We have moved on to an observational drawing unit! Since it is October I though that it would be interesting to draw skulls! We started with a still life that incorporated skulls and flowers. Then we reduced it down to just drawing a skull. The final assignment is titled THE LIVING DEAD, where they will draw a skull from observation then add something living with it.
Value/ Shading Practice
Example of different types of shading
Monday- No School!
Tuesday- Banksy Video. Review value, Talk about what makes a composition interesting to look at, go over grading sheet
Wednesday- preliminary drawings for living dead project
Thursday- Begin final living dead drawing, give examples of interesting compositions that relate to this project
Friday- Work Day- Living Dead
Living Dead Drawings:
Living Dead Drawings
Total Points Earned:______/100
Monday- Work Day- Living Dead
Tuesday- Review grading requirements- Living Dead Drawings
Wednesday- Work Day- Living Dead Drawings
Thursday- Critique Day!
Friday- Work day- Finish up drawings… Due Tuesday
Monday- Living Dead Work Day
Tuesday- Living Dead Drawing due, Grading sheet due
Wednesday- Work day/ Research day to get going on the “free draw” assignment due Nov 20th
Thursday- Free Draw Work day
Friday- No School!
Wednesday: Last day to work on Graffiti- Graffiti due Monday
Thursday: Still life drawing exercises
Friday: 45 min still life drawing
Monday- Wrap up graffiti- Display graffiti
Tuesday- Ms. Springer presentation of iron casting pictures and info
Wednesday- beginning still life drawing
Thursday- still life drawing
Friday- still life drawing
Creative Art and Art Portfolio
Tuesday- Button up sketchbooks. Have a class discussion about the project. Review vocabulary. Have a short critique/sharing of classmates projects.
Wednesday- Introduce next unit of graffiti/street art. History of graffiti- TED talk video.
-Introduce the idea of aliases and have students start brainstorming what they want their own alias to be (name or symbol)
Thursday- Introduce the artist Keith Haring. Do a collaborative doodle Haring style.
Friday- Students with work on individual doodles using sharpies or felt tip markers.
Graffiti History and Aliases
The first assignment of this unit is for students to come up with their own alias. Their alias can be a symbol or word designed graffiti style.
Keith Haring- Doodle
Students learned about the artist Keith Haring. They were then challenged to create quick doodles in their sketchbooks. They only had five minuets to work, they then switched to someone else's sketchbook and worked for five minutes. The purpose of this exercise is to get the students to loosen up and work quickly. Also, graffiti artists have to work with an existing surface, similar to this exercise.
Sept 10th- 14th
Monday: Perspective Lettering Practice
Tuesday: Colored Pencil Shading to create depth
Wednesday: Oil Pastel shading to create depth
Thursday: planning out final composition
Background and Color Schemes
Friday: Final adjustments, Begin Final Project.
Graffiti Grading Sheet
Total Points Earned:_____________/100
Homecoming week!- Students may pick one day this week to make a poster for fall sports/ homecoming
Monday: Review graffiti requirements/ grading sheet
Tuesday: Work day
Wednesday: Work day. Have location picked out to display your graffiti by this day, so they can get approved by Mr. Jimenez
Thursday: Work day. PowerPoint Slides due in HS graffiti PowerPoint.
I have created videos for each step of the way.
1. fold paper into folios. Then put folios into signatures. (5 folios per signature-5 signatures.
2. Punch holes using Awl. (Give it your Awl! -thanks Nathan!)
3. Begin binding signatures together starting with the first signature and cover
4. The last signature and back cover have to go on together!!
Students will build their own sketchbook binding and all! They will start by designing and creating their covers using the collage method. Then we will move on to folding paper, punching holes and binding everything together using the Coptic Binding method. We will use this sketchbook in class for the rest of the year!