Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.
― Edgar Degas
Check out this A plus work! These students carefully considered light, crop, and focus as they shot their photos. They also thought outside the box when selecting a shooting location. Many of these students used filters to enhance color. However, keep in mind that a bad photo cannot be transformed into a good photo by a filter.
Secret Ingredient: Cardboard Packaging from Tablets funded by Chevron
Time: 40 minutes
Here's what you made:
Why must art be static? You look at an abstraction, sculptured or painted, an entirely exciting arrangement of planes, spheres, nuclei, entirely without meaning. It would be perfect, but it is always still. The next step in sculpture is motion.
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The Back Story
The last time I got my hair cut I sat down in the lobby for five minutes to wait. They had a variety of hair magazines to thumb through. Of course I took a look. It got me thinking. These extreme hairstyles are a lot like sculpture. "What would it be like to sculpt hair for a living," I thought. I asked my hair dresser what he thought. He said he thought of himself as an artist. As we discussed what that meant he said a few things that I found very interesting: Hair is the only canvas that grows back, and we get to mold it again and again. I was impressed by his ideas and had to agree.
When was the last time you got up in the morning and did not make sure the form (3D shape) on the top of your head (hair) looked exactly as it should? We are all artists to some degree everyday when we get ready for work or school. Do you like your sculpture (hair) to look the same every day? Why would you change your sculpture (hair)? Do you really need someone (hair dresser, mom, best friend, etc) to work on your sculpture with you? Have you ever thought of drastically changing your sculpture's color? Have you ever wished your sculpture had a different texture or form?
Create a design for a wearable, hair sculpture on a piece of drawing paper that fits your book. Your sculpture may be abstract representational or abstract non-representational. Check your vocabulary worksheet for definitions. Your design should include color, texture, and value. Check the posters in the back of the room for definitions. Don't forget to NOOF it!
Check out the gallery for inspiration or google: hair as sculpture, extreme hairstyles, or beard art. I've also attached a line drawing I created to start my assignment, although I have not yet added color, texture, or value to my art:
How to draw a high heeled shoe.
Visit The Virtual Shoe Museum for inspiration.
Follow the link "How to draw a high heeled shoe" to create a basic drawing of the foot (steps 1-3).
Use this drawing as a frame for your original shoe design.
Your shoe design should fit your book theme.
Be sure to change the form (3D shape) of the shoe in addition to adding colors, textures, patterns, details, etc.
Choose a quote and comment below. Your comment should include your first name and what you think the quote means, what it makes you think about, or a life experience that it applies to:
1. “Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.” Stella Adler
2. “Inspiration does exist but it must find you working.” Pablo Picasso
3. “It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.” Henry David Thoreau
4. “Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.” Andy Warhol