"Holy clay spheres Batman! I think I just made an abstract sculpture!"
Yes, although we know the famous Dynamic Duo to be none other than our beloved Batman and Robin, this project is merely challenging you to create a pinched pair of cups or vases that go together visually, like a duo. Here's the fun part...how do you make your duo DYNAMIC?
If a person, place, or thing is energetic and active, then it's dynamic. When things are dynamic, there's a lot going on,visually.
For example, even the most exciting rural town won't be as dynamic as a big city: there are just more things happening in a city. Someone with a dynamic personality is probably funny, loud, and excitable; a quiet, mousy person isn't dynamic. You can also talk about the dynamic aspect of music, which has to do with how the music uses dynamics, which means "changes in volume." When things are dynamic, changes and energy are in the air.
A good way to think about dynamic visual art is through the lens of the principles of design - variety, movement, repetition, and contrast. Using different textures, added clay lines, added variety of shapes in a contrasting way will enhance the dynamic quality of any piece of ceramic work.
How are these works dynamic?
Plan & Process
Brainstorm a list of 10 minimum possible themes: What do you think about when hearing the phrase, "Dynamic Duo"? What comes in pairs? How will you make this pair "dynamic"?
Make a list in your sketchbook of the following principles of design: Variety, Movement, Repetition, Contrast. Define each in your own words.
Complete the Design Process Matrix worksheet. Open up Notability on your ipad. Import the pdf file below, complete and resend or share with Manders: firstname.lastname@example.org
Draw 4 different thumbnail sketches of your design ideas. Draw forms with exterior designs. Examples given below: