Visual Arts Beginning Level II and III, Art Fundamentals , Fall Semester 2017
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This Week In Class: Phonebook Paper roll sculpture
This Week’s Sketchbook Assignment, Due Monday, September 25. Respond to the art image on your provided postcard. This is not a copy of the card but a work of your own “inspired” by the image on your card. Take the subject matter, major art elements, or design principle from the card and use it as a spring board for your own work of art. When viewing the piece, your inspiration should be immediately obvious to us. To receive a 9/10, you must fully address the prompt, submit the work on time, demonstrate a commitment to the assignment. To receive a 10, work must be unusually creative and exhibit a high level of thought and craftsmanship. Unless specified, you may use the media of your choice.
IMPORTANT CLASS DATES
Gallery Review #1: Tuesday, October 3
1st Quarter Show and Potluck: Thursday, October 19, 6 – 7:30
Gallery Review #2: Tuesday, November 7
Gallery Review #3: Tuesday, December 5
2nd Quarter Show : Thursday, December 7, 6 – 7 pm
Rubric for Paper Sculptures
Clearly address your design principle as a primary focus in the design and finished appearance of the piece
Use phone book tubes as the primary building material
Explore creative, 3D forms that have interest from all sides
One other visible medium to use in the sculpture
Joining techniques explored including glue, staples, tape, wrapping, wire, fabric, sewing etc. Piece is well crafted and put together as an art object. Sculpture must be freestanding and stable, not flimsy. No globs or strings of glue, secure connections, no loose ends unless part of design
Creativity: Piece goes beyond the expected with unusual use of materials, form and design. Piece is a creative example of the specified art principle.
7th – 8th Grade Syllabus, Intermediate Level I, 3D Design using the Design Process.
Curriculum: Students will utilize a five-step design process to create a variety of 3-dimensional and printmaking projects. Students will work extensively in the sketchbook to research, plan, revise and reflect in the creation of major projects. Basic 3D art vocabulary, media and techniques including additive, subtractive processes will be covered using paper, clay, wood and found objects materials. Students will continue to build on printmaking skills in the creation of an intaglio print using the press. Various critique and writing strategies will build on skills introduced in 6th and 7th grade.
Media: Paper, clay, wood, and found objects. Intaglio printmaking.
ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS • Weekly sketchbook assignments, submitted on Mondays for class critique • 4 writing outside assignments (may include Art Gallery Reviews, research paper, analysis of written articles, or Artist Interview) Students will fine tune and increase sophistication in writing skills through gallery reviews, technical analysis, and personal reflections. Submit all written work in HARD COPY unless specifically arranged with instructor. • Collaborative class critiques • Individual art projects. • Guest artists and speakers, Studio behaviors, including critique skills, preparation, attendance, focus, cooperation, studio maintenance, and attitude are assessed throughout the semester with points tallied as part of the final exam grade. Additional work on projects outside of class is required !
• Expectations are that students will complete all class assignments (on time) designed to cultivate advanced skill, creative thinking, awareness of modern art forms and conceptual ideas. • Students will create work supervised and advised by the instructor. • The sketchbook must be in class daily.
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Colorado Academic Standards for Visual Arts
1.Observe and Learn to Comprehend: The visual arts are a means for expression, communication and meaning making.
2.Envision and Critique to Reflect: Visual arts recognize, articulate, and implement critical thinking through the synthesis, evaluation and analysis of visual information.
3.Invent and Discover to Create: Generate works of art that employ unique ideas, feelings, and values using different media, technologies.
4.Relate and Connect to Transfer: Recognize, articulate, and validate the value of the visual arts to lifelong learning and the human experience