1. What did you choose for your project? Why did you pick the project?
We chose to do stop motion with the stress ball that I had. We picked this project because we thought it would look cool to have a stop motion drawing where the object became real.
2. Explain your process from the start to finish.
First Liam lightly drew the outline of the stress ball guy. He then began to trace over the drawing with red colored pencil and red marker. As he did this I sporadically took pictures from up above (my phone was placed between two yard sticks, stacked on two chairs). He then snapped his fingers and we put the real stress ball guy on the paper and Liam played with it as I took pictures. After all of this was done I went home and used imovie to put the pictures together, I added music and our project was done.
3. What do you find successful about your piece?
I think the stop motion moved very smoothly, I believe that it did not look choppy.
4. What might you change if you were to do it again?
I would use a darker red to create the figure. I thought that it looked a little real, but it could have been more real if we used a red closer to the stress ball guy’s color.
1. Katelyn Holmes
3. Newspaper and oil pastels
The piece looks abstract, which is what she was looking for. To me it looks unfinished though, there are holes in the oil pastels, but overall the facial features looks good.
Tiffany Bozic is living and working in Marin, CA. She works mostly with watered down acrylic paint on maple wood panels. She has gained her inspiration from her travels to wild places, and from researching at the California Academy of Science in San Fran, CA.
The first thing that made me look at these pictures were the realness of the animals with the combination of them being made with other objects. The hedgehog's back is a combination of the hedgehog hair, clovers, and moss. I also loved the creepiness of her art work. Each of the pictures have spiders and caterpillars that look creepy. The picture of the lamb is dark which also allows for an eeriness effects added to the photo.There is also a true aspect of nature present in each one of her pieces. Everyone knows there are cute animals in nature, but there are also creepy crawlers that some people forget about.
1. What did you make and how did you create it? Explain your process and technique.
I made an owl tray. I first had to smack the clay against the floor to get rid of all the air bubbles, then I flattened it out so it was ready for carving. I used a pencil to outline the owl and then I used a sharp tool to cut it out of the clay. I then used a dull pencil to trace the design inside of the owl. I used under glaze to cover the whole owl shape. I then used the sharp tool, that we used on the linoleum, to carve out my design. I went back over the tree with a wider carving tool to give it more texture. Then we put the piece in the kiln and when it came out I glazed the tree and owl on the inside of the piece with a light brown, then proceeded to re-underglaze the rest of the owl. It went back in the kiln and came out finished!
2. What inspired you to create the piece?
I love owls, as everyone knows, and I wanted an owl tray. I thought putting an owl on the inside of the owl would be a clever idea.
3. What do you think is most successful about your piece? What might you change if you were able to make it again?
I really think the texture of the tree was the most successful part. If I were to do this again I would add more detail to the owl and smoothen the owl’s stomach a little more.
4. Would you sign up for Sculpture class?
Yes I would, I really loved working with the clay.