Monday, January 25, 2010

1/25 & 1/26: Text in Art

Students and Parents,
In class today, a handout was given which contained some very important information regarding what we have already learned and what we are about to learn.
This handout included such groupings as Elements of Design and Principles of Design.
See the document attached for an easy download.

We also discussed more in depth the notion of "Balance" (principle of design) in art.
Symmetrical Designs vs. Asymmetrical Designs

Symmetry = dissecting a design either on the y (vertical) axis and/or on the x (horizontal) axis.
Asymmetry = an unequal balance.

Cross = symmetrical
Sailboat = asymmetrical

In-Class activity:
Students were asked to find a symbol that they have some personal connection with. Drawing the symbol in a few different ways, the student is simply drawing the outline of it. Within the chosen symbol, the student needs to add text. The text needs to have some direct correlation to the symbol itself. The text can come from a number of locations: lyrics of a song, poem, journal entry, commonly used words that go along with the symbol...

Text= Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you will feed him for a lifetime
Symbol= fish

have a symbol and text ready for a second sketch on Weds/Thurs

Monday, January 4, 2010

Tis the season to be EFFICIENT! + Grades!

Happy New Year Students and Parents!
I want to apologize for not posting anything in quite a while. I have been unable to access this blog account for a few weeks. But now is the time to load it up again!

I passed out grades today. Please note that they need to be signed and returned by Wednesday(LD) or Thursday(UD). Please be aware that these are not totaled up. There is a section at the top which states: Overall Total Grade (or something similar...). Please disregard that Letter and Percentage. It is not an accurate representation of your or your student's grade.

As for any NCs or missing assignments, students are encouraged to complete these assignments by next Tuesday (1/12). We have a Success Day next Tuesday and this will be the last day that I accept late assignments for the semester.

If a student would like to make up a quiz, they will be able to take it on Tuesday after school.

There are extra credit opportunities by coming in after school to help me beautify the classroom or completing extra sketchbook drawing assignments.

Feel free to email me with any concerns, I'd be happy to speak with you further about this matter.

I'll be posting more regularly so please keep visiting the Blog!