Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Great element of art lesson I recently did

Mondrian: Shape, Color and line


1. What is abstract art?

2. What do you think this painting by Mondrian:  Boogie Woogie is about? Tell me something about it?

Watch the animated video of one of Mondrian’s art works: Boogie Woogie. After watching the video: What do you think this painting is about or looks like?

Did the animation help you? The full title is Broadway Boogie Woogie I left off Broadway to see if you could guess, most references to this art piece drop the "Broadway" from the title.

In Broadway Boogie Woogie, Mondrian represents the restless motion of the city. Move the button underneath the painting from right to left to remove the hue (color), without altering the luminance (brightness).

Project: Mondrian painting

mp and example

Look at the Google Earth picture of our school . If you do not have a projector Print a copy.

1. Draw all the lines that you want in Pencil you may straighten more than the real image of leave them curved depends on what feeling of motion you want.

map 2map3Map4

2. Paint in sections in 3 colors Mondrian used primary colors: Red, yellow, blue, black, and white Choose 3 colors

Map6**remember Black will be your pencil lines

3. When dry use large black marker to go over pencil lines.

Map finished


Review of the Elements of Art:

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Great Halloween Lesson: MC Escher & Harry Potter

Great video  about the comparison of MC Escher staircase drawing to the movie Harry Potter castle stair cases.