Friday, February 6, 2009

Art Centre: February 2-6, 2009

Art Centre: February 2-6, 2009
Central Technical School Art Centre:
Year Two: Week Nineteen

Tuesday – Art History/Drawing

We were loaded with assignments and projects for the semester ahead. A power point on Gothic period was shown. The first due date is for the Gothic Aesthetic Project. Here are some links to get started. Our teacher is on Facebook -

Wikipedia: Gothic Art –
Metropolitan Museum Timeline -
Gothic Art and Architecture –
Art History Resources on the Web: Gothic Art –
OK Arts: Gothic Painting –

Wednesday – Painting in the morning

A short class as there was a lecture given to all art students mid-morning. Our teacher covered supplies needed for drawing which will be the main part of the course and for painting which we will get to now and then. Our teacher has a website gallery -

Wednesday - Photography in the afternoon

Happily one of my classmates kindly offered to guide me through the contrast assignment. It took us about two hours to produce an original 4x5 print then three prints with magenta filters and three with yellow filters, matching a section of the original photo in the mid-tone area.

Thursday – Sculpting

A new presentation project was outlined and dates were set for each of these. We were given a demonstration for retrieving the hydracal version of the sculpted head from the mold. Notes are here:
Accompanying pictures of the process are here:
Our sculpting teacher has a brief biography online -

Friday – Life Drawing

A very challenging setup today – a model of a horse in white plastic was perched on the body of a cello that was placed on an old carpet. Pink fabric was draped around one end of the cello. Our drawing teacher has a website gallery -

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