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: The Idea Challenge
We are full of ideas, yet many young artist want to take their first idea and run. It is important for students learning visual art to recognize the conceptualization process and the expanse of their personal idea bank. The Idea Challenge is a project that allows students to explore a variety of media while stretching their conceptualization skills to an almost uncomfortable demand. The goal is to show students just when they think they have no more ideas they may find the best idea yet.
Standard(s): [AED] VA3 (7-12) 5: Apply the four-step process of critical analysis to works of art, including describing what is seen, analyzing how each artist arranged the elements of art and principles of design, interpreting expressive intent and purpose, and judging the effectiveness of communication.
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.
Title: Cosmic Oranges: Observation and Inquiry Through Descriptive Writing and Art
Students will eat up this lesson about oranges as they practice the skills that help them investigate and make detailed observations for descriptive purposes.
Standard(s): [ELA2015] (8) 40: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. [L.8.5]