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Turn 2 dimensional shapes into 3 dimensional masses or volumes by adding surfaces and tonality to suggest light and shadow
Breakup design series teaches the skills of mixing color and neatly applying paint to areas.
Interpret an interesting picture composition. After pencil-drawing the areas, Interpret each space for darkness, detail, and soft versus hard edges.
"Art by Accident" is an imagination builder appropriate for any age. Wet in wet effects become the idea source for imaginative subjects added later.
1 point perspective,
2 point, linear perspective using vanishing points,
A nice wall pocket can be done in a half hour or less using the step by step instructions in this demo.
ART SKILLS - - There are many art skills which can be taught and develope with use and practice. Here are some of these.
GOOD STUDENT ART - - Some recent art work done by students in the Pinkmeister's classes

Drawing the human body in proportion can be done in a variety of ways. Figure drawing builds the skill of accurately drawing from observation.
Pictures are comprised of areas, each of these areas contribute to a good drawing or painting.
Compare the work of two artists. Compare method and expressive qualities as well as design features and visual elements
Draw the human face using guide lines; three views include front, profile and 3 quarter views.
Slab built clay projects for high school and middle school. Decorated and assembled bases, sides and decorative elements.
Design and composition lesson defines terms like repetition, contrast, emphasis, etc.
"Near and Far" Introduces features of simple perspective; overlapping, size changes, and the use of horizon - a reference to distance.
Discover master artists like Vincent VanGogh,
Claude Monet or Pablo Picasso. These sites are good places to learn about them.
Detail in a drawn or painted picture adds visual richness as well as defining the subject.
3D studio offers this mask project. Here are step by step samples
Why teach art in school?
Plus other topics on art and culture.
design-related assignments
Step by step demo on making
a personal symbols
wall plaque, using stamps
and add-ons.
Examples of many kinds of Art to look at You may get ideas from either subject or method
Personal Symbols turned into a painted cubist style abstraction
Dictionary approach
to anything you ever want to know about art and artists. Fabulous!

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Art Class Lessons
7th and 8th Grade Project Listing

Transforming 2DForms into 3D Forms (Masses)

BreakUp Space Excercise grade 7

Clay Projects for Junior High Students

Additional Clay Designs

Abstraction Ideas from Cubism

Simple Perspective, Near and Far

Basics of Perspective, Linear Perspective

Pattern and Decorative Design

Portrait Painting Assignment

Skills - Tools to Art Production: Lists of Art Skills

Studio 1-Drawing  Series Assignments  9wk 1

Studio 2-Painting and Color Assignments 9 wk2

Studio 3-Design in 3Dimensions

9 wk 3

Studio 4 -Independent Studies Guidelines

Studio 5 - Independent Year 2

Independent Studies Evaluation

Positive and Negative Design 7

Watercolor Technique Samples

 Design Ideas
Imagination and Fantasy 

Skills - Tools in Art Production: 

Lists of Art Skills

Principles of Composition,

Elements of Design

3 Creative Tasks in the Creative Process

Cropping: Finding a Picture inside a Picture

Detail, The Little Things that Make Art Interesting

Primary Breakup - Visual Picture Content

Looking and Responding to Art

Evaluating Art Quality

Independent Art Guidelines

Narrative Art Pictures that tell stories

Sketch book Assignments

Self Rating Your Skills

Art Appreciation Responding to Art

Images of Flowers

Samples of Still Life




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