Objective: Create an abstract watercolor painting that utilizes multiple layers of glazing and transparencies. Also, consider the use of color theory.
Monoprinting is a form of printmaking that has images or lines that can only be made once, unlike most printmaking, where there are multiple originals. There are many techniques of monoprinting. Examples of standard printmaking techniques which can be used to make monoprints include lithography, woodcut, and etching.
Making a Monoprint:
by Donna Clark: http://www.donnaclarkartist.com/monoprints.html
by Orna Feinstein: http://www.ornafeinstein.com/branched.html
by Harry Bertoia: http://www.harrybertoia.org/monoprints.html
by Rose Jaffe: http://rosejaffe.prosite.com/20936/207366/home/monoprints
Subtractive Monoprints: https://www.pinterest.com/jainslieb/subtractive-monoprint/
Objective: Create a series of monoprints that address (1) registration (2) application of color (3) stenciling (4) additive and subtractive techniques and (5) effective composition
Georgia O'Keefe Biography
SynopsisGeorgia O'Keeffe was born on November 15, 1887, in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. Photographer Alfred Stieglitz gave O'Keefe her first gallery show in 1916 and the couple married in 1924. O'Keeffe moved to New Mexico after her husband's death and was inspired by the landscape to create numerous well-known paintings. Georgia O'Keeffe died on March 6, 1986.
Early LifeArtist and painter Georgia O'Keeffe was born on November 15, 1887, in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. Known for her striking flower paintings and other captivating works, O'Keeffe was one of the greatest American artists of the twentieth century. She took to making art at a young age and went to study at the Art Institute of Chicago in the early 1900s. Later, while living in New York, she studied with such artists as William Merritt Chase as a member of the Art Students League.
Famed ArtworkO'Keeffe found an advocate in famed photographer and gallery owner Alfred Stieglitz. He showed her work to the public for the first time in 1916 at his gallery 291. Married in 1924, the two formed a professional and personal partnership that lasted until his death in 1946. Some of her popular works from this early period include Black Iris (1926) and Oriental Poppies (1928). Living in New York, she translated some of her environment onto the canvas with such paintings as Shelton Hotel, N.Y. No. 1 (1926).
After frequently visiting New Mexico since the late 1920s, O'Keeffe moved there for good in 1946 after her husband’s death and explored the area's rugged landscapes in many works. This environment inspired such paintings as Black Cross, New Mexico (1929) and Cow's Skull with Calico Roses (1931).
Death and LegacyO'Keeffe died on March 6, 1986, in Santa Fe, Mexico. As popular as ever, her works can be seen at museums around the world as well as the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Assignment - Watercolor Reproduction
Project Goal: Create a Georgia O'Keefe reproduction.
Other 20th century artists to consider:
Address the 3 Tonality system of shading by producing an original botanical study and applying tonality to image so as to create the illusion of 3 dimensional forms on a 2 dimensional surface.
Methods, Materials, and Techniques
Students will demonstrate knowledge of the methods, materials, and
techniques unique to the visual arts.
Elements and Principles of Design
Students will demonstrate knowledge of the elements and principles
3 Tonality System: A minimum of 3 tones is required to create the illusion of 3D shapes on a flat surface. White, mid tone and black.
Objective: (1) Create a value scale that demonstrates five variations of tonality. Starting with white and gradually transitioning to black. (2) Draw a sphere, visualize a light source and render tonality so as to make the sphere appear to be 3-d.
Directions: (1) Using a ruler, create a row of 5 boxes. Render each box so as to create a value scale. Starting with pure white and gradually transitioning to pure black. (2) Draw a sphere and a imaginary light source. Visualize how the light strikes the sphere and apply a minimum of three tones so as to render the sphere in 3D. Apply a cast shadow to the sphere. If you have extra time consider the background. Apply shading to surrounding areas.