martes, 20 de diciembre de 2016

IDEAS FOR CHRISTMAS PRESENTS

Christmas is here, and we like getting and giving presents, lots of presents to show that we care for others, to make people around us happier.

Here are some ideas you can CREATE. 

WHAT DO YOU NEED? to be creative for a start,  and then time to do it.

YOU ALSO NEED: A white mug and permanent markers of different colours and thickness. You can also use specific material for porcelain. 




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MANDALA ART

You have done beautiful creations with the mandalas. Here are examples of the different ways arts and crafts uses mandalas:

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Remember this?



The following is done with... GUESS!

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BOTTLE CUPS!
 

AND THE WINNERS ARE...

CHRISTMAS CARD COMPETITION 2016

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

PRIZES will be given on Thursday the 21st during the first Break Time in Meetings Room

 FIRST WINNER: Carla Plaza Cabrero (1F ESO)


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 WINNER CATEGORY A: Rubén Velasco López (1F ESO)

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WINNER CATEGORY B: Viktoriya PLAMENOVA BLAGOEVA (B1B)

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SECOND PRIZE: Hugo CASTILLEJO TORRES (E2A)

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SECOND PRIZE: Pablo GÓMEZ GARCÍA (1B ESO)

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domingo, 20 de noviembre de 2016

CAREERS IN ART

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DRAWING PROGRESSION

DRAWING PROGRESSION (FROM AGE 12 TO 18)

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. 

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sábado, 19 de noviembre de 2016

RADIAL DESIGN MANDALA

NEXT CHALLANCE: RADIAL DESIGN MANDALA

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. 







viernes, 18 de noviembre de 2016

REGULAR POLYGONS



This term we will continue with GEOMETRY by designing a beautiful mandala. But first we will check our knowledge drawing regular polygons. Here is a video to help us.





 REGULAR POLYGONS AND ORIGAMI




I found a very interesting page to revise and check your knowledge of the Basic Geometry Terms with pictures. Check it out!

Geometry, flashcards


Here is another link  to go over "the basics of geometry", some of them we have already seen before.


 Geometry

lunes, 7 de noviembre de 2016

GREETINGS CARD CONTEST

Have you noticed? Christmas decorations are already up in some parts of Madrid. Once again the school will be running its Christmas Card competition. There will be a prize for different categories, and the overall first Prize winner will be published as the School's Christmas Card and sent to all students' families. HO! HO! HO!



TYPOGRAPHY

TYPOGRAPHY is what language looks like. 
It is the art and technics of type design.





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.“
Eatphabet

Types
A pop-up book.
 


More examples:


  • Draw me a song: take a look to these wonderful typography examples. Posters.
  • Modular typography: Made typography using half moon shape as the negative space between box shapes. Then translated into cardboard sculptures mimicking the same design elements. Sculptures.
  • Fillingraphy on typography. Cakes!

martes, 25 de octubre de 2016

TRIANGLES AND QUADRILATERALS

TRIANGLES 

A triangle has three sides and three angles 
The three angles always add to 180°

TYPES OF TRIANGLES


QUADRILATERALS

Quadrilateral just means "four sides" (quad means four, lateral means side). Any four-sided shape is a QuadrilateralBut the sides have to be straight, and it has to be 2-dimensional 
TYPES OF QUADRILATERALS


General Properties 
        • Four sides (edges)
        • Four vertices or vertexes (corners)
        • The interior angles add up to 360 degrees:
Quadrilateral Angles
Try drawing a quadrilateral, and measure the angles. They should add to 360°

Individual Properties 
Check this web to learn more about them: 

viernes, 21 de octubre de 2016

NOTABLE POINTS AND LINES OF THE TRIANGLE

NOTABLE POINTS OF THE TRIANGLE:


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The INCENTER and CIRCUMCENTER of an EQUILATERAL TRIANGLE are in the exact same point.
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Paper folding - the perpendicular bisectors of a triangle

 

  http://www.regentsprep.org/regents/math/geometry/gc3/perpacute.gif


 

Paper folding - the angle bisectors of a triangle

 

http://www.regentsprep.org/regents/math/geometry/gc3/bisectoracute.gif 

 

BISECTORS AND... KITES?

It is time to get started with the compass! We will draw two VERY IMPORTANT constructions, used in technical drawing to construct almost everything, EVEN A KITE!

It is CRUCIAL that you learn how to do them by observing and practising. SO LETS DO IT!:

PERPENDICULAR BISECTOR LINE

Definition:

The perpendicular bisector is a PERPENDICULAR line that DIVIDES a line segment into TWO EQUAL parts. It also makes a right angle with the line segment. Each point on the perpendicular bisector is at the same distance from each of the endpoints of the original line segment.

It is basically a line which cuts a line segment into two equal parts at 90°.


 http://ceemrr.com/Geometry1/ParPerp/paste_image14.gif 
 




ANGLE BISECTOR LINE

Definition: 

It is a line that DIVIDES the angle in TWO EQUAL parts.

http://www.mathopenref.com/images/constructions/constbisectangle/proof.png




PRACTISE: 

USING THE ANGLE BISECTOR LINE TO CONSTRUCT A KITE


viernes, 7 de octubre de 2016

HOW TO DRAW PARALLEL LINES

These are a few videos to give you information about parallel, perpendicular and intersecting lines and how to draw them using the set square rulers. Then feel free to get artistic!!!


How do we use the set square?
You have to handle your set square softly and with accuracy without exercising too much pressure on them, only the needed one to avoid movement.

PARALLEL LINES
  1. The 45 set square hypotenuse (longest side) is placed attached to the line to which we want to draw the parallels (GUIDE).
  2. The 60-30 set square hypotenuse is attached to the 45 set square leg.
  3. Fix the 60-30 set square and move the 45 set square upwards or downwards drawing the desired parallel lines along its hypotenuse.
PERPENDICULAR LINES
If we want to draw perpendicular lines to one direction, we will have to follow the first two steps as stated for parallel lines and then the following ones:
  1. Having fixed the 60-30 set square, the 45 set square is turned until the other leg is attached to the hypotenuse of the 60-30 set square.
  2. Draw the perpendicular line along the hypotenuse of the 45 set square.
Let's review how to draw parallel and perpendicular lines using the triangular set squares.


jueves, 6 de octubre de 2016

miércoles, 5 de octubre de 2016

GEOMETRY, BASIC TERMS

  • Point (punto)                    

      A point is the place where two lines intersect.
      In geometry, a point has no dimension
      We represent a point with a dot.
      We identify this point with a CAPITAL letter.

  • Line (línea)
        A line is made up of infinite points.
        It has not endpoints and continues endlessly on a plane. 
        These lines are named with small letters such r ,s, t...
  • Ray (semirrecta)
      A ray is a "straight" line that begins at a certain point and extends forever in one direction.
      The point where the ray begins is known as its endpoint.
  • Line segment (segmento)
        A line segment is a portion of a "straight" line.
        A line segment does not extend forever, but has two endpoints.


      The point halfway between the endpoints of a line segment is called the midpoint.  A midpoint divides a line segment into two equal segments.


  • Intersection


        The term intersect is used when lines, ray lines or segments share a common point.
        The point they share is called the point of intersection.

And here you can find a video explaining the differences between line, line segment and ray.

martes, 4 de octubre de 2016

THE MAGIC OF GEOMETRY FOR ARTISTS

For those brave students of 3rd ESO that are struggling with all these geometric constructions, and are looking forward to starting with a more artistic approach. Here is a beautiful and fantastic example where nature and geometry blend together: "NATURE BY NUMBERS" (dealing with the Golden Ratio) a 3D animated short film by Cristobel Vila. Enjoy it!



Now lets see a video that is going to help us with our next project: "The Misterious Magic of Geometry for Artists". 




This is a video with examples for your NEXT PROJECT, size DIN-A3, FREE TECHNIQUE:



lunes, 3 de octubre de 2016

WHAT IS THE POINT OF GEOMETRY?

Just a little bit of help for your Geometric Constructions... Making it easy! Do not forget to check these notes and these Worksheets these for extra help  (not mandatory)
Check these links, learn and enjoy with these introductory videos:

1- THE BASICS OF GEOMETRY

2- HOW TO DRAW TRIANGLES

3- HOW TO DRAW CIRCLES

4- HOW TO MAKE A SQUARE FROM A CIRCLE

5- TYPES OF TRIANGLES


POINT - LINE


PARALLEL LINES - CONVERGING LINES - ANGLE - TRIANGLES


ACUTE, RIGHT AND OBTUSE ANGLES - CIRCLE - RADIUS - CIRCUMFERENCE - DIAMETER


SQUARE - DEGREES


DEGREES IN A TRIANGLE


EQUILATERAL, ISOSCELES AND SCALENE TRIANGLES.
ACUTE, RIGHT ANGLED AND OBTUSE TRIANGLES.



POLYGONS (Wondeful video using Origami Technique)

miércoles, 21 de septiembre de 2016

LAND, EARTH AND BODY ART


WHAT IS LAND ART?  AND BODY ART?

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT.

These are some of the original Works of Art done by our students of 1st de ESO from the IES Laguna de Joatzel (Getafe) in el Cerro de Los Ángeles. School Year 2013-14.


This is an original example of Land Art done by students from 1st ESO from the IES La Serna (Fuenlabrada) School Year 2011-12.


martes, 20 de septiembre de 2016

LAND ART MANDALA

Here is more information about your next activity in El Cerro de los Ángeles. We will be very lucky with the weather! I am sure you will all enjoy it. We will exhibit your Land Art Mandala here.



Land Art Mandala from Carolina Peral

miércoles, 14 de septiembre de 2016

WELCOME TO YOUR ART BLOG!





This is the start of a journey together. I will be using this blog to post both information related to our classes, an Art Gallery to show your Works of Art, and anything you might find interesting. 

This blog is a tool to help you understand the contents and activities explained in class, it is also a way to ad more information for you. You can also participate with your comments and ideas. I deeply appreciate your participation (20% of the final mark)


And remember...

Earth without ART is just EH!




domingo, 29 de mayo de 2016

FINAL AUDIOVISUAL PROJECT

These are a few videos to show you the different types of camera shots and view angles, it also explains a little bit more of the basic ones we have talked about in class. It includes Camera Movements, which I find pretty interesting for your FINAL AUDIOVISUAL PROJECT.

IDEAS FOR YOUR FINAL AUDIOVISUAL PROJECT:

1- STOPMOTION

2- SHORTFILM (5 Minutes maximum)

3- ADVERTISING SPOT (2 minute maximum)

DATELINE: the week from Monday the 13th of June to friday the 17th.



TYPES OF CAMERA SHOTS AND VIEW ANGLES



TYPES OF STOP MOTION ANIMATIONS





HOW TO MAKE A STOP MOTION ANIMATION PICTURE







THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITES:"THE MISSING STICKMAN"





FUNNY COMMERCIAL COMPILATION: JUST DROPPING IDEAS FOR YOUR 1 Min SPOT







TYPES OF COMMERCIALS



sábado, 23 de abril de 2016

FIGURE-GROUND

How many faces can you see here?



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."




viernes, 22 de abril de 2016

OPTICAL ILLUSIONS

This is an interesting video about how to draw simple optical illusions with the computer. Can you do it with a pen and the rulers? Give it a try!





jueves, 21 de abril de 2016

OP ART

This week we will be searching and analyzing in groups how to create a few optical illusions, and now we are doing our own original pieces of Op Art. Here is a little bit more information about it, about Bridget Riley and the presentation of two activities (that are not mandatory, they are for extra points).







martes, 5 de abril de 2016

COLLAGE

 WHAT IS A COLLAGE?

CAN YOU DO A COLLAGE ABOUT YOU?

"SELF-PORTRAIT COLLAGE"


Making a self-portrait is a great way to express and explore your identity. The idea is to do the silhouettes of your head and fill in your head with a magazine collage of what is going in your brain, what you prefer, what you are fond of... Ideas to get you started: clothes, music, words, sports, food, people you admire, singers, actors... Instructions: Trace your head on two white papers (using the window). Then filled in the head shape with magazine images in one of the papers. The second one will be the template of the final frame of your self-portrait, so, you will have to cut out the inside part. Let's do it.


CAN YOU DO A COLLAGE ABOUT YOUR DREAM HOUSE?

"FACADE COLLAGE"