Wednesday, December 1, 2010

To create art or not to create art...what a silly question!


"I could tell you that art plays a large part in making our lives infinitely rich. Imagine, just for a minute, a world without art! (You may think "So what?" but please consider the impact that lack of graphics would have on your favorite video game.) Art stimulates different parts of our brains to make us laugh or incite us to riot, with a whole gamut of emotions in between. Art gives us a way to be creative and express ourselves.
Art is such a large part of our everyday lives that we may hardly even stop to think about it. Look at the desk or table where you are, right this minute. Someone designed that. It is art. Your shoes are art. Your coffee cup is art. All functional design, well done, is art. So, you could say "Art is something that is both functional and (hopefully) aesthetically pleasing to our eyes."

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Elements of what? and the Principles of who?

The Elements of Art...
Line Shape Color Texture Space Form Value
An easy way to think of the Elements of Art is as the ingredients that an artist uses to create visual art. Similar to the ingredients used in baking a cake or cooking a chicken, the elements of art are used to create a sculpture, a painting, a website or even a comic strip. An artist, of course, does not need to use every element for every piece of art, same as a baker or a cook doesn't need to use all ingredients available to them for every meal. As artist we pick and choose what will fit our artistic needs.
If the Elements of Art are the ingredients...what are the Principles of design?

Friday, October 15, 2010

Why Art?

"Art is a visual language that speaks to students of all learning styles, providing them the opportunity to create, problem solve, and think critically — skills essential for success both in the classroom and beyond it.
Art education engages children more fully in all aspects of learning and gives them a richer understanding of themselves and the world around them. Art encourages children to become curious, imaginative students and interested, thoughtful people."

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Welcome to the Fremont Art Room!
This year Fremont students will have the chance to work creatively in the Art classroom with a variety of exciting materials including clay, paint, chalk pastels, paper mache, oil pastels, water colors, mixed media, and ink. Art students can look forward to opportunities for critical thinking, collaboration and innovation.
Each month throughout the school year students will be introduced to an artist whose impacted the art world. Students will view and discuss works of art from that month's artist.  And October Artist of the month....drum roll please....Salvador Dali

Student artwork during the month of October will make connections with the art of Dali and Surrealism.