Monday, November 16, 2009

WLE Internships

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Here is some information for those of you who are not in town or would like to be caught up with what's new for UPPER DIVISION students in the Visual Arts class.

In this document, you'll find the project description and all the benchmarks and due dates to keep you on track:


In this PDF document, you'll find the PowerPoint presentation that the class looked at on Monday.
In the third to last slide, you'll notice that it says, "Now it's time to read the monologue". This refers to a copy of a monologue that I based the last slide off of. I created a sample art piece that you'll find in the last slide of the presentation. In this slide, you'll notice all the required criteria in one piece of art. This is an example of what your art piece may look like, through the story of the person you interviewed. Click on the link below to see what I'm talking about.


This last document will help you brainstorm some ideas. There is a sample graphic organizer and a blank one for you to fill in. Look at the sample for idea generators, but please remember that this is not anyone else's story, except the story of the immigrant your monologue is based off of.




Oh, and sketchbooks are due tomorrow!

Friday, November 6, 2009


Please remember that I will be collecting sketchbooks on Wednesday to check your past 2 weeks of classwork/homework.

Here is a list of things I will be checking for:
1. Gradation Practice (shading from Dark --> Light, Light --> Dark, Dark-->Light-->Dark)
2. Finished Vase
3. Gridded Eye
4. Gridded Magazine Cut-Out and Finished Gridded Drawing (please have your magazine cut-out taped inside your sketchbook for reference)

What is gridding useful for?
- copying exact details of picture
- enlarging (once this is mastered, you can draw anything at any size!...think MURALS!)
- keeping exact proportions while changing scale

Shades and Tints?
- To get a shade, you add...BLACK
- To get a tint, you add...WHITE

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Academic Seminar

Work Learning Experience Handbook

11/2-3 Color! Color! and More Color!

A1: Gridding Review/Check-In/Reflection
A2: Color! Schemes and Combinations
A3: Putting It To Practice
Objective: Building up our repertoire of art techniques and understandings

Today I showed a PowerPoint Presentation on the topic of COLOR and different color schemes (combinations). Ranging from Primary Colors (review) to Complementary, Triadic, Analogous, Split-Complementary, Monochromatic, and so on. After we learned about all the color combinations, each table took a role in becoming a "master" with one color scheme (ie. analogous = RED). After creating a collage using that chosen color scheme, they are now on display in the classroom and in the hallway downstairs. We will be choosing a color scheme for our next project in which students will demonstrate a deeper understanding of color and the combination they can be used in.

See the attachments below for the presentation and class notes.