To IB blog or not to IB . . . blog,

15 09 2009

. . . that is the question. Ok, we’ll see how this goes, how it evolves, how it develops or how it dies. 

 Edward Hopper

Edward Hopper

A week ago today we met for the first time, and in that week we have put together a whole toolbox worth of supplies, talked about the many and varied uses of your Investigative Workbook (aka Sketchbook), and taken many notes on the first few of the different “Elements of Art”

The Elements of Art are currently our focus. We need to make sure we all have the basic building blocks in place for our artwork, we need to put feathers in our wings before we try to learn to fly. But remember that end goal, once we have the feathers, we will learn to fly, and once we can fly we can go anywhere.

What “feathers” have we got now? Well by this point we should understand the uses and impact of Line, we should have an understanding of Value and it’s application. And most recently we spent a couple days on Color, and in doing so came to understand the terms; primary, secondary, tertiary, Complement, Split-Complement, Warm/Cool, Hue, Shade, Tint, Intensity, Triads, Monochromatic, and Analogous.

Not bad for one week, eh?