Our class was responsible for making the penguins, painting a lot of puppets, doing the clouds, making some hand puppets, and much more.
During the time when we were working on the puppet show, I mainly worked on the penguins, the hand puppets, the clouds, and painting many of the animals. I had done a lot of work with cardboard and papier-mâché for the penguins and clouds. It took a lot of work to paint the puppets, because you had to make them very detailed and you had to add shadows and highlights to make the puppet more lifelike. When you painted the puppets, you had to make the shadows and highlights more dramatic so that you could see the details from far away onstage. The end result of this project was very beautiful and everything came together well.
Surrealism expresses creativity by giving artists the ability to show feelings through techniques such as visual metaphors, juxtaposition, dream imagery, distortion, scale, and more. The techniques I used would be scale and levitation
In my opinion, I feel that my art looks very outgoing with a lot of colors put all together. I use a lot of interesting pictures that someone might not use because they consider it odd and I put them together to make something original. I feel that this project has taught me a lot about art, about myself, and about my abilities. The symbols I used included a Bodhi tree, a squirrel, a lotus flower, and a faded sun which all, in a way, represent my personality. The Christ the Redeemer is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which represents the culture I selected.
This is the photograph that was used to make the pop art self portrait.
This was the marker board once the pencil had been transferred from the tracing paper.
For this project, we first used watercolors on the marker board for the background. Then, we took photos of ourselves and transferred the photos in pencil from a piece of tracing paper to the marker board. We then painted our portraits using acrylic paint and once it dried, we used colored pencils for the little details. My color scheme for this project was an analogous arrangement of blue, blue-green, and blue-violet.
Pop art is art that is based off of popular cultural references.
This would be what I thought I would make my clay mask look like. Through the process of making it, it had a few changes.
For this project, I really enjoyed using my hands to create something beautiful from something that starts out so raw. The clay was molded, carved, fired, painted, and glazed. There were a lot of specific steps for this project and a lot of details had to be remembered so that it would all turn out the way it should be. This would be my most favorite project this year. I used many symbols for myself that we studied for the personality project on my mask and some specific colors. I picked South America as my culture and showed it by using some patterns on my mask and by how the mask is shaped.
What I Learned In Art This Year
I believe that I learned many important things this year. I first learned the basic things about art, such as the elements and principles of art and how to apply them to my creations. I learned how to properly shade geometric forms, what all of the different values were, and how to incorporate value into any piece of art. I was taught the correct ways on how to draw realistic facial features and how to add value: shading and highlights. We also learned how to edit photos on PicMonkey and make them into our own pop art creations. I figured out how to make a digital collage on PowerPoint using clip art and how to incorporate the different types of surrealism. I learned how to use clay to make a beautiful piece of art and all of the steps it takes to make it, also adding surrealism into it. Then we had edited photos of ourselves, enlarged the photo using pencil onto tracing paper, transferred the pencil onto a marker board that was painted with watercolors, painted, and then added details with colored pencil. The self portrait also used pop art techniques. I believe that all of these projects have helped me become a better artist.
"The only time I feel alive is when I'm painting" - Vincent Van Gogh
The Rehearsal of the Ballet Onstage (ca. 1874) - Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)
Oil colors freely mixed with turpentine, with traces of watercolor and pastel over pen-and-ink drawing on cream-colored wove paper, laid down on bristol board and mounted on canvas.
This piece is kept at the Metropolitan Museum.
This piece is one of my favorite pieces for a few reasons. I really love how the dancers were painted and I find the style very interesting. I love how just by looking at the piece, you can sort of experience what is happening in the ballet rehearsal and in your mind, you can imagine the dancers dancing. Everything is so detailed and it's so interesting to look at, while it also being easy on the eyes because of the shades and tints of the colors. I also love how every object or person in the painting has a specific texture or way that they were painted.