This is a project that was shared with me by Professor Lillian Kartisnko, She creates beautiful silk wall hangings. The project provides the student an opportunity to create these wall hangings on a smaller scale, experimenting with hand made stamps, stenciling and painting techniques. The focus of this project is on pattern, and the use of visual texture making that helps pull everything together with unity.
I am not sure who is more excited about this art exhibit at the Elizabeth Library in New Jersey. One of my students at the Newark School of the Arts will debut in her very first exhibit. She has 5 pictures which has been taken with one of my old cameras a Fujifilm X10.
This small camera packs a wallop. I chose to have her use it because of it’s size and ease of use. The Fujifilm X10 has a small sensor, a decent optical viewfinder, and a semi fast f/2-2.8 zoom lens built into the camera that is actually quite good. This camera came out in 2011 but can still do the job. In the hands of an enthusiastic young student it produced great work.
I will be doing more footage of the show and her work in the next post.Hopefully, if you are close you can come out to see the show with some awesome artists.
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3D Design project using environmentally friendly pulp board material. Don’t throw them away reuse the material in a artistic way. See the many creative ways the students at Kean University found to use the materials in their art work.
A unique horse was created by Nick Nardo from scraps. How’s that for recycling?
While exploring through piles left over wood in the wood bin. These scraps were from other woodworkers at Kean University of Union, NJ. Nick, a future art school teacher, was attempting to complete his art class assignment. Then he saw the pieces that would become “Scraps the horse” .
Piece by piece Nick constructed a work with both beauty and grace. Notice the forms shown. The forms are implied . Nick does not attempt to fill in every available space in the wood. So, your mind is forced to fill in those spaces.
What is your mind saying about the spaces in this 3D art creation called “Scraps?
The only way to really get an idea of the beauty of 3D art is to see it. Below is a description of an art assignment given to my art class. I have also included several pictures that resulted from the art assignment.
When you first look at it does it look like it is hard to create? If you follow the assignment you just might be surprised at what you can actually create.
Objective: Create a 3D asymmetrical design.
This 3D asymmetrical design assignment should be done using a layout that takes advantage of the sculptural forms your paper can make. Think about how your work will be viewed from different angles of light and the new forms the shadows create.
Materials: Bristol board or plan paper and glue work mounted on 11″ x 14″ mat board or foam core finished and with flat white spray paint. This project should take no longer than 5 hours.
Dictionary definition of asymmetrical:
Having parts that fail to correspond to one another in shape, size, or arrangement; lacking symmetry.
Student:Maria Oses – Kean University Interior Design Major
Maria Oses was able to build this ship with much patience, skill and creativity. The ship is placed so that the form of the ship breaks the picture plane at the upper quadrant and on an angle to show the strength of a mighty ship. Maria became very in involved in process of her work and put in many hours, but that is what it takes to take your work to the next level.
Kean University 3D Student, Sara Fergenson, designed this creative motif from her cup pulp board coffee trays. This is one of many examples of student work to follow. Many sculptures can be created from an environmentally friendly materials. Try this project yourself and see what you can do.
Maybe a graceful ballerina is waiting to evolve out of your tray also. Sara is our future Edgar Degas.
Objective: Create a 3D sculpture using 1 to 2, 4 cup pulp board carrying trays
Don’t throw them away reuse them! Those Bio degradable pulp board items that are used in packaging have interesting forms. Companies like Enviropak think green and make environmentally friendly products from Bio degradable pulp board which is non bleached making it environmentally friendly. As artists we can think green also and make some creative 3D projects from some of these items. Your assignment is to reconfigure, from the 4 cup pulp board carrying tray, an interesting scuplture. So the next time someone asks you to get the coffees don’t throw out the trays, create something from them.
Materials: 1-2, 4 cup pulp board trays This project should take less than 5 hours.
Objective: Using a grid develop nine different solid forms with a cube “Hexahedron” no taller than 3″ the base should be equal on all sides of the square. This project should be clean, spray painted with flat white paint mounted on a flat 14″ x 14″ 3/16″ foam core board. 3” squares 1” space between squares 1.5″ outside margin The Starting layout below. The forms should work well together as a whole, each form being interdependent on the other form.
Samples of some Kean student work
1.Patrick Roberts 2. Peter Halski 3. Bernardo Bajana 4. Steadman Channer
This is an animated short video called, “The Power Broker” This In response to what should not happen with our batteries. One of the art students at Kean University discovered these batteries in the trash. Batteries need to be discarded in the proper way, there are many recycle locations to properly discard batteries, so that they don’t contaminate our water supply. This 3D project is a temporary one and the batteries will be disposed of properly. Check out the Life green batteries project site for more valuable information about the hazards of batteries.