Jason deCaires Taylor

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3D Art Makeup for Thursday, April 24

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We went to the lab to do some research on Public Art. The purpose of the assignment is to see a lot of public art and get ideas and inspiration for your group public art design.

Using the internet to do research, complete the following questions.

Public Art Research Worksheet

Name: __________________________________________

1)      Find one work of earth art. List the title, the location, and the name of the artist.


2)      Find one memorial work of art. List the title, the location, and the name of the artist. What is it a memorial for?



3)      What is street art and how is it different than public art?



4)      Write down an example of street art. A lot of times, it’s anonymous, so just describe it since you probably won’t be able to give any facts like the tile and the artist name about it. What did it look like?



5)      List three works that inspire you and give you ideas for your own public art design. Include title, location, and artist name.



Useful Websites:





Art 1 Make up for Friday, March 28

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For Awesome Artists, we watched the first 30 minutes of this video about Roy Litchenstein.

Click on the link below:


As we watched, we answered the following questions:

1) What was Lichtenstein’s breakthrough painting?

2) What is high art?

3) What is low art?

4) Is Lichtenstein’s art high or low art?

5) What is pop art?

6) What is a ben-day dot?

7) What are some recognizable characteristics of Lichtenstein’s art?

8) Do you think Lichtenstein plagiarized? Why or why not?

2D Art: Color Quiz on Friday

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Here’s the information that will be on the quiz:

Warm colors: red, orange, yellow

Cool colors: blue, purple/violet, green

Complementary colors: opposite on the color wheel

What color do you get when you mix complements? Neutral (black, brown, grey)

List 3 pairs of complementary colors:

Orange and blue

Red and green

Purple and yellow

You will need to shade a sphere using warm and cool colors, using warm colors on the light side, and cool colors on the dark side

Why is it important to use warm and cool colors when shading? It makes things look 3D

What does it mean to burnish? It means to press hard with the colored pencil

Call for Entries: Weber School District Art Show and Competition

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Would you like to see your artwork displayed among the best artists in the district? Here is your chance! The annual art show and competition for Weber School district is coming up and I would like you to enter your artwork! Our school gets to send 12 exceptional pieces to the art show and yours could be one of them! If you would like your art to be considered for the show, please turn it into me (Mrs. Larsen) by Wednesday, March 19. A committee of teachers and I will be selecting which works will be sent to the district and will announce the results by March 21 . If your work is selected for the art show, you have the choice to have it framed on your own, or I can provide a black mat and a plain black frame for the show. Framed work will be due back by March 28. Entries can be art that you’ve completed at school or at home.

The categories for the competition are:

  • Black and White (graphite, ink, scratchboard, charcoal)
  • Colored Media (colored pencil, pastels, color prints)
  • Painting (watercolor, oil, acrylics)
  • 3-D (sculpture, pottery, assemblage, jewelry)

Dates to remember:

  • All submissions due to Mrs. Larsen by March 19
  • Results of which art will be sent to the show will be announced on March 21
  • Framed work due back by March 28
  • The show will be open to the public from April 2 until April 25
  • The reception is scheduled Thurs April 8 from 5-7 P.M

More information about the show:

The Eccles Community Art Center, located at 2580 Jefferson Avenue in Ogden, has kindly donated their facility to show the artwork from secondary students in our district.  They will be open for public viewing of the artwork from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M from April 2-25. The judge this year is Matt Choberka who is the acting Department Chair of Weber State University Art Deptarment.

Stained Glass Vocabulary

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Stained Glass Terms:

Glass cutter: A tool used to score glass so that it may be broken in the desired shapes and sizes.

Flux: A substance used to aid in the fusion of metals.

Solder: A low melting metal used to join two pieces of metal together

Soldering iron: Iron used to melt solder.

Breaking pliers: A tool used to break off small pieces of glass

Pattern paper: A piece of paper used to transfer a design onto the glass.

Cutting oil: Oil used to lubricate the glass cutter.

Master pattern: The pattern used to transfer all stained glass pieces off of and is never cut up

Copper foil scissors: Scissors to cut a pattern for a copper foil project

China marker: a greasy pencil used to write on glass or ceramic

Copper foil: A thin piece of copper with an adhesive backing.

Safety Test and Answers

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The formatting  of this post is not great, so the links below will open the test and answers in a pdf.

General Art room Safety Test

Safety Test answers

A.        Safety glasses are required at all times when doing what activities:

1 ______________________________      2 ________________________________

3 ______________________________      4________________________________

B.        In case of injury, no matter how slight, report it to 5_____________________.

C.        Never participate in 6____________________ in the Art room. This will result

in 7____________________ from class!

D.        Stand to one 8____________________ when starting the grinder.

E.         Do not use excessive 9_______________ while grinding, let the grinder do the work.

F.         You must be shown the procedure and operation of a machine by the 10____________

11_____________________ you are allowed to use it.

G..       Do not grind 12____________________ or 13____________________.

H.        When using rotating machinery, do not wear14 _______________, 15_____________, 16_________________, 17_________________, 18__________________, or 19_______________________.

I.         Where is the emergency eye wash station located? 20_______________________________________________________________

J.         Do not grind on the 21____________ of the grinding wheel.

K.        Where is the fire extinguisher in the Art room located?  22 ________________________________________________________________.

L.         23_________ is an acid. If you get it in your eye, 24 __________ it out immediately.

M.       Unless you are working in hand-building, you may not touch the 25______________.

N.        You are not allowed in the kiln room when the kiln is 26 ________________.

O.        According to Mrs. Larsen, horseplay means 27_______________________________!

P.        Never rush or take chances. Obey 28_________ 29___________ rules at all times.

Possible answers (all of these will be used once). Some of the questions require you to know the answer and thier answer is not listed below.

aluminum                       side                             all                                before                       teacher

firing                                ties                              pressure                    gloves                       horseplay

long hair                         pewter                      removal                    loose clothing          slab roller

Mrs. Larsen                    wash                          jewelry                      side                             lanyards

Flux                                  safety


Safety test Answers

1-4. (any order): soldering, breaking glass, grinding glass, grinding jewelry

5. Mrs. Larsen

6. horseplay

7. removal

8. side

9. pressure

10. teacher

11. before

12-13. (any order) pewter and aluminum

14-19. (any order): gloves, long hair, loose clothing, ties, lanyards, jewelry

20. by the kiln room

21. side

22. in the casting area

23. flux

24. wash

25. slab roller

26. firing

27. anything not working

28. all

29. safety

Disclosure Documents

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Art 1 Disclosure Document

2D Art Disclosure Document

3D Art Disclosure Document

Parents! Please read the section about class fees and materials. 3D Art requires additional funds. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Art Show

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Poster Template

I’m writing to invite you to my latest art exhibit at Utah State Universtiy. Two fellow alumni and myself will be showing over 50 works of painting, sculpture, collage, and printmaking that explore connections between women and birds. I will be at the reception on Friday, November 8 from 6-9  pm. I would be so happy to see a few of my students at the show! I am also offereing extra credit for attending (although I always offer extra credit for attending any art show, not just my own :)  ).

If you would like to see the exhibit, but cannot attend the reception, you can see it during regular gallery hours from November 4-29.

In case you can’t make it at all, I will be posting images of the new work online after the exhibit at mcollage.daportfolio.com.

I would love to see you there!

Jewelry Vocabulary

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Burn out: when an invested project is fired in the kiln to create an empty mold

Cast: to place molten metal in the cavity of a mold

Sprue: channel or opening in the mold which conveys molten metal to the project

Flask: a round cylinder used to create your mold

Button: a rubber disk used to hold the sprue and project in the flask

Investment: heat resistant material used to make molds for casting

Molten: liquid hot metal

Wood ring clamp: a tool used for holding rings to be filed or polished

Mandrel: wooden bar that wax may be bent around to make a round shape

Grit: abrasive particles used for grinding and polishing

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