Painting is a quarter-long class dedicated to learning and practicing painting techniques. Students will learn basic color theory, watercolor techniques, and practice using the Art Elements and Principles of Design to convey mood and meaning in their work.
*A spiral-bound sketchbook or notebook is required for this class
I recommend taking this class following Exploring Art and Drawing.
I can learn about the history of Pop Art as I create a Wayne Theibaud-style ice cream painting that demonstrates watercolor techniques
8.CX.1.2 Analyze art from various historical periods in terms of style, subject, and movements
YouTube: The Case for Andy Warhol (PBS)
Lecture Prezi: Color Schemes
Lecture Prezi: Introduction to Pop Art
Tate Museum: Pop Art
This class is planned using the North Carolina 7th grade Essential Standards.
Each class will complete one lesson that may be used for ASW/ Teacher Evaluation. For more information about the ASW process, click here.
So Far This Quarter...
Classroom rules & procedures guided notes
"Paint 101" textbook scavenger hunt worksheet
"How the Eye Sees Color" notes
Inverted Painting (retinal fatigue)
Complex Text: Andy Warhol biography
Mixed Colors: Initials painting
Pop Art: 4 color schemes painting
Watercolor practice: bubbles & carrots
Students earn a daily grade for attempting the warm-up as class begins. Daily grades are averaged twice a quarter for classwork grades
Students earn a class "Participation" grade at MIDTERM and FINAL by being on-task every day. Each student starts with 100, and points are deducted. A mess left behind loses 1 point for each day this happens.
(6/7/8.V.3.1 Apply safety knowledge to maintain a safe and orderly work space)
First Day of Class: Rules & Procedures
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