Welcome to the Art Room
week 3/30 -4/3
Please click on the link below for a message from Mrs. Geraci:
N/Pre-K/ K / Gr.1/ Gr.2
- Painter and Art Educator known for colorful and abstract paintings
- Born in Georgia but lived and worked in Washington, DC
- She attended Howard University and Columbia
- She taught at Shaw Junior high for several decades
- First African -American woman to have a solo art show in 1972 in NYC
- Her artwork used brushstrokes and color fields to represent her vision. She looked to nature such as trees, flowers and gardens (and sometimes outer space)as subjects for her work.
- She loved the works of Matisse and liked to use pure color.
- (continued) see below
Be Like Alma!
Think about nature [sun, sky, weather, flowers, mountains]
Use whatever you have : copy paper, loose leaf, construction paper, markers, crayons, scrap paper, magazines, etc. [your work can be cut and paste, or simply a drawing design with crayons or markers]
THINK ABOUT :
Color – What color combinations would you like to use?
LINE – Will your work be horizontal, vertical, diagonal or circular?
Patterns – How Will you repeat colors and lines within your artwork ?
Fun video to watch for ideas and technique:
Radial (circular) Design
Radial balance is any type of balance based on a circle with its design extending from center.
Mandala means circle.
-mandalas can often be found in Buddist temples on floor tiles, windows and tapestries
-in Buddism and Hinduism the mandala represents great symbolism and meanings
TRY IT ! Create a Mandala design of your own!
Think about shapes, repeated patterns and format!
Remember – radial (not linear) balance follows a circle shape!
You may use whatever supplies you may have [copy paper, loose leaf, ballpoint pen, markers, pencils, etc]
You may need a ruler and a paper plate may be helpful.
***You may design directly onto a PAPER PLATE if you wish!!!***
-Create a Mandala design using radial (circular) balance
-Italian sculptor, painter, architect during the High Renaissance period.
-most notable works : David, The Pieta, Sistine Chapel ceiling, The Last Judgement
-famous for frescoes painted by Michelangelo, begun in 1508
-a fresco is technique of painting on wet plaster
-depicted below is a detail of the Creation of Adam (book of Genesis)
-note the hands of God and Adam
TRY your best TO SKETCH hands in this position
-Artists have used color to convey emotions and mood in their paintings for years
-artists like Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh,and Edvard Munch are among the most notable.
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
-painted so many works in the early 20th century using particularly COOL COLOR
tones that it was referred to as the Blue Period (see below)
[The Blue Period is a term used to define the works produced by Spanish painter Pablo Picasso
between 1901 and 1904 when he painted essentially monochromatic paintings in shades of blue]
Think COOL COLORS
Draw an outline of any musical instrument
create a fragmented composition to give you multiple sections to fill with COOL color scheme
(guitar is a reference/homage to Picasso’s painting, Old Man with Guitar)
- born in Pennsylvania
- he was an artistic child who loved the works of Dr. Seuss and Walt Disney
- attended School of Visual Arts in NYC and was influenced greatly by Andy Warhol
- in the 1980s his time was spent with fellow artists such as Basquiat and Scharf in NYC
- Haring often created works in the NYC subway system
- he was interested in making public works with social message
- (commenting on poignant and timely issues such as drug abuse, apartheid, epidemics, capitalism)
DRAW YOUR OWN “HARING” figures
-be mindful of design and clean lines
-you may include more than one figure on the page
(??????think about a pop culture message/ reference that can accompany your figures)