Ketchup Week FAC by Kyle Darnell

There is no new assignment this week. Instead I am giving you the opportunity to complete assignments you missed for half credit. Doesn't sound like much, but it is way better than a zero.

 

Now I am not going to dig through all the posts to find who caught up on what, when. You will need to comment on this with which ones you caught up on and I will double check it from there. If you don't write anything here, I will assume you didn't need it.

Your Future FAC by Kyle Darnell

Simple, tell me what you plan on being after college and why. Never to early to start thinking about it. I don't expect it to be about art, but make sure to include a link to what you are talking about. And not everyone can be a Wolverine Trainer.

 

 

Sewing Techniques FAC by Kyle Darnell

For the upcoming project I am going to show you some sewing techniques. Unfortunately for you I am not going to show you all of them as there are dozens of different versions of stitches. Your assignment is to research a sewing technique that I don't cover in class. Post a link, talk a little bit about it, and practice it on your demo square that I give you in class.

There is a lot of different types of stitches that have different purposes so feel free to do more than one if you want.

To facilitate this type some variation of "Hand sewing technique" into your search browser and go from there.

Tell me your story FAC by Kyle Darnell

This next couple of weeks we are making children books in Watercolor. This weeks online assignment is to tell me what your story is.  I would like a one paragraph story summary. Use this as an opportunity to write down what's in your head to make sure it makes sense.

Color Artist FAC by Kyle Darnell

This unit is focusing on color so what I need from you is some information about artists that are know for their use of color. Obviously a portrait painter will use color in their work, but is it the most important aspect of their work?

There are some areas to look at of course, to get you started. You can use these as a jumping off point, but I expect this to be about an artist during that time frame.

Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Expressionism, Abstract Expressionism, Symbolism, Cubism, and Surrealism should get you started. It is by no means a comprehensive list.

 

And a reminder about the format. Last name and class period. Post a link to the artist you researched then 2-3 sentences about that artist and what they did.

What makes you so special? FAC by Kyle Darnell

What hobby or interest that you pursue makes you different or more interesting to others? This can be things that you think are normal, like participating in competitions that the school isn't involved in. Or something that you know is special and this is your chance to tell the world.

I will say that you play video games isn't interesting unless you compete and are ranked nationally.

 

Disclaimer: This may or may not be used in a spread for the yearbook and someone may come interview you.

What did you learn? FAC by Kyle Darnell

What did you learn in Mr. Mauers portion of FAC? More specifically what is something you know now that you didn't before?

"I didn't learn anything" isn't acceptable and you will recieve a zero.

And do your best not to repeat answers previously posted, that can get real boring, real fast.

Ketchup Week FAC by Kyle Darnell

There is no new assignment this week. Instead I am giving you the opportunity to complete assignments you missed for half credit. Doesn't sound like much, but it is way better than a zero.

 

Now I am not going to dig through all the posts to find who caught up on what, when. You will need to comment on this with which ones you caught up on and I will double check it from there. If you don't write anything here, I will assume you didn't need it.

Quarterly Project FAC by Kyle Darnell

Due during finals, you will complete a self-directed final project. In it you will show mastery of whatever you pursue so make sure you budget enough time to actually work on it. 

I find that sometimes, it is easier to formulate thoughts into works by writing them down. So tell me about your project by answering these questions:

What is it? (What are you making? A drawing, painting, video...etc?)

Why is it?(Why are you making this thing? Why do I have to look at it?)

What size is it?(For video tell me about how long it will be. Nothing longer than 4 minutes.)

I will talk to you about it in class on Monday. You can work in groups of two if you wish. No bigger.

 

How was your break? FAC by Kyle Darnell

Tell me about your break. Five days off is a great thing. Heres mine.

 

During break I took it easy. I drew some comics, played some video games, ate way too much, but most importantly, I drew this sweet tortoise with an ice cream sundae on its back. It's a pretty decent example of the pen and ink cross-hatching we will be working on.

Look at this thing.

Look at this thing.

Time Travel Q & A FAC by Kyle Darnell

This weeks online assignment was written by Amaya Johnson from IB art. Since she covered Van Gogh, why don't y'all find someone different. Make sure to follow her format.

 

If you could meet any artist today who would it be and why? 

For me, it would be Vincent Van Gogh because he cut off his ear and ate paint so I think it would be interesting to talk to him. He also was poor most of his life and I would want to ask him questions about how he still created art and what he did to be an artist. I also would want to tell him how famous he is today and how he became a highly regarded artist after his death. I would also want to ask him about his techniques and what artists he looked up to as he was growing. 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_van_Gogh

Art Techniques FAC by Kyle Darnell

There's a lot of different ways to make Art. I know some, and so do you. But I want to know what you don't know. Your assignment is to think of a technique or media you would like to learn. This can be charcoal drawing, watercolor, acrylic, bookbinding, collage, crackle paint. Honestly anything. And you will post a link to it online with a brief description of it. We won't get to most of them in class, but we might. Here is my example.

http://boingboing.net/2014/10/09/foundations-in-comic-book-art.html

I would like to learn Comic Book art. And not just how to arrange a book or write a story, but how to deal with certain angles, scene building, the importance of line. I think this would help the class because I think everyone has a story I'm sure they want to get out.

Art Movements FAC by Kyle Darnell

Write about an Art Movement you enjoy. Here is a quick reference to several  Be sure to include an artist from that time and a link.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_art_movements

 

Here is mine:

http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Baroque_period

The Baroque period existed in the 1600s and its style consisted of dynamic figures, extreme dark to light shading called tennebrisim, and was considered the natural evolution of the High Renaissance. Some artists are Michelangelo Caravaggio, Rembrandt van Rijn, and Artemisia Gentileschi. It was succeeded by Rococo and Neo Classical art movments.

Art You Like FAC by Kyle Darnell

Post a link to an artist you like.  Please refrain from the Ninja Turtles (DaVinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Donatello), try to find someone more current. Write a little bit about what you like and how you would recomend them to others. 

Here is mine.

Trenton Doyle Hancock

http://www.jamescohan.com/artists/trenton-doyle-hancock/

Trenton Doyle Hancock deals with issues ranging from current political climate, cool scenerery, to the deeper recesses of the artists' mind. His work is dynamic, playful, dark, and super weird. I would recommend him to anyone who enjoys an artist at play.

See, simple and to the point. These discussions will be posted every Monday and due every Sunday.

Tell me about your project FAC by Kyle Darnell

I find that sometimes, it is easier to formulate thoughts into works by writing them down. So tell me about your project by answering these questions:

What is it?

Why is it?

What size is it?

 

If you are working in a group, both partners will need to still post on this. I recommend doing it today in class so you have a concrete idea about what you are doing going forward.

Ketchup week FAC by Kyle Darnell

There is no new assignment this week. Instead I am giving you the opportunity to complete assignments you missed for half credit. Doesn't sound like much, but it is way better than a zero.

 

Now I am not going to dig through all the posts to find who caught up on what, when. You will need to comment on this with which ones you caught up on and I will double check it from there. If you don't write anything here, I will assume you didn't need it.

Write a Haiku FAC by Kyle Darnell

A creative person expresses themselves regardless of media. So far you have been creating visually, now I want you to express yourself phonically. Time to write and perform a haiku. Some of you know what haikus are, here is a quick run down.

It's about nature,

structure is 5,7,5

they can end quickly.

See how easy it is, I wrote a haiku about writing haikus. Just think about nature, don't rhyme, and stick to 5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second, and 5 again in the third.

 

Be prepared to recite these to class at a the critique for Pen and Ink

http://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Haiku-Poem

Don't make it boring

 

Art You Don't Like FAC by Kyle Darnell

We all have prejudices about art. I personally have several (don't ever do scratchboard art in my class). This weeks assignment is to tell me what you don't like and why. Please provide a link to back up what you are talking about or so I have an idea of what they do. You can write about an art style, an artist, or a whole art period that you don't like. Please touch on why someone might like them though, I want to know the other side of the coin.

Here is an example:

http://www.damienhirst.com

Damien Hirst is terrible. Early on he was with the YBA (Young British Artists) and had actual credibility with his work. It was inventive, efficient and visually pleasing. Then he took a turn, I personally believe its when he became friends with the lead singer of U2, Bono. He started dressing and acting like Bono and as his celebrity grew his art declined. He reverted to the bare necessities of Post-Modern art, the grand scale. He started spending untold amounts of money to just kill and preserve animals in formaldehyde and said "Hey guys, look how great I am!" 

The highest of his terribleness comes with the piece titled "For the Love of God" which is just just a human skull covered in diamonds. He started describing the media he works in as Money. Nobody needs that. Nobody needs Damien Hirst.