Archive - Mrs. Cleary's 6-8: 2D Art Blog


Reductive Printmaking

posted Apr 5, 2015, 12:30 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Apr 5, 2015, 12:30 PM by Laura Karstens ]

To begin, please check out the following Prezi on reductive printmaking by Andrea Slusarski:
Keep in mind that your challenge is to create a reductive print with at least THREE colors, while in Slusarski's Prezi she ends with a demo of two colors.

*Thanks to Mr. Ryan, we don't need to worry about creating a registration jig! 

A great beginner video tutorial is offered by Lisa Thorpe at:

This video shows you how to create a beginner level reductive print.

A fantastic video tutorial for creating an advanced to professional level reductive print is offered by Belinda Del Pesco at:
Again, you don't need to worry about creating a registration jig, as we already have them, and please ignore the varnish and transparent ink discussion as this won't apply to our process. Please pay careful attention to how she creates a map for each layer of color with tracing paper!



2D: Mandala Batiks

posted Mar 9, 2015, 2:57 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Mar 9, 2015, 2:57 PM by Laura Karstens ]

2D: 2014-2015

posted Aug 19, 2014, 9:42 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Aug 19, 2014, 9:42 AM by Laura Karstens ]

6-8: 2D Artists will be exploring how to communicate ideas and connect artistic creations to ourselves, our community, and the world through describing, analyzing, interpreting, evaluating, and comparing and contrasting artworks by the Guerrilla Girls, Close, Magritte, Kruger, da Vinci, and Banksy, among others. We will develop and refine our drawing, painting, printmaking, and digital collage skills through projects such as self-portraits, perspective drawings, altered media messages, and advanced printmaking.

7-8: 3D, Week of 4/21/14-4/25/14

posted Apr 21, 2014, 4:13 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Apr 21, 2014, 4:13 PM by Laura Karstens ]

Artists will apply proper glazing techniques to bisqueware by completing the glazing process. Artists will combine ceramic vocabulary to discuss the phases of clay pieces and firing temperatures of the kiln. Artists will continue with the building phase of identity masks. 

7-8: 2D, Week of 4/21/14-4/25/14

posted Apr 21, 2014, 4:10 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Apr 21, 2014, 4:10 PM by Laura Karstens ]

Artists will compare and contrast the effects each cutter blade has by carving on a practice block; utilize correct linocutter techniques by carving printmaking design into block; and evaluate the various components that affect the clarity of prints by pulling multiple prints. Artists will also consider the use of color and space when thinking about displaying final prints, and whether they will sign their prints according to Eastern or Western tradition.

7-8, 3D: Week of 4/7/14 - 4/11/14

posted Apr 8, 2014, 3:57 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Apr 8, 2014, 3:57 PM by Laura Karstens ]

3D Artists are formulating a plan for the construction phase of their masks and combining different building techniques to create their visions by observing construction demos using plaster, tin foil, and cardboard. They are also evaluating how to integrate color, form, line, and texture to best communicate their concepts to the audience, by creating at least three different sketches of each idea.

7-8, 2D: Week of 4/7/14 - 4/11/14

posted Apr 8, 2014, 3:55 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Apr 8, 2014, 3:55 PM by Laura Karstens ]

2D Artists continue to integrate different shading techniques to create depth and form in their self-portraits. Artists are evaluating how many values are in each 2" area of their drawings.

7-8:3D, Week of 3/10/14 - 3/14/14

posted Mar 10, 2014, 2:56 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Mar 10, 2014, 2:56 PM by Laura Karstens ]

7-8:3D Artists will apply advanced ceramic building techniques by using the score, slip, and smooth process, slab construction technique, coil method, or/and pinch pot way to construct their projects; evaluate the use of form and texture in their 3D piece; and conclude if their sculptures have proper air flow by hollowing out thicker areas and ensuring air can flow through the entire piece.

7-8:2D, Week of 3/10/14 - 3/14/14

posted Mar 10, 2014, 2:54 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Mar 10, 2014, 2:54 PM by Laura Karstens ]

7-8: 2D Artists will choose an image for an altered self-portrait, and adapt the image to at least 6 values in Adobe Photoshop. Artists will select a 1” square in the chosen image that demonstrates a wide range of values by composing an enlarged drawing of the square that includes that least 5 values. Artists will illustrate the grid transfer method  by enlarging their images from 8 x 10” to 18 x 24” and maintaining appropriate scale.

7-8, 3D: Week of 2/24/14 - 2/28/14

posted Feb 24, 2014, 3:24 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Feb 24, 2014, 3:24 PM by Laura Karstens ]

3D Artists will demonstrate a conceptual idea for their clay projects by creating at least 2 sketches of their proposed projects; apply advanced ceramic building techniques by using the score, slip, and smooth process, slab construction technique, coil method, or/and pinch pot way to construct their projects; and conclude if their sculptures have proper air flow by hollowing out thicker areas and ensuring air can flow through the entire piece.

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