Still LifeItems are set up on each table. Ex. Iron, Telephone, Shapes, etc.
Students have the period to draw what they see.They will be expected to use the entire page and include overlapping, shadow, table line, etc.
Lines & HandsStudents learn about lines: Geometric lines and Organic lines.
They also will learn different types of drawing: Blind Contour, Continuous Line and Contour Line.Continuous Line: Blind Contour: Contour Line:
Perspective DrawingThis is longer project that teaches students about drawing pictures that are 3-D and not flat. They will learn about the Horizon line, vanishing points and get very familiar with rulers.
Comic EnlargementStudents will learn about the Artist Chuck Close, who specializes in making a piece of artwork out of many small pieces of artwork.
They will take a regular sized comic, draw a graph over it and recreate the comic on a larger scaled graph.
Cultural Heritage Quilt SquareStudents will start with an interview of a family member. They will then research more information on where their family comes from. They will design a rough draft of a quilt square.
Once completed, they design and create a final draft quilt square that displays 3 cultural images, 2 personal images and 1 pattern. This can be done with any medium they choose.
We then put these quilt squares together to make a class quilt.
Advanced Color WheelSince most students learned about the color wheel as 7th graders, 8th graders will draw and paint an advanced color wheel, which goes over shades and tints of each color.
Ceramic BoxThis is our longest and usually our last project of the semester. Students learn all the terms and techniques of Ceramics.
They design and draw a box with some sort of a theme. They then form a box and decorate it as they previously designed. Once the box is fired, they will glaze the box and it will be fired again.Before Firing:
After Glazing and Second Firing: