Your first painting will be a "control painting." It's purpose is to show you and I your painting skill level. I will not be giving any formal instruction. This painting will be kept by me for the entire term, so that at the end of the year you can compare your work to it. This project also deals with the elements of composition and apply what you remember from Drawing and Design.
Independent Painting Project (on going project)
The Independent Painting Project is a student-centered painting where you will be encouraged to challenge yourself--try out an artist's style, incorporate different mediums, or select an idea we won't be covering this term. A minimum of 10 hours is required for a completed painting and some classtime will be utilized for the project. If, before the due date, it is apparent you are behind schedule (since everyone works at a different pace) it is up to you to WORK ON THE PROJECT AT HOME to complete it in a timely manner.
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Assignment 1: Color Theory
You will learn color relationships, how to mix color, and create tints, tones and shades throught the creation of a 12 step color wheel. The asJanuary 30, 2010 10:53 PM to make all other colors. The concept of craftmanship will be introduced.
Tint- a color plus white
Shade- a color plus black
Tone- a color plus netural gray
Monochromatic- one color plus gray
Primary Colors- colors that cannot be created by being mixed by other colors. (red, yellow, blue)
Secondary Colors- two primary colors mixed together (orange, green, purple)
Teriatry Colors- a primary color + secondary color (red orange, yellow green, blue violet)
Complementary- colors opposite each other on the color wheel
Analogous- colors next to each other on the color wheel (usually a group of 3 or more)
Triatic- colors equally distant from each other on the color wheel
This assignment is worth 25 points.
This is a 4 day assignment.
Assignment 2: Brushstrokes
Artists need to find there own style of brushstroke. Just as each person has a unique type of handwriting, artists have personalized brushstrokes. For this assignment you will need to divide and 11 x 18 inch paper into 20 sections and FILL each section with a DIFFERENT brushstroke. You may use a variety of brushes to achieve this. You are limited to ONE color of paint. The objective it to think about the mark that the brush makes on the paper, and to realize that you are in control of each mark. Be creative and let loose.
This assignment is worth 10 points.
This is a 1 day assignment.
Project 2: Mono-Chromatic Painting
Using one color, plus black and white you will create a 16 x 20 inch painting on gessoed canvas. The subject for the painting will be an object that you have painted white. The focus of this painting is on VALUE. You will need to use at least 5 different and DISTINGUSHABLE VALUES on your painting. Your painting should represent your object as realistic as possible.
There will also be a focus on brushstroke and composition.
Before starting this painting, you will need to complete at least FOUR thumbnail sketches, ONE VALUE Drawing, both using CHARCOAL. You will need to conference with me before starting on your actual painting!
Assignment 4: Part to Whole Composition
Project 3: Oil Pastel Painting
Assignment 5: Rule of Thirds Composition and Introduction to Acrylic Paint
Utilizing your understanding of Tempera paint and composition, you will create an original individual painting that visually demonstrates the Rule of Thirds. There needs to be an dominant focal point and a limited color palette. Limit your color palette to warm or cool colors. Demostrate your understanding of tinting, shading and toning your colors. Instead of using Tempera paint, you will be using Acrylic paint. The subject matter is completely up to you. Using the magazines or newspaper CROP and image that inspires you. This will be your subject matter.
It is CRITICAL that you clean your brushes with warm soapy water or the brush will be ruined and you will responsible for replacing them.
Rule of Thirds
This assignment is worth 15 points (1/3 a project grade).
This is a two day assignment.
Project 4: Body Aloud! Project
Based on the the Body Aloud Presentation by your peers, our class will have a discussion about body image. Using photographs of yourself as reference; you will create a painting that incorporates a visual representation of yourself. The painting will be begin as a line drawing and then using geometric shape and your knowledge of color schemes you create a self-portrait. The painting must demonstrate your UNDERSTANDING of the Rule of Thirds. Keep in mind that your self-portrait does not have to be of your face, it could be of other parts of your body.
There is an important creative writing component to this project, where you will do several flow of consciousness exercises to loosen up your minds at the start of the project. At the end of the project you will compose a short Haiku based on your painting, which will be displayed as part of the whole composition.
Color Schemes - Organized color relationships (primary, secondary, complementary, split complementary, neutral, etc.)
Geometric - Hard edged shapes that have distinct corners; geometric is the opposite of organic.
Rule of Thirds - Divided a composition into three equal parts both vertically and horizontally and placing focal points where the vertical and horizontal lines intersect.
The paintings and writings will be showcased at the Body Aloud! Presentation on March 21st in the big Theater.
You will be using acrylic paint for this project.
The project is worth 40 points.
This is at least a 5 day project.
Project 5: Grid Painting
Project 8: Figure Painting Unit
Project 9: Contemporary Painter Unit
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Project 10: Mixed-Media Unit
Project 11: Final Project-Concentration