Hi everyone in this blog post I will be writing about my experience in the Carr section of this maker project Constructing creative communication.
First ill be saying who Emily Carr is, then my artwork, after how art can be used to communicate, and finally the answer to the driving question.
Who is Emily Carr. Emily Carr is a famous artist in Canadian history. She lived in Victoria for q lot of her life and loved animals. She wad born in 1871 and died in 1945. She was inspired by the indigenes people for art like she would paint totem poles and stuff like that.
Here is my art work from this class I will show a photograph of the art and then do a description underneath it on what we did we had 6 classes and did one drawing per class.
This was our first drawing we did for this project. We had to learn how to use pressure affectively to make our very own word art. My word art was my name. Our teacher like how I used the spray paint tool and the crayon. We also had to include our own pattern wich we learned how to do in that class as well. My pattern was in the O wich included my name in tiny letters.
This was our second masterpiece we had to do sketch notes wich I did not find that easy. In my opinion I find the normal version of notes better mostly because I’ve been doing that my whole life not sketch notes. But I definitely see the Advantages in sketch notes. It’s supposed to help you remember notes better and therefor help you remember stuff for the big test.
In this next piece of art we had learn how to make 3D art by using simple shapes. We had to also make a robot out of those shapes however you wanted. My robot included 3 heads 2 legs and 2 arms and one body. The body consisted of a semi circle and some triangles and a rectangle for the shirt. The heads were just rectangles that now I look back on them they kind of look like paper bags. I learned how to make better 3D art as my old 3D shapes have looked really bad.
This is a lightbulb I drew. In this lesson we learned how to do shading properly. Before this class my shading sucked os bad I didn’t even do it. But after watching YouTube videos and watching my peers draw for a bit I finally got the hang of it. I took a picture of my lightbulb at night and some unnatural light shined on the right side so I Coulored the left side in.
This is my favourite art we did in this project we worked open perspective of landscapes this is a picture I took up Mt Seymour of the lodge chairlift last summer. I truly enjoyed this one a lot more because I like this type of art more. To make the sky I used spray paint and to do the rest I used the sharpie and fine liner as well of the fill tool. I learned how to really do things in deferent layers like the background and fore ground.
This was the last piece of art and probably included the most creativity. We had to make our own logo for a new company that we would design. Mine was We Bike because as you probably know form my About me post I love to mountain bike. It was established in 2010 and in Trail BC. I learned how to use shapes and the ruler tool more effectively.
I also forgot to mention that we had a guest visit from my teachers good friend Chloe Devine who lives in New York and is a graphic designer she taught a bit about art and answered some of our questions.
The driving question: How might I use technology to create and communicate? Well I’ve only done carr so far so I can only answer the driving question for that but its. Art can be used to communicate by writing words but ecology can be used for teaching people sign language stuff like that. Like at my old elementary school disabled kids would get iPads for stuff like that.
Now how can I use art to communicate. When my teacher asked this question I dont think she meant like physically in words I think she might of meant mentally art can give lots of emotions and discribe a story. That’s what famous artists do.
Thank you for reading my blog post I will be doing another one nest week for the Herzog side.