Week 11, 10/16-10/20

Comp Art

VAHSVAPR.3 Understands and applies media, techniques, and processes in color / painting.

  1. Applies color theory (hue, value, intensity) and color schemes (monochromatic, analogous, complementary, split-complementary, and triadic) to express emotion and create unity.
  2. Reviews primary, secondary, and tertiary hues.
  3. Uses color relationships such as monochromatic, warm/cool, complementary, analogous, and spilt-complementary to achieve visual unity and/or intent of work.


Art History Focus- Romanesque

Art Production Focus-Color, Monochromatic Portraits

Monday-We will finish our discussion of Romanesque architecture and summarize the characteristics. A few students need a little bit of time to complete their ceramic masks. Other students will be working on their 2 point perspective houses. I will also be taking pictures of students for student’s self-portraits.

Tuesday–  I will be introducing students to the element of art color by Power Point. Students will then use the primary colors to create a color wheel. Students should finish mixing colors for their color wheel. Next, students will begin using the primary colors and black and white to create monochromatic color scales (tints and shades). If time allows, students will begin mixing complementary colors to create scales which make neutral browns.

Wednesday-We will begin class by looking at key characteristics of Gothic architecture. Students will then continue their color mixing exercises- complementary scales, monochromatic scales, and match the chip. In match the chip, students will be given three colors that they must mix colors to match.

Thursday– We will finish Gothic architecture by looking at Notre Dame Cathedral. I will then demonstrate how to begin their monochromatic self-portrait. Students will begin by tracing their face and the outlines of the four simplified values. Students will then choose a color that represents their personality or mood. They will begin painting their monochromatic self-portrait.

Friday- We will review Byzantine, Romanesque and Gothic architecture in preparation for the quiz on MONDAY. Students will then continue their monochromatic self-portrait.





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.8 Safety and Maintenance
The learner will be able to demonstrate proper care and safe use of ceramic tools, equipment, and materials.

VA:Ceram.14 Ceramic Techniques, Function
The learner will be able to identify and discuss how specific techniques, functions, and styles used in the creation of selected ceramic works affect the design.

VA:Ceram.16 Functions of Art
The learner will be able to discuss the relationship of form (design, technique, and media) and function in selected ceramic works.

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- We are behind because we have been out of clay but students should begin their ribbon pots today! Students should build about 3 ribbons a day, making sure to blend well and allow the clay to stiffen some.

Tuesday-Students will continue their ribbon pots.

Wednesday- Students will complete the building of their ribbon pots.

Thursday- We will begin class with a critique of the bas relief tiles. Students will then continue their ribbon pots.

Friday-Students will complete the building of their ribbon pots. They need to then consider outside decoration like texture and underglaze. If they made a pitcher, then I will teacher them how to make a handle and spout.

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