The first project of the school year will have the students use color, line & shape to create a repeated dot pattern that is inspired by authentic Aboriginal designs from Australia. The students will learn how repeating art elements creates a rhythm in art.
The second project will take students through the history and concepts of Optical Illusion Art - OP ART. Students will learn techniques for taking the elements of art and make them appear to move and vibrate for the viewer.
HARMONY & UNITY -
The Principles of Harmony and Unity are very important to works of art. The artist would like the viewer to see the completed work as "finished". The Elements Of Art used to create the artwork should appear to create a "whole" image, not just a series of independent Elements. Students will be assigned a "section" of an artwork. They will use their art element and media knowledge to replicate and continue the artwork in an interesting and creative way.
VARIETY & EMPHASIS -
Variety in art refers to the use of contrasting or different types of Elements in a work of art. An artist knows that adding contrast to a work of art adds interest. Sometimes an artist wants the viewer to look particularly close at a specific area of the work, emphasis. The artist will manipulate the Elements of Art so that your eye is drawn to a particular area. Students will study the work of celtic knot art and will create a technically difficult artwork that shows both variety and emphasis.
A work of art must contain balance. Balance is the principle of design concerned with equalizing visual forces, or elements, in a work of art. Visual balance causes you to feel that the elements have been arranged just right. Students will create a felt mandala that repeats the same section four times to represent a radial design.
Students will study the principle of design proportion by creating two small collage scenes using magazine cutouts of people, furniture and hand held objects. They will arrange the collage pieces into two artworks. One artwork will have a realistic, accurate scale and the other will be an unrealistic scale.
PORTRAIT - Students will practice their facial feature placement and proportions with a classic portrait drawing to end the school year.