October 2017

High school lessons for the week of October 9-13

Monday:  Art I:  Students will be starting their watercolor unit .  Begin with a right brain drawing of three trees to practice using complementary colors. One tree is panted in the primary color, the last tree is the secondary color and the center tree is a blending of the complementary colors.  Red-Green, Blue-Orange, Yellow-Purple.  Students should try to achieve a realistic tree with a light source, shadow and so forth.  If finished, begin practice on a flat wash and graded wash for background painting.
               Art II, III, IV :  Students will begin using acrylic paints, starting with a 10 step painted value scale, on with black and white, one with a warm color, and one with a cool color. 

Tuesday:  Art 1 :  Set up still life painting with a potato and fabric.  Students will lightly draw still life using contour drawing. Begin painting using lightest values first, use complementary colors to create potato color.  Block in colors for fabric.

                 Art II, III, IV:  Reflective object drawing;  Students will pause on value chart painting and begin drawing of simple object that has a reflective quality.  They will enlarge object to fit a 6 x 12 inch format.  The drawing will be traced two times to create the repeated picture to be painted with acrylics.

Wednesday:Art 1  Sub day:  Students will continue with their potato still life,  They should be using a flat or graded wash in the background, blended complementary colors in the potato and light, dark values in the fabric to represent folds.  Colors in the fabric can be modified as some pattern might be difficult to match.

                   Art II,III,IV    Students will return to value scale painting as they should have a good idea of the colors they want to paint their simple reflected object.  Finish value scales .

Thursday:  Art I: Reflect on potato painting, finish adding dark values to create more contrast. 

                  Art II,III,IV:  Begin painting simple reflected series.  Start with gray scale painting.

Friday:      Art I:  Acrylic painting.  Students experiment with a grid style value scale mixing complementary colors to dull colors.

                 Art II III IV:  Continue painting on reflective object series of three.

Middle School Exploratory

Monday:  New Group of 7th graders:  Students will find seats, review expectations in class, select bins and do introductory interview with a student. Questions are:  What is one goal you would like to accomplish in this 6 weeks?  What is something we should know about you related to art class?  Is there a media that you are not comfortable working with? State which one; painting, clay, papier mache, drawing pencils, markers, glue, paper and so on.  Answers will be shared with the class.

Tuesday:  Daily drawing sketchbooks.  Students will sew together their daily drawing sketchbooks using pilot holes to prevent paper from tearing, blanket stitch with needle and yarn.  On the cover their name and grade will be drawn using block letters.  Add colors if time.

Wednesday:  Poster designs, working in groups at their tables students will examine different mini posters and determine what makes a good poster.  They will record this information on a worksheet and share findings with the class.
Thursday:  Poster design planing:  Students will select a topic for their poster and begin ideas for the design.  All students will draw a small scale idea for the poster, share ideas with the rest of the group and together draw a final design.  This poster will be hung in the hallway throughout the school. 

Friday:  Mock up poster design:  Students will create a small study or mock up of the poster they are creating.  Think placement of the idea, lettering, colors, size, and readability.  This mock up will be use for the final poster design.  Complete by end of class.

Elementary classes:

Kindergarten:  Pumpkin painting:  Students view pumpkin,   Identify shape,color and lines found in a pumpkin.  Draw on larger paper.  MIx orange to paint pumpkin , beginning with yellow and slowly adding red.  Give students green to mix with red to creat a stem.  Take home.

First Grade:  1-F:  These students are creating three faces out of clay to be used for a necklace.
                      1-M:  Clay containers:  Students will learn how to make pinch pots out of clay.  Create three different sizes:  small, medium and large.  Have students add feet to one, a handle to another and a lid to a third if time.

Second Grade:  City scapes:  Students view two different paintings, one of a single large building, one of a city.  Identify similarities and differences.  Students then draw two small studies, one city, one large building.  They will select their favorite and draw a full sized picture using crayon.  Save for next week.

Third Grade:  Clay drape containers.  Students make a simple mound using paper  that they will drape their clay piece over.  The will pinch out a small slab, press a leaf shape into it and then drape the clay leaf side down over the drape mold.  They will add simple feet and a coil edge around the container to finish.  Save to dry and paint in the future.

Fourth grades:  The Old King, by George Rouault.  Students will finish mixing their complementary color sample papers.  They will select a complementary color set to paint the background of their painting using stripes, checks or other ways to paint the background.  They should keep colors pure so to intensity each color.   Profiles will be painted next week using complementary browns.

Fifth Grade:  5 Lang          Hollow clay animals:  Students will join pinch pots together to form their body, join the head shape onto the body creating a neck, facial features will be added after joining the heard to prevent distortion and "squishing".  Four short legs are added last to finish the creature.  Legs must be short to support the weight of the clay.  The animal can be sitting or laying down.  Lastly, student  will  make a vent/air hole into the hollow body to prevent the clay piece from braking when it is heated in the kiln.  Creatures will  dry, be fired, and painted at a later lesson.
                     5 Cody:  Students will mix a skin color to complete their clay face, add optional hair color.  They may also add yarn, feathers, pompoms and so on to create texture.  Add yarn to hang, take home.

Contact: T Harper