SECTION ONE - LECTURE & NOTES
S1 - DAY ONE - Basic Terms
Pertaining to the process involved in the initial stages of art-making (i.e., the initial conception, or idea).
Conception is the birth process of an artistic idea, from the initial creative impulse through aesthetic refinement, problem-solving, and visualization/realization. Execution is the second half of the creative process: the actual carrying out of the idea, in terms of method and materials, which often involves compromises and alterations of the initial conception. Artists often see the initial conception as the guiding force for their aesthetic decisions, in terms of formal elements of design, and in terms of the expressive content desired.
As opposed to subject matter, content is the "meaning" of the artwork, e.g., in Moby Dick, the subject matter is a man versus a whale; the content is a complex system of symbols, metaphors, etc. describing man's existence and nature.
The graphic arts (drawing and engraving) are said to depend for their effect on drawing, as opposed to color. The term graphic describes drawings or prints which lean more toward drawing (line) than color (mass). I think that this division is less pertinent in modern and contemporary art than in traditional art or art of the past.
A preliminary drawing for a painting; also, a work done just to "study" nature in general.
As opposed to content, the subject matter is the subject of the artwork, e.g., still life. The theme of Vanitas (popular a few centuries ago) of vanity, death, universal fate, etc., used in the still life, can be considered the content. The still life objects used in the image are the subject matter. (See also content.)
Other Vocabulary Words To Support Value
Shading - When you represent value in a picture.
Contrast - Extreme differences in colors, textures, and other elements in a picture.
Blending - drawing dark values smoothly a little at a time by pressing harder on a drawing medium
Highlights - areas on the surface that reflect the most light
Light Source - The direction from which the strongest light is coming
Sketch - a rough drawing used to capture the basic elements and structure of a situation
often used as the basis for a more detailed work.
Thumbnail Sketch - crude, small pencil drawings used to develop the initial concept for a design.
Drawing the act of representing an image on a surface by means of adding lines and shades, as with a pencil, crayon, pen, chalk, pastels, etc. Also refers to an illustration that has been drawn by hand. PORTFOLIO QUALITY…
Sketchbook Activity - Create the two grey scales and each one of the 4 main shapes.
S1 - DAY TWO - Value
A drawing is said to be a value drawing when it is in black and white, when it has no color. Black, white, and the many shades of gray in between the two are called values (and sometimes tones).
Value isn't just important to drawing: it's what allows us to see form!
Our entire visual experience and perception of the world depends on light. Whenever we see anything, it means that what we are looking at is being illuminated by a light source.As an object turns away from the light source, less light can reach it, so it gradually darkens. Eventually the object falls into shadow where light can no longer reach it. This incremental darkening of an object turning away from light creates a range of values.
S1 - DAY THREE - What is it like to be an art student.
In your sketchbook write down 3 issues that you didn't expect to hear and explain how
you could handle them or are you ready to deal with them. Simply put, just make a
few quick notes about what you learned from the video.
the arrangement of the design elements to create a single effect. The organization or composition of a work; the skilled arrangement of its parts. An effective design is one in which the elements of art and principles of design have been combined to achieve an overall sense of unity.
What is the difference between art & design?
The subject of what separates art and design is convoluted and has been debated for a long time.
Artists and designers both create visual compositions using a shared knowledge base, but their reasons for doing so are entirely different.
Some designers consider themselves artists, but few artists consider themselves designers.
So what exactly is the difference between art and design? In this post, we’ll examine and compare some of the core principles of each craft.
Other Vocabulary Words To Support Design
Proportion - The relative size of objects compared to one another.
Composition - The arrangement or design of objects in a picture.
Scale - Changing an object's relative size
content - the underlying idea or concept in a work of art that the artist wishes to
focal point or emphasis - emphasizes area of work which commands the most visual attention express
to create designs and pictures for books, magazines, or other print or electronic media to make
clear or explain the text or show what happens in a story.
S1 - DAY FOUR - Design
S1 - DAY FIVE - Medium
material or technique an artist works in; also, the component of paint in which the pigment is dispersed.
(noun) - In art, "medium" refers to the substance the artist uses to create his or her artwork. For example, the medium Michelangelo used to create David was marble, Calder's stabiles employ painted steel plates and Duchamp's infamous Fountain had porcelain as its medium.
Dry media - Media free of liquid
Wet media - Media in a liquid state
Mixed media - The use of more than one medium in artwork
Watercolor paints - Paint that consists of transparent pigments in a medium of water
Traditional drawing media
Airbrush, Acrylic paint, Chalk, Charcoal (soft or hard), Coloured pencil, Conté, Crayon, Gouache, Graphite (can be pencils which are small or large sticks similar to charcoal), Human finger (with ink or paint), Marker, Oil paint, Pen and ink, Pencil, Sand, Tempera, Watercolor
preliminary drawing that lies under the final painted or inked image.
the preliminary coats of paint in a painting that render the basic outline before the final paint layers are added to complete the work.
S1 - DAY SIX - Life Drawing & Still Life
drawings of a human figure. Usually of nude figures so that the artist can understand how the muscles look and how light, tone and shadow reflect around the body.
a painting or other two-dimensional work of art representing inanimate objects such as bottles, fruit, and flowers. Also, the arrangement of these objects from which a drawing, painting, or other art work is made.