“Happy accident" or “Pleasant surprise” Finding something good while not specifically looking. http://youtu.be/_Tq5vXk0wTk
Our first try for serendipity… loosely themed Nature vs. Culture Idea adapted from The Blooming Palette/Davis School Art magazine, Feb 2010http://thebloomingpalette.blogspot.com/2010/01/recylced-grounds-high-school-art-mini.html
Nature walks and/or dumpster dives in class Find some small, interesting objects both natural and man-made. Put them in your Zip Loc Bag Not too dirty or dangerous please!
Sketch your objects using weighted line. Zoom in, crop, try different angles. Optional: “treasure hunt” at home for more things – sketch them and /or bring next class Try sharpies to simplify Sample sketches
Research “nature vs. culture” theme in art Print/sketch an example you like; journal about artist Links online to help Angkor Vat, 9th Century temple from Optional-more items Khmer Empire, (Cambodia)
Combine & draw your objects in a still life (do several thumbnails) OR combine your sketches in visually interesting ways (thumbnails) Feel free to repeat, edit, or abstract shapes & forms
Tape edges of your paper Complete final sketch LIMITED color palette – triadic or analogous work well Watercolors and sharpies (happy accidents) Class demo on watercolor Add accent lines at end if needed
Example from Issmay UentesfayExample from The Blooming Palette, student artist Grace G.
Were you successful? Did you use the Rule of Thirds? Does your piece use rhythm or contrast? HOMEWORK: bring oil pastels or crayons if you can for Magical Mystery project Bring any liquid drink (juice box, soda can, coffee, tea) (extra credit) …. Or piece of fruit real or fake….
No further information available (or it wouldn’t be a mystery)
SPILL your liquid on the canvas or watercolor paper. Put in drying rack.
Student Example• Notice how she uses organic shape combined with the spillage• India ink & brush• Details added with oil pastel• Credit: The Blooming Palette (via Pinterest)
MAGICAL MYSTERYDIRECTIONS, PART 2Take spilled paper/canvasFind an organic object from thestill life objects.Sketch it with diluted india inkon your spillage.Select 3 oil pastels to furtherdevelop your compositionFollow teacherinstructions….SURPRISE!!!(another example from TheBlooming Palette)
Were you successful? Why or why not? Did you use the Rule of Thirds? Does your piece use rhythm or contrast? What did you learn?
Figure drawing… we will be abstracting figure sketches that you do in class. Need volunteers to sit on the tables as models (clothed) MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW… STAY TUNED…