Week 14

Comp Art

VAHSVACU.1 Articulates ideas and universal themes from diverse cultures of the past and present.

VAHSVAPR.1 Uses formal qualities of art (elements and principles) to create unified composition and communicate meaning.

VAHSVAAR.1 Makes written and oral critiques of own works of art.


Monday-Students will take a quiz on the Renaissance, Northern Renaissance, and Mannerism. Many students will be finishing their radial designs.

Tuesday-We will introduce students to non-objective art. Students will create their own non-objective artwork by using a viewfinder to create a composition with no identifiable objects.  Wednesday- I will introduce students to art of the Baroque period. We will begin with paintings by Caravaggio.  Students will then continue to work on their non-objective project. Students will begin to add color. They can use watercolor, colored pencil, crayon (to create texture rubbings), and marker.

Thursday- We will continue to talk about Baroque art by looking at sculptures by Bernini. Students will then continue to work on their non-objective project focusing on creating texture and contrast within their composition.

Friday-We will continue our discussion of Baroque art by looking at paintings by Rembrandt. Students will then complete their non-objective artwork and complete a self-assessment before turning it in.


Drawing 1

VAHSDRPR.1 Incorporates elements and principles of design to solve specific visual arts problems and to communicate ideas and emotions, culminating in a finished work of art.

VAHSDRPR.2 Engages in an array of drawing processes and techniques.

VAHSDRPR.3  Develops complex art work using a variety of media and technology.

VAHSDRAR.1 Writes and critiques orally his or her own works of art.

VAHSDRAR.2 Critiques art work of others individually and in group settings.

VAHSDRAR.3 Develops multiple strategies for responding to and reflecting on artworks.


Monday-Colored Pencil still life drawings are now due. We will begin class by hanging them all up and looking at the finished work. We will have an informal critique. Students will then begin brainstorming and sketching for their metamorphosis project. Once approved, students will begin drawing their objects changing in graphite on the large paper.

Tuesday-Friday- Students will continue to work on their metamorphosis project.



VA:Ceram.1 Ceramic Technique: Planning
The learner will be able to uses preparatory sketches, plans, and produces hand-built and/or wheel-thrown ceramic works inspired by personal experience, social issues, observation of natural world, and research into selected cultures or ceramic artists.

VA:Ceram.2 Ceramic Techniques: Construction
The learner will be able to demonstrates proficiency in techniques, such as wedging, pinching, molding, scoring, and joining.

VA:Ceram.3 Ceramic Technique: Clay Management
The learner will be able to demonstrate techniques of pottery formation such as pinch, coil, slab, molding, combination, and wheel-throwing.

VA:Ceram.4 Ceramic Techniques: Glazing
The learner will be able to apply glazing techniques, such as brushing, dipping, pouring, wax resist, and stencil.

VA:Ceram.17 Criticism
The learner will be able to critique ceramic artworks using the processes of description, analysis, interpretation, and judgment based on evidence observed in artworks.

VA:Ceram.18 Self-Evaluation
The learner will be able to evaluate, based on predetermined criteria, own performance and progress on skills and written and visual products.

Monday-A few people still need to finish their idiom sculpture.  I will introduce the next project, Beautiful but Functional. Students will brainstorm on a problem around the house and how they can solve that problem with a creation made out of clay. Their hand built creation should be functional but also aesthetically pleasing. Once their sketch is approved. They may begin building their form.

Tuesday-Thursday-Students will continue to work on their Beautiful but Functional artwork.

Friday-We will be critiquing students’ sculptural bowls. After critique, students will complete their Beautiful but functional artwork.

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