(Tuesday) 11/4 John James Audobon - The American Woodsman, Naturalist, &
Wildlife Artist. Birds of America, published in 1827.
Homework: If students have a picture of favorite bird, small animal or fish please bring reference to class (from magazine photographs). Look for simple and interesting texture, light /dark values and negative/positive shapes. Color is not that important.
The Elements of Line Drawing
1. Construction Line Drawing, Contour and Gesture sketching techniques
2. Cross Hatch Shading and Cross Contour Shading. Tonal values in line thickness and pressure.
3. Sketch ideas for 11/?? linoleum Block printing class.
Art Terms sheet provided for this year.
Subject: 1st option-Sketch with line and value from reference photo.
2nd option- Draw from actual turkey feathers provided.
(Thursday) 12/18 John James Audobon - The American Woodsman, Naturalist, & Wildlife Artist. Birds of America, published in 1827.
Homework: Read information provided about Linolium Block Printing and Woodcuts.
The Elements of Line Drawing
Medium: Linoleum block printing on 5"x7" block using carving tools provided.
1. Using favorite sketch from our last class transfer drawing to board
2. Demo on chisel shapes
4. Choose 2 colors. Printing on cards or paper for gift wrap.
(day) 3/??: Featured Artists: Thomas Cole, Asher B Durand and other landscape artists
Discuss: Defining a distinct vision for American art. Cole sketched from nature and then returned to his studio to compose his large scale canvases. "Value" shading.
Medium: Ink Wash, charcoal or pencil. Value study of landscape on 11"x14" bristol paper.
Subject: 1st option-lightly gesture or block in your sketch with line and value from landscape photos provided, adding or eliminating as needed to create your composition. Refine drawing including full range of value shading.
Homework: Look for magazine photographs with strong light effects with or without people (action photo, sports, park scene, sunset on the lake etc.). Please bring to class to share on 3/?? and we will decide together if they should be used (keep it simple).
GO TO: http://www.kensett.org (enter by clicking on picture and then click on "The Paintings"). Read information provided about Hudson Bay River School Luminists.
Subject: Lightly sketch with pencil and plan your painting from outdoor photos provided, adding or eliminating as needed to create your composition. Refine drawing, include tips discussed for an eye-catching painting, discuss which tips you used at end of class.
Homework: Read information provided about Winslow Homer and his watercolor techniques.
Subject: Loose sketches with pencil of still life on your table, adding or eliminating as needed to create your composition. Refine drawing including "warm & cool" watercolors to show shadow effects, good values in your color choices, discuss which painting tips you used.
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