Friday, December 12, 2014

Installation Art!

 What is Installation Art?

From Wikipedia

Rachel Whiteread, Embankment at Tate Modern, London
Installation art is an artistic genre of three-dimensional works that are often site-specific and designed to transform the perception of a space. Generally, the term is applied to interior spaces, whereas exterior interventions are often called public art, land art or intervention art; however, the boundaries between these terms overlap.

University of Utah installations

GLENWOOD HIGH SCHOOL 2014/2015 Art installation project progress

 Cardboard Tube Installation
Art Students at GSHS are beginning to brainstorm the idea and construction of an installation piece for the lobby. The project will be made out of hundreds of cardboard tubes.

Please begin saving and turning any size cardboard tubes to Tish McFee.  There will be a bin outside her room for drop off...

Student sketches will be posted here:

Some cardboard tube projects found on the internet.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Color Preliminary exercises

General Information

Care of paint brushes

1. Mixing paint with a palette knife or the toe of the paint brush (keep paint out of belly and heel)
2. Clean brush with brush cleaner
3. Take brush out of water container
4. Check our your brush number (the same as your exacto knife)
Palette knife

Mixing Palette

Care of paint

1. Spray with water
2. Store in container
3. Name on container
4. Squeeze tube from the bottom
5. Get a dime-size worth of paint

Two Color Exercises

 Make a color wheel

1. In your sketchbook, draw a large circle.
2.  Inside the circle, draw two over lapping triangles using a ruler.

3. Trace a quarter or small circle and place and label all primary, secondary and tertiary colors as below.

4. Label and paint each circle using only primary colors to mix.

 Steps for making color charts  (Use a dime size worth of paint)

1. Pick one hue and its complement.  In the example, green and red were used.
2. Starting with the primary color, make at least 10 tints (Start with white then add hue.)
3. Make at least 10 shades (Start with hue and then add black )
4.  Mix a small amount of grey using black and white.  Add a little of the hue and a little more to make a least 10 tones  (add grey)
5. Repeat steps 2-4 using the complement of the color you chose
5. Mix the two opposite hues to make a neutral. Dull the intensity (add the complement)
6.  Using that neutral color , repeat steps 2-4