Viewpoint in Visual Art:
Viewpoint is all how we look at something and how we think about something. As an artist, we are in control of the viewpoint that we use in our visual compositions. As an artist, we guide the viewpoint to the viewer (the person who is viewing your artwork) to hopefully see the world in new way or to experience the world in a new way. This week, I want to challenge you to view and experience the world around you with a new and different viewpoint.
Take a walk outside in nature, walk around your house, or even explore the inside your house. As you look at things, try to see them in a different way - here are some examples:
1) Look at things both close-up and from a distance; the bark or berries on a tree; the leaves on a shrub.
2) Look at things from a different angle, such as: lay under a tree and look upwards. Or, get down close to a plant that bursting up through the soil.
This art adventure can be completed with a camera, drawing materials, or painting materials. I’ve attached some examples using a camera to show viewpoint - The camera I used was on phone. The photographs that I took were in my backyard. It was fun to get outside and walk, get some sunlight (ultraviolet rays kill viruses), and to see the world from a new viewpoint. Please post a photo of your “viewpoint” artwork or email a photo to me. Have fun and be safe.
Jonathan Graffius is the K-6 Visual art teacher at PCS. Jonathan's personal art consists of paintings, oil pastels, photography and sculpture. The primary purpose of this blog is to keep the PCS community informed of current art news and activities at PCS. This blog will also serve as a tool for encouraging student creativity and artistic expression. Members of the PCS community are invited to participate in this blog by adding your comments. This blog will be maintained to ensure a positive and supportive environment. Should you have any issues or concerns, please contact me directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org.