Monday, May 28, 2018
These were created in Maclay Lower School Art Class with Cathy Hicks. Love the way they turned out. Have you ever wondered just exactly what Pop Art is? This link is a good one:
Pop art started with the New York artists Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, and Claes Oldenburg, all of whom drew on popular imagery and were actually part of an international phenomenon. Following the popularity of the Abstract Expressionists, Pop's reintroduction of identifiable imagery (drawn from mass media and popular culture) was a major shift for the direction of modernism. The subject matter became far from traditional "high art" themes of morality, mythology, and classic history; rather, Pop artists celebrated commonplace objects and people of everyday life, in this way seeking to elevate popular culture to the level of fine art. Perhaps owing to the incorporation of commercial images, Pop art has become one of the most recognizable styles of modern art.
"Pop is everything art hasn't been for the last two decades. It's basically a U-turn back to a representational visual communication, moving at a break-away speed...Pop is a re-enlistment in the world...It is the American Dream, optimistic, generous and naïve."
Never heard of the Cupcake song...take a listen...
Friday, May 25, 2018
Need a great sub teacher lesson? This is IT!
The kids draw circles.
Circles need to overlap.
Teach and show some zentangle action.
The kids draw lines and color in.
I love this relaxing art activity. I love Courtney Barnett. Here is Courtney Barnett singing a new ditty.
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Notan is a Japanese word meaning the balance between dark and light. It is also an art form involving paper cutting and positive and negative shapes. The Japanese artists begin with black and white paper and cut out shapes and lines to create a unique design.
Cathy Hicks made these with our lower school art classes. I think they turned out really nice!
Other places to learn about Notans:
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
6th Graders love ❤ making these clay animals! After they had completed the project, the 8th graders saw them and begged to make clay animals 🐕🐶🐈😻🐢🐷🐖🐽🐘. Go figure.
I reviewed the basics of clay and set basic guidelines.
They made their animals accordingly.
Classic Clay Animals and Classic R.E.M.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Have you ever played this game? What does it teach? See link for more details: https://www.dickblick.com/products/jingo-art-game/ Introduce children to artist’s tools, techniques, and terminology with this fun game that is played like Bingo. Each game includes 30 player cards that teach and reinforce basic facts and knowledge about art or famous artists.
You can also order it from Amazon:
It can be found here too:
A good time was had by all. Kids learned so much by this game. If you don't have it, I would buy it for next year or for summer camp!
Here is a little history of music...check it out