Title: A Child's Dream
Students will be assigned a class book or given the option to select their favorite childhood tale. They will be asked to create an illustration using gouache and wood. The final result should be in the tone of the story and full of imagination.
Standard(s): [AED] VA2 (7-12) 1: Create works of art with a variety of visual relationships.
Title: My City, My Perspective
Students will create a drawing of a local architectural structure. Students will use a photo and add grid and perspective lines. Students will then execute a drawing that clearly demonstrates the illusion of 3D space on the 2D surface.
Standard(s): [AED] VA1 (7-12) 1: Create original works of art from direct observation.
Title: Altering Reality
Students will take digital photos. Photos will be printed on a toner-based basic black and white laser printer. Students will take images and alter them to create a new and exciting visual experience.
Standard(s): [AED] VA2 (7-12) 2: Produce works of art using a variety of techniques.
Title: My Story Quilt
The art educated student describe a personal life event.
The art educated student will create a quilt based on their personal story.
Standard(s): [AED] VA3 (7-12) 7: Explain purpose, function, and meaning of selected works of art from a variety of cultures, times, and places.
Title: Suminagashi Self Portrait
Suminagashi is the perfect backdrop for a self portrait. Using contour, color, and the dynamics of movement students can uniquely represent themselves both through realistic and abstract imagery.
The word “Suminagashi” translates literally as “spilled ink.” Centuries before the art of marbleizing papers was practiced in Western cultures, Japanese craftsmen created patterns by floating ink on the surface of water and transferring it to a sheet of paper. Because the nature of water is ever-changing and constantly moving, Suminagashi printers are viewed as great masters of control. Each mono-print is like a fingerprint — unique and unreproducible.
Standard(s): [AED] VA3 (7-12) 1: Create works of art that communicate specific concepts, emotions, and intentions.
Title: Commercial ice cream is first sold in the U.S. in 1786.
After finding advertisements from the past, students evaluate them and discuss how ads have changed over the years. Students then create an advertisement for a new flavor of ice cream.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (8) 17: Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced. [RI.8.8]