Posted: September 7, 2022
Posted: May 31, 2020
This project is called Zentangle Designs - JMH Edition.
What is a Zentangle? Put simply, a zentangle is form of meditative doodling that has patterns, or tangles, put together to form an intricate design.
Your design will be in the form of the letters JMH.
First make the outline of the letters JMH on a sheet of paper. They can be block letters, stylized or graffiti style, its up to you.
Next, divide the space inside your letter outlines. You can use straight lines, squiggly lines or shapes, again its up to you.
Inside each of these spaces that you’ve created, you will complete a different design. Have a look online for Zentangle designs for ideas that you might like.
Once you’ve filled each space with a different design, use a black pen or sharpie to make the lines darker. You can leave the letters black and white, or you can add colour… I’ll leave that up to you!
Have fun, be creative! I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Email me - email@example.com
Posted: May 24, 2020
Something a little different this week. Think about all of the works of art we've looked at this Semester that represent people: Think of the Mona Lisa or American Gothic, for example. I would like for you to try to recreate one or more of them using photography.
So, imagine recreating Da Vinci's Mona Lisa...You could dress in a similar way to her, recreate the background, and pose like she did, etc.. as closely to the original painting as possible....then capture it using photography.
There are all kinds of famous paintings to choose from, Ex: Girl with a pearl earing (Johannes Vermeer), American Gothic (Grant Wood), Whistler's Mother (James McNeill Whistler), The Screem (Edvard Munch), Self Portrait (Van Gogh), etc..
1. Choose a famous portrait. Look closely at it.
2. Determine what items you will need to re-create it (clothing, props, background etc.)
3. Re-create the image and photograph yourself (or a willing participant!).
Send me the results! firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted: May 18, 2020
The Group of Seven was a school of Canadian landscape painters. Founded in 1920 and disbanded in 1933, the group presented the dense, northern forests of Canada as an almost spiritual force. Their paintings of Canada’s rugged wind-swept forest panoramas were eventually equated the idea of Canadian strength and independence. Their oaintings were noted for their bright colours and simple. dynamic forms.
Watch the following video on the Group of Seven and complete the questions that follow.
1. List the full names of all the members of the Group of 7.
2. How were the paintings of the Group of Seven received by the ‘traditional’ art critics of the time they were painted? Did people like the paintings or not? Give examples of what was said about the art.
3. Why did the group of 7 choose to paint the Northern Wilderness instead of the settled urban areas?
4. How is the Group of 7’s painting style different from the mainstream European style of painting that was current in the 1920’s?
5. Of the members of the Group of Seven, which artist’s work most appeals to you? What is it about their work that you like?
Feel free to explore other resources to help complete the questions.
Remember, answers in full and complete sentences please!
Email me your completed work - email@example.com
Posted: May 10, 2020
For this week, your task is to watch the following video:
Top 10 Iconic Paintings
After viewing the video, choose one (1) of the artists featured.
Do some research on the artist and answer the following questions about that artist…
Name of the Artist?
When and where was the artist born? Where did the artist live? Where and when did they die?
What style of painting did the artist specialize in? What are the titles of some of the artist’s most famous works? Where can they be found?
What influenced the artist in their work? Were they interested in representing events, social movements or just in representing life in general?
Why did you choose this particular artist? What was it that made you decide to research them?
REMINDER: Please use full and complete sentences in your answers!
As usual, email me your responses - firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted: May 3, 2020
One of the good things that has come out of this whole Pandemic situation is the fact that humour is still alive and well and on display on the internet. One of the main ways people are dealing with the situation is through the use of Memes.
What exactly is a Meme?
It is a humorous image, video, piece of text, etc., that is copied (often with slight variations) and spread rapidly by Internet users.
Your Task this week is to Create a Meme about your Pandemic Experience.
You can use a still image, .gif or video to create your meme. The sky is the limit and your creativity is the key.
Please keep in mind that whatever you create should be school appropriate!
E-mail me your creations - email@example.com,ca
I can't wait to see what you come up with! Exceptional ones may be shared with other Staff members!