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We are currently creating a Coat of Arms based on ideas that make us unique.
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Unit 1: Identity and Interests as Expressed Through Color
Collage Self Portrait – Warm & Cool Colors (due 9/12)
Pointillism – Primary & Secondary Colors (due 9/28)
Coat of Arms – Color Symbolism (due 12/19)
Unit 2: Using Line and Shape to Express Creativity
Cardboard Face Sculpture – Lines and Shapes (due 10/31)
Three Dimensional Letters – One-Point Perspective (due 11/29)
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
8/21 – 8/22
The Color Wheel
- The color wheel show relationships between the colors.
- Artists often use the color wheel to help understand how colors relate to one another.
Primary Colors – red, blue, and yellow.
Secondary Colors – orange, green, and violet.
- Made by mixing to primary colors.
- When you mix 2 secondary colors together you get brown.
Warm Colors – red, yellow, and orange.
- Remind us of the sun or fire
Cool Colors – blue, violet, and green.
- Remind us of water or ice
Neutral Colors – brown, gray, black, and white.
- Are not found on the color wheel
8/23 – 8/24
Collage – A technique in which the artist glues materials such as paper, fabric, or photographs to some type of ground.
Collage Self Portrait
- Choose a color scheme: warm or cool
- Collect magazine pages in your chosen color scheme.
- Paint on paper using colors from your scheme.
- Cut up magazine pages and painted paper into interesting shapes.
- Arrange your pieces on a 12”x18” sheet of paper.
- Glue your pieces to the paper.
9/19 – 9/20
- 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.
- A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte
- By George Seurat
- Positive space: The areas in a work of art that ARE THE SUBJECTS
- Negative space: The areas in a work of art that ARE AROUND THE SUBJECTS
10/3 – 10/4
- The basic:
- Lines can create or imply shapes.
- geometric – have the clear edges one achieves when using tools to create them.
- organic – have less defined edges, are unpredictable and flowing.
- Born in 1957
- American artist, art director, puppeteer, set designer, animator, cartoonist and illustrator.
Cardboard Mask Requirements
- Must be influenced by Dia de los Muertos OR Wayne White
- Must include BOTH geometric AND organic shapes
- Must include primary AND secondary colors
- Must include at least one symbol that represents you
- Must be at least 9”x12″
11/2 – 11/5
One Point Perspective – A type of linear perspective where there is one vanishing point on the horizon line.
Horizon Line – A physical/visual boundary where sky separates from land or water. A horizontal line across the picture; its placement determines where we seem to be looking from.
11/6 – 11/7
Vanishing Point: A point where all lines seem to meet in a perspective drawing.
Parallel Lines: Lines that are equally spaced from each other.
Orthogonal Lines: Lines that converge as they go back in space to a vanishing point.
Scale: The size of an object in relation to other objects.
11/13 – 11/14
- Must have a minimum of 3 letters/numbers/symbols.
- Must be colored using analogous colors.
Steps to Complete One-Point Perspective Project:
- Draw your block letters/numbers/symbols in pencil.
- Add a vanishing point.
- Connect your letters/numbers/symbols to the vanishing point with orthogonal lines in pencil.
- Trace your letters/numbers/symbols in black pen.
- Use colored pencils to add color to your drawing.
11/30 – 12/3
Coat of Arms
- During medieval times in Europe, a coat of arms was used to identify people in battle
- Often represented a family’s identity
- Over the years the symbols on a coat of arms have been used to show alliances, ownership of goods, and one’s profession
- The term coat of arms originally described a cloth worn over armor to shield it from the rays of the sunu
- The cloth repeated the bearer’s arms as depicted on his banner and on his shield
- Heralds, or official messengers, were able to easily identify dead knights on the battlefield.
Additional Notes to Complete Study Guide
Implied Texture – Texture that is created to look like something it is not
Actual Texture – Surface quality in a work or art that feels just as it appears
Silhouette – The dark shape and outline of someone or something visible against a lighter background is called:
The following picture is an example of atmospheric perspective, and a monochromatic color scheme.
Background – The space furthest from you in a picture
Foreground – The space closest to you in a picture
Value – An element of art that refers to the lightness or darkness of a color
Participation grade for Week 1 came from participating in class discussions and following RMS and classroom policies, procedures and (8/9 – 8/16)
8/13 – 8/14 What are some things that make you feel safe? What are some things that make you feel loved?
8/15 – 8/16 Draw yourself in 20 years. How old will you be? What job will you have? What else will be going on in your life?
8/17 – 8/20 What are 4 things that you need to survive?
8/21 – 8/22 Write a Haiku about your favorite sandwich.
- Haiku: 3 lines, 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables.
Heavy on the cheese
Condiments spread evenly
Soft bread is a must
8/23 – 8/24 Complete the following sentence: “It’s only been 2 weeks in this class and…” Explain your sentence.
8/27 – 8/28 What’s the best gift you’ve ever given or received? Write at least 3 sentences about the gift and draw it.
8/29 – 8/30 Set up Process Journal correctly
8/31 – 9/6 Answer as many questions as you can. Either copy the questions or restate them in your answer.
- What’s your favorite band or musician?
- Do you have a big family or a small family?
- What are some of your favorite foods?
- What are some of your fears?
- Are you religious or spiritual?
- What are some of your hobbies?
- Who are your heroes?
- What career do you want some day?
9/7 – 9/10 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?
9/11 – 9/12 How do you define “family”? Write a couple sentences about how you define “family.” Draw a picture of your family now or that family you want to have someday.
9/13 – 9/14 Step 1: Draw 3 symbols that represent or describe you. Step 2: Draw them with your opposite hand!
9/17 – 9/18 Complete the following sentences with information about yourself:
- 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
9/19 – 9/20 Combine 3 existing animals to create a completely new creature. Draw it!
9/21 – 9/24Tell a story using only symbols. It can be fiction or non-fiction. Draw the symbols and then translate it with words.
9/25 – 9/26 Start a “Doodle Page” in your process journal. Start to fill the page with doodles, do not cover the page in one drawing, the idea is to try many different ideas.
9/27 – 9/28 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 lease 5 menu items you would serve. What makes your restaurant special? Draw your brand new restaurant!
10/1 – 10/2 Continue your ideas for your restaurant concept, or continue working on your doodle page.
10/3 – 10/4 Brainstorm: what are different ways of recycling? How does recycling benefit our world? Have we recycled or reused materials in this class so far? How does recycling benefit our artwork?
10/5 – 10/9 Continue brainstorming ideas for your cardboard face sculpture. Remember, it must be influenced by Wayne White/Pee Wee’s Playhouse or Dia de los Muertos!
10/10 – 10/11 The seasons are about to change and there are several holidays coming up in the next few months. What are you most looking forward to? Write a couple sentences and draw some of the festivities you’re looking forward to.
10/12 – 10/15 If you had one super power, what would it be? Give yourself a super hero name and draw yourself as a super hero.
10/16 – 10/17 What achievements or decisions are you proud of so far in your life? Did your achievements or decisions affect anyone other than you? Explain.
10/18 – 10/19 Create a monster. What is its name? Where does it live? What does it eat? Now DRAW IT!
10/22 – 10/23 Draw a “never-ending” line. Start in the top right corner and keep going until it fills the page. Do not pick up your pen or pencil once you start drawing for 5 minutes.
10/24 – 10/25 What steps do you need to take to complete your Day of the Dead project? Write down what steps you have left and how you’re going to complete them today.
10/26 – 10/29 Tell a story about a kid that goes trick or treating. Start from the minute he or she puts on their costume, and continue until he or she puts back on regular clothes. Tell me everything, and draw a picture of the costume!
10/30 – 10/31 What costume should Ms. Reed wear for Halloween. Draw it and gives 3 reasons why.
11/2 – 11/5 What are you finding out about yourself and your work habits as you continue forward with your work in our art class? Examples: I’ve discovered that I enjoy painting more than drawing. I’ve discovered that I’m really good at making new colors. I’ve discovered that I work better alone than I do in groups.
11/7 – 11/8 Have you ever been proud of someone? What did that person do that made you proud? Have you ever been proud of yourself? What did you do that made you proud? Has someone ever been proud of you? What did you do to make them proud?
11/9 – 11/12 What were your favorite childhood shows and characters? Draw a few characters, and draw yourself as a child.
11/13 – 11/14 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.
11/15 – 11/16 Think of at least 3 people that you’re thankful to have in your life. Why are you thankful for them? How do they make your life better or more memorable? Draw them!
11/26 – 11/27 What are some things that made you feel thankful over the break? What are some reasons you’re thankful for returning to school?
11/28 – 11/29 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.
11/30 – 12/3 If you could take only 3 people on a trip anywhere in the world, who would you take and why? Answer in paragraph form. Draw a scene from a place that you’d visit.
12/4 – 12/5 Brainstorm about what makes you unique. Ex: words, pictures, stories, culture, heritage. Write down or sketch your ideas in your process journal.
12/6 – 12/7 Continue on your Doodle Page. If you haven’t started one, or you filled up your first one, start a new one!
12/10 – 12/11 What are some changes you want to make in 2019? What are some skills you want to improve in the coming year?
12/12 – 12/13 What is one part of your artwork that you want people to notice when they look at your work? Did your work take an unexpected turn due to a mistake or did something happen that was unplanned?
12/14 – 12/17 What is something special about your hometown? Write a few sentences about what makes your hometown special and draw a picture or scene from it.
12/18 – 12/19