martes, 12 de diciembre de 2017

XMAS DECORATIONS RECYCLING

Christmas is already here, and we are going to give our Art Class an original touch creating our own Christmas decorations with reclycled materials. We will work in groups and individually.

Here are some ideas:





WHAT WILL I DRAW?

This is one of the techniques to create a drawing when you do not know what to do. We are going to try it in class:


domingo, 3 de diciembre de 2017

GETTING READY FOR CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS!!!


Lets use the PLATONIC SOLIDS to create our Christmas Decorations! Click HERE.

What is a Platonic Solid?
A Platonic solid is a polyhedron all of whose faces are congruent regular
convex polygons*, and where the same number of faces meet at every vertex.
The Greeks recognized that there are only five platonic solids.

Why is this so?


Check this web for paper models of POLIEDRA   like this one:




We can also create compounds like this one:

lunes, 20 de noviembre de 2017

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!





II CONCURSO DE TARJETAS NAVIDEÑAS


El Departamento de Dibujo  y la Asociación de Madres y Padres (AMPA), convocan el II Concurso de Tarjetas Navideñas.

BASES

  1. Participantes.- Podrán participar todos los alumnos de 1º y 2º E.S.O. matriculados en el  presente curso 2017-18.

  1. Formato.- Tamaño DIN A-5 (mitad del DIN A-4), no desplegable.

  1. Técnica.- Puede aplicarse cualquier tipo de técnica: acuarelas, témperas, ceras, pastel, lápices de  color, tintas, técnicas mixtas, etc.

  1. Tema.- Será  la Navidad. Los trabajos serán originales, descalificando las copias y, el mensaje que emitan, será puramente navideño. Será tan importante el mensaje como el acabado de la ilustración

  1. Lugar y fecha de presentación.- Se admitirá una sola participación por alumno. La tarjeta llevará en el dorso un mensaje personal para felicitar la Navidad o el Año Nuevo, junto con el nombre y apellidos del alumno, así como el curso y grupo al que pertenece (a modo de firma los datos personales), entregándose en el Aula de Dibujo o en la Jefatura  del Estudios, ambos del primer ciclo, antes del lunes 11 de diciembre.

  1. Premios.- Se establece una categoría única, con tres premios económicos en una tarjeta regalo y un número de accésit que dependerá de los resultados tanto de la calidad de la realización como del mensaje que transmitan.

    • 1er. Premio: tarjeta regalo por valor de 50 € y diploma.
    • 2º. Premio: tarjeta regalo por valor de 30 € y diploma.
    • 3er. Premio: tarjeta regalo por valor de 20 € y diploma.

A los alumnos con accésit, se les otorgará un diploma.

  1. Jurado.- Lo compondrán los miembros del Departamento de Dibujo, 2 representantes del AMPA, 1 miembro de la Dirección del Centro, 1 miembro del Claustro de Profesores y un miembro del Personal no docente.
El jurado se reserva la posibilidad de dejar desiertos estos premios en caso de no existir trabajos de calidad.

La tarjeta ganadora se utilizará para felicitar a la comunidad educativa y familias.



lunes, 6 de noviembre de 2017

FUTUROS POSIBLES - INSTALACIÓN ARTÍSTICA

Futuros posibles Visita-taller para E.S.O y Bach. Paisaje, incertidumbre, percepción, frontera son algunos de los conceptos que se tratarán en la visita-taller Futuros posibles, diseñada e impartida por la artista Maya Saravia en el marco de la exposición Cambio de Rumbo. A partir de una selección de obras presentes en la exposición analizaremos problemáticas actuales, hablaremos sobre los poderes que rigen nuestras vidas y sobre los futuros que se avecinan. Los participantes desarrollarán un proyecto artístico en el que trabajarán con el espacio, la luz, el sonido, el cuerpo y la voz mediante estrategias creativas propuestas por la artista. Así a lo largo del Taller construiremos una experiencia sensorial y participativa en la que los alumnos y alumnas serán invitados a habitar un espacio y generar situaciones, construir escenarios y pensar sobre futuros posibles.


MAYA SARAVIA

mayala

Maya Saravia nació en Ciudad de Guatemala en 1984. Estudió Artes Plásticas en Guatemala e Historia del Arte en Madrid. Vive y trabaja en Madrid. Su principal medio es la instalación, medio que le permite yuxtaponer varios campos de interés, como la historia, el lenguaje, lo efímero, la acción y lo lúdico. A través de instalaciones, así como de la pintura y el dibujo, busca un espacio de transición de significados, desde lo concreto hacia lo abstracto, o del discurso hacia la experiencia. Sus exposiciones incluyen Habitar la Frontera y Buscadores de Oro en Espacio OTR y Dibujos de Ciego en Espacio Naranjo en Madrid; All Tomorrow’s Parties en Institut für Alles Mögliche, Berlín; Tal vez todos deberíamos estar muertos en La Erre; El Museo de la Luna, en Concepción 41; Rompecorazones en Proyectos Ultravioleta; Después de Gutenberg en el Centro Cultural de España y en la XVII Bienal de Arte Paiz en Guatemala.

INSTALACIÓN ARTÍSTICA


domingo, 29 de octubre de 2017

HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2017!!!

Take a look at this video, the start of "The Nightmare before Christmas" by Tim Burton  (1993, a classic...)

 





Halloween is back... let’s create a Halloween atmosphere using our imagination! This watermelon felt exceedingly happy to know that not just pumpkins were invited to this Halloween Party...:
 



viernes, 20 de octubre de 2017

REGULAR POLYGONS



This term we will continue with GEOMETRY by designing a beautiful mandala. But first we will check our knowledge about regular polygons. Here is a few videos 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

jueves, 19 de octubre de 2017

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


miércoles, 18 de octubre de 2017

NOTABLE POINTS AND LINES OF THE TRIANGLE

NOTABLE POINTS OF THE TRIANGLE:


CIRCUMCENTER, INCERTER, ORTHOCENTERResultado de imagen de triangle circumcenter incenter


The INCENTER and CIRCUMCENTER of an EQUILATERAL TRIANGLE are in the exact same point.
Resultado de imagen de triangle circumcenter incenter 


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 

 

martes, 17 de octubre de 2017

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 and videos: 
Quadrilaterals


TYPES OF ANGLES




TYPES OF TRIANGLES

sábado, 30 de septiembre de 2017

SCHOOL TRIP: MUSEO DEL TRAJE

The Museo del Traje (SpanishMuseo del Traje) is a museum located in MadridSpain, with collections devoted to fashion and costumes. The museum has over 160,000 pieces and documents. The current building was completed in 1973.[2] Collections date from the Middle Ages up to clothes by Spain's contemporary fashion designers. It was declared Bien de Interés Cultural in 1962. The current Museo del Traje dates from 2004. The building was built as the home of the Spanish Museum of Contemporary Art (MEAC), later to become the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía A restoration of the building was carried out  in 2005, allowing the building to become the home of the Museo del Traje.






viernes, 29 de septiembre de 2017

OP ART

This term we will be searching and analyzing how to create a few optical illusions. We will get started by doing our own original pieces of Op Art. Here is t more information about it, about Bridget Riley's works and a few activities.




NEXT TASK: "OP ART" using parallel lines. 

MATERIALS: Set square rulers and a black feltpen

Resultado de imagen de creating the impression of depth, bridget riley

Imagen relacionada

Resultado de imagen de creating the impression of depth with parallel lines

Resultado de imagen de creating the impression of depth with parallel lines


jueves, 28 de septiembre de 2017

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!





miércoles, 27 de septiembre de 2017

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.




martes, 26 de septiembre de 2017

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.

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)

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 (2nd ESO): "The Misterious Magic of Geometry for Artists". 




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