Week Three at the Art Centre.
In Printmaking we continued to refine the designs for our pattern triptych. I took pictures around my kitchen and settled on the following – for an ogee pattern, a group of three: purple onion, garlic and a potato; for the hexagon pattern a red pepper, and for the scale pattern, red grapes. I like the way the shape of the subjects (there are two views of each) work with the shape of the pattern they inhabit. The tricky part is getting each composition within a pattern to be identical to the next one in the order of things. Yet to do – the hand colouring of each of the three patterns and matting them for submission. I’m using mixed media – coloured pencils, marking pens and crayons.
In Painting class, drawing – this week, a variety of objects: bottles, a pyramid, a child’s wagon, a large wooden sphere, a wooden block, a saucepan in different arrangements. Working primarily on construction and measuring to get angles and relationships of objects in the correct proportions. I improved over the couple of hours with a little coaching – the teacher is not able to give much time to each of us but he seemed satisfied that I was “getting it”.
In Art History class, we actually got a little time to look at some of the reference books in the room and to talk amongst ourselves. The teacher’s laptop was fried and he couldn’t gain access to the school laptop so plans for his power point slide shows were put on hold. We did sign out art movie DVDs and I chose Annie Leibovitz on Photography. I also decided to use I.M Pei’s Pyramide at the Louvre for my Appropriation Project. I hadn’t realized we could use Art or Architecture for this – it’s obvious but perfect as there are some wonderful images of the Pyramide online I can use. We also viewed a documentary on Frank Lloyd Wright. I was motivated to watch as I attended graduate school in the Frank Lloyd Wright designed theatre in
In Sculpting Class, my presentation on Primitivism went fairly well. I used the MOMA book on Primitivism Sculpture (Vol 1) and the Gauguin to
On Friday, in drawing class I partnered up with JK, the