ART BTEC 2015 intake!

ART BTEC 2015 intake!

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Lesson Tomorrow

Hi All,
          Both Sophie and I will take your lesson tomorrow to allow us to see as many of you as possible 1:1. Please make sure you have sketchbooks with you. We will meet upstairs in room 861 at 10.25am, see you there.

Ivan

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Study Leave & Half term break:   25 May - 22 June 
(3 weeks plus 1 week of half term)

Please note lessons are still running Wednesdays when Sophie will be checking your work and carrying on with practical tasks. 

ATTENDANCE FOR THESE LESSONS IS COMPULSORY:

Wednesday 30 May 10.25-12.40
Half term week
Wednesday 13 June 10.25-12.40
Wednesday 20 June 10.25-12.40

On your return on 22nd June sketchbooks will be marked.   You will be assessed at this time to see if you have enough work to pass this stage to date on this project. 
Forgetting your book is an automatic referral!  Be prepared to discuss and have the following in your sketchbooks. 

LEAFLET RESEARCH TO DO

·         Over this period you will also research 3 contemporary, well designed leaflets.  Photograph or stick in, or print off examples of creative leaflets you can find.  Look in the student union, music shops, fashion shops, etc.  Annotate and answer the following:

  • How does information flow from one panel to the next?
  • How is colour, text and image unified?  Comment on the layout
  • Is there a regular position/scale/ for the text on the page?
  • How is the type face integrated or contrasted with the other imagery?
  • How is the front and back cover effective?
  • How many images are used?
  • What messages are clear here and how have they been cleverly put together?
ARTIST RESEARCH TO DO

1.      Look at one artist or designer from each list (see below).  Collect information on each and analyse their work.  Answer the following questions:
2.      How have they composed their imagery?
3.      What media have they used?
4.      What processes and techniques have been included and what do you think about them?
5.      What mood, idea or concept does it reflect?
6.      Do you think the work is successful?  Why?
7.      What style would you say this work reflects?
8.      What makes this work interesting?
9.      Work in the style of at least 3 of these artists/designers and produce a series of images that reflect their work using some of your photos.  At least 6 images.

ARTIST\DESIGNER REFERENCES

1.  Abstract Imagery
      Jean Michal Basquiat, John Hoyland,
       Howard Hodgkin, Sean Scully,
       Franz Kline, De Kooning, Jackson
       Pollock

2.   Expressive Drawing
      Giacometti, David Hockney,
      Frank Auerbach, Jenny Saville,
      Egon Schiele, THS, Kelly Roper, Tim
     Tomkinson, David Foldvari
3.   Collage
       Katy Lemay
      Eduardo Recife, Sara Fanelli
       Dawn Dupree, Tim Marrs, Alex
       Williamson, Kurt Schwitters

4.   Photography.
      Bill Brant, Bill Viola, Martin Parr,
Cindy Sherman, Corrine Day, Olivero Toscani,  Mario Testino, Nick Maplin, Robert Mapplethorpe

5.  Pop Art
     Richard Hamilton, Peter Blake,
     Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg,      Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein


6.  Linear Drawing
Clare Scully, Keith Haring, Michael           Craig-Martin, Cy Twombly, Jasper Johns, Neasden Control Centre,


7.  Photomontage
     Eduardo Paolozzi, John Heartfield, Raoul Haussmann, Helen Chadwick, David Mach, Terry Gillam


8.  Text
     David Carson, Fuel, Vince Frost,          Why Not Associates, Tomarto, Neville Brody, Barbra Kruger, Tom Hingston,
Designers Republic

PRACTICAL DRAWING TASKS TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE DONE

·         Everything from week 1 and 2 homework sheets.  Please look at this and check you have produced everything for this.  Also the following:

  • 1 more photo-shoot 5-10 shots that is in addition to the other 2 photo-shoots that completes any details, close ups or additional objects, people that you feel you need to really make your leaflet get over your message.  Use these photos and past ones to produce :
  • 2 sustained graphite images showing strong observational study of an object relating to your chosen each cycle.
  • 2 x fine liner/biro
  • 2 experimental phrases using mixed media
  • 2 x acetate collages  or mixed media working from photo
  • 2 x sustained painterly studies
  • 2 x sustained coloured pencils
  • 2 x food colouring images/bleach
  • 2 sets of thumb-nail sketches showing possible ideas for final images.
  • All work annotated to date and ready for presentation within sketchbooks.

Friday, 11 May 2012

New Designers




"New Designers is the UK’s most important graduate exhibition. Taking place over two weeks, with nine distinct design zones and two prestigious Awards Evenings, New Designers is an event full of innovation and fresh thinking.  Over 3,500 of the most talented newly graduated designers from across the nation will come together under one roof for the 27th edition of New Designers"


I was really pleased to see Emma-Jane posting about this, I would encourage all of you to attend either Part 1 or Part 2 (depending on what you are thinking of specialising in next year).
It is a unique opportunity to see the best degree show work from a wide range of top Universities and Art Colleges under one roof - and is really helpful in terms of your Higher Education research. It is great value for money when you consider how much it would cost to travel up and down the UK to see all this work otherwise.
If you want to take a day off College to view this show we would be happy for you to do that, I'm sure you can arrange yourself into groups and make your way there (train to Waterloo then tube to Angel Islington and a 5 minute walk). Tickets are £11 for students on the door, or £9.50 if booked online in advance.


Part 1 covers Fashion, Textiles and Design Crafts (Ceramics, Glass, Metals, Jewellery).
Part 2 covers Graphic Design, Illustration and 3D Design (Furniture, Product and Spatial).


More information here:
http://www.newdesigners.com/

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Hello its Emma-Jane, I am looking into going on a visit to the New Designers show in London on the 27-30th June, if any of you are interested, we could go as a group possibly? :)  Would be great to do some BTEC bonding ;) Tickets cost £11 if interested!

Sorry for the random post but could help or inspire you with your university/ second year choices!

Life Cycles - Work for Week 2

From your photographs taken so far select dramatic images that show extreme angles and close ups.  Produce the following:
·       3 sustained monoprints
·       3 sustained gold card prints
·       3 images using Spray stencil (bring £1 each next Monday so we can purchase some new Spray Cans)
·       3 images using transfer paste or acrylic paint transfer.
·       3 collages using the Sewing machine – bring your own cotton colours  in .
Produce a range of experiments working with 5 phrases and lyrics using
·       Letterpress
·       Letraset
·       Handwritten
·       Collage
·       Wire (black annealed and jewellery)
·       Complete a storyboard with at least 10 thumbnail sketches and take another photoshoot to supplement your theme. 
·       Produce at least 10 good photographs to supplement your first shoot.  This could be models on location or studio shoots or objects and places to supplement your idea.
·       Look at blog http://www.itsnicethat.com/Choose 3 practitioners you like and work in the style of these.  Produce 6 images  using your current photographs.
·       START TAKING WORK HOME AND CLEARING DRAWERS.  EVERYTHING MUST GO HOME , WE HAVE NO STORAGE SPACE FOR LARGE ITEMS – SO BE WARNED.  YOU MUST KEEP EVERYTHING FOR YOUR COURSE ASSESSMENT OR HAVE GOOD PHOTOGRAPHS SAFE. ALL WORK MUST GO BY FRIDAY 25 MAY.  ANYTHING REMAINING IN YOUR ROOM  WILL BE BINNED.

Monday, 7 May 2012

This was my weekend photoshoot..with my boyfriend, modelling.
I want to go into love but look into teenage romance...the pros and cons of it.
This photoshoot represents how teenage romance can lead to something messy and unfortunate.
Hope you like it!
From Geeeeorgggiaaa

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Just thought I'd upload my pen drawing of a skull, its nice and joyous!
Emma-Jane :)

Thursday, 3 May 2012

LIFE CYCLES 1st YEAR BTEC WEEK 1 Complete the following by next Monday 10. Produce 12 pages of initial research based on the following:
·       Choose 2 life cycles to brainstorm in depth.  Produce in-depth brainstorms that explore these themes in extremely lateral fashions.  They should be detailed and involve lots of variety and be an exciting range of ideas and thoughts that move in varying directions -more the better.  They don’t need to be pretty but rather an abundance of possibilities.
·       Produce a visual mood board for the 2 life cycles which shows a range of ideas in response to your brainstorm.  This can have found imagery, objects, surfaces, photographs, quick drawings magazines, as well as internet imagery
·       Choose 1 life cycle to concentrate upon for your leaflet  pick out and develop a concept in much more detail.  You should list every detail of one idea and absolutely everything that relates to this. 
·       Bring an object/s in for Ivan’s lesson to do a sustained drawing from Thursday onwards.
·       List 3 lyrics and 3 phrases that go with this idea, research further sayings, poems, slang or appropriate words that might be useful.
·       Produce 15 thumbnail sketches that show ideas for your first photoshoot.  Jot down possibilities and use extreme viewpoints to generate a plan of ideas.
·       Take 15 photographs of your idea using props, models , lighting and location in inventive ways.
·         Print out images in thumbnail and select 5 for working from next week.