Projects follow the “Basics” taking the new medium, technique or concept and applying it to a finished work of art assessing the new skill acquired through Basics. Projects ALSO build on previous skills. Choosing to not participate or practice a skill will have a snowball effect. Later Projects AND Classes will continue to add new skill, mediums, and concepts but will continue to build on ALL previous skill learned.
The beginning and ending stages of growth look different from student to student. Growth can only be accomplished by practice. Practice happens when each assignment is done in the spirit of which it was assigned and not as busy work to appease your parent, teacher or anyone else. The habits, practices and expectations that demonstrate effort are taught in class.
Vase Still Life ~texture & Color (glass, water, wood, metal, fiber)
Mark Making Systems / Shell ~Value
Basics: Value Scales 10 different marking systems
Sketch shell to fill the page Shade shell with chosen marking system~ use ball point pen Add a basic shape to the background for balance Sponge in background texture
Sandblasted Mirror ~ Positive and Negative space / shapes
Basics: Student chooses a photo using a full range of value. Student uses grid lines to sketch out image. Student then reduces the full range of value down to two values; darks and lights. Students are using Highlights and Shadows, not color patterns like spots or stripes.
This will be used as a pattern to transfer the image onto the mirror.
1. Use two layers of contact paper 2. Students will transfer their image over using tracing paper 3. Students will cut out areas to be blasted 4. Students will use the sandblaster to frost their mirror. 5. Remove contact paper and clean.