Wednesday, March 27, 2013


SHADING- gradually adding black to a color to create a gradient of shades. 

Please use your creative minds to come up with a pattern to display your gradient. 

We will be painting this all on OUR FOREARM!!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013



Each of you will be designing your very own shoe. It needs to take up the majority of your sketchbook page, complete with color and a brand name!! Have fun and make them creative and interesting. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

silhouette w/ tinted background

A silhouette is the image of a person, an object or scene represented as a solid shape of a single color, usually black, its edges matching the outline of the subject. The interior of a silhouette is featureless

Below are examples of 


Tinting color-
To "tint" a color means to add white. The color will become lighter in hue the more white you add. 

 For this project you will be selecting a warm color ( yellow,red, orange) or a cool color (green, blue, purple) to tint.  On a canvas board you will be creating a gradual gradient using your base color and a variety of tints. Ontop of your background you will then paint a black silhouette of an object of your choice. 


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Flip Book Animation

A flip book or flick book is a book with a series of pictures that vary gradually from one page to the next, so that when the pages are turned rapidly, the pictures appear to animate by simulating motion or some other change.

Flip books are essentially a primitive form of animation. 

Each of you will create a storyboard of tiny sketches with gradual movementYou must have at least 24 sketched out scenes.
You must have:
* subject matter
*rising action

 Once you have fulfilled all of the requirements you will then be recreating your sketches on the computer using and online animation web site. 

Friday, March 8, 2013

Celtic Symbols


You will be using a variety of acrylic colors to paint onto your ceramic piece.
Each of you will need to incorporate at least 3 if not more colors to your artwork. The more color you have the more interesting. 

I will be grading you on...
* color blending
*neatness/ craftsmanship
*overall composition

Monday, March 4, 2013

Celtic Art

Who were the Celts, and what is Celtic Art?

Celtic art is art associated with various people known as Celts; those who spoke the Celtic languages in Europe
Celtic art is decorative, avoiding straight lines and only occasionally using symmetry,  as far as we can understand it often involves complex SYMBOLISM. Most of the symbols look like interlacing or weaved like patterns 

What does Celtic art look Like?
Celtic art is full of patterns, spirals, animals and color. Like their daily life, their art was lively. They made colorful jewelry, fabulous fabrics, beautiful pottery, musical instruments, shapely figurines of bronze and gold, strong wheels for carts and wagons and strong weapons out of iron.
Artisans were highly respected. They did not owe any military service to the nobles. They did not work in the fields. If they were talented, they gained wealth and comfort. They were free to travel and sell their goods to other clans. Artists were appreciated and encouraged.