Please see below our growing list of project options you can choose from to complete one each week and post on your blog by Friday.
Use a photograph that YOU have taken, print it out, and make it POP UP with these instructions!! Post your final image to your blog. (you may want to show a second photo at an angle of how it's popping up.) This can be in black and white, or color. You could also digitally manipulate the photograph first using the Pixlr App.
Take an object, and put it under a light source on a piece of paper. (indoors or sun for outdoors) Use your imagination and then turn that shadow into a drawing. Add additional details if needed! Photograph this (with original object, and post it to your blog.
Option #4: funko Pop yourself!
Funko Inc. is an American company that manufactures licensed pop culture collectibles, best known for its licensed vinyl figurines and bobbleheads. You've seen these around! There are all sorts of pop culture and historical figures created. Did you know that famous artists were made into Funko Pop Characters?
In this option, you can either Funko pop yourself, or an artist who is alive now, creating art. (if you are creating a character based on an artist, be sure to include a photo and name of the artist you are creating along with the Funko pop drawing.)
If you Funko pop yourself, be sure to add accessories of things that describe who you are.
Be sure to post this to your blog on the "VA Comp/ My Art" page.
You may want to copy the character blanks below to get you started:
Here are some student samples:
Below are the artists with their Funko Pop selves:
Option #1: James Brunt Inspired (also check out Andy Goldsworthy)
Check out this wonderful article on the artist, James Brunt. He creates mandalas out of natural materials and then photographs them. https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2018/02/james-brunt-cairns-and-mandalas/
Mandalas are from the ancient Buddhist and Hindu traditions of creating circles all balanced around a central point. They were used to represent unity in the universe and were very meditative. In modern society, they are still used for meditation and relaxation. The act of making a mandala is very meditative and relaxing.
For this assignment, you will create your own mandala from natural materials and photograph it. Be sure to photograph it from multiple angles to get the best composition. Beware of too much negative space/ distracting backgrounds.
Andy Goldsworthy Option
Below are images from Andy Goldsworthy. He is the original nature sculptor who made installations out of natural materials. These would be temporary because he would use no glues or cement or anything. They would just get destroyed over time. He did document his works with photographs just like the artist, James Brunt. Here is a great article on Andy Goldsworthy: https://www.boredpanda.com/land-art-andy-goldsworthy/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=organic
You may be more inspired by Goldsworthy, but again, make your creation and document it with lots of photographs.
Option #3: Pixlr APP, Photo Edit
Today, we will be going to the lab to work on uploading images onto our Weebly Blogs. If you don't have your pages on your blog yet, be sure to include that first! The directions for creating a blog and adding pages is located above.
Be sure to have the following pages on your blog:
Next, begin uploading photos onto your weebly blog. See how in the steps below:
Things to think about when taking photos: Be sure you have good quality photos, they are completely strait (not at an angle), they are cropped with no extra space around the edges. (see good vs. bad quality photos below)
Below, you can see a video demo of how to add images to your weebly blog. For a full-screen version, click on this link!!
How to upload images from your device using a cord:
1. click on the search bar at the bottom left of your screen.
2. Type in "This PC"
3. The finder window will come up and you can look under devices and drives.
4. Find your device and click on it. (if you have an apple iPhone, you will have to click "allow" on your device.
5. Search for your images.
6. Click and drag your images to your student ID number on the left side of the window.
Silk- Interactive Art
Jackson Pollock (splatter painter)
Build Your Wild Self
The Color Test