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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

MIXED MEDIA SLOTHS

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 Mixed Media Sloths
Learning Targets

I can...

  • Create an original Mixed Media Sloth using drawing techniques learned in class
  • Use shape variation (geometric, organic), analogous colors (blue purple red) and line types (horizontal vertical diagonal) inspired by American Illustrator (2013-Present) Victoria Borges
  • Use collage techniques (readymade, clippings, composing) and design principles (composition, balance, variation) based on American Art
  • Define Balance (the distribution of the visual weight of objects, colors, texture, and space)

Lesson One
Day One, Art Start

1. Sloth Sayings III (2020) Victoria Borges

2. Read Slowly, Slowly, Slowly, Said the Sloth by Eric Carle 

3. Discussion Questions "How many species of sloths are there? Why are sloths so slow? How far can a sloth travel in a day? Why do sloths leave the sheltered canopy and go to the ground? What do sloths eat? How much food do sloths consume? How long do sloths sleep? What is the biggest threat to a sloth? What are sloths considered lazy creatures? What does a sloth's scientific name mean in Greek? How much faster are sloths swimming than walking? What is an arboreal habitat made up of? How long can it take for a sloth to digest a single meal? Are sloths the world's slowest mammals?"

Lesson Activities

1. Choose 8" X 12" Drawing Paper

2. Add line types (contour, outline, perspective) to the positive space (animal) of the sloth drawings

3. Outline line types (contour, outline, perspective) with the neutral colors (black, brown, grey) for the Mixed Media Sloths

Day Two, Art Start

1. Retrieve Mixed Media Sloths for Assigned Table

2. Sloth Sayings IV (2020)Victoria Borges 

3. Discussion Questions "How many species of sloths are there? Did the artist paint in long brush strokes? Are the lines curved, straight, or thin? Does the artist use a variety of shapes? What types of shapes do you see? What are the colors that the artist uses? What do you think the artwork is about? What are the similarities in the story behind this artwork? Have you heard these stories before?"

Lesson Activities

1. Use analogous colors (blue purple red) to fill in the positive space (animal) of the sloth drawings

2. Use analogous colors (blue purple red) to fill in the negative space (background) of the sloth drawings

3. Use embellishments (plastic eyes, bubble wrap, brown paper) to fill in the positive space (animal) of the Mixed Media Sloths

Day Three, Art Start

1. Retrieve Mixed Media Sloths for Assigned Table

2. Set Up Studio Area (scissors, glue sticks, construction paper)

Lesson Activities

1. Add highlights (reflective light, light source) to fill in the positive space (animal) of the sloth drawings

2. Add shadow (cast shadow, reflective shadow) to fill in the negative space (background) of the sloth drawings

3. Add details (eyelashes, fur, claws) to the positive space (animal) of the Mixed Media Sloths

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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

WATERCOLOR CASTLES

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 Watercolor Castles

Learning Targets

I can...

  • Create an original Watercolor Castle using drawing techniques learned in class
  • Use shape variation (geometric organic), line variation (horizontal, vertical, diagonal) and space (positive negative) inspired by Impressionist Painter (1840-1926) Claude Monet
  • Use different types of patterns (swirls, stripes, floral) and design principles (composition, proportion, gradation) based on Impressionism
  • Define Architecture (the practice of designing and constructing buildings)

Lesson One
Day One, Art Start

1. The Portal at Midday (1893) Claude Monet

2. Read Castles by Gillian Osband

3. Discussion Questions "How did the artist use geometric shapes to draw their castle? Did the artist create at least one pattern on their case? Did the artist use watercolor effectively? Did the artist draw a castle that takes up most of the space on the paper? Did the artist add horizon lines to give the artwork depth? How do these castles connect to fairytale stories or architecture? What were the group of knights that protected the castle called? What are the main features of a castle? How were castles built?"

Lesson Activities

1. Retrieve 12" X 15" Drawing Paper

2. Draw a horizon line in the negative space (background) of the white paper for the Watercolor Castles

3. Use geometric shapes (rectangle, squares, triangles) to add buildings parts (towers, walls, doors) to the positive space (building) of the Watercolor Castles

Day Two, Art Start

1. Retrieve Watercolor Castles for Assigned Table

2. Rouen Cathedral, Study of the Portal (1892) Claude Monet



3. Discussion Questions "Have you ever made a castle? What types of tools did you use? What would make the best castle- height, sturdiness, or level of detail? What are some materials (rocks, sticks, moats) that can be used to protect castles from the waves? What is the different between a palace and a castle? How would you build a castle in a whole day? Why were castles built in medieval times? What were the first castles made out of? What was the castle keep and what was its purpose? What was the title of the person in charge of the affairs within the castle?"

Lesson Activities

1. Use line variation (vertical, horizontal, diagonal) to add texture (bricks, stone, metal) to the positive space (castle) of the Watercolor Castles

2. Add architectural features (flag, moat, draw bridge) to the medieval castles of the Watercolor Castles

3. Use eraser to remove any guidelines from the positive space (building) of the Watercolor Castles 

Day Three, Art Start

1. Retrieve Watercolor Castles for Assigned Table

2. Set Up Studio Area (colored pencil, sharpeners, erasers)

Lesson Activities

1. Use earth tones (brown red black) to fill in the positive space (building) of the castle drawings

2. Use earth tones (green blue white) to fill in the negative space (background) of the castle drawings

3. Add highlights (reflective light, light source) and shadows (cast shadow, shadow) to the positive space (building) of the Watercolor Castles

Artist Examples


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Monday, November 29, 2021

EASTER ISLAND HEADS

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 Easter Island Heads

Learning Targets

I can...

  • Create an original Easter Island Head using drawing techniques in class
  • Use shape variation (geometric, organic), space (positive, negative), and texture (smooth, rough) inspired by the Rapa Nui People from Polynesia
  • Use art element: line (horizontal, vertical, diagonal) and design principles (balance, composition, repetition) based on Monolithic Art
  • Define Moai (gigantic carved stone figures found on Easter Island)

Lesson One
Day One, Art Start

1. View of the Northeast of the Exterior Space of the Quarry, with several moai (human figure carving) on the slopes (2021) Trustees of the British Museum

2. Read Among Stone Giants: The Life of Katherine Routledge and Her Remarkable Expedition to Easter Island by Van Tilburg

3. Discussion Questions "What do the moat figures of Easter Island represent? How were the moat carved? Who made the moai on Easter Island? What happened to the figures from Easter Island in 1978? What is the language spoken on Easter Island? What are the mysteries of Easter Island? What is Isle De Pascua? What happened to the Rapa Nui civilization? What resources would have been limited on Easter Island? What is the most widely accepted theory for the purpose of the late statues Moai on Easter island?"

Lesson Activities

1. Choose 8 X 12 Construction Paper

2. Add line types (contour outline continuous) to the positive space (face) of the statue drawings

3. Outline line types (contour outline continuous) with the neutral colors (black brown grey) for the Easter Island Heads 

Day Two, Art Start

1. Retrieve Easter Island Heads for Assigned Tables

2. Moai on the Hillside of Rano Kau (1500 CE) Trustees of the British Museum

3. Discussion Questions "What are the Main on Easter Island? What is life like for Indigenous people today? Are the lines curved, straight, thick, or thin? What types of shapes do you see? What are the colors of these statues? What do you think the colors on the statues are form? What are the similarities and differences between these stories? What can you see? What do you think the meaning behind this image is? What do you like about this image? What are some art elements and principles you can see?"

Lesson Activities

1. Use warm colors (red orange yellow) to fill in the positive space (face) of the statue drawings

2. Use cool colors (blue green purple) to fill in the negative shape (background) of the statue drawings

3. Use embellishments (plastic eyes, bubble wrap, brown paper) to fill in the positive space (face) of the Easter Island Heads

Day Three, Art Start

1. Retrieve Easter Island Head for Assigned Table

2. Set Up Studio Area (glue sticks, scissors, construction paper)

Lesson Activities

1. Add highlights (reflective light, light source) to fill in the positive shape (face) of the statue drawings

2. Add shadows (cast shadow, reflective shadow) to fill in the negative space (background) of the statue drawings

3. Add details (eyelashes, old stone, grass) for the positive space (face) and negative space (background) of the Easter Island Head

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Monday, November 22, 2021

AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINALS

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 Australian Aboriginals

Learning Targets

I can...

  • Create an original Australian Aboriginal using drawing techniques learned in class
  • Use line types (horizontal, vertical, diagonal), shape variation (geometric, organic), and value (tints, shades) inspired by Australian Artist (1926-1998) Rover Thomas
  • Use painting techniques (pigment, pointillism, layering) and design principles (gradation, proportion, composition) based on Indigenous Art
  • Define Dot Painting (produced by repeated imprints of paint covered brushes, dotting sticks, or instruments onto a surface)

Lesson One
Day One, Art Start

1. Dumbun Owls (1987) Rover Thomas

2. Read Roads Cross: The Paintings of Rover Thomas by National Gallery of Australia

3. Discussion Questions "Who are Australian Aborigines? What styles of storytelling do Australian Aborigines practice? What is the Rainbow Serpent? Do Indigenous people own their own land? Have Indigenous people always owned their own land? Have Indigenous children always been brought up by their families? What kinds of food are available to Indigenous people? What is life-like for Indigenous people today? What is a Monotreme animal? Which two animals are Monotremes? What is a Marsupial mammal? Which three animals are Marsupials? What is a Placental mammal? Which of the following is a Placental mammal? Which Australian bird has a bird head and kills snakes? Which Australian bird is the second largest bird in the world?"

Lesson Activities

1. Choose 8 X 12 Drawing Paper

2. Add line types (contour, outline, perspective) to positive space (animal) of animal drawings 

3. Outline line types (contour, outline, perspective) with neutral colors (black, brown, grey) for the Australian Aboriginals

Day Two, Art Start

1. Retrieve Australian Aboriginals for Assigned Table

2. Marlu- Kangaroo Dreaming (1995) Rover Thomas

3. Discussion Questions "What two species of Crocodile live in Australia? Which of the two crocodile species is bigger? How many species of snakes are there in Australia? Which Australian snake is considered the most poisonous? Which is the largest Shark in Australian Waters? Does the artist paint in long brushstrokes? Are the lines curved, straight, thick, or thin? Does the artist use a variety of shapes? What types of shapes do you see? What are the colors that the artist uses? What do you think the black cone is? What do you think the red and yellow shapes around the cone are? What are similarities in the story behind this painting and the ones you have heard before?"

Lesson Activities

1. Use warm colors (red orange yellow) to fill in the positive space (animal) of the animal paintings

2. Use cool colors (green blue purple) to fill in the negative space (background) of the animal paintings

3. Use embellishments (plastic eyes, bubble wrap, brown paper) to fill in the positive space (animal) of the Australian Aboriginals 

Day Three, Art Start

1. Retrieve Australian Aboriginals for Assigned Table

2. Set Up Studio Area (tempera paint, popsicle sticks, paint brushes)

Lesson Activities

1. Add highlights (reflective light, light source) to fill in the positive space (animal) of the animal drawings 

2. Add shadow (cast shadow, reflective shadow) to fill in the negative space (background) of the animal drawings

3. Add details (whiskers, spots, eyelashes) to the positive space (animal) of the Australian Aboriginals

Artist Examples


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Friday, November 19, 2021

DESERT LANDSCAPE

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 Desert Landscapes

Learning Targets

I can...

  • Create an original Desert Landscapes using drawing techniques learned in class
  • Use form (two dimensional, three dimensional), shape variation (geometric, organic), and line types (parallel, straight, curved) inspired by Orientalist Painter (1853-1907) Eugene Girardet
  • Use drawing techniques (observational, perspective, contour) and design principles (composition, movement, gradation) based on Realism
  • Define Horizon Line (point where the earth meets the sky)

Lesson One
Day One, Art Start

1. Dans Les Hauts Plateaux, Apres Lorage (1853) Eugene Girardet

2. Read Desert Voices by Byrd Bayor

3. Discussion Questions "Where is the painted desert located? How many miles long is the painted desert? What happened to some of the trees here? What are the three concepts in landscape paintings? What are the basic elements in this landscape painting? What strikes you the most about this landscape? What mood odes it evoke? What is the main idea of this painting? Is there a dominant atmospheric effect? Is there a dominant color temperature in the landscape? What is the focal point? What is the main idea of this painting?"

Lesson Activities

1. Use a ruler, compass, or straightedge to draw the scenery (background, foreground, middle ground) of the landscape painting

2. Add details (building, animals, plants) within the scenery (foreground, middle ground, background) of the landscape paintings

3. Use colored sharpies to outline the scenery (foreground, middle ground, background) of the Desert Landscapes

Day Two, Art Start

1. Retrieve Desert Landscapes for Assigned Tables

2. Flight Into Egypt (1853) Eugene Girardet

3. Discussion Questions "What can you see? what do you think the meaning behind this image is? How does this image make you feel? What do you like about the image? What are some art laments and principles you can see? How does the artist use brushes or tools to show all the vials elements in his paintings? How will you compose your section? How will your section fit into the big picture? How is this painting inspiring your own work?"

Lesson Activities

1. Add patterns (swirls, stars, stripes) into the scenery (foreground, middle ground, background) of the landscape paintings

2. Use complimentary colors (green red, blue orange, purple yellow) to fill in the scenery (foreground, middle ground, background) of the landscape paintings

3. Use complimentary colors (green red, blue orange, purple yellow) to fill in the scenery (foreground, middle ground, background) of the landscape paintings

Day Three, Art Start

1. Retrieve Desert Landscapes for Assigned Tables

2. Set Up Studio Area (washable markers, black sharpies, felt pens)

Lesson Activities

1. Add highlights (sunlight, reflection) within the scenery (foreground, middle ground, background) of the landscape paintings

2. Add shadows (cast shadow, reflective shadow) within the scenery (foreground, middle ground, background) of the landscape paintings 

3. Add details (animals, people, buildings) within the scenery (foreground, middle ground, background) of the Tropical Landscapes

Artist Examples

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TROPICAL LANDSCAPES

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 Tropical Landscapes

Learning Targets

I can...

  • Create an original Tropical Landscape using drawing techniques learned in class
  • Use shape variation (geometric, organic), line types (horizontal, vertical, diagonal), and space (positive, negative) inspired by French Post-Impressionist (1848-1903) Paul Gauguin
  • Use painting techniques (double loaded brush, absorption, palette) and design principles (balance, composition, gradation) based on Post Impressionism
  • Define Horizon Line (point where the earth meets the sky)

Lesson One
Day One, Art Start

1. Tahitian Landscape Two (1848) Paul Gauguin

2. Read The Color of the Night Paul Gauguin by Helene Kerillis

3. Discussion Questions "Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going? What was Paul Gauguin's full name? When was Paul Gauguin born? Where was Paul Gauguinborn? Where did Paul Gauguin paint Tropical Vegetation? What types of symbols did Paul Gauguin use in his work? Why did the artist overall simplify subject matter? What were some of his greatest artistic finluenes that came from art and aesthetics? What happened after finishing the painting "Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where are we going?" What is the title of this painting?"

Lesson Activities

1. Use a ruler, compass, or straightedge to draw the scenery (foreground, middle ground, background) of the landscape painting

2. Add details (building, people, plants) within the scenery (foreground, middle ground, background) of the landscape painting

3. Use colored sharpies to outline the scenery (foreground, middle ground, background) of the Tropical Landscapes

Day Two, Art Start

1. Retrieve Tropical Landscapes for Assigned Table

2. Mountains In Tahiti (1848) Paul Gauguin 

3. Discussion Questions "What can you see? What do you think the meaning behind this image is? How does this image make you feel? What do you like about the image? What are some art elements and principles you can see? How does the artist use brushes or tools to show all the visual elements in his paintings? How will you compose your section? How will your section fit into the big picture? How is this painting inspiring your own work?"

Lesson Activities

1. Add patterns (swirls, stars, stripes) into the scenery (foreground, middle ground, background) of the landscape paintings

2. Use complimentary colors (green red, blue orange, yellow purple) to fill in the scenery (foreground, middle ground, background) of the landscape paintings

3. Use complimentary colors (green red, blue orange, yellow purple) to fill in the scenery (foreground, middle ground, background) of the Tropical Landscapes

Day Three, Art Start

1. Retrieve Tropical Landscapes for Assigned Table

2. Set Up Studio Area (washable markers, black sharpies, felt pens)

Lesson Activities

1. Add highlights (sunlight, reflection) within the scenery (foreground, middle ground, background) of the landscape paintings

2. Add shadows (cast shadow, reflective shadow) within the scenery (foreground, middle ground, background) of the landscape paintings

3. Add details (animals, people, buildings) within the scenery (foreground, middle ground, background) of the Tropical Landscapes

Artist Examples


Student Examples