ART LESSONS GRADES 7 & 8
Described for Grade 7
1 to 3 "Breaking
4 and 5 "Silhouette and
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
8: Clay Building techniques, Using stamps
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
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
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.
Click on the Series of Designs from which you can choose: There are six design choices which you may alter to fit your taste.
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
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;