Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Art 1- clay whistles - 8th period

              I recently finished a whistle of the Cheshire Cat off of Alice in Wonderland. It was glazed and i planed to put a ribbon around the hat like in the movie. It took me about a week and a half to create it. I got the idea because Alice in Wonderland is my favorite movie and the Cheshire Cat is equally creepy as he is cute. :) My whistle is pretty heavy but it works great. I am very proud of my project.  It creeps me out every time i look at it because it just has that look to it but it also makes me laugh because i had such a fun time working on it.
             -The Cheshire Cat by Marley
                       I decided to make a frog because it was the closes thing to a circle and it was easy.  It took me a week to make it but it took a little longer to make it whistle.  I like to work with clay but i didn't like it when it didn't whistle all the time but for the most part this was a pretty good project.  The hardest part about the project was trying to make all the legs the same size and shape.  After all the parts were made, assembled, and fired we glazed them.
                      clay whistle frog- by Jordan n

About a month ago we did a project with clay that was a little trying on my patients. We had to make a clay whistle and it had to whistle. I did my mine as a dinosaur. I enjoyed the project mostly except trying to keep it whistling and I had a leg on it that kept coming off. Other wise it was a very fun project. I plan on entering it in the Denver art show.
                 Clay Whistle Dinosaur By: Brittany Austin

Friday, December 10, 2010

Art 1 - 4th period - Pointalism Painting

i just think about something then sketch it on a rough draft then I make a final draft. We used tempera paint with sponges. We had to try to mix colors together. We werent suppose to have plain colors. I think it was pretty good for the first time.

Andy M
I have never done a painting like this it is kind of fun, but it is also changing because you have to mix colors to the right shadow and hue. you couldn't have the same color right next to the other, and you couldn't have plain colors we had to mix them with the other colors.

Samie L.
The painting I chose is a pointalism painting. We had to use a sponge to paint on dots on the paper. We had to use no solid colors and I thought it was very fun and interesting to do. At times it was challenging to decide what colors to blend together at certain places.  It was hard for me to not have solid colors in places, but in others it was extremely easy.

Art 1 - 8th period - Printmaking Collage

This is my printmaking collage named Beautiful. In this painting i used stamps and colored pencils. we did these in class when Mrs. J was here. The first thing we learned was how to print. It looked easy at first but it was hard. You would first find some prints that repersent who you are. So I choose that stamps the sun, a turtle, and a fish. We practice on our stamps for a while and when we thought we were good at them we got our final copy. After we printed on the final copy it was time to color. This whole art work is about me. Most everything I like is in this painting. I love the sports softball and volleyball, and if you can see the lilly pads are the balls. I also love under the sea. I loved doing this collage and would like to do more.
Brianna S.

 This is my print of the night day and water and ground and a soldier. In my picture i put night day water and ground and i put a moon a sun a frog and fish to resemble it. I love watching war stuff and hunting. I love guns pretty much. For my technique i just stamped then blended colors together to draw the different scenes. It did not take too long but the hardest thing was getting a good clean stamp to stick. Blaine B

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Art 1-Story People Sculpture

By: Taryn
       As one of our projects we created story people, these are sculptures that come with a quotes that we must create on our own. To start the project off we had to create our quote.Then,we had to collect pieces of wood, the pieces together had to create a character. We used wood glue and rubber bands to secure the wood together. After the sculpture was built, we painted them and gave them their special details.
        My story person is a girl, the quote i made is on her skirt, it reads, " People who want to sing, always find a song..". Then to portray her singing, i gave her a microphone. The project itself is supposed to sort of abstract, so I decided not to put a face on my character. Then twisted and bent spare wire for her hair.
      This story people project wasn't hard, but,  it was one of my favorite of the year. What I liked the most about it was, how everyone's turned out so different and unique. In fact I liked this project so much I have it hanging up in my room. Thanks for reading!


Art 1 - 4th period - Whistles

Why I choose a baby dragon, well I wanted to do an adult dragon with its mouth wide open and the wings billowing out.  But I could not draw or find a dragon that looked like that. So I started to play around with different things.  Then I happened to draw a baby dragon hatching from an egg, and I went with it.
Baby Dragon
How I made it was: first we had to make the whistle, which was really hard.  I had to start over sixteen times before I could get it to work. Then next came the shell, which I put around the underside of the whistle. Then the head, wings, eyes, and the head shell (peace of shell on its head). After that we fired it in the kiln, glazed it, then fired it again.
Materials we used were clay, kiln, glaze, popcicle stick, rolling pin, and our hands. 

For my whistle, I did a cow. I do not know why I chose a cow exactly. Maybe the reason is because cows are interesting animals, plus they are funny looking.
I started with a huge lump of clay. We were instructed to make a ball with that clay. Once I finished that, we had to cut that ball in half. After that was done, I hollowed out the center and then molded the ball back together.  So after all that, I ended up with a hollowed out ball for my wind chamber.  Next, I had to make a small, rectangular piece for the whistle part. That took a little while because I messed up a few times. Next came the air hole. That was the hardest part. You had to take a popsicle stick and poke a hole in the top and then another one through the whistle part. The reason why that part was so hard was because you had to poke it in a certain way. This took many people a long time in order to get a sound to come out of it. When I finally completed those parts, I started molding the cow. It did not take me long at all to complete that. When I was almost done, I decided to make a body with it.
I finished my cow, now all we had to do was put it in the kiln. When that was done, my cow had different colors on it. So I repainted it. Now my cow was perfect.
~ Mickayla

I created this project because I thought that it would be cool to do a chipmunk. I created the chipmunk with clay. First I had to make a ball that was big enough for the body and then I split that in half and then i cleaned out the center of both sides of the clay. Then I slipped and scored the outer edges of the clay and stuck them together. Next I made the whistle part and put that on it. I put the popcicle stick through the whistle part and made it go into the hole in the center of it. Then i made the hole for the air to come out when u blow in it. Next I made both of the arms and stuck them on. After that I put on the legs and it took a while to get the right angle of the legs. Once the clay part of it was done I glazed it by putting a brown coat on 2 times. Next part it went into the kiln. I used clay, water, knife, popcicle sticks, toothbrush.
-Brody                                                              Chipmunk

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

ART One Artist Palette :) 4th Hour

For my blog entry I decided to choose to my art palette for what art project I will talk about. When I first started this project I thought it was dumb and worthless. Once I started to think about it I wanted to make my palette about Imagination and when I thought about it my mind exploded with ideas. I wanted to get everything onto my paper so fast, but I didn’t know where to start. I just put random things because that is what my mind and imagination comes up with. I am not ordinary I am original, different I don’t think like other people and that is how my art work is like no one else's. Random would be the word I would use for my art work and my life. See every second you make decisions. I am making decisions about what to type right now, but when I am doing art I don’t think I just do it. Anything in my mind ends up on the paper. If I am thinking about bananas that is what will be on the paper I can’t help it. On my palette I have water colors, crayon, thread, fabric, puzzle pieces, and sharpie. I tried to use all of the mediums I could just to show imagination, imagination is not just crayons or just painting it is everything together. Right now we are working on a "dot" project I am now searching for a picture to use for it. I think I might just find a picture that is like me, random. I use to try and be like everyone else I didn’t like it, so now I am myself and that is the life experience that shows in my work. That's just me and how I roll.   
                                         ~Courtney Rose :)