Classes

Week 5 ~ 9/19-9/23

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AP Art History

• Architecture of Power: After viewing the Micronesian island of Pohnpei on a map, we watch five minutes of
the FSM video of Nan Madol “FSM – Pohnpei — Nan Madol Tour” Video, 6:35 Accessed August 12, 2013 http://wwwyoutubecom/watch?v=123BDi8gPgQ The video is replayed as students jot down questions about
the site, which are combined to make a class list The questions are numbered and partners draw one They have 15 minutes to research their questions using provided resources, including enduring understanding and essential knowledge statements for the Pacific. If the question is unanswerable, the pair creates a related, answerable question. We go down the list bringing together material we learned. We conclude by analyzing specific ways architecture communicates power and authority and ways the remarkable site and form of Nan Madol communicate status and power of the ruler/patron

Art 1

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  • Contour Shoes:  Line, Shape, Space, Balance, Composition
    • Thumbnail sketches of 3 different views of your shoe.

 

 

 

 

 

Art 2

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  • Begin mural outside by the softball field

March 27th-31st

Welcome Back… 51 more days until Summer Break!

Art 1

Clay Introduction

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Claes Oldenburg Food Sculptures

  • Look up ideas for what kind of food you would like to recreate.
  • Sketch your ideas into your sketchbook or a sheet of copy paper.

 

~Jan. 4th-6th~ Week 16

Welcome Back and Happy New Year!

AP Art History

  • Ancient Mediterranean:  Egypt, Mesopotamia (Near East), Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic Greek, Acropolis, Etruscan, Rome, High Roman
  • Students write any ten things they know about ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia.
  • Compare the geographical circumstances and resulting cultures of the two areas

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  • Color Theory and the Color Wheel
    • Using primary colors, I can create secondary and tertiary colors on the color wheel.

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Week 14 ~ 11/28-12/2

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Art 1

  • One Point Perspective:  Boxes in space, Names in 3D, & Bedroom

Art 2

  • Everyday Objects Painting

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AP Art History

  • Unit 4 Test on South, East, Central, and Southeast Asia
  • Begin Unit 5~ Ancient Mediterranean

 

Week 13 ~ November 14th-18th

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AP Art History

  • Google Classroom:  Review of China, Korea, Japan, South Asia, & South East Asia

Art 1

  • Facial Proportions: Practice nose and lips (Monday & Tuesday), begin shading

Art 2

  • Everyday Object:  Larger than Life – Form and Value
    Students will choose an everyday object, preferably around 6-12 inches.  They will draw the object to be larger than life size. If students do not bring in an object, they will draw a smashed aluminum can using a scale larger than actual size.

    Using acrylic paint, students will focus on contrasting values to create dimension and replicate the texture of their chosen object. The object should look realistic, while the background is of varying color families applied in an interestingly aesthetic manner.

Week 12 ~ November 7th-10th

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AP Art History

  • South, Central, East, and Southeast Asia

Art 1

  • Finish:  Mini Still Life
  • Practice drawing facial features (eyes, noses, lips, ears)

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  • Facial Proportions

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Art 2

  • Finish:  Surrealism in Black and White
  • Begin:  Everyday Objects

Week 11 ~ Oct.31st-Nov.4th

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Art 1

  • Still Life:  a painting or drawing of an arrangement of objects, typically including fruit and flowers and objects contrasting with these in texture, such as bowls and glassware.

Mini Still Life on 6″ x 9″ drawing paper, using 12 shades of gray

Tip 1: Look at what you are drawing

Tip 2: Draw from real objects whenever possible

Tip 3: Don’t trace

Tip 4: Understand perspective

Tip 5. Use grids, guidelines or rough forms to get the proportions right before you add details

Tip 6: Be wary of ellipses

Tip 7: Keep the outlines light

Tip 8: Have a Good Range of Tone

Tip 9: Use mark-making to convey surface quality and texture

Art 2

  • Surrealism in Black and White

Surrealistic drawing in black and white color pencil on brown Canson paper.

Students will first take a picture of a set of hands – their own or someone else.  They will then search for and add other images and elements to their hand composition to create a Surrealistic drawing.  Students will potentially need to change the scale of certain images in order to incorporate them successfully into their composition.  Multiple Elements and Principles will be utilized in this drawing, specifically: unity, proportion, space, and contrast.

AP Art History

Unit Four:  South, Central, East and Southeast Asia

  • How do art and architecture reflect beliefs and practices?
  • How do art and architecture reveal cross-cultural connections and influences?

Great Stupa, Lakshmana, Angkor, Buddha, Longmen Caves, Todai-ji, Borobudur Temple

For Tuesday,  Read:  “Eight Scenes of the Buddha’s Life”

Week 10 ~ October 24-28

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AP Art History

“Beliefs Made Visible: Hindu Art in South Asia” 29:38

 

Art 1

  • Still Life:  a painting or drawing of an arrangement of objects, typically including fruit and flowers and objects contrasting with these in texture, such as bowls and glassware.

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how to see sizes – angles – proportions

To draw well, students need to learn to see size relationships, angle relationships, and the relationship of different negative space sizes.  We can teach this using sighting devices and techniques.

Below: Students learn to measure and compare lengths, proportions, angles, and so on by sighting.  They hold a ruler or pencil at arms length while making comparison observations. These measurements are transferred to the paper.

A viewfinder is another useful sighting device to help see the angles and proportions of things being observed.  This category includes linear perspective which can be learned by making careful comparisons of sizes and angles.

By using two sticks (like chop sticks, pencils, or rulers) and holding one in line with a vertical corner and crossing it with another stick that lines up to a horizontal line, students can draw in perspective and learn to observe the principles of linear perspective. The sticks must be kept together in the observed position while placing them on the paper and transferring the observed angles to the paper.


Above: Catie Froese uses a ruler to make sightings to determine 
proportions of pottery by Marvin Bartel

Above: Suzi Arsenovic uses a ruler to make sightings of an aluminum table by sculptor John Mishler

 

Tip 1: Look at what you are drawing

Tip 2: Draw from real objects whenever possible

Tip 3: Don’t trace

Tip 4: Understand perspective

Tip 5. Use grids, guidelines or rough forms to get the proportions right before you add details

Tip 6: Be wary of ellipses

Tip 7: Keep the outlines light

Tip 8: Have a Good Range of Tone

Tip 9: Use mark-making to convey surface quality and texture

Tip 10: Include / omit detail as necessary

Tip 11: Insert your own soul

How to Create an excellent Observational Drawing: 11 Tips for High School Art Students

Art 2

  • Surrealism in Black and White

Surrealistic drawing in black and white color pencil on brown Canson paper.

Students will first take a picture of a set of hands – their own or someone else.  They will then search for and add other images and elements to their hand composition to create a Surrealistic drawing.  Students will potentially need to change the scale of certain images in order to incorporate them successfully into their composition.  Multiple Elements and Principles will be utilized in this drawing, specifically: unity, proportion, space, and contrast.

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