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Ceramic Gargoyles

7th-8th Grade Ceramics
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Lindsey Foushee

on 31 August 2014

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Transcript of Ceramic Gargoyles

Animal Influences
What is a Gargoyle?
Natural/Organic
Forms
Mechanical Shapes, Forms, or Details
In Medieval architecture, a gargoyle is a carved stone sculpture, usually made of granite, originally designed as a rainspout to keep stone buildings from eroding. A statue that does not function as a spout is called a groteque. It is only decorative, not functional.
Design factor 1
Images of
Gargoyles
The Gargoyles Of Notre Dame
Animal gargoyles
Gargoyle in form of a lion
Dog/Bird
Gargoyle
The most famous gargoyles
appear on the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France
Gargoyles were usually carved in the form of a grotesque face, figure or frightening creature projecting from a roof gutter. Gargoyles might depicted any number of grotesque images including:

Ugly distorted human faces

Animals

Mythical creatures

Imaginary creatures

Gargoyles combining several animals are also referred to as chimeras
Images of Gargoyles/Grotesques
Roaring animals
Horned Animals
Create portrait by taking a
photograph with Photobooth
then clone some animal onto
the portrait
To rip two different types of paper and and join together. (buff, black and brown work best)
To apply chalks expressively, showing blues for the darker tones and warmer tones such as yellow and red in the brown parts.
Yago
Partal
photographer
Andy Warhol
Bali & Java
Indonesia
Oriental
Samurai
African Mask
Maasai
Native
American
North America
Polynesian Mask
Use the
Theresa Paden
worksheet on Show my homework to help you complete research on this artist.
Include more of your own thoughts and ideas on the artist.
Theresa Paden
Must Include Distinctive Features from at least 2 sources
We are ...
developing inspiration for our final gargoyle
To complete your
Charcoal drawing
including a background where possible. Consider the direction of the fur at the back of the animal and include a dark background to help the animal stand out.
To choose a horned animal and prepare a ripped paper background.
Draw the animal carefully using the negative space as a guide.
Apply chalk looking at the direction of the fur and applying the light tones first.
I am looking for you...
Theresa Payden
You are learning to..
To draw a gargoyle using pencil
To apply pen and ink to create darker tones.
When drawing your horned animal...
You
must
draw your animal carefully using the help sheet for extra support if needed.
You
should
look at the negative space to help you.
You
could
add some detail using your pencil to help you see the direction of the fur.


When drawing your roaring animal...
You
must
apply the charcoal carefully producing a range of different tones.
You
should
look at the direction of the fur and the darker elements.
You
could
add a black background to help the animal stand out.


Gargoyle Research
Complete the questions about gargoyles on a study page. This could include you annotating gargoyle images as well and answering all the questions.
The Gargoyle Project
We are ...
developing inspiration for our final gargoyle
Roaring Animal Charcoal & Chalk
Horned Animal (chalk)
Mono-print Gargoyle
Roaring/horned animal on brown paper.
I am looking for you...
Theresa Payden
When drawing your horned animal...
You
must
draw your animal carefully using the help sheet for extra support if needed.
You
should
look at the negative space to help you.
You
could
add some detail using your pencil to help you see the direction of the fur.


When drawing your roaring animal...
You
must
apply the charcoal carefully producing a range of different tones.
You
should
look at the direction of the fur and the darker elements.
You
could
add a black background to help the animal stand out.


Theresa Payden Research
Roaring Animal drawing
Horned Animal Drawing
Gargoyle Drawing
Gargoyle Research
Homework
Classwork
A Finished Piece Will:
Success Criteria
You must ...
Show a range of different ideas and inspiration in your work.

You should ...
Brainstorm many ideas before you choose the most interesting one

You could ...
Sketch both a front and side view of your final plan
Skills You are Learning:
To develop independent experimentation
To research inspiration for original artwork
To practice brainstorming & combining ideas (synectic triggers)
Masks
From different
Cultures
Polynesian
Samurai
African
Natural Forms
Exploration of skulls/horns/flowers/natural forms
Man-Made
Mechanical Items
Costumes
Characters

Natural Forms
Leaves/flowers
Skulls/Horns
Greenman
Shells/coral
Natural Textures
Could include the following influences;
Cultural Masks
Be well-planned
Completed patiently and neatly (It works best if you start with the eyes/mouth area)
Include horns, cheeks, eyebrows, etc - nothing flat or drawn on
Cologne, Germany
Sintra, Portugal
"Forbidden City" Beijing, China
Washington National Cathedral, Washington D.C.
Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC
Gather Your Inspiration
One way you may find ideas for your gargoyle would be to investigate masks of the world, which are often based on animals and distorted faces just like gargoyles.
What other places can you look for inspiration?
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