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1 to 3 "Breaking
4 and 5 "Silhouette and Pattern"
7: Near and Far the way of expressing depth
in 3d space in a simple way:
A: Objects which overlap other objects B: Object appear to risee on picture surface C: Objects become more faded in the distance D: Objects which change size as they recede into the distance.
Assignment: Produce an imaginary landscape
which features objects or masses which demonstrate
the above 4 techniques. We will use pastel
chalk and blending tools to do shading on figures.
We can introduce a 3d trick assignment which
I call buttes and canyons into this.
8: Clay Building techniques, Using stamps and
Clay: Clay Handling and Pottery
Basics of clay handling and guidelines. Making clay stamps to use as a decoration tool. Methods of rolling out clay slabs and joining them into basic pots or structures. Relief design using stamps . Relief patterns turned into wall planter.
Stamps: make stamps from short clay roll or long cube of clay. Make three stamps. Place a design on each end of the stamp.(You will have a total of 6.) Keep your stamps no longer than 3 inches long. Use a pencil to design the first stamp. a paper clip to design the second stamp. A screw, nail or another small object (or combination) to form the last stamp. Stamps must be no wider than 3/4 inch. Stamps must be very very clean and clear in order to use for good design.
Design 2: Using a dry or fired stamp we will create a personal trivet (hot pad) Rolling out a very flat and level clay slab, then make repeat patterns using your 6 stamp impressions. Very fast and simple will be fired and finished in an antiqued design.
3. Use two slabs to join into a wall hanging
see the page and handout for this. This
will be fired and glazed.
Design 9: One point perspective, (1 vanishing point)
of Perspective using vanishing points:
Project 10: Learning the "Italic" Calligraphic alphabet. Using this alphabet to interpeting a phrase & make a poster.
Project 11: Charicature: Learning how to draw the human face. Cartoons and Charicature, Drawing Fun Faces
Lessons for Grade 8
to Class: 1 Day
2 - Design is made by "Cropping"
Design 2- alternative project: Interpreting a famous work of art:
allotted for this project: Days 6-8 days
3. Modeling Mass and 3d Forms
Handling and Pottery
Time allotted for this project: 3 days See lesson handout and lessons the web document on Online Studio. There are some basics of clay handling to get acquainted with and you will do some nifty quick projects which look great but take only minutes to complete. We are looking at surface design and overall form and function.
If you would like to make a *patterned personal relief plaque you may make this for extra credit> Use shapes and textures on a flat slab shape. You may include words, icons and at least 3 different texture techniques. Organize make it visually interesting.
Point or 2 Point Linear perspective drawing.
Design and Poster making including: Margins, Letter Forms and Sizes: Graphics and Guidelines.
Fitting message to theme. Graphics enhance message. Qualities that can be expressed with letters.
Part or all of the poster must have "expressive lettering" that brings out the quality you are trying to suggest.
DRAWING: Learning the proportions of
the human Body;