Welcome to Studio Art! Art is a great means of self expression and connection to the world around us. That expression and connection is so important for our students right now especially. I look forward to introducing art projects and creating conversations that will help fill that need. I'm excited to have you in class! It's going to be a great year. If you'd like more art project ideas to do at home, check this out:
#1- Household Object Color Wheel:
For this assignment you will collect multiple household items, organize them by color, and arrange them into a color wheel. When placing your objects, be sure to put them in the correct order (clockwise: yellow, green, blue, violet, red, orange). Once you have completed your color wheel, take a picture and email it to me at email@example.com
#2- Environmental Art:
Google: Andy Goldsworthy. He is a really cool artist who creates artwork with the things you find in nature. Leaves, twigs, ice, and rocks are just a few examples of materials he uses.
You can do this too! Go outside and create an artwork with the natural objects you find. Then, take a picture and email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Have fun!
Find or create an interesting shadow and trace it onto a piece of white paper. Use a pencil or black marker to shade it in. Great compositions fill the page. *Helpful Hint- choose a sunny morning or evening.
#4- Logos and Textures:
Logos are brand and company names that are on many man-made objects. They can be printed, embossed, etched, and glued onto objects. Walk around your house and find type that is raised or embossed. You can find them on shoes, tools, kitchen appliances, book covers, etc.
You will also use textures from around your house; flooring, furniture, frames, under rugs, etc. Get creative!
You will be using logos and other textures.
Create this artwork with a thin piece of paper and a pencil, crayon, or colored pencil. You will want to fill ALL available space. Place the object you want under the paper and hold the paper firmly in place while rubbing the crayon on top. It will create a neat texture!
*Helpful Hint: Make many practice sheets of textures. Find which logos and textures work best. Try different writing utensils. Press hard and soft. Once you have a good collection, choose your favorites. Then, revisit those locations and form them into a collage. Email it to me at email@example.com and you might see it on the school's Instagram or Facebook page!
#5- Recreated Artworks:
The J. Paul Getty Museum in L.A. has started a challenge to recreate famous artworks using household items. It has taken off with the hashtag #betweenartandquarantine
I challenge you to do it! Go to this webpage:
http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/getty-artworks-recreated-with-household-items-by-creative-geniuses-the-world-over/?utm_campaign=later-linkinbio-gettymuseum&utm_content=later-6477288&utm_medium=social&utm_source=instagram (Links to an external site.)
to find inspiration and tips for completing this project. You can submit both images side-by-side but you don’t have to. However, it is required that you submit it with the Artist and Title of the original artwork. Good luck!
Study of a Mourning Woman, about 1500-1505, Michelangelo Buonarroti.
Knolling- the process of arranging related objects in parallel or 90-degree angles as a method of organization.
If you love to organize things, this is for you!
Watch this video:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=emb_rel_end&list=RDCMUCgw5glUmiejibmmbKi8HgQg&v=_8b3EpVewFM (Links to an external site.)
Any disorganized space can be knolled to perfection...and it’s art! Give it a go; it’s extremely relaxing.
#7- Bubble Prints
Bubble prints are super easy to make and look really cool! They even make awesome greeting cards for your friends and family. These are the materials you'll need:
- A small plastic container (or one for each color)
- food coloring
Just put some dish soap in a small container such as a plastic cup, Tupperware, or mason jar, then add some water and a few drops of food coloring. Keep one color in each container. Stir it around with a straw. Blow into the mixture with the straw to create bubbles. Medium bubbles seem to look better on paper. Lay a piece of paper on top (watercolor and card stock are best but any paper works). You can layer with different colors. Then, lay it aside to dry.