Collage Challenge 1

You are to create 4 collage/mash-up pieces of work using 4 different images provided by the instructor. The images provided are to be a “jumping off” point and  will work in concert with images from your pre-collected image bank. DUE: 2.20.18

  • You will have 4 separate final pieces.
  • Portions of each image provided by the instructor may not be used in the other pieces.
  • Pieces from your pre-collected image bank will be used to complete your pieces.
    • Create your compositions on a piece of white drawing paper, but do not glue them yet.
    • When you have determined your composition photograph it for reference.
    • See the instructor for a heavier substrate to glue your fragments to.
    • Glue and complete.
    • No drawn or painted elements are to be included.

 

Reference: COLLAGE: Contemporary artists hunt and gather, cut and paste, mash up and transform. 2014. Krysa, D.

Wissahickon’s Most and Least Wanted Paintings

We recently looked at the work of dissident Russian artists Vitaly Komar and Alex Melamid. As you know they used formal market research to collect data about what people would most like and least like to see in a painting. Their research results can be viewed here. They then created a series of paintings from the survey results from multiple countries. Those paintings can be viewed here.

  • I asked you to create survey questions as well, which you did as a group.
  • You are to select 10 questions and survey 5 students and 5 adults from Wissahickon High School. These people must not be from our art department. Due Thursday, February 8NOTE: Put your questions and responses on the writing page (above the vocabulary list) of your WordPress sites.
  • You are to compile the data from your survey and create to 24″ x 30″ paintings on canvas. One will represent Wissahickon’s Most Wanted Painting and one will represent Wissahickon’s Least Wanted Painting.
  • Prior to creating the paintings you will complete 2 (18″ x 24″) working drawings with compositional layouts and notes for planning. Due Tuesday, February 13.
  • Once you obtain the instrctor’s approval for your drawings you may begin the final paintings. Note: your final paintings may include collage elements. Due date to be announced.

Vocabulary

Define/explain the following and put your list on the Writing page of your WordPress sites.

Honors/Portfolio Art Vocab list

  • Aesthetics
  • Agency
  • Antecedent
  • Appropriation
  • Assemblage
  • Avant-garde
  • Biedermeier Aesthetic
  • Binary Oppositions
  • Bricolage
  • Collage
  • Conceptual art
  • Connotation
  • Denotation
  • Context
  • Cubism
  • Dada
  • Degenerate art exhibition/Entarte Kunst
  • Deconstruction
  • Reconstruction
  • Detourné
  • Dérive
  • Flânuer
  • Diaspora
  • Epistemology
  • Ethnocentricy
  • Ethnography
  • Expressionism
  • Futurism
  • Haptic
  • Hegemony
  • High Art
  • Ideology
  • Impressionism
  • Low Art
  • Linear Thinking
  • Mimesis
  • Modernism
  • Multiculturalism
  • Nihilism
  • Palimpsestic
  • Palimpsestuous
  • Pentimento
  • Paridigm
  • Pastiche
  • Pluralism
  • Pop Art
  • Postmodernism
  • Readymades
  • Reactionary
  • Semiotics
  • Studium
  • Punctum
  • Sous Rature
  • Surrealism
  • Structuralism
  • Post Structuralism
  • Tactile
  • Visual Culture
  • Vitaly Komar & Alexander Melamid
  • Zeitgeist

Brushmaking

Gather materials to make a minimum of 5 brushes. Bring to class by Monday, November 20.

We are basing this investigation on the work of Australian artist Lorna Crane. Even though I shared some of her website with you in class you should investigate her work further on your own. I also shared a video, The Brush Maker, that you should revisit. You will also find examples on Pinterest (Lorna Crane Brushes).

We observed 3 essential parts to her brushes: bristles, binding and handle. Materials can be organic (from nature), repurposed, constructed and/or purchased. Remember that you can alter materials though, dyeing, painting, carving, etc.

Part 1: bringing materials to class: bring cool stuff!

Part 2: constructing brushes: make some rockin’ brushes!

Part 3: creating works: on 18″ x 24″ paper you will make:

  • 5 pieces exploring underpainting
  • 5 pieces exploring overpainting
  • 5 pieces of brushwork only

Jena’s Brushes

Archiving your work

ARCHIVING YOUR ARTWORK FOR WORDPRESS

STEP 1:  PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR ARTWORK

  • 2D WORK: hang flat against a wall at eye level out of direct light
    • Make sure wall is clean and free of clutter
  • 3D WORK: place on table/counter out of direct light
    • Make sure table/counter is clean and free of clutter
  • Set up your tripod if desired
  • Attach camera to tripod and make appropriate adjustments if desired
  • Turn off the Flash on your camera
  • Fill view finder with art work
    • Physically get as close to your work as possible so that your entire work fits in the view finder and the least amount of wall/table is in the frame
  • Focus camera if needed
  • Take image 
  • Email your photo to yourself or use a cable to get your images on your computer. IMPORTANT – send the larger or largest file size to yourself so you can edit in Photoshop.

Step 2: SCANNING YOUR WORK – SMALL 2D WORK

  • Place artwork/sketchbook face down on scanner bed and close lid
  • On desktop double click EPSON SCAN
  • MODE: choose PROFESSIONAL MODE
  • Make sure the settings are as follows:

  • Click PREVIEW
  • SELECT ONLY YOUR ARTWORK then click SCAN

SAVING SCANS: 

STEP 3: UPLOADING IMAGES TO COMPUTER

  • Create a folder on the desktop title it your name/originals
  • Create a second folder to save your edited images.

STEP 4: EDIT IN PHOTOSHOP

  • Open PHOTOSHOP
  • FILE: OPEN SELECT IMAGE
  • CROP out wall/table around art work. Photo should now only include your artwork.
  • OPTIONAL: IMAGE click AUTO TONE / AUTO CONTRAST / AUTO COLOR
  • IMAGE SIZE RESOLUTION: 100 LONGEST DIMENSION: MUST BE 8” EXACTLY
  • FILE SAVE AS NAME .JPEG

STEP 5: UPLOADING TO WORDPRESS

  • Go to WORDPRESS.COM and sign in to your website
  •  Go to ARTWORK PAGE click EDIT click ADD MEDIA
  • Click UPLOAD FILES SELECT FILES –  hold CTRL key down and SELECT IMAGES you want to upload click OPEN
  •  Click CREATE GALLERY (left hand menu bar) make sure images you want to upload have a check mark in the upper right hand corner
  • Click CREATE A NEW GALLERY (lower right hand corner)
  • GALLERY SETTINGS keep as is
  • Click INSERT GALLERY (lower right)
  • Click UPDATE

NOTE: Sketchbook work goes on the Sketchbook page and Art Work goes on the Art Work page. Newest work goes on top.