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Unit 1- Autobiography (mixed media)

This is a mixed media self portrait, working in both your IT and Visual arts courses. How can technology be used as a tool for more creative work? How can we use a mix of  different media to express ourselves?

Portrait drawing review. Observe your partners proportions. Where are the eyes? How much space is between them? where do the ends of the mouth end? How do your observations match with the proportions handout? see proportions handout

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Elise

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Sarah

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Khulan

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Khulan

Now try and draw your partner. For homework draw yourself in a mirror. Keep in mind where the light is coming from.

In class, use portrait knowledge and sketches to make a non-traditional vairiation of self.

Research 2 artists, one mixed media and one portrait artist. Always include both factual information in own words as well as personal opinion and observations. See research handout.

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suugii

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Suugii

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Enkhi

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Sonja

Here are some mixed media artists that may be of interest;

 

"toy soldier" by Vik Muniz made with toy soldiers

"toy soldier" by Vik Muniz made with toy soldiers

 

 

"Valentine"by Muniz made of sugar (http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/1997/newphoto13/muniz.html)

"Valentine"by Muniz made of sugar

Click here to see Vik Muniz video at ted.com (minutes 5:20 onwards includes art examples) Vik Muniz is a mixed media artist from Brazil. He makes fascinating pieces from a wide variety of materials including sugar, yarn, chocolate, and clouds. The choice of material is almost never random. For example the life-like sugar portraits are portraits of children of sugar plantation workers in the Caribbean.

"the explosion" Damien hirst. made of butterflies. (http://www.artknowledgenews.com/Damien_Hirst_Large_Scale.html?q=damien+hirst)

"the explosion" Damien hirst. made of butterflies.

Damien Hirst is a living English artist who has made many people rethink that age-old question- what is art? his media ranges from sheep to dead flies. I personally love his stain-glass looking works made entirely of butterfly wings. (though I do feel sorry for them and wonder where he gets them).


Robert Rauschenberg is best known for his assemblage/found object art and using materials that were not traditionally meant for art-making. He was an American artist and part of the Pop Art movement. His work combines both 3D and 2D elements.

Other mix media artists to look out for; David Hockney (photo-collages), Richard hamilton, Peter Blake

Since this is an IDU (Interdisciplinary Unit) with IT class, it is important to record the work done in IT class as part of the process and in relation to our class. See assignment

Jiri using his shoe as a stamp

Jiri using shoe as stamp

In class: Continuos studio work; working on mixed media self portrait

GALLERY

 

Khulan (photocopies, acrylics, chalk, charcoal)

Khulan (photocopies, acrylics, chalk, charcoal)

HaYoung (spaggetti, acrylics, sharpie, oilpastels, decorative paper)

HaYoung (spaggetti, acrylics, sharpie, oilpastels, decorative paper)

Hanaa (plastic, glitter, wool, clay, crepe paper...etc)

Hanaa (plastic, glitter, wool, clay, crepe paper...etc)

Elise (magazine, fabric, acrylics, gouche)

Elise (magazine, fabric, acrylics, gouche)

 

Badmaa (magazine, crepe paper, cotton, acrylics)

Badmaa (magazine, crepe paper, cotton, acrylics)

Bilegt (acrylics, magazine, pencils, grass)

Bilegt (acrylics, magazine, pencils, grass)

Enkhi (magazine, paint, stars)

Enkhi (magazine, paint, stars)

Kyu (octopus ink, tempera paint, magazine, rice, seeds)

Kyu (octopus ink, tempera paint, magazine, rice, seeds)

Sonja (watercolor, oil pastels, sheets of music)

Sonja (watercolor, oil pastels, sheets of music)

Suugii (acrylics, magazine, glitter, candy wrapper)

Suugii (acrylics, magazine, glitter, candy wrapper)

Jiri (tempera, acrylic, wooden sticks, shoe as print tool)

Jiri (tempera, acrylic, wooden sticks, shoe as print tool)

Bindi (acrylic, makeup, feathers, crepe paper, magazine, plastic, cotton)

Bindi (acrylic, makeup, feathers, crepe paper, magazine, plastic, cotton)

Sarah (sand, homework, watercolor, acrylic, oil pastels, computer code, doiley)

Sarah (sand, homework, watercolor, acrylic, oil pastels, computer code, doiley)

Urangoo (graph paper, tissue paper, acrylics, sticks, mud)

Urangoo (graph paper, tissue paper, acrylics, sticks, mud)

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