Saturday, September 26, 2009

Art Centre - September 21-25, 2009

Central Technical School Art Centre:
Year Three: Week Three
September 21-25, 2009

Monday: Art History

Morning Star III was one of the many watercolour paintings by Georgia O’Keeffe done in the early 1900’s. I continue my research on O’Keeffe.

Year Three Exhibition Plans

On Monday class time was also spent in first discussions regarding our third year class exhibition at the end of the school year. This show is held off campus and the group present likes the idea of having the exhibition at 401 Richmond during the last two weeks of May. The Art Centre’s Open House and Exhibition is the first weekend in June and our class does much of the work of putting this show up as well. A number of our classmates are on a field trip to New York state and New York City so we will discuss this with them on their return.

Tuesday: Photography

In photography class, we received more instructions regarding pictures we are to take of a local sculpture with various F stops and lens. We examined the workings on the Nikon digital camera – the semi-pro D70 and D 80 and the amateur D60 and D5000. I spent time with the D70 and if I had a stash of cash I’d be very tempted to buy one with the appropriate lens. (wide angle, telephoto, and macro)

Wednesday: Sculpting

Vladimir Tatlin, Model for the 3rd International Tower, 1919-1920 (never built)

I continued working on the five models using foam-core and other bits and pieces to construct our models. 1 is all planes, 2 is with planes and a straight line 3 is planes and a curved line 4 is a curved plane with a straight line, 5 is a curved plane with a curved line. The models are self-supporting with no base with components integral to the design.

Article on constructivism in sculpture -

Vladimir Tatlin – most important sculptor of the constructivist movement.

Constructivism -

Friday – Printmaking

I worked on the second of three linocuts of my Greek mother-in-law. I also wrote the proposal for my printmaking projects. Not least – I prepared a plate for etching.

Field trip to New York state and New York City

Here is the itinerary for the trip taken this week. Chaperones were the sculpting teacher and the printmaking teacher. Participating were adult students from all three years of the Art Centre program and grades 9-12 high school students who attend the Art Centre.

Donald Kendall (Pepsico) Sculpture Gardens -

Guggenheim Museum -

Chelsea Art District -,_Manhattan

Noguchi Garden Museum -

Socrates Sculpture Park -

Brooklyn Museum -

New Museum -

Hudson River Art Tour -

Dia:Beacon -

Storm King Art Centre -

Metropolitan Museum of Art -

Whitney Museum of American Art -

Museum of Modern Art -

Upper Manhatten commercial galleries -

Images not taken by me are found at

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