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What is your favorite color?

What is your favorite color?

Studies as early as 1941 indicated that bluish hues were the most preferred; just this summer, the world’s favorite color was declared to be a shade of blue/green based on a 30,000-person survey canvassing 100 countries.[1]  Color preference is not limited to a particular geography or gender.

Blue was determined to be the most popular color for Art 2 students who took an informal color survey on the first day of school. “It is not surprising that our results from my three classes fall in line with the preferences from the rest of the world,” said Art 2 teacher Mrs Schilling.

Researchers contend that a person’s preference for a color is determined by how much a person likes the objects associated with that color.[2]  All of the things associated with blue are mostly positive.

Blue is associated with the sky and water, as well as ballpoint pens and blue jeans, raising the average preference for blue higher than the remainder of the rainbow. Clear sky and clean water are things we all experience universally.

Color preferences can vary depending on the time of year, tied to the changing of the seasons. Typically, the colors of autumn—golden yellows, browns, dark reds—are the least-liked on the color wheel. However surveys conducted in the fall reveal an increased preference for these dark, warm shades, when participants most closely associate them with festive things like hayrides and pumpkin patches.

 

 

[1] Conducted by Hull 2017 UK City of Culture and paper merchant GF Smith, the survey was invited people to select their favorite shade a online by hovering over an infinite palette of shades with their mouse until they landed on the color they found most appealing.

[2] According to research conducted by psychologists Stephen E. Palmer and Karen Schloss at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

 

 

Children’s Literature Inspired Bookends

Children’s Literature Inspired Bookends

Photoshop Yourself into a Famous Painting!

Photoshop Yourself into a Famous Painting!

Graphic Design students have learned so much this year! One of the last skills we learned was how to edit photos in a convincing way so they don’t even look “photoshopped”. To do this project, students chose a famous painting and took their own photo in the same position. They had to blend their face onto the famous photo by editing color, contrast and brightness. They even had to edit the texture to make their face look like it was on a canvas or had cracked or smeared paint. This project is one of many that bring many ideas and skills together that they have learned over the course of the year. Nice work, Graphic Design!

Massachusetts State Frameworks: Visual Art

PreK–12 STANDARD 1: Methods, Materials, and Techniques
     1.10 Use electronic technology for reference and for creating original work
PreK–12 STANDARD 2: Elements and Principles of Design
     2.13 Use color, line, texture, shape, and form in 2D and 3D work and identify the use of these elements in the compositions of others Examples include: line as edge treatment and in patterns; color temperature, mass and volume as functions of color, size, perspective; negative space; visual and surface textures.
     2.17 Create artwork that demonstrates facility in selective use of elements and principles of design to establish a personal style

Intro To Ceramics: Hand Building Unit

Intro To Ceramics: Hand Building Unit
Intro To Ceramics: Hand Building Unit
Intro To Ceramics students were very busy in Term 1. Students were introduced to clay, wedging, glazing, and hand building techniques such as test tiles, pinch pots, joined vessels, and coil construction. Tactile awareness is essential in clay construction, being able to construct a vessel being 1/4″ thick in most areas, smooth in another, then adding texture to accentuate the form, can really make or break a piece.
Essential Understandings
  • Successful hand building is based on quality craftsmanship. In order for the students to showcase a quality hand built piece quality construction and glazing is vital to the overall craftsmanship.
Objectives to the project
  • Students will utilize the standard hand building qualities which include, wedging of clay, 1/4″ thick walls, smooth on one side, slipping and scoring to adhere a seamless piece. When glazing the glaze must enhance the final product. Selection of glazing is vital to the overall finished product.
  • Elements of art utilized in term 1 projects: Form, Texture, Color
Massachusetts State Frameworks: Visual Art
PreK–12 STANDARD 1: Methods, Materials, and Techniques
     1.10 Use electronic technology for reference and for creating original work
PreK–12 STANDARD 2: Elements and Principles of Design
     2.15 Create artwork that demonstrates understanding of the elements and principles of design in establishing a point of view, a sense of space, or a mood

Graphic Design Portraits

Graphic Design Portraits

During Term 1 in Graphic Design, we started to learn about how color choices are everywhere in design. For example, muted tones will make you more relaxed than bright colors. A five star restaurant will use neutral colors to make you want to stay a while while a fast food restaurant with bright colors will not give you that feeling. Color choices are important!

We used the app Scribbler Too to create a portrait that showed an emotion or feeling. We then learned how to create a repeating pattern in Photoshop much like how fabric and wallpaper is made. When we put them together, we created some pretty awesome portraits! Check them out!

Massachusetts State Frameworks: Visual Art
PreK–12 STANDARD 1: Methods, Materials, and Techniques
     1.10 Use electronic technology for reference and for creating original work
PreK–12 STANDARD 2: Elements and Principles of Design
     2.15 Create artwork that demonstrates understanding of the elements and principles of design in establishing a point of view, a sense of space, or a mood

Art 1 Color Study Triptych

Art 1 Color Study Triptych

Happy New Year!

The last project of 2014 was a color study and Art 1’s first introduction to painting. The students picked a single color and based three colors schemes around it. They created a triptych painting which is a painting in three panels. One panel was monochromatic, another complementary and the last was analogous.

Nice job, Art 1!

 

Graphic Design Travel Posters

Graphic Design Travel Posters

Students in Graphic Design completed a new project recently. They picked out of a hat for a state to design a travel poster for so no two students had the same subject matter. Students had to use a specific color scheme: monochromatic, analogous or complementary colors. They could only work in silhouette and started learning about type. The results were AWESOME! Great job, Graphic Design!

Tie Dye 2014!

Tie Dye 2014!

Every year, Mr. Lashmit’s chemistry classes and Ms. Sharkey’s art classes participate in an interdisciplinary lesson about tie dye. Mr. Lashmit teaches about how the dye process works chemically and why the dyes are permanently bonded to a shirt, pants, socks or whatever the student wanted to bring in. Ms. Sharkey teaches about how to fold to make different patterns, such as a radial sunburst pattern, and what colors to use so that they blend well together. By teaching the “why” with the “how”, the students really get a full understanding of how dyes on clothes work and how understanding color and the color wheel can yield the best possible results. As always, it was a blast!

Graphic Design Band Posters

Graphic Design Band Posters

The two graphic design classes learned the first two rules of design: contrast and repetition. They focused on these two rules to create their band posters. The most important information has the most contrast and there are repeated patterns, colors and shapes that create repetition to lead the viewer’s eye around the piece.

Next up are the next two rules of design: alignment and proximity. When following all four rules, great design is guaranteed!