Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Wire 2D or 3D scuptures

Artist inspiration: Alexander Calder



  • Explore animal symbolism throughout various cultures. 
  • Apply knowledge of the Art Element Line and begin exploring Space and Form to create a 2 or 3-dimensional wire sculpture of a chosen sea animal. 
  • Gain experience utilizing simple wire techniques. 
1. Participate in one-liner drawing activity and challenge.
2. Create 8-10 thumbnail sketches of chosen sea animal using only ONE continuous line.
3. Using appropriate materials and techniques, manipulate wire into desired position.
4. Creatively mount wire sculpture on base and display.

Grading Criteria:
  • Sculpture must resemble chosen animal.
  • Effort
  • Quality
  • Creativity

Watch the videos below to learn a little bit about creating a 3-dimensional wire sculpture using the appropriate tools.

Monday, 14 December 2015

Elements of Art: LINES


A.- Lines create forms:
Use an A4 sheet of paper and draw a shape with a pencil.You will have to work as the following example with a felt pen. When finished, erase the pencil. Do not use a ruler!.

Here you will find another example: La línea y la almeja.
Last course assignements: Lines creating hands and Lines creating 3D shapes.

B.- Lines create shapes:


Take a sheet of paper and create drawings using a continuous line (outline), similar to those you have seen in the video.

Have a look at last year's assignments.

  • Artist: Keith Haring. Look at these videos: 

Let's play with the semaphor disks:

Now you can play with Haring.

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Pointillist fish


Fish Sketches on PhotoPeach


Rosa Fernandez de Slidely by Slidely Slideshow

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

PBL Oceans 2 - Warm up

Link to videos and worksheet
Aitor, the artist - 1st D

Imaginary people and animals on PhotoPeach