For Week 13- Continuation of the illusion project and printmaking (May 3rd)

 1. SEND ME A PHOTO OF YOUR INSPIRATION BOARDS BY THIS WEDS., MAY 1ST AT LATEST. (see handout from post below for instructions for inspiration board with examples… everyone should understand what I am asking for from the handout)
2. Your sketchbook should be brought in to show me all 25 completed sketches that were due last week.
3. Continue on with your illusion project. (The mood/inspiration boards were talked about last class, however, they should be completed, saved, used for and shown during the final critique/presentation. This and the sketches are the first portion of the project. Bring the board to show to me in person as well as sending it ahead of time for review.
 Be prepared with all other materials to work on the first 1/2 of your illusion final during class.  We will work from 12:10pm-2:00pm. 
In the second part of the class, after lunch, DON’T CONTINUE TO RETURN LATE FROM BREAK AND THE START OF CLASS.
3. In the printmaking session we will work on etchings  from 3:00 until 5:45. (SEE ATTACHED FOR SUPPLIES, DEFINITION AND EXAMPLES)Materials: You will need to purchase and bring your own  8″ x 10″ plexiglass  from New York Central, 62 3rd Ave. btw. 10th-11th. The $3.00 plexiglass is being held behind the counter on the main floor under my name (Alaiyo) for the “Parsons first year drawing course” call me if you have problems.  The plexi is 1/8 inch, if you get it elsewhere be sure to get the right thicknessGetting this is a must, I will not supply the plexi. Other supplies will be brought in for you to use. You will also need to bring an illusion image to work from in your sketchbooks to connect it to your final project. 

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If you do not completely finish your color and light homework you can finalize a small portion during next class

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For Week 12- Visit to the Rubin Museum and FINAL PROJECT Self-portrait and/with/through/from …your illusions (April 26)

(handout)- inspiration board and final project self-portrait and illusions

(handout)- inspiration board and final project self-portrait and illusions

Please review this handout, post and 2 other posts below fully.

(Part 1 of class) Critique of three part homework project (see all post below until you reach the Sorolla slide show) and trip to the Rubin Museum The guided tour will take an hour. Meet in our classroom and we will travel over together. There is no entry fee. Bring sketchbook.

“The eight analogies of illusion are: reflections in a mirror, the moon in water, echoes, rainbows, dreams, the city of Gandharvas, mirages, and the magical illusion created by a magician. They compare our experiences and perceptions to something that seems to truly be there but in reality is not.”
-From: Vajra Speech by Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche|
OTHER IDEAS FOR ILLUSION SUBJECT MATTER: rainbow, shadows, color, sound, reflections, emptiness, space, direction, causes and conditions…
(Part 2 of class) 
- Inspiration board Please see attached handout for the three parts to bring to class.   You may want to print this document for your reference.

Complete all 25 illusion sketches for next class, if you have not done so. (3 were due last class and there was no time to review, please bring those back along with the 4 due next class).

Bring in listed elements on this handout to start on the inspiration board, first part of your final project. This will be worked on during most of  2nd 1/2 of the class session.

Please be prepared. Therefore, work on ideas and bring in materials.

Illusion defined:
1. a
 obsolete : the action of deceiving
    b (1) : the state or fact of being intellectually deceived or misled : misapprehension (2) : an instance of such deception
2. a (1) : a misleading image presented to the vision (2) :something that deceives or misleads intellectually
    b (1) : perception of something objectively existing in such a way as to cause misinterpretation of its actual nature (2) :hallucination 1 (3) : a pattern capable of reversible perspective
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More Student References for 3 Parts of Color and Light Assignment

(see References page)…

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Further Reference for Surface, Color and Light-Drawing

Below are 4 links to the updated handout (Please use examples from hard copies of same handout given last class if you have it) If you visit the Sorolla paintings at the Hispanic Society before this coming Friday as suggested on page 4 below, you will view in person the most impressive paintings I have ever seen! Entry is free-extra, extra credit. (click to enlarge the handouts below and review the images and definitions posted in the Vocabulary well as the slideshow at bottom of post)

Bring in sketchbooks too.

Ukiyo-e “pictures of the floating world” Japanese woodcut prints were affordable because they could be mass produced. They were meant for mainly townsmen, who were generally not wealthy enough to afford an original painting. The original subject of ukiyo-e was city life, courtesans, sumo wrestlers, actors and landscapes.
Many of the Impressionists were inspired by the prints, owned them and had them hanging in their studios. Mary Cassatt, Monet, Van Gogh are amongst the artist who appropriated the subject matter, compositions and colors.
SOROLLA-(see bio on 4th page of handout linked above). The Spanish, Impressionist painter, started painting as a teenager.  Although his paintings are on average 12-14 feet, like the French Impressionists he worked on most of his painting en plein air.
A series of 14 of his most noted paintings completed in 1919 are right here in NYC at the Hispanic Society. Below is a short slide show of his work (not same as those shown at the Hispanic Society).
NOTE: I worked with many of you to overlay color and play with intensities when I demo/spoke one-on-one last Friday at the park. Note Sorolla’s use of several colors placed over each other and side by side to create a ground color (yellows, greens, blues, violet, reds, orange, pink and a bit of lead white). Please do not use a muddy color such as solid brown or too much black. Use color to suggest the darks as you see below.  Add a sky, different background, flowers, colors, and other elements to make your drawing more interesting. You can add more to your drawings than what you saw at the gardens.
 Your 3 part assignment done the same size as the drawing in the park or 1/2 the size on each of the two others. The drawing materials for the Spanish Impressionist (suggest using Sorolla as a reference specifically) and Japanese style, as well as the paper, are of your choosing.  (reminder of the 3 parts): 1. Your own style of drawing in oil pastel only, subject is your drawing started and completed at the Garden in Central Park (influenced by the style of the French Impressionist). 2. A Spanish Impressionist style. 3. A Japanese woodcut style. For the 2nd and 3rd ones, composition is based on on a Central Park setting, not the same one.
 (show all reference of artists/styles)

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See new post in “Vocabulary”, bottom section for current assignment

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For Week 11, Assignment 7: Surface, Color and Light-Drawing in Central Park (April 19)

1. Everyone should bring to class (4/19) a large sketch pad to use as a backing for drawing in Central Park. We will travel by subway to the park together at the beginning of class.  (please meet at 12:00pm in the classroom) All other drawing materials are listed (paper, drawing medium etc.) on the top of the assignment sheet. (print and bring)  I will supply the paperStudy the examples and instructions on the assignment sheet to be prepared for class.
 See references of student work.

LOOK AT: 1. viewing distance  2. Relationship of contrasts to mixtures in the structure of the surface. 3. The relationship of hues to values. ALSO  5. Complimentary color in value.  6.  Tints, tones, shades  7.chromatic intensities  8. saturation and atmosphere 9. reflective color

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