Relief projects are looking incredibly cool. Each student has found a way to personalize their piece in terms of both content and technique!
Students are working on Relief Zen Tangles. Students watched a brief video highlighting the work of Detroit-based artist, Charles McGee. We also looked at samples of Zen Tangles. Our work will be a 3D visual representation of aspects of one day in our lives. I have asked students to represent different actions or feelings during a day through line, shape, and pattern.
Students were shown local artist Dean Nimmer's ,"100 Drawings", works before creating their own abstract pieces. Nimmer's wrote a book on the importance of drawing or painting everyday to build up confidence and knowledge about personal artmaking. His work is very abstract and focuses on the elements of line, texture, color, and shape. Students worked in oil pastels where they practiced layering and blending techniques with the medium. Here are some working photos, and photos of finished pieces.
Students worked on a short activity today to practice using mixed media with a picture to enhance a focal point of the image. Students will be using mixed media techniques in their photo-transfer project to enhance their picture, Below are a few examples from today ~
Photography assignment NO later than FRiday, October 18th...DIgital File is preferred, but a print out will work if you can't send it via email.
The assignment for the first part of your photo-transfer project is attached below. Please let me know if you need a paper copy of these directions.
Paper sculpture reliefs- students are learning about positive/negative space, and using 3D elements to activate a 2D space. Example from today's class!!