Saturday, November 29, 2008

Art Centre: November 24-28, 2008

Central Technical School Art Centre:

Year Two: Week Thirteen

November 24-28, 2008

Site worth investigating…

Art in the 21st Century – to date;

72 artists are profiled in this PBS program, "Art:21"

Monday: Ceramics Class

My bowls: warning for the future in glazing – I used coloured slips on the greenware then applied a transparent glaze before the second firing. Most slips washed out (coil bowls and canister) and some turned different colours from what was expected or the colour can barely be seen. In future, I plan to use oxides under glazes (as I did with the wizard hat maquette) I include the maquette of the wizard hat to show results of using an oxide instead.

green glass bowl

coil bowl – two views

vertical coil bowl

star bowl

And from last spring – Demeter Earth Goddess Cannister

And not least – the wizard hat maquette

Tuesday Evening: Collage and Assemblage

More students returned this evening, all working on individual projects. I spent the time with my “W” book for ceramics class.

Wednesday: Printmaking

Three etched plates for my seashell series

Thursday: Sculpting Class

Began building my fusion head using the maquette as the model. A sculpting tool salesman came and many dropped into the studio to purchase from him.

Thursday: Photography Class

This site will remind you of the World Press photo exhibit we explored – there are 500 photos you can click through – the latest in the news.

IN Class - Discussion of F-stops and other numbers regarding depth of field in preparation for the assignment on perspective.

Links are plentiful on this topic – here are a few:

Understanding Depth of Field in Photography -

Depth of Field -

Depth of Field Explained –

Video: The Power of Depth of Field

Video: Understanding Dept of Field

We also had a demonstration on mounting photographs.

Here’s a tutorial on dry mounting at home -

Friday: Computer Class

Worked on the surreal teacher assignment using Photoshop. The new Macs were operational and we have CS3 version of Photoshop. I completed the project.

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