April 2018

High school lessons for the week of April 16-20

Monday:  Art 1:  Papier Mache:  Students are continuing on their trophy heads.  This should be the final week on the project.  Student will continue adding features to make their animal look more realistic.  Use modeling clay for eyes, form nostrils, skin folds and so on.  Use paper soaked in papier mache paste to form details and fill out areas to create symmetry. Cover with different color to better see the shape  The animal head should be solid, keep checking profile and front view photos.
                Art II, III, IV:  Papier Mache: Students are doing same assingment as Art 1 class, they are a few days behind due to finishing up another project.  Continue building features that help animal head look realistic.

Tuesday:    Art I   : Papier Mache:  Color Study:  small colored paper mosaic pictures of the animal should be completed.  Front and side view will be done to help students determine color placement on their trophy head.  Some students will be soaking colored paper to soften it for paper macheing on their animal head.
                Art II, III, IV:    Same as Art I
Wednesday:  Art I  Papier Mache:  Colored paper final layer, students will continue covering animal, making adjustments as needed to match photo as close as possible.
                      Art II,III,IV:  Same assignment as ART I   Students may not be ready to do their study yet.

Thursday:  Art 1:  Evaluation:  Hang trophy heads in hallway to determine what needs to be completed, informal critique.  Students take information and finish project.  Assist other students if needed to finish.

               Art II, III, IV: Same as Art 1 if they are caught up with these classes, otherwise follow same plan.

Friday:      Art I: Artist Statement:  Students will write a short statement concerning this project to be typed and displayed with their animal head.  .

                 Art II III IV: Same are Art 1.   

Middle School Exploratory 8th grade
Monday:  Cardboard loom weaving:  Students will learn basic pattern for weaving:  over, under, over, under, and how to turn the corner without pulling on the warp strings.  They will create a small color sketch of the pattern they would like to make, select yarn and begin weaving.   This project will take all week to complete.
Tuesday:  Weaving:  Students will learn how to compress weft yarn to cover the warp threads.  They will learn how to drop and pick up colors when needed to complete the design the drew.

Wednesday:  Weaving, incorporate all instruction, warp threads should remain straight, all loose ends should be secured on back of the weaving.

 Thursday:  Continue weaving.

Friday:  Last day for weaving, student have the option of removing weaving from the loom or leaving it on.  Share finished weaving with the class.

Elementary classes:  Kindergarten:  Locke:  Student will review texture/ rubbings.  They will use construction paper to do rubbings, fold lengthwise and cut into leaf like shapes.  They will paste together to form feathers for a hat theu will make next week.
  Scoles: Texture rubbings:  Students will learn what texture is, they will do several crayon rubbings on small paper to take home and then do rubbings on large paper that they will use next week to make an orgami hat.

First Grade :1-F: Still Life:  Students will be introduced to Paul Crezanne's still life with fruit.  They will learn what makes a still life and will paint the wall/table for their own still life. Save for next week.
                    1-M: Still life drawing: Students will outline their fruit, cut out, draw bowl, outline and cut out that too.  They will then arrange their fruit in the bowl on the table they have painted.  Glue and share with others.  If time they will selelct a background paper to display painting.

Second Grade: Lascaux Cave Painting.  Students review Lascauz cave painting, they will use brushed to stipple colors on paper to create a cave like painting to add their cave art on.  Blend warm colors with white.  Save for next week.

Third Grade: Intro to sewing a tapestry.  Both classes will meet together this week, they will continue sewing frames using running stitch.  3-Kane will continue sewing frames and do cross stitch inbetween the spaces.  3-Kearns will do frames as they are a class behind.  Save for next week. 

Fourth grades: Papier Mache:  Castles, last day to papier mache the castles.  Student will add the final layers of colored paper to their structures.  They will use a second smaller accent color to draw the viewer's eye to certain parts of the castle.  If finished students will help others so that all castles are completed by end of class.  Those who finish will help others.  4-L students will begin adding doors, windows and flags to their castles.  Learn how to create a 3-D looking flag.

Fifth Grade:  5-Lang:  Picasso abstract pictures.  Students will finish drawing their front and 3/4 view of a famous artist.
They will outling and trace onto white paper.  The two drawings will be cut into four pieces and re-assembled to form two abstract drawings.  They will outline their favorite one.  Learn how to use pastels to draw attention to the lines.

5-Cody  Intro to abstract:  Students will learn about Picasso and compare/contrast his portrait with George Washington's portrait.  They will learn about grid drawings and enlarge a drawing of a famous artist to be used for their abstract picture. Save for next week.


Contact: T Harper