This is your last activity, so put all the effort into it! You will make and design the folder for your artworks. Here are some examples, but remember that these are just some ideas, you can do whatever you want as long as it holds your works, be CREATIVE.
SIZE: A little bit more than a DIN A4 (Let's say 23 cm width and 32 length)
MATERIALS: Cardboard, and anything you want to decorate it.
DEADLINE: Last day of class.
HOW TO MAKE PLASTER MASKS (From http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Plaster-Mask)
Prepare your work area. Choose a room where you have a lot of space to spread out, since working with plaster can get messy. Lay newspapers or a drop cloth on the floor. Have paper towels handy in case a stray drip lands outside the covered area.
Prepare your supplies. Cut bandage plaster into strips. You will need enough strips to make three layers of plaster over the face.
The strips should be about 2-3 inches wide by 3 inches (5-7.5 cm x 7.5 cm) long.
Make some strips longer, shorter, wider or thinner. You'll need strips to cover all areas of the face.
Place the strips in a bowl. Set out a second bowl filled with warm water that you will use to wet the strips.
Prepare your subject. The person whose face you are using to mold the mask should wear clothing that he or she doesn't mind getting wet with drips of plaster.
Decide how much of the subject's face you plan to cover. It's best to have a conversation with your subject about his or her comfort level. If you wish to cover the entire face, make sure the nostril area is left clear so that the subject can breathe freely.
The process is easiest if the subject lies on the floor, but if he or she prefers to sit in a chair, wrap towels around his or her neck and shoulders.
Ask your subject to tie back his or her hair, and to pin bangs away from the face.
WATCH THESE VIDEOS:
LAST STEP: time to decorate your masks, and next week we will admire in class your creative works of art. Here is an example from past years students:
a 6 cm radius circumference and divide it in 12 equal parts, then
colour the primary, secondary and tertiary colours (in this order) using
only the three primary colour pencils. Write the names of the colours
and divide it in two parts, indicating warm and cool colour schemes.
COLOUR WHEEL ONLINE
Complete the following worksheet and print it (click on the image to get the worksheet)
Color Palette Generator.
Enter the URL of an image to get a color palette that matches the
image. This is useful for coming up with a website color palette that
matches a key image a client wants to work with.
The visual elements of an image are: POINT, LINE, SHAPE, FORM (SPACE), VALUE, COLOUR AND TEXTURE.
During this term we have seen three of these visual elements: Point, Line and Shape. The next visuals elements to see are TEXTURE, COLOUR, VALUE and FORM (SPACE)
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. Let's see these presentations and video to get a better idea of this concept:
THEORY FOR THE NOTEBOOK:
HOW TO DRAW IMPLIED (VISUAL) TEXTURES
You can also check this video out to learn a bit more about TEXTURES:
Welcome back from the Christmas holidays! Happy New Year 2017. This term we will get started with the basic elements of expression in art: the dot, the line and the plane, and how to create works of art and volume with these elements.
Let's watch these presentations to get a better idea about it:
Now let's do a little practise, create your own design based on these works of pointillism
THEORY FOR THE SECOND TERM EXAM
The elements of Visual Language
Dots, lines, shapes, texture, colours and volume
•A dot is a mark that shows the beginning of a work or the end of it.
•It is the very basic element whereby an art work or a design starts. Nothing will be done without the dots. It’s the most basic thing.
•A dot marks a point which people will look at and concentrate on.
•Dots are used to amplify perception and that does not mean only one dot; a dot in architecture can mean a central point of forms or objects near or close together.
•Dots that are aligned together create a line.
•Dots are used to create feel or texture to create form, space and texture.
•Dots are used to create tones etc.
One dot is a point, a number of dots create different elements that are important to showcase a design.Dots make shapes and forms
•A line is a combination of a series of dots that are continuous, with an exact distance in between each dot.
•LINES CAN CREATE:
1.Shapes and forms
By using the right lines in a work, you are able to create something that has all of the elements which include the above: form, texture, tone, pattern, space and movement.
They are many materials that create lines, from pencils, ball point pens, brushes, technical pens, or even charcoal. A line shows emotions depending on the type of stroke that has been done.
vLines that are horizontal normally reflect peacefulness, and serenity: these lines, regardless of the thickness or appearance are flat.
vVertical lines are lines that go straight up, these lines shows strength, and stability.
vLines with points, angles or edges show direction. It shows the focus point of the movement that should be followed. These lines are used to direct to an important space of order. It serves as a sign and movement.
vLines that are radiating from a centre, these lines give an impression that of an energy source, light and attention. It radiates from an important centre to allow us to concentrate on the centre. It could show direction, movement and connection. It is a node and shows importance. Gradation of tones
•Shape is the creation of when the end of a line meets the start of the same line. Shapes can be just a flat plane that is surrounded by an outer line and does not hold any mass.
•Shape is perceived as an idea of the form or how it looks.
•Shapes are composed in positive and negative ways. Positive shapes mean the shape of the object on the area it is located. Negative shapes are the shapes of the background that the object is on. Normally to emphasize on the object or area, they are usually darkened to show concentration.
•There are 2 types of shapes, Geometrical and Organic Shapes.
Geometrical Shapes are shapes that have exact angles at every edge and they are designed to be that way, they were done with that intention. These shapes include circles, squares, triangles, and rectangles et
Organic Shapes are shapes that do not have a proper angle at its edge and are made to be natural. They were not intended to be that way and are usually drawn with the guidance of intuition and free-handed.
A collage of cut-out shapesA collage is a technique that is very useful in the creation of compositions where visual perception is important. When we look at a collage we can see at the same time the materials used and the colours and shapes it is made up of.
Normally we define texture as the feel of the surface of an object. Texture is everywhere from every material and object whether it is man-made or natural. Texture gives a sense of individuality and quality of the material or anything that the surface is designed for.
There are 2 types of texture.
Textures that you can touch and textures on paper which you can see but you can’t touch. Some paintings are made to be touchable and to be felt.Textures that can be felt are for example, sculptures, assemblage, collage, et
Textures that are made to be seen are paintings and drawings.
Using the right material in designing is important and thus learning and understanding the materials make a difference in design concepts and presentation.