Thursday, November 19, 2015

Creative Wood's beautiful boats! Can we make them even MORE beautiful?

Mr. Dukes asked if any students would like to create a bear design and paint it on the new boats his classes built. Ridgway's fantasizing Art Club could paint them as we man our Public Market booth!
She's also excited about puttinng herr newly-refined Native Form-linne teaching skills to test.
We could even help SELL the boats for Mr. Dukes - His class builds and sells boats to make money for supplies (sounds like Art Club pottery and cards, to me:).

Here's the template - And each boat has a "tail-end" that could also be decorated.

If you have some design ideas, share them with Ridgway and let's get to Painting!


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Art Club at Public Market, raising funds for Art Fest inn Juneau!

Juneau-Douglas High School Art Club will be selling some BEAUTIFUL student-made pottery, and hopefully some student-designed note-card sets at Public Market Thanksgiving weekend!
We'll be in the Juneau Arts & Culture Center. 

Doors open at noon on Friday, November 27.

Hours:
Fridaynoon to 7 pm
Saturday & Sunday10 am to 5 pm

For more information: JuneauPublicMarket.com

Monday, November 9, 2015

Digital Art

Here's a google slides presentation of our recent work exploring selection tools and changing colors and patterns in GIMP and Photoshop.

We tried different ways to save things so our "Client" would be able to see several decorative options in one e-mail. The PDF Presentation Animation in Photoshop would produce a slideshow in Adobe Acrobat, but that doesn't translate to Google Slides, so some frames are still and some are fast! The only way we could get GIMP to animate a presentation was as a GIF.

If you know how to work across these platforms, we'd appreciate your input - Leavve us a not on this blog! 


https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1n3vIJZDnlaLne2yBPxNij-NscuUC7bhnp1UogoIvDZc/pub?start=true&loop=true&delayms=5000

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Maddy Handley's Independent Study of Tlingit Style

    I drew Tlingit Raven head designs by three different artists and compared their individual styles. The top design is by Jim Marks. The eye shape in his design is different from the other two artists', and his Raven has a closed beak. The middle head, by Wanda Culp of Hoonah, is much more elongated and has a smaller eye. It also lacks a nostril. On the bottom is a Raven head by Ross Nannauck III. Nannauck used trigons in the beak and ear of his Raven to split his U forms. All three designs are built from the shapes that make up Tlingit and Northwest Coast art, such as ovoids, U forms, and trigons. Notice the large ovoid around the eye in each head, outlined in pink. This style study helped me learn to identify patterns and differences in Tlingit style art.