Week 6 and 7:
Form -Two dimensional shapes are combined to form 3 dimensional forms. We will look at polyhedra and create our own using straw designs.
Visit this site for background information:
Lesson 1: Color
Visit this site for information and a color wheel assignment using technology:
The main page for the above site is below. We will use it for several lessons this quarter.
1. Cinnamon-applesauce dough ornaments
2. Craft Foam ornaments
3. Hollow glass bulbs filled with swirled paint
4. Fabric ornament balls
Artist: M.C. Escher
Week 1. Create a Powerpoint showcasing 3 of Escher's works. Include a brief description of each work. Add animation to at least one slide. Present this to the class!
Week 2. Create an original tessellation similar to some of Escher's works. Visit the http://www.worldofescher.com contest for ideas.
Week 3: Continuation of Color: http://www.spurl.net/saved/saved_9318_1116482881.htm Color Symbolism Chart
http://poynterextra.org/cp/index.html Visit this site for an interesting introduction to color theory.
Vocabulary Words: Complementary Colors
On an artistic color wheel, complementary colors are placed opposite one another.
In this lesson, students write their name in block letters with sharpie. Place a dot in the center of the paper. Draw 3 lines through the dot that run from one edge of the paper to the other. Watercolor the outside as a color wheel, and paint inside the letters with that color's complement.
Week 4: Texture:
TEXTURE in art is like ribbons and Christmas, one an integral part of the other. Texture gives authenticity to rendered images and the integrity of surfaces created establishes reality and contrast excitement in every art style. These examples are a fragment of the created gifts of texture to be admired and interpreted.
Activity: Create a collage using texture. Be sure to use visual texture and physical texture as well. See examples: http://www.mmwindowtoart.com/3d/simplecollage.html
Texture refers to the surface quality or "feel" of an object - smooth, rough, soft, etc. Textures may be actual (felt with touch - tactile) or implied (suggested by the way an artist has created the work of art -visual).
Week 5-6: Space - defined and determined by shapes and forms. Positive space is where shapes and forms exist; negative space is the empty space around shapes and forms.
1. This link takes you to the "Artist's Toolkit" which has an interactive display of positive and negative space: http://www.artsconnected.org/toolkit/watch_space_positive.cfm
2. Visit this link for the directions: http://www.dickblick.com/lessonplans/positivenegativespace/
Week 7-8: More on Space
Revisit the Artist's Toolkit and explore linear and aerial perspective: http://www.artsconnected.org/toolkit/watch_space_perspective.cfm
Week 9: Perspective
1. Visit this link to gain background information: http://www.olejarz.com/arted/perspective/
2. This link provides step by step instructions for this week's creation: http://www.sanford-artedventures.com/teach/lp_1pointperspect_complete.html
Week 1: 2 Point Perspective
Aim: To teach the importance of eye to hand coordination, pencil control.
A) Rule a light horizontal line 1cm or 1/2 inch from the top of the page. The word lightly must be stressed and the task will be to draw the line so it is visible at half a meter but invisible at a meter.
B) The correct method of holding a pencil for a long light line is to drag the pencil across the page lightly holding it between thumb and index finger. The trick is to move your ARM and shoulder and not your fingers!
C) Have the class draw a light line across the bottom of the page using this technique and get their neighbor to check it for visibility at a yard.
D) If this proves satisfactory complete the verticals in the same manner.
E) Hold these up for inspection and then firm in the margin with their pencil leaving the corners so they can discern the difference between their light and heavy lines.
F) Lightly construct a little box 2cmx6cm (1" x2") in the bottom right hand corner for a title, then firm it in as shown.
1. Visit this site for background information: http://mathforum.org/workshops/sum98/participants/sanders/Persp.html
2. Visit this site next for detailed instruction on 2 point perspective drawing and the activity:
Many of our projects will stem from the following website:
1. Name collages: http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/Michelle-name.htm
2.Self Portrait - Bring in a picture of yourself. WE will use this as the basis of your self-portrait. Click on this link to see the details of the project.