Students created an artist poster where they arranged all of the relevant information, explained in class, in a manner that REPRESENTS and/or CONNECTS back to the artist.
Celebrity Half Faces
Students chose a half face and drew the other side. They had to pay attention to placement, space, proportion and size. Texture and value were added with graphite pencil showing a full value scale.
Beyond the Border
Students studied the art work of John James Audubon and discovered his appreciation for nature through his watercolor paintings. Next, they chose their subject matter creating a unified composition by incorporating the elements of art used within the border and also beyond the border. Color was used as a means of emphasis inside the border and contrast through black and white design beyond the border.
Students learned about the color wheel and color theory. They chose one object to draw creating a balanced composition. Color was applied by following a chart with color theory vocabulary.
Scratch Art Animals
Students chose their own animal and created two final images showing texture and contrast.
Notan means the combination of lights and darks especially as used in Japanese art : the design or pattern of a work of art as seen in flat areas of dark and light values only. Students constructed a 3D cube where they had to create one Notan per side.
Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being. With the Zentangle method, students created words that were meaningful to them and added a symbol to represent the word they chose
Emphasis with Color
Students learned how to do blind contour and contour drawings. For their project they were to draw 5+ contour objects paying attention to composition and space. Next they created emphasis by coloring in only the background and leaving the objects white. They also were introduced to the artist David Hockney.
One Point Perspective Names
Students were introduced to one point perspective. They wrote their names/nicknames in box lettering. Next, they created orthogonal lines back to the vanishing point to make their names look three-dimensional. Inside each letter of their name they drew images that symbolized their personalities. The elements of art used were color, value, and space.
Texture is one of the Elements of Art. It is used by artists to show how something might feel or what ti is made of. Students drew their hands and then filled them with different types of textures.