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  • Curriculum of the Week

     

    ADVANCED ART: 

     8th GRADE ART:

     7th GRADE ART:

    Week 1

    *Unit 1: Art Intro.

    *Decorate Portfolio

    *Tiger Yearbook Cover Contest

    *Begin Unit 1--Art Intro.

    *Value Scale Symbols

    --Students will draw various personal symbols, break up the space, and fill each piece with value scales to practice the technique

    *Right/Left Brain Activities--Upside-Down Igor

     *Begin Unit 1--Art Intro. 

    *Creative Contour: an image drawn upside-down to focus on the lines

    Week 2

     *Continue Tiger Yearbook Cover Design

    *Critique Essay on the Success of the Cover Design

    **Unit 1--Critique and Essay

    *Complete Value Scale Symbols

    *Critique Essay on the Aesthetics of their project

    *Unit 1 continued

     *Creative Contour: outline with black ink to emphasize lines; add color and salt for textural effect; add shading for value

    *Critique Essay on the Aesthetics of the Creative Contour

    Week 3


     **Media and Technique Practice**

    --Work on submissions to the Georgia National Fair

    *Unit 2--Value and Contrast

    -Atmospheric Perspective drawing (using value to create the illusion of distance)

     --Shading Practice on white paper and black paper 

     --Overview on Baroque style and Renissance

     --Value Drawing on Black Paper

    *Unit 2--Shading and Proportion

     --Shading Practice

     --Overview on Chuck Close and Photorealism

     --Grid Practice 

    Week 4

    **TAA Activity of the Month

    **Complete Georgia National Fair submissions

    **TAA Activity of the Month

    *Complete Unit 2

     *Begin Unit 3--Clay and Functional Design

    --Design a Functional Face Jug

    **TAA Activity of the Month

    *Unit 2

     --Measure Big Grid

     --Big Grid drawing using proportion in line, shape and value 

    Week 5

    *Unit 2--Descriptive and Expressive Line

    *Intro. to Traditional Chinese Brush Painting

    *Contour Line Drawings

    *Gesture Line Drawings

    *Practice with Ink and Watercolor Techniques

    *Descriptive and Expressive Contour Painting

    *Introduce Georgian Folk Art

    *Practice Clay Techniques

    *Construct a Functional Mug/Cup to include a face or animal in the manner of the Georgian folk art style

    *Unit 3--Functional Art and Persian/Islamic Design

    --Sketch ideas for a functional bowl/vase using inspiration from Persian/Islamic art 

    --Clay Demos--slab rolling, slip and score, bowl forming, carving

    --Construct bowl

    Week 6

     --Complete Unit 2

    **Unit 4: Color

    *Review Color Mixing, Schemes, Painting Techniques

    *Introduce Abstract artist, Georgia O'Keeffe

    *Select a work of nature to crop and enlarge onto paper

    *Color in the cropped design with only one color scheme (can use light and dark tones in the scheme)

    *Finalize Unit 3 and bowl

    *Begin Unit 4--Color and Cubism

    *Color Wheel

    Week 7

    *Unit 3--Value and Contrast

    --Shading Practice on white paper and black paper 

     --Overview on Baroque style 

     --Value Drawing on Black Paper

    *Continue Unit 4

    *Unit 4

    --Overview of Pablo Picasso and Cubism

    --Color Schemes

    --Color Scheme Cubist Painting

    Week 8

    **TAA Activity of the Month

    --Complete Unit 3


     

    **TAA Activity of the Month

    *Begin Unit 5--Rhythm and Movement, Linear Perspective, and Op Art

    --introduce rhythm and movement

    --introduce linear perspective

    --introduce Op Art

    **TAA Activity of the Month

    *Finalize Unit 4 and Painting

    *Unit 5: Space and Perspective

    --Practice drawing in one-point and two-point perspective

     

    Week 9

    *Begin Unit 4--Space and Perspective

    --Practice value change in atmospheric perspective, foreground, middle ground, background

    --Compare linear and atmospheric perspective

    --Compare Romantic and Realist Landscape styles

    --Create a landscape using perspective

    --Finalize Portfolio

    *Unit 5 and Review--Op Art and Space

     --Perspective Op Art

     

    *Final Exam Review 

     

     

    *Finalize Unit 5

     

    *Final Exam Review

     

     

     

    **Schedule is subject to change to accommodate various school events and testing**

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