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Art Foundations Class
The lessons you will see below is based on the Unit concept Illusion. In this unit the students will focus on drawing while trying to create the illusion of depth and form.
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Illusion Lesson 1 Shading Techniques
The first lesson was on different shading techniques. They learned about stippling, hatching, cross hatching, and shading. They had to demonstrate all four in four different spheres. While doing this they had to show with each shading technique the highlight, core of the shadow, cast shadow, and the reflected light.
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Illusion Lesson 2 White Still Life
In this lesson the students drew a still life from observation. All of the objects in the still life were white. The should have adapted the skills they learned from the first lesson and used it to help them on this lesson. Before they sketched the entire still life I focused on a few objects in the still life and broke them down to their basic shapes to help the students draw them better. The students were taught the drawing formula to guide them as well. They first sketched the still life with all the lights on in the classroom. Then we turned the spot lights on to make the shadows more dramatic. At this point the students could either choose to shade the entire still life or to pick a 6″x6″ section and only shade that section and do a contour outline with the rest of the drawing. This was a choice they were able to make if the students were overwhelmed with shading the entire still life. Lastly they choose one color pencil to do the entire shading and outlining with.
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Illusion Lesson 3 Surreal Accordion Book
In this lesson I introduced what surrealism is and showed a powerpoint of artwork during this movement. I taught the students the different surrealism techniques. The major technique we focus for this project was transformation. Each student had to pick an object from a bin I had. They then practiced in their sketchbooks drawing the object first realistically. Then they had to look at the object carefully and brainstorm on what the object could transform into. They then created a four page accordion book. The first page the object is drawn realistically and the last page the object is transformed into the new object and the pages in between you see the object transforming. They then had to add a background for the object but the background had to go with the object that it transformed into. After they finished that we made a stencil that outlined the shape of their original and the stenciled a design with it on the front and back covers.
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Drawing, Painting, Printmaking Class
The lessons you will see below is based on the Unit concept Inspiration. In this unit the students will focus on how music inspires artist.
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Inspiration Lesson Instrument Contour Line Drawings
Students drew contours of musical instruments from observation and created a balanced composition based on line. The students went over it with marker and then embellished the background to enhance the feeling of music.
Inspiration Lesson Cubist Still LIfe Paintings
In this lesson students will study work of Cubist work of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque and then create an abstract still life painting in tempera that incorporates musical instruments and other objects.
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Work in Progress
The lessons you will see below is based on the Unit concept Movement. How can the movement of the human figure be interpreted in artwork? What ideas can be communicated through movement of the human figure?
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Movement Lesson Leporello Accordion Book
In this lesson I introduced figures and movement in particular dance movements. I showed a powerpoint of all different styles of dancing. Then the students created figures in their sketch books that were in different dance movements. They created monoprints out of these and then turn the monoprints into pages and created a leporello accordion style book out of them.
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Work in Progress