Download METHOD Comic Strip Vol. I EVA

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We have taken our short film project METHOD to the next level! We are exploring our characters’ complexities by translating their story to a comic strip and Graphic Novel Series, compiled of 8 Volumes each. Eva is highly emotional.  A deeply hidden secret dictates her actions and shapes her personality day by day. An element of darkness in between a mixture of joy and sadness  dreams and reality reveals a shocking parallel side in her current life in Vol. I. Download METHOD VOL.I Comic Strip and “Eva’s Secret” short story. 

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Happy Valentines listen to the “Love Spell Poem”

Love Spell Poem from the Short Film ‘She Moon Experimental’ Poem by Sylvia Love Johnson, Music by Tim Bond Voices: Sylvia Love Johnson and Rebecca Lacey . Art Printed on LoveSpellV Sports 100% Organic Cotton Clothing Line

 

Also listen to  The She Moon Song 

The She Moon Song by Tim Bond and Sylvia L. Johnson Original Music from the Short Film “She Moon, Love Spell” by Sylvia Love Johnson Singers: Rebecca Lacey,Athena LeFayMasha WarningIsabella Speight and Sylvia Love Johnson.

 

MOKI MIOKE’S Art

“Nature itself is art and is the most beautiful thing you can create.” Moki Mioke

German / Japanese artist Moki Mioke works with various styles and techniques: Surreal paintings, comics, animation, and performance figures. Her acrylic paintings are inspired by Japanese anime of Hayao Miyazaki, as well as beautiful landscapes. Moki Mioke believes that nature itself is one of the most beautiful artistic creations we have.
The fancy of the painter are a feast that serves the five senses. The characters in her paintings blend with nature as if becoming an intrinsic part of it, her art satisfies our basic instinct in the deep desire to be ‘one’ with our planet. In the world of Moki, nature surpasses human beings, but with kindness and affection. Thus the artist distorts reality with a touch of mystic.
 MOKi MIOKE’s Art 

“La naturaleza en si es arte y es lo más hermoso que se puede crear.” Moki Mioke

La artista alemana / japonesa Moki Mioke trabaja con varios estilos y técnicas: pinturas surrealista, comics, animación y performance. Sus pinturas acrílicas se inspiran en el anime japonés de Hayao Miyazaki, así como en hermosos paisajes naturales. Las fantasías de la pintora son un festín que sirve a los cinco sentidos. Los personajes en sus cuadros se mezclan con la naturaleza como si convertirse en una parte intrínseca de la misma, su arte satisface nuestro instinto básico en el deseo profundo de ser ‘uno’ con nuestro planeta. En el mundo de Moki, la naturaleza sobre pasa al ser humano, pero con dulzura y cariño. De este modo la artista distorsiona la realidad, con un su toque de místico. Cuando el arte afecta a la realidad se crea una nueva realidad.

Erwin Olaf : The Art of Photography

“A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it. It is, in a word, effective”. – Irving Penn

Erwin Olaf Born was born in 1959 in Hilversum the Netherlands. Olaf’s visually sophisticated and conceptually provocative style is enduring and unique. His art investigates and exposes that which is hidden; it lets the subconscious mind examine elements in society, which are frequently dismissed. He eloquently reveals aspects in life that are overlooked. His highly aesthetic imagery delivers dramatic visual and emotional impact.  Erwin Olaf’s scenography design is impeccable in all his compositions. Hi style, passionate and mysterious, conceives immaculate scenarios. His photography work captures the essence of contemporary life. Olaf emerged in the international art scene in 1988 when his series “Chessmen” was awarded the first prize in the Young European Photographer competition.  In his previous work he focused on  the subject of social exclusion; Olaf was deliberately disturbing with the intention of raising awareness. He was dedicated to exploring issues of class, race, sexual taste, beliefs, habits and grace.

Erwin Olaf: Berlin 

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” Una buena fotografía es la que comunica un hecho, toca el corazón y deja al espectador una persona cambiada por tan solo haberla observado. Es, en una palabra, eficaz ” . – Irving Penn”

Erwin Olaf  nació en 1959 en Holanda, vive en Ámsterdam. El estilo sofisticado y conceptualmente provocador de Olaf es perdurable y único. Su arte investiga y expone aquello que está oculto; permite que nuestro  subconsciente examine los elementos en nuestra sociedad que con frecuencia se descartan o se rechazan. Olaf, elocuentemente revela aspectos de la vida que se pasan por alto como si no existieran. Sus imágenes, de alta estética, ofrecen un impacto visual y emocional dramático. Su diseño de imaginería es llamativo e impecable en todas sus composiciones.  Olaf, sin duda, con pasión y un aire de misterio concibe escenarios inmaculados . Su fotografía captura la esencia de la vida contemporánea. Olaf emergió en la escena artística internacional en 1988, cuando fue galardonado por su serie de “Piezas de Ajedrez “ con el primer premio del concurso “Joven fotógrafo Europeo”. En su trabajo anterior se centró en el tema de la exclusión social; sus  imágenes son deliberadamente perturbadoras con la intención sensibilizar a su audiencia. Olaf dedica a explorar los temas de  clase social , raza, inclinación sexual , creencias religiosas, hábitos y gracia.

 

Artist Dina Lynnyk

Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the “play-it-safe”, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary. – Cecil Beaton.  Experimentation is the key component to innovation. The visual artist, Dina Lynnyk, based in Kiev, Ukranine, used different elements from designer collections to created this inspiring graphic collages. Dina finds hidden beauty in the expression of complex moods with her fashionable and striking portraits. In her vimeo teaser videos we further appreciate her polifacetic  artistic range.

Interview:

What’s your inspiration?

  Dina Lynnyk

Old movies of Kronenberg, Bergman, Lynch and many other cool artists of cinematography serve as a great source of inspiration for me. When I’ve found out that daughter of Kronenberg made a shooting with model Lili Mcmenamy wearing one of my dresses from SS14 collection of It’s me brand for Vogue Ukraine I had this amazing feeling of happiness like I’m a kid again!

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What do you want to express with your art?

Sometimes I feel like making my collages is a chance to have a conversation with myself. I’m looking for a beauty in ugly things, I’m trying to solve my physiological problems creating art pieces. It’s just happy and funny coincidence that people enjoy observing my psychotherapy process.

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What’s your favourite art piece and why?

It’s hard to pick just one piece. I really love a collection devoted to Raf Simons. While creating it I was thinking about Raf Simons, his aesthetics, his attitude to the world. I’d really like him to see them and make a nice notice or give an evaluation – that would give me a bunch of energy!

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What is your biggest ambition?

I want to be appreciated by honored and valuable for me personally character from the art and fashion world.

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How did the portrait collages idea came about?

Oh, it was absolutely spontaneous! I was playing with pictures in photoshop and I decided to recreate their owners identity by replacing parts of faces from other people.

 

“Sea atrevida, diferente, poco práctica, ser cualquier cosa que afirme la integridad de propósito y la visión imaginativa contra los ‘voy a lo seguro’, las criaturas de los lugares comunes, los esclavos de lo ordinario”. – Cecil Beaton. La experimentación es el componente clave de la innovación. La  artista visual Dina Lynnyk, de Kiev, Ucrania utiliza diferentes elementos de las colecciones de moda para crear estos inspiradores collages gráficos. Dina encuentra la belleza escondida en la expresión de complejos estados de ánimo en sus retratos. En sus videos de vimeo apreciamos aún más su amplia y polifacética gama artística.

Entrevista:

¿Cuál es tu inspiración?
Dina Lynny10
Las películas antiguas de Kronenberg , Bergman , Lynch y muchos otros artistas  de la cinematografía me sirven de gran inspiración . Cuando me he entere de que cuenta de que la hija de Kronenberg hizo un rodaje  con la modelo Lili McMenam y llevaba uno de mis vestidos de la colección SS14 de la marca ” Soy Yo”  para Vogue Ucrania tuve una increíble sensación de felicidad como si yo fuera una niña otra vez !
 
¿Qué es lo que quieres expresar con tu arte?
Dina Lynny9
A veces me siento como hacer mis collages es la oportunidad de tener una conversación conmigo mismo. Estoy buscando la belleza en cosas feas , estoy tratando de solucionar mis problemas fisiológicos creando estas obras de arte. Es una feliz coincidencia feliz  y muy divertido que la gente disfrute observando mi proceso  psicoterapia.
 
¿Cuál es su obra de arte favorita y por qué ?
Dina Lynny8
Es difícil elegir una sola pieza. Me encanta una colección dedicada a Raf Simons . Cuando la cree  estaba pensando en Raf Simons , su estética , su actitud hacia el mundo. Realmente me gustaría que la viera  y que hiciera algún comentario o me diese una evaluación – me proporcionaría un montón de energía!
 
¿Cuál es tu mayor ambición?
Dina Lynny7
Quiero ser apreciada,  y valiosa para mí personalmente y como un personaje del mundo del arte y la moda.
 
¿Cómo surgió la idea collages retrato?
Dina Lynny6
Oh , fue absolutamente espontáneo ! Estaba jugando con fotos en photoshop y me decidí a volver a crear la identidad de los  propietarios reemplazando partes de sus caras.

 

 

Art Teaching

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ART’S EYES Educational Kid’s DVD

Art, English and Spanish fun, inspiring learning tool for primary school children.

http://www.artseyeskidsdvd.com

Author: Sylvia L. Johnson

Education authorities  around the world assign to the teaching of art in primary and secondary schools the development of the imagination, creative power; the ability to observe; self expression and self control; general intellectual training; training of artistic taste; acquisition of techniques.

The most important regarding methods used for teaching art is to promote free expression, to encourage analysis and criticism of the works of art and history of art. Children assimilate history as well as tales and intuitively associate stories to their on lives helping them absorb new knowledge as they relate to historical events and then portray it on their own artwork. The use group or team work for the making of “collective drawings”, for the decoration of the classroom, the making of scenery for a play, or creating theme such as seasonal themes serves as an interactive cooperative way in which children develop the skill of creating to a greater scale and relating to other children, their world and the way the fit in it as a unique part of existence expressed by their unique pieces of art.  The materials children use in the teaching of art have a direct co-relation with their everyday like, their environment, their preferences, their likes and they way they view life. The ability of child to use anything and everything that surrounds him is indeed a valuable manner for self expression and self identification, as well as the exploration of the environment and the development of aesthetic taste. Children exercise their artistic skills with exercise books, large sheets of paper, gouache, water colours, oil paints, coloured pencils, pastels, modelling clays or pastes, linoleum, pens, brushes of different sizes, digital tools yet their favourite materials are those things lying around which we have disposed of, such as empty bottle or cereal box, with these children imagine and create. The explicitly or implicitly compulsory character of the teaching of art in schools, derives from the very nature of school activities during the first period of schooling, when scribbling, drawing, modelling, free creation of form are a language, a means of expression as effective as words. Indeed art is the first language by which children learn to communicate, express and identify themselves.

The aims assigned to art teaching can be group into six categories: a) educational, b) general culture, c) didactic, d) practical, e) help and guidance f) emotional intelligence.

This classification helps on get a clearer view of the question; Why is art compulsory?; but needless to say it cannot be too closely adhered to, as the aims are not always clearly defined.

Educational Aims: “Educational, in a broad sense as it applies, to the many different phases of spiritual and intellectual development of a child. Primary schools stress the importance of developing such faculties as imagination, sense of observation, creative power, they also emphasise the fact that drawing and similar activities represent for the child a means of expression as effective and even more so than words.

Among educational aims, aesthetic education is given a foremost place; for instance, aesthetic education covers a very large field in secondary schools, in some countries in Europe pupils must endeavour to depict and understand the modern aesthetic tendencies in industrial work and crafts, analysis of the works of art is considered a means of enabling the pupils to understand the evolution of human thought.

Didactic aims, should art be taught as a separate subject or coordinated with others? Many agree that the teaching of drawing and similar activities represent an effective means for the teaching of all subjects for instance drawing is considered a starting point in learning how to write.

Practical aims, though more importance is attached to educational aims, the practical aims of art teaching are not overlooked, art is seen as a means of facilitating self-expression and as helpful preparation for vocational activities.

Help and guidance, (knowledge of the child) there are references made to art teaching as an opportunity for the teacher of improving his psychological knowledge of the child, through this imperious need for the child to express himself by drawing. Children reveal certain aspects of their temperament and so facilitate the teacher’s task of choosing the most suitable ways of educating them. Concerning secondary education; art teaching helps teachers to discover individual aptitudes and encourage pupil’s interest in a vocation and even career choices.

Emotional Intelligence, the opportunity to fulfil of each child’s artistic outlet encourages and sense of inclusion and equality with others. Art teaching results in great social impact, promoting self confidence, motivation, empathy and engagement with education

Art teaching:

Art teachers, with the teaching art, endeavour to help develop children’s mental, creative and inventive powers; to stimulate their interest in art and awareness of beauty and nature, to develop children manual skill, aesthetic awareness and intelligence, to establish work habits and techniques, to bring children into direct contact with reality, to help the children assimilate what they learn in other lessons, to enable the children to express themselves graphically, to acquaint the children with various forms of art, to cultivate their taste, to help them develop their aptitudes, to show them the relationship between art and manual activities, to develop children’s power of giving expression to their feelings, experiences and observations.

The short Film Art’s Eyes,  www.artseyeskidsdvd.com was created by two children, brothers Davide and Gabriel Dallago,  through its elaboration the children employed various methods and activities, they were able to express their mood, dreams, and ambitions, they created worlds they imagined characters and told many amazing stories related to each of there are pieces. At first it was about the gathering of their works of art and exposing them as they briefly commented upon the work yet gradually the project became the elaboration of complex story telling via animation, and plastic art.

The children began the History of Art for Children series (http://www.artseyeskidsdvd.com/#!history-of-ar—timeline/c14q6)  while they were creating their artistic film and they were able to quickly relate different art periods within the timeline to their own interpretation and expression of art. The knowledge of the History of Art helped them understand many aspects of their own life, such as the need of beauty and aesthetic comprehension.

The History of Art for Children serious is a free online feature which follows an compressive timeline, describing different Art disciplines and periods as well as incorporating an  A – Z guide to famous artist, with additional names every week.

The San Diego International Kid’s Film Festival www.sdkidsfilms.org promotes the idea of entertainment with education.  Supported by many across the world, the festival supports the entertainment and education industries by showcasing international films, and gives young, aspiring filmmakers a channel to communicate to an international community. The resulting collaboration produces a unique multi-cultural experience, engaging young viewers with positive media, as a diverse education.

Art’s Eyes winner of the Best Produced – Kids Film at the San Diego International Kids Film Festival is a short film about Art combined with fantastic stories. The DVD also includes an artistic English lesson full of fun Art, English grammar and music.
Made by children for Children.
Young filmmakers and artists Davide 9 and Gabriel 7 present an artistically inspirational English learning tool for children of age 3 – 9 years old.
It encourages children to express themselves through their own art master pieces and creativity. This tool is designed to help children learn English and became more interested in art while they play, dance and have fun. http://www.artseyeskidsdvd.com

‘To enable our children to address the ever more complex problems and internal challenges they will face, we need to develop their creativity and empathy. We can employ the power of the arts to nurture a child’s innate creativity and foster the child’s intrinsic empathy – preconditions for prosperity, peace, and preservation. You can help prepare the next generation of creators and entrepreneurs, inventors and artists, peacemakers and innovators.’

International Child Art Foundation

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