We are currently learning about Pop Art, and creating a collage using onomatopoeia and our knowledge of Pop Art’s characteristics and techniques.
Unit 1: Identity and Interests as Expressed Through Color
Collage Self Portrait – Warm & Cool Colors (due 9/26 – 9/27)
Pointillism – Primary & Secondary Colors (due 9/6 – 9/7)
Atmospheric Perspective – Monochromatic Color Scheme (due 10/12 – 10/13)
Unit 2: Using Line and Shape to Express Creativity
Cardboard Face Sculpture – Wayne White/Dia de Los Muertos (due 11/9)
Three Dimensional Letters – One-Point Perspective (due 12/4)
Unit 3: Art History in Action!
Onomatopoeia Pop Art College (due 12/15)
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
8/22 – 8/23
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
- 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
9/8 – 9/11
- Craftsmanship – the quality of design and work shown in something made by hand.
9/12 – 9/13
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 colors or cool colors.
- Collect magazine pages in your chosen color scheme.
- Paint on paper using colors from your color scheme.
- Cut up magazine pages and painted paper into interesting shapes.
- Arrange our pieces on a sheet of paper.
- Glue your pieces to the paper.
- Glue your “selfie” on top.
10/2 – 10/3
- Atmospheric Perspective: Creating the illusion of depth by changing color to simulate changes affected by the atmosphere on the colors of things seen at a distance.
- Saturation: also called intensity. The measure of the brilliance and purity of a color. Saturation decreases as the hue is neutralized.
- Hue: the attribute of a color that gives it its name.
- Monochromatic: A color scheme consisting of different tints or shades of a single color
- Foreground: The area of a picture that appears closest to the viewer. It is often at the bottom of the picture plane.
- Middle ground: The area of a picture between the foreground and background.
- Background: The area of a picture that appears furthest from the viewer. It is often at the top of the picture plane.
10/16 – 10/17
- 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.
10/20 – 10/23
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”
11/14 – 11/15
One Point Perspective
- 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.
11/16 – 11/17
- 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.
11/27 – 11/28
Steps to Complete One-Point Perspective Project
- Draw the horizon line.
- Add a vanishing point.
- Draw your block letters/symbols in pencil (must include a minimum of 3.)
- Connect your letters/symbols to the vanishing point using orthogonal lines.
- Trace your letter/symbols in pen.
- Add color using a 3-color analogous color scheme and colored pencils.
12/5 – 12/6
- successful magazine and ad illustrator who became a leading artist of the 1960s Pop art movement.
- In the 1960s, Roy Lichtenstein became a leading figure of the new Pop Art movement.
Ben Day Dots
- printing process named after illustrator and printer Benjamin Henry Day Jr.
- A word that imitates the sound it represents.
8/14 – 8/15 Number a piece of loose leaf paper from 1-4. Write down 4 things that you need to survive.
8/16 – 8/17 What are some things that make you feel safe? What are some things that make you feel loved? Make a list of things from each category and label them.
8/18 – 8/21 Draw yourself in 20 years. How old will you be? What job will you have? What else will be going on in your life?
8/22 – 8/23 Invent a new food. Describe it, who eats it, and how much it costs. Now draw it!
8/24 – 8/25 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.
8/28 – 8/29 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.
8/30 – 8/31 Complete the following sentence: “It’s only been 2 weeks in this class and…” Explain your sentence.
9/1-9/5 How do you want to be remembered? Draw a picture of the person you want to be remembered as.
9/6-9/7 What’s the best gift you’ve ever given or received? Write at least 3 sentences about the gift and draw it.
9/8-9/11 What are some of your favorite colors? Why? What do those colors say about you? What have you learned about these colors so far in this class?
9/12-9/13 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?
9/14 – 9/15 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?
9/18 – 9/19 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.
9/20 – 9/21 If you could take only 3 people on a trip around the world, who would you take and why? Answer in paragraph form. Draw a scene from one of the places you’ll visit.
9/22 – 9/25 The seasons are about to change, what are some things that you’re excited for during Fall? What are some things you’ll miss about Summer? Answer in paragraph form, and draw at least one thing you’re excited about or will miss.
9/26 – 9/27 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.
9/28 – 9/29 Combine 3 existing animals to create a completely new creature. Draw it!
10/2 – 10/3 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.
10/4 – 10/5 If you had one super power, what would it be? Give yourself a super hero name and draw yourself as a super hero.
10/10 – 10/11 What were your favorite childhood shows and characters? Draw a few characters, and draw yourself as a child.
10/12 – 10/13 Brainstorm about what makes you unique. Ex: words, pictures, stories, culture, heritage. Write down or sketch your ideas in your process journal.
10/16 – 10/17 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.
10/18 – 10/19 What achievements or decisions are you proud of so far in your life? Did your achievements or decisions affect anyone other than you? Explain.
10/20 – 10/23 Create a monster. What is its name? Where does it live? What does it eat? Now DRAW IT!
10/24 – 10/25 Tell a story using only symbols. It can be fiction or non-fiction. Draw the symbols and then translate it with words.
10/26 – 10/27 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.
10/30 – 10/31 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!
11/2 – 11/3 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?
11/6 – 11/7 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.
11/8 – 11/9 Complete the following sentences:
- I am
- I keep
- I wish I could
- I love
- I dance
- I sing
- I think
- I really
- I need
- I should
- I can
- I like
- I always
11/10 – 11/13 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!
11/14 – 11/15 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!
11/16 – 11/17 Continue your design and ideas for your new restaurant, or free draw or write in your journal.
11/27 – 11/28 What are some things that made you feel thankful over the break? What are some reasons you’re thankful for returning to school?
11/29 – 11/30 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?
12/1 – 12/4 What does “pop culture” mean? Draw some images to go along with what you think “pop culture” means.
12/5 – 12/6 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.
12/7 – 12/8 What are some changes you want to make in 2017? What are some skills you want to improve in the coming year?
12/11 – 12/12 Draw 3 symbols that represent you. Now draw them with your opposite hand!