Sometimes when we see amazing art it’s easy to just think “oh that person must be really gifted” but this progression gives hope that maybe anybody can create beautiful art if they are willing to put in the effort.
Lets pratice the Geometrical Constructions we have learnt by designing our own MANDALA. Although the presentation indicates you should draw a 12 section radial mandala, 6, 8 or 16 sections mandalas are also allowed. The most important THE GEOMETRY. You will divide the circumference in equal parts in order to create your mandala as the examples on these videos and presentation.
Type the sky
is an original project by Lisa Rienermann, a student of Duisburg-Essen
University. Each letter is an empty space in the sky of
Barcelona surrounded by buildings. She says: "Todo comenzó por la Q.
Estaba en una pequeña calle de Barcelona y al mirar hacia arriba vi las
casas, el cielo y las nubes. El área oscurecida por las casas dejaba
entrever una forma en el cielo que parecía una Q. Esa fue la idea de la
técnica. Pensé que si una Q me había encontrado a mi, no sería difícil
que yo encontrara al resto del alfabeto. De modo que pasé semanas
mirando al cielo, buscando el resto de las letras entre las casas."
Type the sky
Eating from A to Z! By Luiza P. (Flicker user). She says: “This project was conceived as a way to document my eating habits and routine, through the creation of an alphabet.“
A pop-up book.
Draw me a song:take a look to these wonderful typography examples. Posters.
typography using half moon shape as the negative space between box
shapes. Then translated into cardboard sculptures mimicking the same
design elements. Sculptures.
This is a perfect example of one of the Gestalt Laws of Perception: Figure Ground or the Law of Prägnanz.
"Human brain tends to interpret ambiguous or complex images as simple and complete. In an image the composing elements are perceived as either figures or ground. Background and foreground can be exchanged and in both case they assume a precise meaning."
After Easter we will be doing jewellery with recycling materials. Here we have a few images and videos to help us. You can practice this paper jewellery on Easter, or bring new ideas to class.
HAPPY "EASTER JEWELLERY"!
MATERIAL NEEDED: Magazine pages, acrylic paint, triple thick gloss glaze or nail polish, chains, beads or any other decorative item that you like, gold leaf foil, jewellery findings, cotton or anyother type of cords that you like, paintbrush, white glue, superglue and IMAGINATION.
HERE ARE SOME ORIGINAL EXAMPLES DONE BY CELIA ÁLVAREZ
The visual elements of an image are THE POINT, THE LINE, THE SHAPE, THE COLOUR AND THE TEXTURE.
During these passed first and second terms we have seen four of these visual elements: the Point, the Line, the Shape and the Colour. The next visual element to see is TEXTURE.
TEXTURE is a powerful art element because it can quickly evoke memories and emotions. Start becoming more aware of textures all around you—the carpet, in the clothes you’re wearing, and the fur on your cat. Check these presentation and video to get a better idea of this concept: