*Visual arts use their own unique sensory language for creating and communicating.
*Identity is explored, expressed, and impacted through arts experiences.
*The arts provide opportunities to gain insight into the perspectives and experiences of people from a variety of times, places, and cultures.
*Creative arts experiences can build community and nurture relationships with others.
An understanding and application of the: Visual Tool Box
Colour theory: what’s light got to do with it? primary, secondary, tertiary,
complimentary, warm and cool, analogues, monochromatic
Composition: rule of thirds, perspective, check your corners, symmetry, a-
symmetry, radial balance, balance, harmony, unity,
juxtaposition, opposition, repetition
Elements of design: light, line, shape, tone, form, colour, texture
Design strategies: simplification, repetition, manipulation, enlargement,
exaggeration, compare, contrast
Sketchbook: For each sketchbook assignment below use at least one visual tool from each section of the Visual Tool Box.
**Draw an animal in motion due: Sept. 27
**Draw 3D cube, cone, sphere, cylinder
**Draw a tone or value scale of 10 shades from black to white
**Go to www.shoeonthewall.weebly.com > click Art How To’s > Painting Resources > Colour Theory Explained > read this article down to “Colour Harmony”, then paint a colour wheel including primary, secondary, and tertiary colours
Finish reading the article on the colour theory website mentioned above, then
paint a monochromatic (you will have to figure out what this word means), complimentary, and analogous gradient
Use paint to create a 3D texture
**Paint a 3D cube, cone, sphere (you can modify the shapes if you want)
Draw a subject with interesting form using a single line
The Human Body: using a modal draw a single body part
Illustrations from a book
Draw a scene from a movie
Project planning & organization:
For each art project, in your sketchbook using images and/or writing, answer these questions:
What am I being asked to make?
Draw and write a description of what I plan to make?
What am I trying to say or communicate with this art project?
Have I studied the work of other artists who are trying to say the same thing, and have I collected examples of their work?
What is my subject and have I studied other artists’ work containing similar subjects? (example: I am painting a fur tree, I have looked at Joe Smith’s paintings of fur trees.)
What reference photographs will help me make my project?
What materials / media am I going to use to make my project and where can I get these materials?
When will I collect my materials? What day do I need to have my materials in class for this project?
What are the steps for making this art project?
Wire sculpture from single line drawing
Realistic acrylic painting inspired from a memory - Go to www.shoeonthewall.weebly.com > click Art How To’s > Painting Resources > scroll down to Painting Inspired by Memory > watch the video then decide what memory you will paint > on the same website read Composition Tips (these tips are how your painting will be evaluated, so read them often while you paint) > collect reference images to help you
Design a large Christmas ornament
Face of a celebrity – collage using only the persons photos
Design project: logo design
Photography : landscape, still life, portraiture, commercial, nature etc.
The Word Project
More small group projects
Graffiti ??? how???
Emily Carr, Art Institute, Equinox Gallery etc. , Burns Bog, Stanley Park