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We are currently working on our Cardboard Face Sculpture project and learning about Wayne White and Dis de los Muertos.
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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)
Unit 2: Using Line and Shape to Express Creativity
Cardboard Face Sculpture – Lines and Shapes (due 10/26)
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”
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