If you need more ideas for project options, check out the link to my Printography extensions page. You may use any of these 13 Printography Extension options to finish off the projects for the rest of the semester. Remember, you are working on one sketchbook assignment, and one Project option due Thursday each week. Please let me know if you need more help. http://kellhighschoolart.weebly.com/printography-extensions.html
OPTION #13: PRINTING WITH MARKERS
Option #12: #toonmechallenge
This one is for those of you who want to challenge yourself with digital art. The idea is to take a photograph of yourself and then choose a part of that photograph to "cartoon yourself" using any type of digital app such as Photoshop, Pixlr, PicsArt, etc. You can use a phone, iPad, tablet or computer. I am not the best at this, but you can find a ton of online tutorials. I will link a couple below!! Check out all the samples!
Here is another link to a #toonmechallenge tutorial using Photoshop, but Pixlr would also work for this. https://youtu.be/2svf-8y0_pQ
Option #11: Forced Perspective Photography
Forced perspective is a technique that employs optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is.
For this short project, take at least one images that utilizes "forced perspective" and upload it to your blog!!
Hello Visual Art Students,
Here is the plan for the next few weeks of school in visual arts. Students will be working on TWO assignments each week. One will be a sketchbook assignment and one will be a short project assignment. BOTH of these assignments will be due by the end of the day on THURSDAYs. In order to get credit for these assignments, students will need to post them to their individual student blogs. Sketchbooks need to be posted on the "sketchbook" page and short projects will be on the "My Art" page.
I have revised the sketchbook assignment list for the semester it was emailed home and on the class sketchbook page. Please read the directions carefully. The short projects will be from choices that are listed on the class page of my blog. http://kellhighschoolart.weebly.com/va-comp Right now there is a total of 10 project options for students to choose from and I will continue to add to that list every few days.
If you haven't already done so, please fill out the form letting me know if your student is going to be trying to improve their grade or is content with their grade as of March 13th: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSemGceTxpmt_7mX0lLNTPzaDYs5syC1raSwLAwxTbzy-NdT4w/viewform?usp=sf_link
Please let me know if you have any questions!
Julie C. Denison
Kell High School
Option #8: visual journal with Corona Virus Prompt
Option #9: Photo compositions with ordinary objects
Take ordinary objects from around your house and make a collection of at least 3 faces. Take photos of each face you create and upload them to your blog! Have Fun!..........OR......
OR......Create a MONOCHROMATIC composition with objects from around your home. Place them in a pleasing composition on a neutral background and photograph your results. Then, post the image to your blog! ........
Take a nature walk. Collect natural materials to create a face. Compose these on a simple surface and photograph them. Upload the photograph to your blog! ............OR........
Use natural materials to create an animal or creature! Compose these on a plain, simple surface. Photograph the composition and upload it to your blog.
Option #10: Chalk Prints
Have fun making these Chalk Prints! These were inspired by one of my favorite instagram art teachers, Cassie Stephens @cassie_stephenz Don't worry if all of them don't come out, just post your results and have fun. It's more about the process than the product with this one!
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.
Option #5: How to make a simple sketchbook!
Option #6: Patterned Pop Up Photograph
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.
Option #7: Shadow Drawing
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