Week 2

Comp Art

VAHSVA.CR.1   Visualize and generate ideas for creating works of art.

  1. Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
  2. Consider multiple options, weighing consequences, and assessing results.
  3. Practice the artistic process by researching, brainstorming, and planning to create works of art.

VAHSVA.CR.4   Incorporate formal and informal components to create works of art.

  1. Use principles of design to organize elements of art to create unified compositions.

VAHSVA.RE.2     Critique personal works of art and the artwork of others, individually and collaboratively, using a variety of approaches.

  1. Self-evaluate in-progress and complete work using criteria such as composition, craftsmanship, technical skill, meeting goals of work, and progress over time.

Monday-Today 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 link to download the power point Line-s8fop9

Tuesday-We will begin art history today by looking at the first ever paintings in the Caves at Lascaux.  Click here to see the power point   paleo-and-neo-art   Students will then use dirt and glue to create a line drawing of an animal.  Students will then begin a contour line still life. Students should have a ground line, utilize overlapping, and fill the space.

Wednesday- We will look at The Venus of Willendorf for art history today. She is known as the first sculpture.  Students will then continue to work on their still life by overlapping shapes to fill the page.

Thursday- For our Art History portion, we will look at Stonehenge and discuss its contributions to the beginnings architecture. Students will then compete their still life drawing using contour line and adding texture. Students will self-reflect using a rubric before turning it in.

Friday- We will begin class by reviewing Prehistoric art, the Caves at Lascaux, the Venus of Willendorf, and Stonehenge. We will then continue our discussion of line through gesture, quick line drawings that show movement. Students will draw from live models.




VAHSCR.CR.3    Engage in an array of processes, media, techniques, and technology through experimentation, practice, and persistence.


VAHSCR.CR.4    Incorporate formal and informal components to create works of art.

  1. Apply compositional principles to create representational and non-objective ceramic works.


MondayI will introduce students to a clay whistle. Students will create two pinch pots that they will slip and score together to make a hollow form. Students will then add a mouth piece and sculptural pieces to make their hollow form into a whistle.

Tuesday-Students will finish their whistle by adding sculptural pieces to transform it into an animal or something else of their choice. I will then introduce students to their first big project, coil pots. Students will begin to sketch and plan for their pots so that they can begin Friday. Click here to see the power point…Coil Pot with Variety

Wednesday-After their sketch is approved, students will begin working on their coil pot.

Thursday-Students will continue to work on their coil pots by slipping and scoring their coils together to build the walls of their pot.

Friday-Students will continue to  work on their coil pots.

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