I Like it!

“I just like it” – select 5-20 pictures that have taken your fancy.  Make copies and glue them in your book (make sure you get details about the artist and record the name of the book or web site that you found the image.  You not have to know anything about the work or even why you like it at first.

Next to each image see if you can say why you have selected the picture without necessarily knowing anything about the artist.  Use the design elements and principles as a guide for ideas a couple of sentences at most.  e.g.

Watch this clip to really help you (2mins) understand this painting, which is revered by many art connoisseurs but maybe considered ugly and primitively painted by others. This video will also demonstrate how art is made in a context, not a vacuum and is related to the world the artist is often confronted by.

Watch this clip below (it will help a lot) to see the a more detailed social and artistic "context" of the Goya painting which is evident in all "good art", in ways specific to each artwork. See how it links to other paintings, other artists and other times.

Why is this important? - because this relates directly to your artwork and you art book with regard to you assessment. Without understanding these concepts you will be a very mediocre art student. Watch and ask yourself - Am I getting this - if not seek help from your teacher because it really is pivotal in your course.

Elements - Color, Line, Mass, Movement, Space (area left by other objects), Texture, Type, Value (tone)
Principles - Balance, graduation, repetition, contrast, harmony, dominance, unity


I like these artists!
Select the work of an 2 artworks that you have discovered through your previous research. Provide 2-4 pages of information on the artists that made them. Include more pictures of their art. Investigate the ideas and the things from the artists’ backgroud that might have contributed to the making of the artwork.
Choose an artwork from this artist that you like and copy part or all of their work onto half a sheet of the thick paper.  You can change the media and the colours or anything else that you want to.  Many students like to use compressed charcoal - even if it is an oil painting and achieve great results.

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Painting in 3 tones

This project is to learn one of the secrets of artists - reducing pictures to a restricted number to make it easy and to concentrate on the structure rather than the detail.

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This is much easier to copy and to then paint. Once you have done this adding colour and details becomes much easier.

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Drawing a Selfie

On the first page of your art journal, use Photo Booth live and draw a picture of yourself on the first paged of your journal.
Things to remember:
Use pencil and erasers 
You can look for ideas on the internet to decide things like backgrounds (unless you want to draw what you can see anyway).
Try your best - the idea is to show your strengths to me.
Some funny examples of selfies - just for your enjoyment :-)
It would be a fun project to make your own selfie and do a drawing of it - maybe in the future.
Assessment for this project is not formal - it will give me an idea of your strengths.
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Shading the face

Warm up looking at Drawing the face and some few basic exercises in shading.

Summarise “Mastering Shading Techniques” in this PDF - do this in your books!
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