Kandinsky

Kandinsky is a famous russian painter, printmaker and art theorist who lived from 1866 to 1944. He did a lot of abstract art. Absrtact art is nonrepresentational art that doen’t try to show objects in the natural world. Kandinsky stusdied law and economics and only started doing art around the age of 30. During his career he moved back and forth between Russia and Germany and became a french citazen before he died.

Kandinsky believed that music was a more advanced art because it is completely absract and it alows the listener a freedom of imagination, interpratation and emotional response.

Our project was to create an abrstact oil painting in the style of Kandinsky. Here is my artwork.

 

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Pointalism

Our first quick project in art 7F, we did poinatlism.

This is my artwork:

Pointalism is an artform using dots in primary colours to make pictures. These primary coloured points are put closely to each other to create the ilusion of secondary and intermidiate colours. A technique in pointalism is consentration, where there are more dots close together to make that area look darker. In our project we used various sizes of black dots to make art work in a non-representational way. What can you see in my peace of art?

Edible Atom

In science today we made edible atoms. I made a Sodium atom (Na). A sodium atom has 11protons and 12nutrons in it’s nuclious. The sodium atom also has 11 electrons in the shells of the atom and the electron configuration is 2,8,1.

Robotics: fastest racecar

In 7th grade robotics, our challenge was to make the fastest racecar with our own design. In order to do this we needed to use gears. The use of gears is to change to ratio of rotations of the motor to the rotations of the wheel, so if you have a gear with 40 teeth on the motor and next to it a gear with 8 teeth where the wheel is, the wheel will do 5 rotations by the time the motor does one.

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Semester 2 Art Reflection

It’s been a fun and very creative semester in art. Here is my semester 2 reflection about art.

Describe the way you work in Art Class. (How do you complete an assignment step­ by ­step?)

  • In art class, when we get an assignment first I look up pieces made by that artist or done in certain way, for example Picasso or Paper Cuts to get inspired, then blog about it. Once I’ve blogged I would start sketching it. When I have done a sketch that I like I show Ms. Ackermann to see If I can start my final piece. After I’m done with my work I take a picture of it and blog about it.

Do you believe yourself to be a positive member of Art Class?

  • I believe that I am a  positive member of art class, I find art very fun and it always goes so quickly.

Do you help others when they need help in Art Class?

  • I always try to help people when they need it like when they don’t know how to do something.

Do you come prepared to Art Class? What do you need in order to be prepared?

  • I always try to be prepared with all my materials like my pencil case, sketch book, and my computer. This way I don’t have t go back to my locker, and I can have as much time as I can fro art.

Overall, I feel my greatest strength in Art Class is doing Paper Cuts. I feel this way because I really like how my paper cut looks and class always went so quickly when I was doing it. Overall, I feel my greatest area for growth in Art Class is One Point Perspective I feel this way because It is what we are currently working on.

 

Finished my Paper Cuts

I finished my paper cuts! This was my favorite of the units so far. I made a beautiful butterfly with intricate designs in the wings, they’re slightly different on each wing but that doesn’t matter. Our next unit is one point perspective, it looks fun.

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Paper Cuts

I’m really exited to start paper cuts, I have lots of Ideas. Here is some history of paper cuts.

The oldest surviving paper cut out is a symmetrical circle from the 6th century Six Dynasties period found in Xinjiang China. Papercutting continued to be practiced during the Song and Tang Dynasties as a popular form of decorative art. By the eighth or ninth century papercutting appeared in West Asia and in Turkey in the 16th century. Within a century, papercutting was being done in most of middle Europe.

 

this is an image that inspired me.