Week 1, August 1-5

Welcome to Comprehensive/Art History! I look forward to getting to know all of you this semester and introducing you to art production, art history, aesthetics, and art criticism! Make sure to sign up for my Remind and visit my blog weekly to stay in the know. Please text @madart to 81010 to sign up for  the Remind.

Monday-We will spend a good portion of the class getting to know one another. We will also have a discussion around the question, “what is art?” What does art mean to different people? Students will then complete a drawing pretest. This will help me see what skill level students are at as well as allow students to reflect on their artistic growth in December.

Tuesday-Every student will need a white poster board for class. We will use the poster boards to make a portfolio to store student work throughout the semester. In class, students will draw on the outside of their portfolio to visually describe themselves to myself and classmates. If students do not finish today, they will use time throughout the next week if they finish other assignments early.

Wednesday-Today we will begin art history as well as art production. We will begin each day of class with about 10 minutes of art history. We will start today looking at and discussing Prehistoric art. We will then begin working with our first building block of art, the Element of Art-line. Today we will practice working on drawing from observation by simply focusing on the outline of the form. Click on the links to download the power points Paleo and Neo Art Line

Thursday-We will continue to look at and discuss Prehistoric art. Students will then begin a contour line still life. Students should have a ground line, utilize overlapping, and fill the space.

Friday-Students will begin class by completing a Paleolithic inspired dirt painting. Students will then continue to work on their still life by overlapping shapes to fill the page.

Drawing 1

Welcome to Drawing 1. I am thrilled that you all signed up for another art class. You will be building on drawing skills developed in Comprehensive Art as well as focusing on the Principles of Design and learning facial and figure proportions. Please sign up for the drawing Remind to stay in the loop. Please text @hhsdraw to 81010 to sign up for the Remind.

Monday-We will spend a good amount of the class getting to know one another. We will also discuss what to anticipate throughout the course and class expectations. Students will also take a pre-test that will help gauge where they are at to start the semester and determine growth at the end of the semester.

Tuesday-We will be class by reviewing contour line. I will then introduce students to the use of cross contour lines to show volume. Students will practice using cross contours using figures from magazines in action. Click the link to see the Power Point…cross contour p pt

Wednesday– Students will complete a larger, finished cross contour figure and begin to add a background.

Thrusday-Students will have some of the class to finish their cross contour figure. If time allows, I will then introduce students to work by M. C. Escher and Jaume Montserrat. Both artists illustrate forms as if they are wrapped ribbons. Students will use these works as inspiration for their own piece where they will draw a human or animal figure using ribbons. Students will be able to choose their subject.

Friday-Students will begin to develop a composition using contour lines in the form of ribbons to create an animal.

Ceramics

I am so excited to teach ceramics this semester. I hope you will love getting your hands dirty as much as I do! Please sign up for the Ceramics Remind to stay in the loop. Text @madclay to 81010 to sign up for the Remind.

Monday– We will spend a good amount of the class getting to know one another. We will also discuss what to anticipate throughout the course and class expectations. Students will also take a pre-test that will help gauge where they are at to start the semester and determine growth at the end of the semester. Students will also have a studio tour and get acquainted with clay tools.

Tuesday-Students will make a small stamp that they will incise their initials into. They will use these throughout the semester to press their initials into the bottom of their pots.

Wednesday-Once students have finished their stamps they will begin to make pinch pots. Students will start sketching a planning for a ball made of two pinch pots. They will create a relief radial design on the pinch pot after it is formed.

Thursday-Students will be putting their two pinch pots together to form a hollow ball. Once the ball is formed, student will begin using a reductive process to carve away portions to create a radial design.

Friday-Students will complete their radial design balls. I will then introduce students to next week’s project, coil pots. Students will begin to sketch and plan for their pots so that they can begin on Monday. Click here to see the power point…Coil Pot with Variety

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