We are finishing our Elements of Art Packets, and working on our Final Exam Study Guides getting ready for our final exam!
Unit 1: Identity and Interests as Expressed Through Color
Color Wheel Worksheet (due 1/26)
Cardboard Mask Planning Sketch (due 2/6)
Cardboard Mask Final (due 2/9)
Pointillism Planning Sketch (due 3/1)
Pointillism Final (due 3/9)
Art Class Family Commitments:
- I am going to see the best in others.
- It is Ms. Reed’s job to keep me safe so I can learn. It is my job to keep it that way.
- I am going to use a quiet voice and respectful words.
- I am going to use my listening ears when it is time to listen.
- I am going to use my hands in a safe and respectful manner.
Students who bring in proof of admission to NOMA (New Orleans Museum of Art in City Park) can earn 10 bonus points! Any time between now and the end of this semester.
Admission to the museum is FREE every Wednesday for Louisiana Residents.
Visit http://NOMA.org for more details
1/22 – 1/23
Why is the color wheel important?
- The color wheel shows relationships between the colors.
- Artists often use the color wheel as a tool to help choose colors for compositions.
Primary Colors – cannot be made from other colors
Secondary Colors – made by mixing two primary colors
– When you mix 2 complementary colors together you get brown.
Warm Colors – remind us of the sun or fire.
Cool Colors – remind us of ice or water.
Neutrals – are not found on the color wheel. Brown, black, gray, and white are considered neutrals.
1/26 – 1/29
Wayne White/Cardboard Face Sculpture
- Born in 1957
- American artist, art director, puppeteer, set designer, animator, cartoonist and illustrator.
- Must be at least 9”x12”
- Must have a color theme (ex: warm colors, cool colors, complimentary colors, analogous colors, monochromatic colors)
- Must be inspired by Wayne White or Mardi Gras
2/20 – 2/21
Critique – an evaluation of a work of art
Craftsmanship – the quality of design and work shown in something made by hand
2/26 – 2/27
The pointillism technique is accomplished by using tiny colored dots to make an image. From a distance the colors come together to form the patterns, lines, and shapes.
George Seurat was a famous pointillism artist.
Artist: George Seurat
Title: A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte
Technique used: Pointillism
Positive Space: the areas in a work of art that ARE the subject(s)
Negative Space: the areas in a work of art that are AROUND the subject(s)
Participation grade for Week 1 comes from process journals being set up correctly in class
1/22 – 1/25 Read the article and answer the following question using the R.A.C.E.S. writing technique
- Why did Hachiko wait for his owner at the train station?
1/24 – 1/25 Read the article and answer the following question using the R.A.C.E.S. writing technique
- In what ways did people in the article help their homeless community?
- Homeless Article
1/26 – 1/29 Complete the following sentence: “It’s only been 2 weeks in this class and…” Explain your sentence
1/30 – 1/31 Read the article and answer the following questions using the R.A.C.E.S. writing technique
- What effect did Kesha’s performance at the Grammys have on the audience?
- What is the MOST LIKELY reason the author included the information about Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar in the article?
- (article coming)
2/1 – 2/2 How do your words affect others? Write about a time that your words affected someone either positively or negatively. Draw a face with an emotion that represents how you made that person feel.
2/5 – 2/6 Read the article and answer the following questions using the R.A.C.E.S. writing technique
- What effect did new entertainment and exciting advertisements have on Super Bowl viewers?
- (article coming)
2/7 – 2/8 How do you define “family”? Write a couple sentences about how you define “family”, and draw a picture of your family now or that family you want to have someday.
2/9 – 2/19 Read the article and answer the following questions using the R.A.C.E.S. writing technique
- One main idea from the article is that the show “Black Lightening” focuses on important social issues.
- What is another MAIN IDEA from the article?
- (article coming)
2/20 – 2/21 If you had one super power, what would it be? Give yourself a super hero name and draw yourself as a super hero.
2/22 – 2/23 Read the article and answer the following questions using the R.A.C.E.S. writing technique
- What do David Hogg and Governor Rick Scott AGREE on in the article?
- (article coming)
2/26 – 2/27 Complete the following sentences:
- I am
- I keep
- I wish
- I love
- I dance
- I sing
- I think
- I really
- I need
- I should
- I can
- I like
- I always
2/28 – 3/1 Read the article and answer the following questions using the R.A.C.E.S. writing technique
- What is MOST likely the reason the author included the information about “Wonder Woman” in addition to information about “Black Panther”?
- (article coming)
3/2 – 3/5 Start a Doodle Page in your journal today. Write the date in the top right corner and doodle for 10 minutes.
3/6 – 3/7 Draw yourself in 20 years. How old will you be? What job will you have? What else will be going on in your life?
3/8 – 3/9 Invent a new food. Describe it, who eats it, and how much it costs. Now draw it!
3/12 – 3/13
3/14 – 3/15
3/16 – 3/19 Brainstorm about what makes you unique. Ex: words, pictures, stories, culture, heritage. Write down or sketch your ideas in your process journal.
3/22 – 3/23 What are some symbols that represent you? Draw at least 3 symbols and explain why they represent you. Example: I chose an apple, a paint brush, and a paint palette because I am an art teacher.
3/26 – 3/27 Create your own holiday. What would you celebrate? Write a paragraph about your holiday and draw some of the decorations and festivities that would go along with it.
3/28 – 3/29 How do you want to be remembered? Draw a picture of the person you want to be remembered as.
4/9 – 4/10 How did you spend the majority of your time during Spring Break? Twist! This can be fiction or non-fiction! Either write about what you actually did, or create a fictional story about how you spent your time on break.
4/11 – 4/12
- Tell a story using only symbols. It can be fiction or non-fiction.
- Draw the symbols and then translate it with words.
4/13 – 4/16 You’ve decided to open your own restaurant. What’s the name of your restaurant? What kind of food do your serve? Come up with at least 5 menu items you would serve. What makes your restaurant special? Draw your brand new restaurant!
4/17 – 4/18 Write a Haiku about your favorite sandwich. Haiku: 3 lines, 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables. Example:
Heavy on the cheese
Condiments spread evenly
Soft bread is a must
4/19 – 4/20 Draw 3 emotions that represent how you feel about LEAP testing. NOW DRAW THEM WITH YOUR OTHER HAND!!!
4/23 – 4/24 Draw a family portrait. Twist! Draw them as a family of insects or animals!
4/25 – 4/26 Continue working on your doodle page in your journal.
4/27 – 4/30 What would you do if all the electricity in the world suddenly went out? How would your life change? Draw the city of New Orleans a month after the power went out.
5/1 – 5/2 What’s the biggest difference between being in middle school and being in elementary school? What do you miss about elementary school? What do you like better about middle school?
5/3 – 5/4 Think of your favorite possession. What is it? What things about the object make it your favorite? Is it how the object looks? Is it what the object can do? Is it because of what the object reminds you of? Is it because of who gave you the object? Answer in paragraph form.
5/7 – 5/8 We have talked about “family” in our Do Now’s before. (How you define family, drawing a family portrait.) What are some adjectives that describe your family? (ex: strong, multi-cultural, musical…) Come up with a motto for your family (ex: “The Reeds, simplicity, honesty, integrity.” “Unity in Diversity.”)
5/11 – 5/14 What does reflection mean? Think about a time when you had a disagreement, or an argument with someone. What was the disagreement about? If you changed your words or actions could the outcome have changed?