All grades are in for the semester. You need to check your grade and finish up any last minute reassessments for the semester. Visual Journal reassessments are due on Tuesday, Jan. 19th.
Last day to reassess/turn in your abstract letter design is next Thursday Jan. 21st.
This week students were introduced to the basics of art analysis. Students worked in groups to analyze Edvard Munch's "The Scream". The focus was to build a strong cultural context of information in order to understand the possible function and purpose of the work.
Students finished up their Abstract Letter form paintings concentrated on identify tints, shades and creating different values to achieve a dynamic composition.
This week students continued working on their Summative Abstract Letter Design. Students combined letters from a typeface in an abstract way to create an interesting composition that teaches them how to achieve tints/tones and shades using paint.
Additionally, students are finishing up some required Visual journal assignments to increase their knowledge in different aspects of the arts (technique, research and exploration). The 5 visual journal assignments were due this Thursday.
Have a great break!!!
This week students continued working on their summative Abstract Letter Design. Students combined a letters from a typeface in an abstract way to create an interesting composition that teaches them how to achieve tints/tones and shades using paint. \
Additionally, students are finishing up some required Visual journal assignments to increase their knowledge in different aspects of the arts (technique, research and exploration). The 5 visual journal assignments are due next Thursday, December 17th.
Students continued working on their summative project based on a Abstract Letter Design Composition. They finished creating their abstract compositions by using 5 letters from a typeface of their choosing and drawing them into their linear composition.
To add dimension and the illusion of a relief, students chose 6 or more shapes from their composition and added dimension by cutting out and building with foam shapes. Some students have began the painting phase of the project by choosing two complimentary colors and creating tints and shades to paint varying values.
Students finished up their formative assessments and were introduced to the summative. For the summative art project students will be creating a design that incorporates a variety of letters that they chose from a typeface. Students will be creating a linear composition that enforces the elements and principles of design in an abstract way.
Students will be working with acrylic paint in complimentary colors broken into a monochromatic color scheme. Students will demonstrate knowledge of how to create a focal point, achieve the illusion of depth with contrasting tints and shades.
Students finished working on their last formative assessment to lead in to their final summative art project for the Typography and Design unit. This week students re familiarized themselves with monochromatic color schemes by painting 2 value scales using tints and shades. They were then asked to tap into their creative side and come up with a design using a letter from a typeface of their choosing as well as incorporate a couple of required design elements.
This week students worked at different table station to continue learning about different design aspects associated with our Typography and design unit. Students worked as investigators at each table to study positive and negative shapes, artists that have used typefaces/letter forms in their own work and learned about the artists stylistic inspirations. This was also an opportunity for students to research artists, art styles and movements and enforce design concepts.
At each station, students first researched and created a page in their visual journals involving specific questions to help them think critically about the information. They then completed a design piece at their station reinforcing the information or artist (style) that they studied.
This week we started a new unit based on Typography. Students looked at a historical overview of communication throughout history included hieroglyphics, illuminated manuscripts and calligraphy and typefaces. Students completed a formative on letter basics and a formative involving the investigation of different typefaces.