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ZOOM ARTorial by award-winning artist - Amanda

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AMANDA | ARTutor | FUND 4 DESIGN & ART EDUCATION

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ZOOM ARTorial by award-winning artist - Amanda

  1. 1. Thank You to the Isaiah Fund for making this possible!
  2. 2. meet Amanda Blanca Isaiah Scholar 2019
  3. 3. Middle School Renaissance Middle Charter School High School Design and Architecture Senior High College The Cooper Union (NYC) I learned a lot of great stuff in school, here’s what made a difference: I did a lot of research on my own time learning about different materials and techniques (conventional and not). Historically why these process were created and how I can integrate those techniques into my art. My grandfather was a big influence on my art making. After being diagnosed with Alzheimer I was more aware of accessibility (and lack there of) within the arts. Being more aware of art practices and art viewing pushed my work in a more meaningful direction for me. I acknowledged that even though in the beginning I had a hard time expressing myself through my art I would always keep making work. As cheesy as it may be, I never considered my mistakes as a set back, every error that I made was only a chance for me to learn and approach what I’m doing differently. In the end I wouldn’t be the artist that I am today if it weren’t for my mistakes.
  4. 4. HERE’S HOW I CAN HELP! Intro To: Pyrography Book-Making/Book-Binding Sketchbook/Portfolio Workshop Fibers/Basket Weaving Graphic Design & Paper Making
  5. 5. Pyrography Introduction to wood burning as a craft and as an art form.
  6. 6. Book-Making/Book-Binding Developing new skills related to book making and book art. This includes zines, pop-up books, flag-books etc.!
  7. 7. Sketchbook/Portfolio Workshops I’ve managed to keep all my sketchbooks and projects from middle school to high school . Since I attended an art magnet for high school, I’m familiar with the selection process and I can be of great assistance in aiding the development of the student's body of work, help flush out ideas etc. Middle School Sketchbook Junior Year Process Book for Mosquito Repellent Box Design
  8. 8. Fibers/Basket Weaving Let's learn how to make some looms at home! Learning about the history of looming and basket can help develop a specific interest that can later lead to bigger projects. (Installations, garments, performance art etc.)
  9. 9. Graphic Design Learning about basic concepts of graphic design such as typography, composition, hierarchy can fit almost any form of art making and there's no requirement to know photoshop or illustrator. poster design, book design and even packaging design done by hand allows for new textures and different styles to arise. (Any and all materials are welcomed)
  10. 10. Paper Making Introduction to basic paper making at home, creating different textures and even images to homemade paper. Experimental approaches welcomed!
  11. 11. THANKS FOR WATCHING! Presentation By: Amanda Blanca
  12. 12. Visit our website at www.fund4arted to learn more about ARTorials and the AMAZING Sketchbook Award

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