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This blog is designed for students and families in Allison Fuller-Mulloy's SMHS Art Classes. It is a site for posting our daily work and homework (IWs) each week, ideas and images to explore further, reminders and due dates. I hope this blog will help students by reinforcing the week's major ideas and activities, giving make-up work for absentees, and providing families a look into the atelier every day!

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Monday, September 14, 2009

We're going to sing the Elements of Art... Week 3

Students sang and quizzed on the Elements of Art all week... much to their chagrin, but it worked! All students had passing grades on the quizzes by week 3. Students also continued introductory projects focusing on each Element and allowing them to become familiar with different art media as well. 

Students created drawings with colored pencils focusing on Shape. After creating a 2 inch border (and flexing some math skills) on their papers, students divided their compositional space in to geometric and organic shapes. Next they used the principle of Repetition to create patterns within each shape. The resulting pieces were bright, colorful, and fun!

Students also created projects focusing on Texture. After collecting both actual and implied textures (through crayon rubbings), students created collages of their textures. It was amazing to see the different smooth, rough, prickly, sticky, fluffy kinds of textures they found and created!

Students explored Value by creating their own value scales. After an introduction to drawing pencil categories, students used soft ebony graphite pencils to create a range of at least 7 values using one pencil. Students explored how different amounts of pressure and layers of graphite can affect the value created with a single drawing instrument.

Students explored Space by creating drawings of chairs in class close up and from different angles. They focused on positive/negative space and creating dynamic compositions. After creating 6 different 3x3 inch drawings in their sketchbooks, they colored each one in an interesting way to focus on the lines and shapes created by the positive/negative space.