Creative Art - Assignments
- Unified poster - foil technique, foil technique 2, mandala maker, zentangle, Mandala in Illustrator
- Human figure proportion project - Renaissance/ da Vinci & Realism - choice of drawing or sculpture
- Portraiture Dos and Don'ts
- Watercolor Landscapes - impressionists and Post-Impressionists
- Impasto painting techniques
- Body art design- Japanese art
- Mask-making - sculpting over a mold, using fondant molds.
- Animal art: alligator, crocodile, 3D
- acrylic pouring with cels: vid 1, vid 2, metallic flip cup, flip cup 2
- floating/ marbleizing oil paint or acrylic on corn starch or nail polish
- Landscape How Tos Using Acrylic: Beginner Ideas, Morning in Lake, Avoid Common Mistakes, 10 minute misty forest,
Jessica H, Jason R., Michael R, Maddy R, Gabby S: Yearbook Photography, Collage Portrait, Rotating Book- "Into the Woods," "Horses," "," "Wonder Woman," "Wild Things", clay and glass ornaments & oil pastel silhouette, copper repousse and scratchboard frame, window mural plan, koi painting, paint pour, Unified poster- zentangle pattern animal w/foil, Photoshop poster layout, window mural painting, papier mache invention, mosaic stepping stone
Jamie H: Calligraphy, Collage Portrait, Portraiture- face and hair, pencil portrait & matting, head-to-toe figure drawing, light painting, paint pouring and team painting, flower oil painting, mosaic stepping stone
Liz L: Collage Portrait Sculpture, Yearbook Photography, Rotating Book - "Nightmares", silhouette w/melted wax, wax sculpture over armature, koi painting, face casting- 2, 3 and mask, linocut, drawing in style of artist
Ashley R: Calligraphy, Collage Portrait Box, Rotating Book - "Nature", pencil portrait, window mural acrylic painting plan, light painting, koi painting, paint pouring and team painting, window mural, mosaic stepping stone
Kylee S: Alien Oil Pastel, Flower line design, clay incense holder- bike ramps/obstacles, koi painting, paint pouring, mandala foil design, tattoo design drawings, Papier mache project
Aaron: Collage Portrait Box, Acrylic Experiment, Melted wax experiment, garbage can painting, MLK chalk pastel drawing, light painting, paint pouring, zentangle pattern animal w/foil, digital planetary drawings, papier mache project
Theresa: acrylic landscape painting
Kyle C: Flower Surreal, Cubist Portrait, Clay and Glass sculpture, impasto portrait, plaster surreal sculpture, paint pouring, abstract figure clay sculptures, wax figure sculptures
Sabrina P: Hair Drawing, Portraiture, Mixed Media with a message (inspiration Jaune Quick-to-See Smith), HRC painting, Sculpey mini foods, comic-book-style figure drawing
Danielle R: Reverse glass painting, Figure drawing with natural found objects, Watercolor experiments, script writing and composition, portrait charcoal drawing
Lauren: portrait shading techniques, calligraphy, lettering and foil design, paint pouring, ceramic flower w/underglaze, pencil portrait drawing
Caeley: cat drawing, text, mandala with foil technique, lettering, paint pouring, Warhol Marilyn, shading hair, oil painting flowers
John M: Colored Pencil Flower Surreal, reverse glass painting, Abstract Expressionism, pencil experiments, repousse design
Devin M: Flower Surreal Drawing, Artwork using natural/ found objects, Skull and Flames Stained glass
Proj 1 - Reverse "Glass" Painting - Antique Photo Characters - Narrative Painting
For each project, it is expected that you learn something new about an artist, style or culture, something new about media/techniques, compositional tricks, and basically try to push your skills to the next level with a bit of risk. You may choose the projects we come up with together as a team, or propose an individual project. For individual projects, it is expected that you are part of the artist and technique research process.
- Design a sculpture made, at least partly, of natural item. Some resources may include Andy Goldsworthy, fairy houses, ceramics that use pressed in plant materials, etc.
- Develop a “portrait” of someone that is important to you. It may be a family member, celebrity, historical figure, and so on. You may include an image of the person, or it could be symbolic of their interests, heritage, personality, hobbies, etc. You may want to explore collage or assemblage. Interesting artists to see include Vincent Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, Joseph Cornell, Jaune Quick-to-see Smith. We will learn several techniques, including gelli printing, gel photo transfer, collage, and calligraphy.
- Create an artwork that uses calligraphy or calligraphic line. Islamic art and Chinese and Japanese sumi painting are great resources.
- Develop a realism or observation-based Prismacolor colored pencil drawing of a subject of choice.
- Develop a surreal scene involving a flower or plant of some sort. Some interesting artists include Dorothea Tanning, Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, Remedios Varo, Yves Tanguy
- Rotating Book - Develop a theme, Share your theme with group, each person will make a page to fit the other themes (as well as their own) using media of choice, students will them create their own modified accordion book and sculptural cover fitting their theme (Sculpey, texture, painting and drybrushing, found objects like gems and glass eyes)
- Silhouette - some choices include traditional portraiture, silhouette figure with oil pastel, watercolor, or oil paint background, string art, melted crayon art, etc. Silhouette brief history, Oil pastel rule of 3's, sample 1, sample 2, sample 3
- Glass Art: Ceramic with melted glass - this may include creating a holiday ornment, tray, dish, relief letter, ring dish, underwater creature, etc. Other choices might include a stained glass suncatcher, etched glass panel or mirror, or a fused glass pendant.
- Craft Ideas
- Window mural plan and forced perspective drawing. Example 1, Log 2, waves,
- Copper Repousse and Mixed Media "Frame" (scratchboard or roofing felt with colored pencils) - Greek, Roman, and Celtic art- example: sun repousse, armour
- Jewelry carving soapstone