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Canadian Life Art Project to be completed over 5 art classes 1. Review Elements of Art & Design Strategies: 2. Examine design strategies of 3 Canadian artists 3. Portray aspects of Canadian life in your own painting As we go……. Make notes of: Art Elements & Design strategies Authors names and styles Put a star beside ideas you like and would like to try What are Elements of Art? 7 properties that help an observer see what they create They are: Line, shape, colour, value, texture, form and space Visual Elements of Art: Line: -curved, straight, horizontal, and vertical -used to define objects, shapes, forms patterns and symbols Elements of Art Shape -created through the Placement of light and dark tones -lines joined together to form a unit (geometric or organic) Visual Elements of Art Colour Primary colours: red blue yellow Secondary colours: Green, purple, orange Visual Elements of Art Value- change and gradation of a colour Value is Not Color! Visual Elements of Art Texture -creates dimension, depth and contrast. -The way something feels or looks like it feels, ex bumpy, furry What are design strategies? fundamentals and techniques used by artists They are: Pattern, unity, contrast, emphasis, Movement, balance, proportions, rhythm and variety (these terms can vary) Design Strategies Pattern Design Strategies Unity This image of several members of an orchestra shows unity because all of the players connect into each other, creating coherence and harmony. (Also players creates a pattern, and the color is the same throughout; attributes of unity.) Design Strategies Contrast: This picture displays contrast because of the way the dark colors make the off white stripe stand out. Emphasis: The colors separate from each other which creates emphasis on the white strip. Design Strategies Emphasis: The white stripe down the middle stands out among the commotion of blue in the background. Design Strategies Movement Design Strategies Balance This image has symmetrical balance because it contains objects of the same weight and size on each side Design Strategies Proportion Design Strategies Proportion The Perfect Man by Da Vinci, is the most widely known sketch that represents proportion. The man’s limbs are perfectly proportioned to his body. Design Strategies Rhythm: The grid in this picture shows rhythm because it creates order through the blocks formed by the black lines. The lines draw the eyes to move linearly through the painting. Design Strategies Variety This painting is an example of variety because of all that is going on in the picture. The different colors create a frenzied image. Variety can be the opposite of unity. Design Strategies: Perspective Design Strategies: Collage Get to Know the Artists Have you heard of Littlechild, Kurelek or Carr? What do you know about them or their art? George Littlechild Plains Cree and Irish/Scottish heritage born August 16, 1958 in Edmonton, Alberta First Nations artists working in Canada today living in BC, Has a diploma in Art and Design, a Bachelor of Fine Arts, and independent study at the Banff Centre. Lived and working in Edmonton for a number of years, has 26 solo exhibitions in Canada, the United States, Japan and Germany. illustrated and/or authored seven books received awards as a mentor and role model an educator; lectures at both the university level and adult art workshops, and at elementary and secondary schools Let’s take a look at some of his work! What design strategies /elements of art do you see? The Pow Wow Dancer Holds A Gun Mixed Media on Canvas In the Dream were Teepees & a White Horse & a Boy A Feeling Came Over The Forest Mixed Media on Paper I am not a Savage #2 Deerfoot of the Blackfoot Tribe Teach Them the Way, 2008 mixed media/paper What Could Be, 2007 mixed media/paper He Had the Ability to Transform, 2008 Ride Warrior Ride, 2006 Cochise and the Big Ride, 2002 mixed media/canvas How would you describe Littlechild’s Design Strategies? Bold, high-chroma color playful images belying the serious undertones Collages of mixed media offer insight into the human spirit, the strong connection to our ancestors, the ways in which we view our world ... and how that view needs to change. culturally rich imagery "My art speaks from the heart...it is charged with energy and colour; it is vibrant and magical, thus enabling the soul to travel. I envision. I rely on the intuitive, the spiritual, the emotional." (George Littlechild) Littlechild Images, based upon his own roots and personalities like Canada’s aboriginal poet Pauline Johnson are a blend of digitally manipulated photographs and paintings. His subjects are placed in historical contexts that portray racial interaction, and the differences and similarities of the human condition. He challenges us to understand the complexity, past and present, experienced by people of mixed Caucasian and First Nations ancestry. William Kurelek (1927 - 1977) nostalgic, illustrative paintings provided stories and illustrations for children’s art books paintings examined his life as a child in western Canada and religious paintings illustrations of life across Canada among the various ethnic and regional groups. Wanting to teach with his artwork produced a number of visual commentaries that explored social issues from abortion to pollution. Created murals, drawings, and more than ten thousand paintings after therapist encouraged painting his fear What design Strategies do you see? Arctic Game William Kurelek William Kurelek Stalking Caribou Whistle Making Time in Manitoba William Kurelek William Kurelek How would you describe Kurelek’s Design Strategies? What do they have to do with Canadian life? Give your ideas/suggestions Emily Carr born in Victoria, British Columbia 1899 -1920 studied at Westminster School of Art in London and other studio schools in Paris and San Fransisco In 1911 moved back to BC heavily influenced by the landscape and First Nations cultures of British Columbia, and Alaska Accomplished writer named 'The Mother of Modern Arts’ Recognition: Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Emily Carr public library in Victoria, British Columbia, and other elementary and middle schools What do you notice about her design strategies? Tree in Autumn Emily Carr Emily Carr Autumn Woods Sea and Sky Emily Carr Emily Carr How would you describe Carr’s Design Strategies? How do they relate to Canadian life? Emily Carr "You always feel when you look it straight in the eye that you could have put more into it, could have let yourself go and dug harder." Emily Carr Goals: 1.Review design strategies What are they?? 2. Who did we learn about?? What are their design styles ? How do they convey Canadian life? Elements of Art Design Strategies pattern, unity, contrast, emphasis, movement, balance, proportions, rhythm variety Artists and Design Styles Littlechild? Kurelek? Carr? What is Canadian Life for YOU? ??????????????????????????????????????? Let’s Begin Today: brainstorm what Canadian life means to you Get your ideas down on paper Think about which design strategies you would like to try Prepare your materials: paper, pencil, eraser Next Class: Sketch your design in pencil Start painting we will use paper and tempura paints Do your best and enjoy!
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