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 use my knowledge of how the eye sees to create a painting with an inverted color after-image
7.CX.2.2: Select skills and information needed from other disciplines to solve artistic problems.
Tempera paint - color mixing
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...
8/28 Classroom rules & procedures guided notes
8/31 "Paint 101" textbook scavenger hunt worksheet
9/5 "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
Prezi: Painting Basics
Prezi: Color and Eye Function
Prezi: Buddhist Mandalas
Prezi: Intro to Pop Art
Prezi: Aboriginal Dot Art
Prezi: Color Schemes
Prezi: Introduction to Pop Art
Prezi: Intro to Watercolor
Pop Art Unit Resources:
YouTube: The Case for Andy Warhol (PBS)
Lecture Prezi: Color Schemes
Lecture Prezi: Introduction to Pop Art
Tate Museum: Pop Art
YouTube: Wayne Theibaud - CBS Sunday Morning
YouTube: Wayne Theibaud - Beyond the Cakes
Ms. Foushee's Youtube Painting Playlist
Middle School Art Videos Channel
Tempera Painting Techniques
Watercolor Tips for Beginners (1 of 3)
Watercolor Tips for Beginners (2 of 3)
Watercolor Tips for Beginners (3 of 3)
5 Beginner Watercolor Mistakes
Artist: Pablo Picasso, Spanish, 1881-1973
Woman with a Plumed Hat
(McNay Museum of Art, San Antonio TX)
Depending on the class and how long it takes to complete assignments, projects may include:
Color Wheel Design
Color Wheel Mandalas
Watercolor Wax Resist
Still Life Paintings
Modern Aboriginal-inspired dot art