In Term 1, the children learn how Human Movement can be used in artwork. The human form is one of the most interesting and rewarding subjects an artist can draw and yet one of the most difficult. These works were created on iPads using the art app Art Studio. Firstly, the children took photos of themselves or others in an action pose. These photos were imported into the app and a “layer” created over the top of the image. The children drew on this “layer” until they had completed their drawing. The photo is then deleted and their tracing drawing remains. This is work from the first two lessons.
The artist Fernand Léger will be viewed, discussed and used as inspiration, especially his circus and carnival artwork from the 1950’s.
Abstract Acrylic Painting on Black Paper
As an introduction to the unit of work “Pattern and Abstraction” the students created these artworks using a variety of lines, shapes and colour to construct a painting. They drew with white oil pastels on black paper to create the structure of their composition. They coloured with acrylic paint. The children explored and created their own colours, by using using cool red, magenta, cobalt blue, warm yellow and white. They also learnt about the opaqueness of the this type of paint.
Stand before a huge image of Yosemite by David Hockney and see the artist’s rendition of wispy clouds hovering over midnight blue mountains. Look closer and see strokes drawn by a stylus on an iPad, and pixels from an inkjet printer.
At 76, David Hockney, the British artist known for bold colors and landscapes, remains an early adopter of technology. His iPad drawings are included in “David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition” at the de Young Museum, in San Francisco through Jan. 20.
Mr. Hockney uses the Brushes app, a stylus and a digital inkjet printer that takes 20 minutes to print each large page. He’s known for drawing and painting outdoors, and the iPad has simplified that process. It has also raised questions among critics about whether iPad drawings qualify as art.
Read full article here … http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/10/the-ipad-is-an-artists-canvas-for-david-hockney/?_r=1&
Writer-actress-magazine-editor Tavi Gevinson talks to digital artists about how technology is changing the art experience.