Students are in the final phases of working on their summative portrait project inspired by the french artist Stephanie Ledoux. Summative portrait project and artist statement/reflection is due Monday June 13th. Sketchbooks are due for summative grading this Monday June 6th.
Students are working on their summative portrait project inspired by the french artist Stephanie Ledoux. Students are finishing up griding and drawing the contour lines and shapes in their portrait drawings. Some students have moved on to adding values and details to their face.
Students were introduced to the overview of their summative portrait project. The first step was to choose a black and white photograph of a portrait of a person that they connected with in some way. As a pre-summative reflection they were to critical reflect and write about different aspects of their portrait including details of specific features, expressions and possible narrative of who this person is.
For the summative portrait unit students looked at the artist Stephanie Ledoux for inspiration. Working in the style of this artist students will be working with elements of collage for their background.
This week students finished practice on drawing and applying value and details to facial features. Students were given the basics of drawing proportions of the face from the front view and side profiles. These formatives were checked off in class on Thursday.
The tab below will link you to the formative for drawing a photograph of a face to help students practice putting together all of the elements that they have learned about facial features, proportions and value. Students will have time to finish this in class on Monday.
Students began to move past drawing facial features in simple shape form to analyzing the complexities of refinement in drawing from photographs of facial features. With the students, I did a step by step demo drawing the facial features and showed how to achieve the intricacies of adding value through gradation, hatching, cross-hatching, blending, refining and pulling out highlights.
Students should have finished drawings with shading and details done by Monday. Next week students will practice with drawing the proportions of the face from front side and half profiles.
This week we started our unit on portraiture and discussed what it means to be human and how we connect to human emotion through portraiture. Students watched the intro trailer to the documentary "Human" as well as looked at some of the iconic photographs taken by National Geographic photographer Steven McCurry. Students reflected on how portraits help connect us to the stories, lives and commonalities among humans across cultures.
Students started to look at the basics of the face through a continuous line drawing activity in order to look at details and to start to think about proportions.
Video Link to Continuous Contour Line Drawing:
1st Formative Technique Drawing Assignment:
Students were taken step by step through drawing each of the facial features: ears, eyes, nose and mouth by focusing on drawing in contour lines and building with shapes. We then worked together with the basics of adding value through shading to achieve more dimension and realistic features.
Students finished up their summative shoe design projects based on art history and presented them to the class.
Students are finishing up their Summative Shoe Design Project. This week students are working on the design and layout of their posters. Included on the posters is the information about their culture or art history movement and an explanation of how their shoe depicts the style the researched.
Projects are Due Next Tuesday. Students will be presenting their posters to the class.
This week students worked on their final summative shoe design project. Students should be wrapping up completion of their shoe by this coming Monday. Next week we will be working on the layout and design of the poster component that his written information on the investigation of the art history movement that inspired the shoe design.
This week we started our Summative Shoe Design Project inspired by an art history movement or culture that the students have researched. Students have spent the past couple of weeks investigating and research information and artists and creating pages in their visual journals reflecting this. Student also engaged in pre-planning of their shoes and critical and creative thinking skills in implementing their research into a visual design of a shoe. The criteria for the summative assessment project along with the rubric of learning targets in which students will be assessed on are attached below.