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We are currently starting our Cardboard Face Sculpture project.
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Unit 1: Identity and Interests as Expressed Through Color
Pointillism – Primary & Secondary Colors (due 2/1)
Collage Self Portrait – Warm & Cool Colors (due 3/1)
Unit 2: Using Line and Shape to Express Creativity
Cardboard Face Sculpture – Lines and Shapes (due )
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
1/16 – 1/22
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
1/23 – 1/24
- 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
1/25 – 1/28
- 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
- Final Project Requirements:
- Must include all primary and secondary colors using only red, yellow, and blue markers (secondary colors are made from mixing primary colors together as we did in the Pointillism Practice activity.)
- Must have obvious positive and negative space.
- Planning Sketch Requirements:
- Must be fully labeled with all primary and secondary colors or colored in. Example below:
2/12 – 2/13
Collage Self Portrait
- Collage – A technique in which the artist glues materials such as paper, fabric, or photographs to some type of ground.
Creating Your Composition:
- 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.
3/11 – 3/12
- 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.
4/1 – 4/4
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.
1/10 – 1/11 What are some things that make you feel safe? What are some things that make you feel loved?
1/14 – 1/15 Getting ready for the pre test.
1/16 – 1/17 Draw yourself in 20 years. How old will you be? What job will you have? What else will be going on in your life?
1/18 – 1/22 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.
1/23 – 1/24 Complete the following sentence: “It’s only been 2 weeks in this class and…” Explain your sentence.
1/25 – 1/28 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?
1/29 – 1/30 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?
1/31 – 2/1 Combine 3 existing animals to create a completely new creature. Draw it!
2/4 – 2/5 Civil Rights: the rights of citizens to political and social freedom and equality. What is the most important civil rights issue of today? Explain your answer.
2/6 – 2/7 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!
2/8 – 2/11 Continue your restaurant idea from last class.
2/12 – 2/13 If you had one super power, what would it be? Give yourself a super hero name. Draw yourself as a super hero.
2/14 – 2/15 Create a monster. What is its name? Where does it live? What does it eat? Now DRAW IT!
2/18 – 2/19 Start a Doodle Page in your journal.
2/20 – 2/21 What is “color symbolism?” Assign your colors (warm or cool) a meaning. Examples: Pink – softness, sweetness, love, femininity. Black – death, grief. White – innocence, cleanliness, faith.
2/22 – 2/25 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
2/26 – 2/27 What steps do you need to take to complete your Collage Self Portrait project? Write down what steps you have left and how you’re going to complete them today.
2/28 – 3/1 What do you plan to do during our week off from school? Do you celebrate Mardi Gras? Draw/write about your favorite Mardi Gras memory, or an activity you’re planning to take part in next week.
3/11 – 3/12 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.
3/13 – 3/14 Step 1: Draw 3 symbols that represent or describe you. Step 2: Draw them with your opposite hand!
3/15 – 3/18 Tell a story using only symbols. It can be fiction or non-fiction. Draw the symbols and then translate it with words.
3/19 – 3/20 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.
3/22 – 3/25 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
3/26 – 3/27 Create your own holiday. What day does the holiday occur on? 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 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?
4/1 – 4/2 Brainstorm about what makes you unique. Ex: words, pictures, stories, culture, heritage. Write down or sketch your ideas in your process journal.
4/3 – 4/4 What were your favorite childhood shows and characters? Draw a few characters, and draw yourself as a little kid.
4/5 – 4/8
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4/11 – 4/12
4/15 – 4/16
4/17 – 4/18
4/24 – 4/25