Wiley is an American artist that uses his platform to help increase the visibility of African Americans in fine art. He graduated with a masters from Yale, and is most known for his portrait of President Obama. He was even named one of Time magazines 100 most influential people in 2018.
- How do artists, even after they've passed, evoke change through their artistic platform? -
Before we start, let's take a minute to discuss some essential questions to making Portraits With a Cause.
Using Their Platform For Change
It's Friday! Before you get too excited, you should have your cardboard portrait ready to assemble. It's finished? Then move along to one of these simple project intended to calm the mind! If you're stressing out about it while you draw, you're doing it wrong! Relax and let yourself doodle.
- Krinkle Paper -
- Repetitive Lines -
This project gives you the opportunity to expand on your understanding of contrast; Contrast in the value of your line weight, and contrast to create emphasis between your foreground and background. You will be creating a 3D multimedia art piece using black ink, acrylic paint, and cut cardboard.
EXHIBITION DAY: March 29th
- no late work -
A TWO PART BLOCK PRINTING LESSON
STEP 1: Hanko (Han-kOh)
STEP 2: Gyotaku (Gee-You-Tak-Oo)
Based on the ancient Japanese art called Gyotaku, you will create a fish block print. Don't worry, we will not be inking an actual fish. We will ink your carving of a fish! Feel free to stylize your design, but you must show as much detail/texture/value as possible. Your linoblock will be 4x6 inches. You will make a minimum of 3 final prints. All carvings must be ready for print on your designated Print Day.
- TUTORIALS -
Choose one of the following projects. You will start the planning process, focusing on composition and brainstorming objects to consider drawing. As a class, we will learn various rendering methods before you add value to your object. Medium: Ink on Tagboard
It's difficult to stop thinking in lines and to start thinking in forms, but it will take your drawing skills to the next level. For example, the cat below utilizes only lines, while the second cat is made up of forms. Click on the cat below for the cat tutorial.
Rendering With Ink
Know where your light is coming from
a change of the form or nature of a thing or person into a completely different one, by natural or supernatural means.