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  • 1. Intro to Art An introduction to the concept of art
  • 2. Why are we here . . . geez?
  • 3. To learn about A-R-T …DuH!
  • 4. What is art?
    • "Art is something that is both functional and (hopefully) aesthetically pleasing to our eyes."
    • "Art is in a constant state of change, so nobody can really pin down what it is."
    • Art is subjective, and means something different to every single person on earth."
  • 5. For real what is art?
    • Webster defines art as:
    • The conscious use of skill and creative imagination especially in the production of aesthetic objects; also : works so produced b (1) : fine arts
  • 6. So, Okay….can you be more like…specific?
  • 7. Art=Aesthetic=…?..
    • Aesthetic is a big art word A.K.A creativeness
    • having a sense of the beautiful
  • 8. Art terms
    • Elements of Art - Elements of art are the basic visual symbols found in the work such as lines, shape, form, space, point, light, motion, direction, scale, dimension, texture and color.
    • Medium - The art material that is used in a work of art such as clay, paint or pencil. Describing more then one art medium is referred to as media. Any substance added to color to facilitate application or to achieve a desired effect.
    • Symbol- A symbol is a form or image that tells a story of what it is without using words.
    • Style- A characteristic handling of media and elements of form that gives a work its identity as the product of a particular person, group, art movement, period, or culture.
  • 9. 3 simple sections of art
    • Drawing
    • 2-D Design
    • 3-D Design (sculptures)
    • We will only focus on Drawing & 2-D design
    • Please note: 18" x 24“ is the maximum requirement for sip and Shop
  • 10. Wait! Don’t get ScUrD!
  • 11. Drawing consists of…
    • Drawings, which consists of mediums such as charcoal, pastel, pencil, pen, color pencil…
    • Paintings
    • Mixed Media: using multiple mediums in one artwork (ie: pastel, watercolor, pencil)
  • 12. Drawing
  • 13. Paintings
  • 14. Mixed Media
  • 15. 2-D Design consists of…
    • Photography
    • Graphic illustrations
    • Mixed Media Collage: combining drawing and other medias (ie: drawings, paint and graphics)
  • 16. Photography
  • 17. Mixed Media Collage
  • 18. Graphic illustrations/ design
  • 19. So how do you evaluate art?
    • In this section we will learn how to tell if something is art
    • In addition we will learn the key elements for any work to be called art
  • 20. Friendly Rules
    • Think about the questions
    • There is no right or wrong answer in this portion
    • Participate
  • 21. Image #1
    • Is this art? Why or why not? What elements does it have or not have?
  • 22. Image #2
    • Is this art? Why or why not? What elements does it have or not have?
  • 23. Image #3
    • Is this art? Why or why not? What elements does it have or not have?
  • 24. Image #4
    • Is this art? Why or why not? What elements does it have or not have?
  • 25. Image #5
    • Is this art? Why or why not? What elements does it have or not have?
  • 26. Image #6
    • Is this art? Why or why not? What elements does it have or not have?
  • 27. Image #7
    • Is this art? Why or why not? What elements does it have or not have?
  • 28. Image #8
    • Is this art? Why or why not? What elements does it have or not have?
  • 29. I’m tired of this…can we get to the point?
  • 30. Well, Sure 
  • 31. Elements of Art
    • Perspective
    • Light
    • Color
    • Form
    • Motion
    • Proportion
    • Symbols
    • Lines
  • 32. Perspective
    • Perspective is the way in which artists create an illusion of depth on a flat surface.
    • For hundreds of years painters have tried to represent accurately a scene that exists in three dimensions on a two-dimensional canvas.
    • One of the ways to create this illusion is to make the objects that are far away smaller than those that are closer to the viewer.
  • 33. Great Perspective! 
  • 34. Light
    • Just as stage designers use lighting to spotlight a performer, painters will often highlight important elements in paintings
  • 35. Color
    • Use of different colors provide emphasis, emotion, etc. Often colors highlight parts of an image to draw specific attention to it.
  • 36. Form
    • By using light and shadows, artists give volume to their subjects. One way one can give figures three-dimensional form is to reflect light off their bodies and paint shadows cast by them.
  • 37. Motion
    • Depicting motion is a technique painters use to keep our attention focused on the picture.
  • 38. Proportion
    • Proportion usually refers to the way different elements in a painting relate to each other in terms of size.
  • 39. Lines
    • An identifiable path of a point moving in space. It can vary in width, direction, and length.
  • 40. Symbols
    • Many artists include items that symbolize other items, emotions, beliefs, ideas, etc.
    Well come back to this later
  • 41. Let’s take a break….
  • 42. Hidden Messages / Clues
  • 43. Symbolism
    • Because works of art don't usually include words, symbols are used in order to tell the viewer a message or even a story.
  • 44. Color Symbolism Chart   Peace, tranquility, calm, stability, harmony, unity, trust, truth, confidence, conservatism, security, cleanliness, order, loyalty, sky, water, cold, technology, depression, appetite suppressant. Blue   Joy, happiness, optimism, idealism, imagination, hope, sunshine, summer, gold, philosophy, dishonesty, cowardice, betrayal, jealousy, covetousness, deceit, illness, hazard. Yellow   Excitement, energy, passion, desire, speed, strength, power, heat, love, aggression, danger, fire, blood, war, violence, aggression, all things intense and passionate. Red   Color Symbolism
  • 45. Power, sexuality, sophistication, formality, elegance, wealth, mystery, fear, evil, unhappiness, depth, style, evil, sadness, remorse, anger, anonymity, underground, good technical color, mourning, death (Western cultures).   Reverence, purity, birth, simplicity, cleanliness, peace, humility, precision, innocence, youth, winter, snow, good, sterility, marriage (Western cultures), death (Eastern cultures), cold, clinical.   Security, reliability, intelligence, staid, modesty, dignity, maturity, solid, conservative, practical, old age, sadness, boring. Silver symbolizes calm.   Earth, stability, hearth, home, outdoors, reliability, comfort, endurance, simplicity, and comfort.   Nature, environment, healthy, good luck, renewal, youth, spring, generosity, fertility, jealousy, inexperience, envy, misfortune, vigor.   Energy, balance, enthusiasm, warmth, vibrant, expansive, flamboyant, demanding of attention.   Lavender symbolizes femininity, grace and elegance.   Royalty, nobility, spirituality, ceremony, mysterious, transformation, wisdom, enlightenment, cruelty, arrogance, mourning.  
  • 46. Got the colors down pack…
    • What are some other hidden components of art besides colorful meanings?
  • 47. Pictorial symbols
  • 48. ~ This organ of perception which makes visible the invisible, nourishes our minds and stirs our emotions with the visual images of a perplexing reality. Its association with the sun (source of light, which light is in itself symbolic of intelligence), makes it the antechamber of understanding and therefore enlightenment and knowledge. ~The sun is referred to as the eye of the day and the moon as the eye of the night while the stars are the eyes of the Creator and the artist is an instrument of his creator. Eye
  • 49. Hole The hole symbolizes the search for knowledge... the desire to know what is beyond.
  • 50. Boat/Sailing Ship The boat is a means of escape and adventure, transport and exploration. It symbolizes man's desire to dare the unknown, to search for the elusive elixir of life.
  • 51. Cone
    • The cone is a complex image derived from the metaphysical association of the circle with the triangle, evaluative in its form (vertical thrust), eternal in its oneness. It is also symbolic of the sun in general and, in my creations, of man in particular. It is a metaphor for manhood.
  • 52. Bird
    • The bird symbolizes the human soul, the exaltation of thought (cogitation) and imagination, the freedom from any earthly limitations, the catharsis of spiritualization.
  • 53. Cross
    • " Some hold it to be a sign used by devil worshippers."
    • The cross is also regarded as the cross of St Peter (who was crucified upside down). Although other people believe this to be a sign of someone who has lost faith.
  • 54. Plants
    • Carnation: A symbol of betrothal or engagement. In China, a carnation is a symbol of marriage.
    • Bamboo: A symbol for longevity (it's always got green shoots) as well as strength and grace (it bends readily but doesn't break easily). In Chinese philosophy the straight stem of bamboo symbolizes the path towards enlightenment, the segments of the stem being the steps along the way.
    • Clover leaf: The three divided leaves of clover represent the Christian Holy Trinity of God the Father, Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Four-leafed clovers represent luck.