Week 13 (10/30-11/3)

Comp Art

Art History Focus-Renaissance.

Production Focus-Color

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.

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.


Monday- We will continue to look at the Renaissance and the Sistine Chapel. Students will then complete their self-portrait by adding their darkest value of their color. They will fill out their self-assessment and turn their painting in to be graded.

Tuesday- We will take a break from The Renaissance to look at the style and techniques of Impressionism. Students will create their own landscape painting in the style of an Impressionist artist (Manet, Monet, or Seurat). Students will begin by drawing a line drawing of their composition. They will then mix the colors and values they need to match a landscape picture of their choice. They will use short impressionistic brushstrokes to create their painting.


Wednesday- We will begin class with an introduction to Leonardo da Vinci and The Last Supper. Students will then continue to work on their Impressionistic landscape painting.

Thursday- We will continue our discussion of Leonardo da Vinci by looking at The Mona Lisa. Students will then continue to work on their Impressionistic landscape painting.

Friday- We will finish the Renaissance with Raphael and the School of Athens. Students will then continue to work on their Impressionistic landscape painting.



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- Students will continue to work on their trompe l’oeil sculptures. Hopefully most students will be able to finish today.

Tuesday- I will introduce the next project, sculptural bowls. Students should brainstorm and create sketches for their ideas.

Tuesday-Friday Students will continue to work on their sculptural bowls. As they finish, they can glaze their ribbon pots.

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