Saturday, July 19, 2014
Andy Goldsworthy, an artist working with only natural materials to create unique and fantastic art. Students created sculptures using natural objects inspired by his art. Students brought found materials from home and gathered materials on site then worked together to come up with a group sketch of what the project would look like and what materials we would need. We then chose a site on the west side of the arts center to create our installations.
In the second part of the class, we looked at the art work of Georgia O'Keffee, a painter also inspired by nature. The natural art of Andy Goldsworthy is shared with the world through photographs as many of the installations are made in remote areas or are fleeting due to the materials used. Instead of taking this route I decided to have students document their project by creating paintings that captured the feeling of the sculpture. Students did still life sketches of their project using charcoal, oil pastels and chalk pastels and then took the sketches in the painting room where palettes were mixed and larger paintings evolved. The following pictures show the process of building the sculptures as well as the final paintings that result. Enjoy!
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
The following videos were created by students at the Corvallis Arts Center (with my help) for "Animation Nation" Summer Camp! Students had a ton of fun creating characters, props and imaginative stories and worked in teams to create short claymation films using basic stop motion animation. I edited them using iMovie and students were able to choose their own sound effects as well as do voice overs. Enjoy!