We will be starting our Flapdoodles annual contest art this week, and this time, we will be using acrylic paints on canvas. Last year, we did printmaking, and we have also done clay and other media in the past. Acrylic paint is really fun because of the high amount of detail we can create. You can even add thickener to it to get more texture.
Please do some online research on "ice cream art" to get a feel for the style you want to create. Will it be loose and abstract, highly detailed, composed from an interesting perspective, plain background or not? Here are a few examples to show you what I mean. You won't be copying the painting, just choosing the style. Print it out if you think it will help you. (I ALWAYS print out reference pictures for myself.)
After you've decided on a style, look for 1-5 reference photos (not artwork, PHOTOGRAPHY) that will help you sketch your design. Print them out or send them to me to print if you don't have access to a color printer. Send them to me at least a day before class, please! I will have a few pictures on hand if you forget, but you'll have more fun if you pick out the images. You can even search "Flapdoodles photos" to find a design directly from them. Email me if you have questions.
First watch the Art Appreciation video. Create a page with whatever medium you want (colored pencil, micron or sharpie, watercolor, cut paper collage, etc.) that has some type of repetitive shape. Here are a few examples...
ART APPRECIATION ASSIGNMENT
1. Yayoi Kusama is famous for her artwork that features dots. They have been her obsession since childhood and have made her quite famous and iconic in the art world. Do you think she deserves her fame? Why or why not? 2. The video shows a public art installation in which the guests get to participate in the creation of art in the style of Kusama. Is this a brilliant idea or a ridiculous idea? Explain your answer.