Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Syrian Refugee Crisis Response

The grade 9 art class had a very intelligent and creative response to the Syrian refugee crisis.

Thousands of people have been forced to escape their home land and try to find refuge in another country due to the war in Syria. Hearing about the crisis and witnessing the pain and suffering that those people have went through is heart breaking.

The grade 9s did a great job in capturing the pain of the crisis in their artwork. The messages behind their artwork were very touching and meaningful. They connected the crisis to their own artwork and incorporated ideas from existing artworks to model the idea for their piece.

You can read about the crisis for yourself here. Thank you. 

Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali is known for many amazing artworks such as:

swans reflecting elephants - 1937
Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee Around a Pomegranate a Second Before Awakening - 1944
The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory - 1954

The Spanish artist and surrealist icon is best known for his painting of The Persistence of Memory, also known as the melting clocks. His artwork takes on odd perspectives that seem to violate the rules of reality.

Obviously clocks wouldn't just melt on a landscape in real life. But in his mind they do. His paintings really make you think and begin to alter reality in your own creative mind. His work is a reminder that there are no limits to art and the things that you can conjure up in your own mind.

I will include examples of his artwork, however you should research him as well if you are interested. You can find information about him and his artwork.

Monday, 5 October 2015

You Art A Book - Update

I forgot to take pictures of my progress while I was painting my book. I painted the inside (hollowed part) red and painted the outside pages black. I have a few pages saved that I didn't cut or paint. Those pages will include words that describe me, how I see my own world, and my favourite quotes. Updates will follow.

Friday, 2 October 2015

Charcoal Art

Mrs Rose has encouraged us to start working with contrast art. We tried using chalk and charcoal today to draw simple objects such as cups or bowls. This was my first ever attempt at charcoal art and I would like to document it so that I can look back on it as I improve. I look forward to experimenting with charcoal again. This was a very fun experience.