13
Dec 17

Letterheady

From the about section of Letterheady:

Letterheady
–adjective
1. overcome by a strong emotion due to a letterhead design.

Hello,

Much like its sibling, Letters of Note, Letterheady is an online homage to offline correspondence; specifically letters. However, here at Letterheady we don’t care about the letter’s content. Just its design. Click here to submit any letterheads you feel are worthy of exposure. Alternatively, email me the details.

Regards,
Shaun

 

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16
Nov 17

Famous Photographers: Nan Goldin


Gina at Bruce’s Dinner Party, New York City, 1991


09
Dec 16

Zines | Art II


13
Oct 16

Abelardo Morell | Camera Obscura Photographer

Camera Obscura: View of Central Park Looking North-Fall, 2008
Bedroom (Before), Brookline, MA, 2000
Bedroom (After), Brookline, MA, 2000
Houses Across the Street in Our Bedroom, Quincy, MA, 1994

Houses Across the Street in Our Living Room, 1991

Brookline View in Brady’s Room, 1992

The Sea in Attic, 1994

Miami Beach in Empty Room, 2001
The image below is not a camera obscura photograph per se, but follows the same principles and is a great image.  
 Light Entering Our House, 2004


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Sep 16

Inspiration | Scott Sueme


What is not to love about Sueme’s work?  His paintings are flat, with a brilliant use of  desaturated and pastel colors. His work uses abstraction and minimalism, breaking pools and other subjects into shapes using planes of color. Many of his pieces are almost monochromatic, using several hues of the same color.  

One influence I can see clearly in his work is that of David Hockney, especially his pool paintings from the 1960s and 1970’s. (See below.) 

Art Practice Prompt:

  • Create a work of art based on the color palette used in one of his paintings. 
  • Create a series of minimal photographs breaking your subject down to just the elements of art and getting rid of all clutter.   

  “A Bigger Splash,” 1967

“Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)” 1972


14
Jun 16

The Memory Project

https://memoryproject.org/


10
May 16

Mind Mapping | Lia Perjovschi




05
May 16

What’s a curator? | The Art Assignment


01
May 16

Surrealist Games | Altered Book Poems


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Apr 16

Screen Glitch


22
Mar 16

Rotoscoped Horse by Carnegie Mellon University School of Art


04
Mar 16

Go see “Enormous Tiny Art Winter: Show #19”, NOW at Nahcotta, Portsmouth, NH

https://www.enormoustinyart.com/


23
Jan 16

Pantone X-Rite Color Hue Challenge

Click this link to take the Pantone X-Rite Color Challenge.


20
Jan 16

Sketchbooks Galore!


Where can I buy a sketchbook?

Many independent bookstores have a great selection of sketchbooks and journals. If you don’t have an independent bookstore locally here is a list of stores that carry sketchbooks:

Locally 

Downtown Portsmouth

Portsmouth + Greenland + Newington

Online

How can I make a sketchbook?

There are tons of different ways you can create your own sketchbook. Here are a couple of simple binding tutorials to get you started:

What are Ms. Norman’s top 3 sketchbook brands?

(All three are available on Amazon as well as in local stores.)


What binding is right for me?

Coptic Bound

    Moleskine and Hand Book Artist Journals are coptic bound.  This means they are created by sewing several signatures of paper together.  






    Pros:
    – They Lay Flat
    – They are very durable.
    – You can find them in vertical or horizontal binding.  

    Cons:
    – You cannot easy remove pages.
    – They begin to butterfly out if you collage in them.


    – They are sometimes hard to fold back. 

        
    Wire or Spiral Bound

    Pros:
    – Pages can be easily removed. (Although you shouldn’t do this.) 
    – They Lay Flat
    – They are durable.
    – They accommodate collage well.
    – They fold back.  

    – You can find them in vertical or horizontal binding.  


    Cons:
    – The pages tear out. 
    – The pages do not connect in the center. 

    Things to Avoid

    – Glue bound sketchbooks. 


    – Sketchbooks with soft front and back covers.  (Similar to a regular notebook. This makes it hard to draw in unless you have a desk or other hard surface.)

    Paper Weight
    Make sure to find the best paper weight for you.  
    Check out this link for more info.  
    http://www.museartanddesign.com/sketchbooks-surfaces-and-weights/









    15
    Jan 16

    What can you do? | Sue Austin: Deep Sea Diving In A Wheelchair


    11
    Jan 16

    “10/1” Project By Romanian Artist Bogdan Gîrbovan

    10 Identical Apartments, 10 Different Lives, Documented By Romanian Artist Bogdan Gîrbovan
    (Read the article via Bored Panda
     by clicking the link)

    10th Floor
    9th Floor
    8th Floor
    7th Floor
    6th Floor
    5th Floor
    4th Floor
    3rd Floor
    2nd Floor
    1st Floor

    10
    Jan 16

    What can you do? | Teen Sews and Models Her Dresses

    Click here is read Sara Barnes whole article on Angela Clayton.

    Angela Clayton’s Website:
    angelaclayton.crevado.com


    07
    Jan 16

    10 Famous Artworks Inspired by Other Famous Artworks

    10 Famous Artworks Inspired by Other Famous Artworks
    (Click the link above to see the whole article.)
    BY JUDY BERMAN


    Vincent van Gogh
    , 1888, Bedroom at Arles

    Roy Lichtenstein, 1992, Bedroom at Arles

    02
    Jan 16

    Artists Inspire Artists | Mona Lisa

    Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci, 1503

    Malevitch – Éclipse partielle avec Mona Lisa – 1914



    Duchamp – L.H.O.O.Q – 1919

    Léger – La Joconde aux clés – 1930

    Fernando Botero – 1944 (réalisé à l’âge de 12 ans)


    José Pedro Costigliolo – Gioconda – 1948


    Dali – Autoportrait en Mona Lisa – 1954




    Andy Warhol – Mona Lisa – 1963

    Basquiat – Mona Lisa – 1983

    Yvaral – Mona LIsa – 1988

    Banksy – 2001


    25
    Dec 15

    Art Inspiration: The Bear + The Hare

    The Making Of: The Bear & The Hare from Hornet on Vimeo.



    The Bear + The Hare, short for John Lewis


    13
    Dec 15

    The Elements of Dance


    09
    Dec 15

    “Elements of Art” Animated by Kyle Busse


    01
    Dec 15

    I Could Do That!



    Andy Warhol



    Mark Rothko



    MarkRothko.org


    Felix Gonzalez-Torres

    Felix Gonzalez-Torres at the Andrea Rosen Gallery

    Felix Gonzalez-Torres at the MoMA


    26
    Nov 15

    Happy Turkey Day!

    Georges Seurat & Cindy Sherman
    René Magritte


    Hannah Rothstein’s Website

    Hannah Rothstein’s Thanksgiving Special Series


    20
    Nov 15

    Famous Photographers: Robert Adams

    Watch the Robert Adams Art 21 segment from the episode Ecology.
    Art 21 Segment on Robert Adams

    Robert Adams on Light


    17
    Nov 15

    Shoot and Move On: A Day In The Life of Street Photographers


    16
    Nov 15

    Famous Photographers: Gordon Parks

    Gordon Parks, “The Invisible Man (Self-Portrait),” 1952

    Gordon Parks Links
    Government Work Series
    (Click the link above to view more photographs from this series.)
    American Gothic, Washington, D.C., 1942

    Harlem Gang Leader Series
    (Click the link above to view more photographs from this series.)


    14
    Nov 15

    Elements of Art Videos

    These Elements of Art videos are present by KQED Art School.
    (Click on the station name for more awesome art videos.)

    Line 

    Shape

    Form

    Texture

    Value

    Color

    Space



    13
    Nov 15

    Monet & Lillie

    This photograph by one of my Photo One students reminds me so much on Claude Monet’s Impression Sunrise, 1872.

    12
    Nov 15

    Forced Perspective

    Forced perspective is an visual technique that creates an optical illusion by making an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is. It is used primarily in photography, filmmaking and architecture. It manipulates our visual perception through the use of scaled objects and the correlation between them and the vantage point of the viewer or camera in a composition.


    07
    Nov 15

    I See Faces in the Strangest of Places


    01
    Nov 15

    School Spirt Challenge 2015


    01
    Nov 15

    Intro to Handlettering | Made By Marzipan

    Carrington 
    Marcelle


    30
    Oct 15

    Always Document Your Process

     


    28
    Oct 15

    Artist | Andy Goldsworthy

    WATCH RIVERS & TIDES


    26
    Oct 15

    Artist | Sabine Timm

    “I’m artist, creator, beach-trash collector, flea-market lover and photographer.”
    – Sabine Timm

    Click here to view Sabine Timm’s Instagram!

    Create Creatures Out of Natural Materials
    A photo posted by Sabine Timm (@virgin_honey) on
    Arrange Found Objects in an Interesting Way 
    A photo posted by Sabine Timm (@virgin_honey) on

    Play with Your Food 
    A photo posted by Sabine Timm (@virgin_honey) on
    Use Humor
    A photo posted by Sabine Timm (@virgin_honey) on

    Play with Scale
    A photo posted by Sabine Timm (@virgin_honey) on

    Document Your Life
    A photo posted by Sabine Timm (@virgin_honey) on


    22
    Oct 15

    Photography | Play | Miniatures


    21
    Oct 15

    Radiolab | Colors Episode


    (Adam Cole/WNYC)

    You can listen to the podcast here, Radiolab.org, or download the podcast and listen on the go!


    20
    Oct 15

    Art Inspiration | Womanhouse

    WOMANHOUSE, 1972 (Website )