto a new layer. Name it paper texture
10.  Create several new layers, with watercolor splatters. Delete the white from the watercolor layers.  Overlap, and change blending modes on the watercolor layers. Ctr + T to resize spatters and drips.  Merge watercolors into one layer when finished.

Project Inspiration can be found here.