The students will start the year with a study of their unique creativity. Students will design a sun following specific criteria. Students will show their ability to create a unique and interesting design while meeting the “design rules” Mrs. Cafferty has set. Students will really need their problem solving skills for this project.
LINE - Students will dive into the art elements by learning the importance of contour lines. Students will create a traditional contour drawing, a continuous contour drawing and a blind contour drawing.
The next project will have students creating an Abstract Still Life. Students will learn the basics of creating a still life. They will use contour lines to create a simple layout. The still life will then be traced twice (in two directions) and fill every shape in with unique patterns and designs. Parts of the still life will stay visible but most of it will become abstract.
SHAPE - The fourth project of the school year will connect to the language arts unit on Greece. Students will learn the history and vocabulary of Greek mosaics and will create an authentic Greek mosaic that depicts a theme from nature. The art element of shape will be highlighted in this project as students create interlocking shapes out of paper to create the mosaic look.
COLOR & SPACE - Students will study the art elements of color and space within the Rousseau Jungle Landscape. Students will learn the basics of creating depth in a landscape and will be required to have certain color schemes throughout the artwork.
VALUE - Students will learn the importance of value while creating the Value City project. Students will create several simple contour drawings of a city skyline. The skylines will be layered and painted in a variety of lights and darks.
FORM - Students will get the experience of clay with the next project. Students will create a pinch/coil pot with a coil top.
Students will then take part in a state assessment task. Students will explore fantasy landscape imagery and its various interpretations through discussion,
collaborative analysis, and writing about famous works of art as well as their own artwork. Each student will then create a mixed media fantasy landscape that conveys a story, incorporating a realistically drawn giant’s shoe/footwear stepping into his/her imaginary world. Each student will finally reflect on and evaluate his/her fantasy landscape.
TEXTURE - Students will touch upon "actual" texture in the next project - Wooden Loom Weaving. Students will create a unique pattern while learning several different weaving techniques.
Students will then experiment with "implied" texture with a Chameleon Texture project. Students will design a unique creature and apply different watercolor techniques to create a variety of textures.
Continuing with implied texture, the students will create a Miriam Shipirro inspired collage. Miriam Shapirro's artwork has a lot of texture. Students will recreate the concept by making marbled paper and using fabric within the collage.
If time allows at the end of the school year, students will learn about the start of art -- Cave Art.