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: 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: Abstract Art, Portaiture, and Computer Technology
Students will utilize books and the Internet to research abstract art and a particular artist. Research will be compiled into a slideshow presentation. Secondly, focus will be put on portraits and an image of the student will be enhanced using computer software. Abstraction is required.
Standard(s): [AED] VA2 (7-12) 4: Evaluate student works of art orally or in writing according to specified criteria.
Title: Expressionism: What’s the deal with these strange colors?
The students will gain a good understanding of the history of Expressionism painting and its use of color and paint application to establish an “emotional feel”. They will use this knowledge to create their own expressionistic oil painting.
Standard(s): [AED] VA4 (7-12) 6: Interpret expressive intentions and purposes in selected works of art based on intrinsic and extrinsic conditions.