The Burlington Science Center is a wonderful resource for artists. They have live animals and an extensive taxidermy collection. In our classroom right now we have on loan a collection of insects including butterflies, moths and grasshoppers.
These will be the subject of your next work of art and are a great example of symmetry in nature.
You will create a work of art that depicts an insect and one type of balance.
There are three types of balance:
Go here is see more examples:
You can create a realistic or abstract drawing on white or black paper of the butterfly.
Water Soluble Wax Crayons
12" x 12" paper
1. Create a scratchboard from one of the following:
- understanding of the scratch tools
- understanding of how to create different textures
-understanding of how to create different values
2. Explain why you are creating that image/design for your scratchboard
Answer the following questions on the back of your scratchboard:
What was the inspiration for your drawing?
What is unique and different about your drawing?
Are you trying to convey a message? If so is it clearly stated or mysterious?
What is creative about your drawing?
1. Complete the drawing of the surreal building and answer all of the questions on the back of the drawing See the assignment in the previous post
2. Complete the Art History Challenge #6
3. Read the homework assignment and start tonight!
1. Read this review of drawing and painting apps
2. Download a free drawing apps ( no need to buy any unless you want to) then test and use the apps.
3. Select one of your best drawings from the sketches and feedback that you received from the students.
4. Create a full size drawing of the sketch in full color. This may be created on your ipad using a drawing app OR by drawing or painting the work in your sketchbook.
**Remember that the artwork must be original. You may not use any images that were created by anyone else, but you must create your own images -you may take your own photographs, create your own backgrounds and draw your own images
Read the Scholastic Art Magazine and find the answers to the questions in the magazine.
When and where did the artist live?
What style of art did the artist create?
What materials does the artist use to create his art?
What are the two subjects in his paintings?
Pick one work of art by Roy Litchenstein in the magazine. Write the title, materials used and the size of the artwork and then describe the artwork in detail.
What are the two stereotypes of women that Litchenstein depicts in his art?
What is the “ Benday” screen printing process?
What colors lines and shapes does the artist use in his work?
What do you think of the art?
This is full year foundation course that will aid in your understanding and creating a wide variety of 2-D and 3-D artwork.