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Mr. Fatta’s classroom website the featured site for students in Studio Art, Drawing, and Painting. Though they vary, the goals of each course are to gain a proficient understanding into the different art disciplines of art and expand student proficiency with using Elements and Principles of Art & Design to create artistic expressions and develop students’ individual style.

Sole Swappers

Posted by on Dec 15, 2017 in Studio | Comments Off on Sole Swappers

Sole Swappers

Sole Swapper was inspired by the practice of swapping the sole of one sneaker and adhering them to the another in order to customize them. This project is intended to develop skills with the Pen Tool in Adobe Illustrator while exploring the customizations that can be made within the Graphic Styles Tools to create a fabric texture. The project will provide familiarity with the Layers Tool as the illustration will require several Layers to complete. To begin, search the Internet for a sneaker that is facing sideways, the sneaker should have at...

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John James Audubon

Posted by on Nov 28, 2017 in Studio | 0 comments

John James Audubon

Birds have been the study of a lot of artists throughout history. John Audubon is the best known bird painter ever since his publication of his book of paintings, Birds of America. Artist and naturalist, he wandered the American frontier and painted detailed illustrations of birds and their native habitat showing them in dramatic poses that became a signature of his work.  In 1824, when he was 39 years old, he traveled to Europe to sell his book. He was especially famous in England and Scotland where he traveled a lot to look for engravers...

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Light and Color

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in Computer Art Graphics, FattaCast™, Studio | 0 comments

Light and Color

Sir Isaac Newton was an English physicist. He’s considered the founding father of modern physics. He’s most widely known for uncovering the laws of gravity and motion. In 1666 he studied the properties of light, showing that a prism could  separate white light into a spectrum of colors. In his experiments he proved that color was actually a particle of light that moves in waves from its source, the colors we see are the reflections of light that are not absorbed by an object.   The sun emits a multitude of rays that move in...

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Knots

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Studio | 0 comments

Knots

Knowing how to tie knots can be very helpful by itself, whether your fishing, camping, or tying off a boat, there are many knots that come in handy for various reasons. For our purposes we’ll use rope and knots to learn about art elements of line, shape, and space, discover how to overlap to create depth in a drawing, and become familiar with the various principles of negative space. Negative space refers to the space, or air, penetrating and surrounding an object, as opposed to the positive space which is the material form itself. A...

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Stuart Davis – Perspective City

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017 in Studio | 0 comments

Stuart Davis – Perspective City

Perspective is a technique used by artists and designers to show three dimensional objects on a flat surface. It was first developed during the Renaissance by artists and architects to depict buildings in a more realistic way. It is based on the understanding that as objects go back into space they appear to get smaller, this is called foreshortening. To decide how much smaller the objects need to be, perspective uses lines that come together to a vanishing point, called converging lines. One point perspective is used to show the interior of...

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Georgia O’Keeffe

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017 in Studio | 0 comments

Georgia O’Keeffe

Georgia O’Keeffe was born and raised on a farm in Wisconsin in 1887. She longed to be an artist from an early age and her talents were well recognized by her classmates. After high school she attended the Art Institute of Chicago and a year later she went on to study at the Art Students League of New York. She worked briefly as a commercial artist in Chicago before moving to Texas to become an art teacher. In 1922, at the age of 35, she met a photographer and gallery owner named Joseph Steiglitz who admired her large flower drawings. The two...

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Collage

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017 in Computer Art Graphics, Studio | 0 comments

Collage

Romare Bearden (1912-1988) was born in Charlotte, NC and moved to Harlem, NY when he was 3 years old. He studied art at the Art Students League in NYC. His art career started as political cartoonist for the Baltimore Afro-American. Bearden painted abstract pictures for a time but found more success when he began to combine his paintings with different collage techniques. He gained  recognition after a major art exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art, and in 1967 organized a major exhibit of 55 African American Artists. Romare Bearden, The...

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Oscar De La Renta

Posted by on Sep 23, 2017 in Fashion Design, FattaCast™, Studio | 0 comments

Oscar De La Renta

Oscar de la Renta is a celebrated fashion designer who’s known for his luxuriously styled designs that suited socialites, Hollywood celebrities, international elites as well as US first ladies including Jackie Kennedy, Betty Ford, Nancy Reagan, Laura and Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton, and Michelle Obama. Oscar was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in 1932 and traveled to Spain to study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Madrid when he was 18 years old. He dreamed of becoming an abstract painter but fashion design quickly became his...

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Frida Kahlo

Posted by on Sep 12, 2017 in FattaCast™, Studio | 0 comments

Frida Kahlo

Few stories in art history are more tragic than Frida Kahlo’s, as a child she was disabled by polio, in 1925 when Frida was eighteen she was seriously injured in a bus crash which left her in severe pain for most of her life. A promising medical student before the crash, Frida painted from her bed during her slow and arduous recovery was forced to undergo painful and multiple surgeries. She painted numerous portraits integrating symbolism to express her personal suffering and physical pain. She was inspired by Mexican folk culture and...

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Course Syllabus

Posted by on Sep 3, 2017 in Computer Art Graphics, Featured Pages, Studio | 0 comments

Course Syllabus

Welcome to mrfatta.com where you will find hundreds of art making projects mixed with a variety of themes and topics. Here you can hone your art making skills and discover the artist within, uncover the secret techniques of the Masters, dive deep to explore your favorite subjects, understand the life and times of artists past, and examine the styles and trends of art today. Click more and explore the plethora of resources aimed to engage you in the arts, help you develop your portfolio, search for work, find a college, and plan your future...

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