For this multi-step unit students learned about creating a self portrait using correct mapping techniques for proportionate facial features. The next step students drew over all pencil lines with glue to create a resist for the final step of the project. Viewing various Fauvist self portraits students got to work creating their own Fauvist styled art using eight chalk pastel techniques. The rules: Only where the glue was placed down should the color of the background paper show through.
Vocabulary Learned: Self Portrait, Facial Features, Mapping, Proportional, Unnatural color, Fauvism, Color as Emotion, Chalk Pastel, Techniques, Stippling, Blending, Rubbing, Cross Hatching, Edge/tip design, glow effect, smudging, glue resist.
Materials Used: Large Tru-Ray colored paper, hand held mirrors, pencil, glue, chalk pastel.
3rd Grade: Form and Value
For this unit students learned about Design Elements Form and Value. This multi-step project incorporated various skills, interdisciplinary subjects and monochromatic colors. Students first created direct observation sketches of 3-dimension forms, used acrylic paint to create value, measured out 2 inch lines, cut into strips of paper and finally glued down their work to create a form of its own.
Vocabulary Learned: Form, Value, tints & shades, 3-dimensional shapes, cylinder, sphere, cube, pyramid, prism, octagonal cylinder, paint mixing, sculpture, installation, direct observation drawing, Jeff Koons, multiple angles, monochromatic color.
Materials Used: Pencil, 3D forms for drawing, ruler, acrylic paint, scissors, glue.
4th Grade: Name Monsters
For this unit students created name monsters while focusing on design Elements and Principles in multiple steps and materials.
Vocabulary Learned: Reflection, mirror image, symmetry, wax transfer, pattern, balance, texture.
Materials Used: Black crayons, rulers, colored pencils, watercolors, plastic crayons, pencil.
3rd Grade: POP ART!
Students learned about Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein and the influence they had in the Pop Art movement. Students took those vibrant colors so known in the Pop Art culture and created Onomatopoeias.
Vocabulary Learned: Pop Art, Onomatopoeia, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, repetition, Bubble Letters, Popular Culture, Balance, 3-D staggered paper.
Materials Used: Cardboard, Watercolor Paper, Trucolor Paper, Acrylic Paint, Sharpies, Crayola Markers.
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