You may draw any subject you wish. Your subject must appear 3D and include shadows and highlights. You may use any mark making strategy you wish.
Compose 5 photographs that together tell an important story or communicate about an important topic. You will also write short captions or a few paragraphs to help communicate your story but your goal is to make the photographs communicate the story without relying on words. It can be a happy, comical, serious, sad, satirical topic. It must be a topic that viewers will care about and want to know more.
Your 5 photographs will be posted to an online gallery that can be shared with friends and family. Your photos will possibly be printed for display in the school as well. Here are the steps you will take to complete your work of art:
Step 1: answer the questions in the Photography Narrative planning form. Keep this form in your sketchbook and submit it with your final photos.
Animation Character Design Drawing: What is expected to earn a high evaluation?
One sharp / clean line drawing of the full body of your character including any clothes and props
- joints and muscles are included, accurately formed and placed
- clothes and props accurately fall on the body, garment folds have been
4 angles or points of view
- joints and muscles are included, accurately formed and placed based on the
angle of view
4 facial expressions
- clear emotional expressions are communicated to the viewer through
movement / morphing of facial features
- the “look” of the face is consistent through all facial drawings
3 movement drawings
- accurate perspective has been used (example: hand outstretched in front
should appear larger than usual)
- character is clearly in a moving position (example: kicking, running,
- maintains the “look” of the character with joints and muscles included,
accurately formed and placed based on the movement of the character
typed or CLEARLY WRITEN name and description of character including wants, needs, obstacles, age, personality …describe them as if someone asked you to tell them about your close friend
Below are some links to artists that have created works dealing with the theme of family story. Have a look at them and READ THE DESCRIPTIONS also to get some ideas of what you might do to tell us your family story using visual media.
Due September 27, 2016 for Block E; Due September 28, 2016 for Block D
Collect items or photographs that are important to your family history. Items that tell a story about your family and your heritage. Use these items as inspiration for an art project based on this theme. You may visually tell your story using any visual media: photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, graphic design etc.
Draw one or more planning sketches in your sketchbook. Find another artist that uses the same media. Print an example of their art work and glue it in your sketchbook.
In your sketchbook make a list of supplies you will need to complete this project.
Gather supplies and begin production.
What you need to show:
*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. (these sketchbook assignments and due dates are subject to change. Students will be notified of changes)
**Draw an animal in motion due. Sept. 20
**Draw 3D cube, cone, sphere
**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 described below, 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?
Projects (these projects are subject to change, students will be notified of changes):
Project based on your family history or important family story
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
Relief carving using Coast Salish art forms
Group project: Impressionist Painting replica
Abstract Expressionist Painting
Photography : landscape, still life, portraiture, commercial, nature etc.
Group project: Social Experiment: What if you were made of tape?
The Word Project
Graffiti (with permission of owner of wall)
Field trips (field trips are subject to change):
Emily Carr, Art Institute, Equinox Gallery etc. , Burns Bog, Stanley Park
Pick three photo essays from the link Time Magazine Photo Essays. In your sketchbook for each of the photo essays make notes on the following:
Give the photos a title
When you first see the photos without reading the article, what words / phrases immediately come to mind?
Now read the article and look at the photos again. Is the story the same as what you thought? Explain.
What composition "tools" do you see? (Rule of thirds, framing, high contrast lighting, unique background, angle of view, perspective)
What elements of design do you see that are used effectively? (colour, texture, form, shape, line, balance, symmetry etc.)
How do the photos, there subjects and the composition visually tell the story?
Now make your own photo essay about a personal story or a story about someone or something in your surroundings? PLEASE NO PHOTO ESSAYS OF YOUR PET CHI WOWA!!!
You will be graded on:
clear intentional use of composition "tools" (rule of thirds, framing, large range of lighting from dark to light, unique background, angle of view, perspective, etc) At least 4 of these must be present in your photos.
WANT TO GET AN "A" .... LOOK AT PROFESSIONAL EXAMPLES and imitate them as best you can
main subject of photos is in focus or in rare cases has been intentionally blurred as part of the story
clear intentional use of elements of design (colour, texture, form, shape, line, balance, symmetry etc.)
At least 3 of these must be present.
The viewer can mostly understand the story without reading your article. Your photos tell the story well and make sense to your viewer.
Your article text enhances the story seen in your photos, and adds interesting details that makes your viewer want to read more. The text is well written with complete sentences. There are no glaring typos or grammatical errors.
Stuck for and idea???? .... LOOK AT PROFESSIONAL EXAMPLES
You have read and seen the impact of the photos and stories from Humans of New York.
You have seen how one photo of an interesting person the photographer saw on the street has turned into a life changing mission.
Now its your turn to follow the story and create something amazing!!
Before you go out with your camera write down on a note pad a few good questions that will get people talking. Use examples of questions from http://www.humansofnewyork.com/ to get you started.
Spend at least 40min looking at the composition of the photos and also read the captions.
Spend some time walking around your community with your camera. It could be your school community but it is far better if you go outside the school building for this challenge. Observe people around you. What makes them visually interesting? Is it their smile? The way they walk? The way they dress? Or maybe its just their surroundings. The key to making this successful is finding what makes them unique. Trust your visual instincts. Something about them made you notice them. As unobtrusively as you can, compose a few candid images of them before you talk to them. This is called street photography when you compose images very quickly of people and their surroundings, but it is completely unposed and candid.
Greet them and make some small talk. Tells them you are doing a project about people in your community and their story. People are really not that scary : ) The more happy and relaxed you are the more other people will be.
Ask if you can take their portrait and ask them a few questions.
Photograph them in the most creative way you can using their surroundings. Remember composition tips we talk about in class and LOOK LOOK LOOK before you click the shutter. You can ask them to stand or sit in a certain direction if there is a really good background. But for the most part just let them pose themselves. Offer to show them their portrait on your camera screen.
Use your smart phone to record your conversation. Ask them some of your pre-written questions but make it a natural conversation (if the question obviously does not apply to them, think of a different question) You have to ask a few 'get to know you' or 'ice breaker' questions first. But here are some examples taken right from hony:
"What’s your greatest struggle right now?" “What would you say has been your biggest accomplishment?”
"What’s your biggest goal in life?"
"Who’s influenced you the most in your life?"
“My principal, Ms. Lopez.”
“How has she influenced you?”
“When we get in trouble, she doesn’t suspend us. She calls us to her office and explains to us how society was built down around us. And she tells us that each time somebody fails out of school, a new jail cell gets built. And one time she made every student stand up, one at a time, and she told each one of us that we matter.”
FOLLOW THE STORY....
Your next task is to find the "Ms. Lopez" of your person's story and photograph and interview them. NO I am not joking. Ask the first person you photograph and chat with "Who's influenced you the most in your life?" Ask if you can have "Ms. Lopez" contact information. Then FOLLOW THE STORY --->
Save all images as jpegs on your USB. Save all interview recordings. You will be typing them out.
Our class will create a blog, Tumblr page, Facebook Page, and Twitter account that will act as publicity for the project. People will be able to comment on your photography. Our class will also most likely plan and host some kind of gallery showing of all the photography and stories.
Your final product will be a blog post and/or printed magazine style article similar to hony. Your project must include: - at least one artistic, well composed, in focus, well light street portrait
- subjects first name, rough location and date of photograph
-questions and answers to interview
- one artistically and visually awesome portrait of the "Ms. Lopez" of your story
- subjects first name, rough location and date of photograph
- questions and answers to interview
Interior design project criteria: Redesign the art studio by making an interior design board that will convince teachers and school administration to implement your plan to improve the art studio. Your board will have the following:
To see examples of this project go to Art How To's > Sculpture Resources
Here is how you and your artist group will be evaluated:
sculpture is anatomically correct /5 position of sculpture and display location is well planned /5 sculpture attracts attention of the public and questions what is normal in public spaces /5 sculpture clothing gives it character like a real person /5 public reactions have been recorded /5 /25
How have you participated in the group?
creative contributions to planning /3
work with others /4
being prepared with supplies /3 /10