MAKE AND CREATE!

2 06 2020

Dear students,

In this video by the National Gallery you can learn about the last activity of this weird course…

Pay attention and follow the steps and you will create your own art work.

By the way, you can have a look at the National Gallery Web Page and find many interesting art subjects…

Please, once you finish your work, send me a photo of the results.

Go for it!



OP ART (13th-24th APRIL)

13 04 2020

 Dear Students

How are you doing? I hope you are ok! :)

These two next weeks we are working with the OP ART! We are going to learn how to create different grids and shapes.

SOME HISTORY:

Op-art, also known as optical art, is used to describe some paintings and other works of art which use optical illusions.

Op art works are abstract, with many of the better known pieces made in only black and white. When the viewer looks at them, the impression is given of movement, hidden images, flashing and vibration, patterns, or alternatively, of swelling or warping.

A true Op Art piece “teases” the eye. Straight lines may appear curved, lines wriggle, flat areas undulate. The eye is tricked into seeing things which are not so. Areas may appear to be flattened or stretched. The eye may often be unable to focus when viewing an Op Art piece.

In the mid-20th century, artists such as Victor Vasarely, Bridget Riley and M.C. Escher experimented with Optical Art. Escher’s work, although not abstract, deals extensively with various forms of visual tricks and paradoxes.

SKETCHING:

Experiment with perspective; use grids, shapes, and lines to create patterns and illusions.

  • Your piece should be designed in black & white on a graph paper. Each square mesures aproximadamente 10×10 cms. Use a black felt tip pen.
  • Sketch at least 4 different ideas. You have to copy four of the grids you have got. There are 8 of them. Choose only four. If you have a hard time starting the sketches - you can follow the steps.



WEEK 3 OF THE QUARANTINE - ORIGAMI JUMPING FROG

30 03 2020

Do you want to impress your friends with this jumping frog?.

The artist Samuel Tsang practices what he calls “Mind-FOLD-ness” using the creative pastime to promote feelings of wellbeing and relaxation.

Here you have this step-by-step tutorial to guide you to make an origami jumping frog.

Materials:

  • A square sheet of paper

How to do:

  • Clic in the link below (image) You will have to wait for a while for it to download…
  • Once you are in the page, click in the upper left corner. You will see four icons. Click in the frog.
  • Then go slide by slide by clicking next in the button.
  • Take a paper, relax and follow the steps…

Jumping Frog

Once you have done the exercise, make a Photo and send it to me!!

I will make a presentation with all of them so that you can see your friends’ frogs!

Remember, relax and enjoy while your are working on it! This is really important

If you want to go further, you can decorate it drawing its eyes, skin … as you want.

If you want to invest more about this Artist Samuel Tsang you can watch his videos in this channel: