Students will explore architecture and the job of an architect. They will discuss the difference between organic and geometric shapes. They will sketch the outside of the school building. Students will trace sketch lines with black crayons to create a wax resist. They will paint the building with watercolors.
Students will review 19th Century American Landscape Styles and the Hudson River Painters. They will identify the use of light and shadows. They will draw a basic sketch of a landscape, begin with a light wash with tempera cakes, fill in darker colors with watercolor crayons, and add details with acrylic paint.
Students will identify tertiary colors. They will mix colors to make secondary and tertiary colors. They will use tertiary colors to paint an object that appears three-dimensional. Assessment rubric, letter to parents, examples of artwork, and lesson plan included in PDF.
Students will identify and draw landscape elements for the foreground, middle ground, and background. They will use a stylus to make a scratchboard landscape drawing. They will compose a story about a journey through their landscape. Assessment rubric, letter to parents, examples of artwork, and lesson plan included in PDF.
Students will analyze art and identify time, place, and mood. They will sketch a setting from a familiar story. They will use light, medium, and dark values to create a watercolor wash. Assessment rubric, letter to parents, examples of artwork, and lesson plan included in PDF.
Students will analyze a photograph and photo collage of the Pearblossom Highway. They will define and identify linear perspective, horizon line, and vanishing point. They will draw a road through a desert landscape using one-point perspective. They will complete the landscape using colored pencils.
Students will analyze Sebastiano Ricci's Perseus Confronting Phineus with the Head of Medusa. They will discuss the story elements found in the painting, such as setting, characters, and actions. Students will be given a print of a painting and write a narrative based on the characters and setting. Based on their narrative, students will illustrate what happened before and after the given painting.
Students will analyze paintings of landscapes, focusing on texture. They will sketch an imagined landscape. They will create textures using rubbings and write a letter to a friend or family member describing their landscape. The drawing will be glued to the front of a postcard with the letter on the back.