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RE: Art recipe help

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From: Jeanne Voltura (jvoltura_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Aug 24 2003 - 13:39:27 PDT


Well, I am sure that there are many ways of making an art recipe card, but
practically and having to do with the vocabulary of art, to me it is as
follows:

The ingredients depend on what elements (the elements and the medium are the
ingredients) you are using (the elements will vary if you are making a line
drawing/painting, a shaded drawing/painting, an abstract drawing/painting, a
sculpture, a photograph, etc.):

Possible Ingredients:
Line, shape, texture, color, value, drawing media, painting media, sculpture
media, etc.

Possible Steps (the steps are the principles)

Use the following steps based on your own taste (its important to keep
taking tastes as you go-or to keep looking at your composition as you go) in
the organization of the ingredients (elements and mediums) to you can
understand what others will taste from your creation:

Will your elements be creating a real taste (real space)? If there is no
real taste (no real space-if its abstract), either way, you will have to mix
them up in regard to the entire surface you are using or think about the
space you are placing them into. If you want the viewer to taste the entire
recipe you will have to let them in on how much they will need to taste.
Think about whether you want to create a rhythm of unusual tastes, and if
so, maybe you will need some repetition to keep the viewer coming back for
more. Too much repetition will make the viewer want to look elsewhere for a
more exciting taste. Maybe you will need to vary some of the elements so
they are not all the same. So, variation is important to keep your viewer
wanting to taste. But, not so much variation that the piece tastes overdone
(too many ingredients might make the viewer sick) and having less variation
might make the piece taste monotonous (if you have less ingredients, the
viewer might not want to keep tasting-not enough to keep them wanting to
look). (Maybe the variation has to do with making the space logical.
Meaning, you have a variety of sizes of objects as they recede in space.)
The variation should create some sense of harmony in the piece. Harmony
really leads to unity. If you have a sense of harmony in the taste of your
recipe, people will want to keep tasting it...its like creating a sense of
peace...or a sense of goodness...or a sense of logic...something people will
want to continue to taste...there may or may not be a sense of harmony if
your balance is off at all...you can have an unequal (assymetrical) amount
of measurements for your ingredients...and some people might respond to the
unequal amount (they will appreciate tasting the sugar over the
flour)...rather than an equal (symmetry) amount which can also create
monotony-(just like in a real recipe...some people will not want you don't
put a cup of everything because the taste will not be good...or if you want
your recipe to work, you will need more of one ingredient to make it work
and bake into the right form)...taking into consideration all of the steps,
you should be able to get a unified and complete blending of your
ingredients in order to make the viewer love the taste and want to keep
having it...that is the goal...like my mom always says...the way to
someone's heart is through their stomach...if you make them happy taste wise
(same for the eyes...if you create eye candy) they will continue to want it
and it will have value to them...

  -----Original Message-----
  From: Mbhirst@aol.com [mailto:Mbhirst@aol.com]
  Sent: Sunday, August 24, 2003 8:36 AM
  To: ArtsEdNet Talk
  Subject: Art recipe help

  If you were to create a recipe card for ART, what ingredients would you
need to list and what would the steps be in the process of "making" art? I
am envisioning this as a review for Art I class....anybody want to help?
  Marcia H in IL ---
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