Central Technical School Art Centre:
Year Two: Week Twenty
Tuesday – Art History/Drawing
We were shown a video on the Gothic period, “Light in the Darkness” part of a well-done series on art history – not sure of the name of the series. There was time after that to talk with the teacher (and classmates) about the numerous projects in progress.
Wednesday – Painting in the morning
I was impressed with the instruction and guidance given in the class this week. We were drawing simple shapes set up on a platform. We were shown how to place the easel, how to hold the charcoal or conte, and an effective way to move quickly from one object to another capturing spatial relationships.
Wednesday - Photography in the afternoon
After last week’s long session in the dark room, I didn’t feel inspired to get going on my dodging and burning assignment. I did get suggestions from the teacher as to which shots would likely work well and I was shown some excellent examples.
Thursday – Sculpting
No demonstrations this week allowed everyone time to work on their waste molds. I unwrapped both my classmate head and fusion head and placed them so that when dry, they can be broken up and the clay recycled. I worked on a very small head of my cat. I also had an opportunity to ask questions related to my research on Tribal North American West Coast sculptural art.
I’ve been spending a lot of time looking for 20th Century sculptors. In the process I have discovered a few sites that may be helpful to others working on their research.
PBS series on 72 featured American artists - http://www.pbs.org/art21/artists/index.html
Wikipedia American Sculptors - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:American_sculptors
21st C. Briitish Sculptors - http://www.sculpture.org.uk/
9th and 20th C. European sculptors - http://www.sculpture.org.uk/
Masters of 20th Century Figure Sculpture - http://www.ilovefiguresculpture.com/masters/masters20.html
Friday – PD day for teachers – no class
(Images from http://images.google.ca/)