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1 THE OLYMPICS Art and Design within the Olympics

2 Book Label Amanda Byfield (example) 8JK ART MS. MINNICUCCI Room 0102

3 Class Rules Line up outside quietly and be sensible Enter the classroom quietly Sit in your allocated seat Make sure you bring the appropriate equipment Focus for learning Try to answer questions-Guess if you’re not sure. Follow instructions from the teacher Make sure that you have the correct safety equipment Only one person to talk at once Be VERY careful with art materials No running around the classroom-stay in your seat Mutual respect for each other

4 London 2012 Olympics Art and Design Project

5 Stamps


7 Poster Design There have been many well known artists commissioned to design posters for the Olympics. These posters were advertising the event and were placed around London.

8 Divers by Anthea Hamilton seems to "capture a gymnastic pose or show, perhaps a synchronised swimmer [or] diver holding a balletic position"

9 Chris Ofili said the title of his poster was inspired by runners he can see from his window. The vase motif, which frames the runner, represents the Ancient Olympic Games. The artist often creates paintings that are inspired by his own personal experiences.

10 Rachel Whiteread, best known for her sculpture, created this piece using the five Olympic colours. The rings represent the famous Olympic rings, but also marks left by drinking bottles or glasses. Organisers said the stains act as "memories of a social gathering".

11 Tracey Emin said she created Birds 2012 by taking the Paralympic values of inspiration and determination as the starting point of her work. Organisers said her piece was a "charming and tender tribute" to the games.

12 Meanings Behind the Olympics The Olympic motto is ‘Citius, Altius, Fortius’. This is Latin for ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger’. The Paralympic motto is ‘Spirit in motion’. The Paralympic Vision: ‘ To enable Paralympic athletes to achieve sporting excellence and to inspire and excite the world. ’

13 Olympic Values Excellence How to give the best of oneself, on the field of play or in life; taking part; and progressing according to one’s own objective How will you give the best of yourself during the lesson? Which level are you working towards? Paralympic Values Courage Having the self-belief and confidence to overcome adversity and face difficulty. Even if you find the task hard you need to continue and try harder

14 The Formal Elements LINE

15 The Formal Elements A work of art is appreciated only when it is visually appealing and elements like color, tone and texture are blended perfectly. A great deal of emphasis is put on these visual elements in the fields of arts and creativity. The composition of paintings, sculptures, graphic designs, and photographs are balanced by thoughtful arrangement of these elements. Therefore, formal elements are those that give an edge to the quality of diverse genres of artwork.

16 Still not sure?

17 LINE We will explore line as one of the formal elements. We will EXPLORE CREATE UNDERSTAND, and EVALUATE

18 LINE Line is used in various ways other than sketching borders and outlines. If you look at a painting or photograph closely, then you can easily see the different paths formed by objects in the painting or photograph. A line could be either imaginary or real. Even if you cannot see it clearly, you can generally see which direction it travels in. Lines are either vertical, horizontal, diagonal, and curved.

19 VERTICAL LINES Vertical lines are used for defining height. Paintings having many architectural works (e.g. interiors of churches, monuments, etc.) have numerous vertical lines in them. Since the lines are drawn from the Earth towards the sky.

20 HORIZONTAL LINES Horizontal lines are basically drawn to define objects that are parallel to the ground. You can trace long stretches of landscapes, base of mountains or anything that moves away from the space and comes towards the Earth. Even a horizon is depicted by horizontal lines.

21 DIAGONAL LINES Diagonal lines are symbolic of dynamic and unstable objects present in a painting. The angle of a diagonal line comes from 90 degrees so therefore, represents a line which is not straight. For example, a building hit by an earthquake or a ship stuck in the storm will have diagonal lines in them.

22 CURVED LINES The shape and contour of landscapes is usually defined by curved lines. It is also used to make figures and portraits look more realistic Even a slightest variation in the nature of the curve affects the portrait. Use of imaginary curved lines is extensive in sculptures.

23 Using Line in Pattern The Olympic Values Excellence – how to give the best of oneself, on the field of play or in life; taking part; and progressing according to one’s own objectives.

24 Larri Pittman Lari Pittman was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1952. Pittman was inspired by commercial advertising, folk art, and decorative traditions, his meticulously layered paintings transform pattern and signage into luxurious scenes fraught with complexity and difference.

25 Look at the use of line in this work. Can you see how the work has been layered? Can you see where the lines have overlapped to form a pattern?


27 This is a very bold design to advertise a credit card. Why do you think the design is so bold? What does it say about the product which it is advertising?

28 Line Within Posters Look at this image and see where the many lines cross each other. Some are straight, others are curved, but they form a pattern which is rather like a tapestry which tells a story. The different colours and textures break up the different shapes. There are, however, quite bold lines that dominate areas of this work. Where are they and why are they there?

29 Again, look at the use of line within this image, particularly the light from the candle. The same direction of line has been used elsewhere within the image, where? The numbers add quite a striking contrast to the image and make it look quite bold.

30 Lesson Objective Using the worksheet provided create your own poster design for the Olympics, using LINE as a focus. You could add different layers, building up a dramatic design. How will you use line? Will you make it bold, thin, dominant, diagonal, horizontal. You will evaluate your images at the end of the lesson.

31 Which Level are you working towards? LEVEL 3 You are able to design a poster using line using a few colours with a few images and a few lines. You can evaluate your design in a basic way LEVEL 5 You are able to design a poster using many lines which travel in many directions. Your design is bold and striking. You evaluate your design in great detail. LEVEL 4 You are able to design a poster with many lines using many colours, and your design is attractive. You can evaluate your design in some detail

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