Monday, 29 April 2013


Volvemos a ser finalistas en la VII edición de los premios Espiral de Edublogs 2013.

Bases del premio.

Chicos, chicas del Camilo, este año ¡VA POR USTEDES! Al fin y al cabo vuestro trabajo también está aquí y sois ya parte de PLASTINGLISH forever!

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Task: Your Pop Art 3D self-portrait

 Examples by Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Presentation and task by Kostyn.
This is an Agamograph, a form of kinetic art made popular by Israeli artist, Yaacov Agam.

Alternate images in accordion: Agamograph
You are going to be given two identical pictures (your photo). You have to paint them in Pop Art style: one of them in black and white, and the second one in colors. Then... we are going to create a 3D optical illution: an agamograph.


Pop Art - making of on PhotoPeach

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

2D Shapes in art: Roy Lichtenstein - Pop Art

Roy Lichtentein is another POP ART artist. I'm sure you have seen his artworks in many places.

Ben-Day dots printing process
The Ben-Day dots printing process, named after illustrator and printer Benjamin Henry Day, Jr., is a technique dating from 1879. Depending on the effect, color and optical illusion needed, small colored dots are closely spaced, widely spaced or overlapping. Magenta dots, for example, are widely spaced to create pink.

Benday Dots.svg
To apply the dots to a drawing the artist would purchase transparent overlay sheets. The sheets were available in a wide variety of dot size and distribution, which gave the artist a range of tones to use in the work. The overlay material was cut in the shapes of the tonal areas desired, shadow or background or surface treatment and rubbed onto the specific areas of the drawing with a burnisher.

And... some cheap ideas:

I promised:

  • Artisamcam Explore Pop Art. Explore the work of Roy Lichtenstein and create your own comic book style using Benday dots just like the famous Pop Artist.

2D Shapes in Art: Andy Warhol - Pop Art

Andy Warhol was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as POP ART.

And... what about black and white? See Painting with water.

  • Andy Warhol´s Marilyn.  Create your own Marilyn.
  • Pop Art Poster. Create your Warhol poster using this online tool. You can upload your picture.
  • Befunky. Upload your picture, go to Effects and use Pop Art 10 effect.
  • Andy Warhol Quiz. Choose Andy Warhol and... PLAY. You will learn about Andy's life.

Lines in art: Picasso - Cubism -

Picasso was a Spanish painter (Málaga 1881-1973). He is widely known for co-founding CUBISM (CUBIST Movement).

You are going to learn how to create a portrait in Picasso´s double face style. Follow the instructions and... I´m not going to stop the video, so...

Part 2

Friday, 5 April 2013

Elements of art: LINES


A.- Lines create forms:
Use an A4 sheet of paper and draw a shape with a pencil.You will have to work as the following example with a felt pen. When finished, erase the pencil. Do not use a ruler!.

Here you will find another example: La línea y la almeja.

B.- Lines create shapes:


Take a sheet of paper and create drawings using a continuous line (outline), similar to those you have seen in the video.

Have a look at last year's assignments.

  • Artist: Keith Haring. Look at these videos: 

Let's play with the semaphor disks:

Now you can play with Haring.

Your tasks: Your self-portraits

1st A - SELF-PORTRAITS 2012-2013 on PhotoPeach

1st B - SELF-PORTRAITS 2012-2013 on PhotoPeach

1st C - SELF-PORTRAIT 2012-2013 on PhotoPeach

Making of...

Make your own photo slideshow at Animoto.