CURRICULUM REVIEW: ADVANCED ART 2
This course continues experiences in essential art fundamentals and applies learned principles into two and three dimensional media. Students extend processes and techniques in drawing, painting, graphics, applied calligraphy and sculpture. Classes are designed to promote self-choices and task organization. Quality art standards are encouraged.
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A. Drawing(2-6 Weeks)
Objective: Drawing warm-up; Review of line design, placement and collage.
- Pencil Perfect---Individual studies of tonal blends. See: Values and Evaluations
- Dry Pastels---Getting the most out of individual hues; monocromatic practices; Summary study in a variety of techniques. See: Part 1
- Contour Drawing---Sketches, contour object practices; continuous line drawing; large composition in eithor method with markers; collage additions to emphasize shadows, reflections and background differences. See: Collage Contour
- From Simple to Detail---Initial drawing which develops areas of surface drawing, and then explores background enhancement in mixed media. See: Contour Plus
B. Ink Texture Drawing (1-2 Weeks)
Objective: Line and values in pen and ink drawing.
- Inventing Textures---Actual and visual line interpretations of surfaces; line, area and pattern groups. See: Textures
- Abstract Practice---Dividing a background paper into segments; rearrangement, overlapping, and reduction of segments in interesting, balanced directions; ink texture application. See: Textures
- Summary Drawing---Naturalistic/abstract drawing demonstrating ink textures having different values. See: Drawings and Evaluations
- Mixed Media---From pastels to tissue to ink; simple collage drawing. See: 3 in 1
C. Design Fundamentals (10 Weeks)
Objective: Development in design awareness based on interpreting the elements and principles of art; art terminology; self-critiques and evaluations.
- Line and Texture---Creating a design in any media or art style; emphasis on line structure and movement; enhanced with visual or actual texture contrasts. See: Review
- Balance---Understanding the nature of composition; equal and non-equalized placements of symmetrical, asymmetrical, approximate and occult balance; demonstration of 2 kinds of balance in mixed media. See: Balance Part 1
- Interval---A planned composition or a reduction of a particular form into many interval sequences; background as an essential design maker; multi-level construction, displacement and mixed media. See: Interval 1 and Evaluations
- Spatial Tensions---Combining the various ways shapes interact with each other in a unifying composition. See: Spatial
- Occult Balance---An unusual placement weight not too well known; See: Balance 3
- Summary Painting---Integrate previous practice skills into a large composition demonstrating those elements; segment painting practices; experiments with various painting tools; color management. See: Tools
- Completed Works---Written evaluation of composition elements, placement techniques, problems overcome; successes estimated and explained. See: Painting
D. Graphic Design (10 Weeks)
Objective: Learning block printing processes with the reduction block method of cutting and printing.
- Tools and Textures---Familiarity with cutting tools and block material; outlining, texturing and suggesting distance and fading; color blends on the block; color printing variations; matting. See: Intro
- Reduction Cutting--- Layer cutting in 3 phases; Importance of planning ahead. See: 3 phases
- Completed Works---Color printing series and sequences. See: Applications
E. Scratchboard(3 Weeks)
Objective: Presenting the strength of delicate line drawings and strong positive/negative contrasts.
- Inventing Visual Textures---Developing a personal, textural language; pattern arrangement,repetition. See: Textures
- Pattern and Repetition---Simple duplications and repeat design. See: Scratchboard
- Applications---Different art styles make powerful expressions. See: Applications
- Crayon Etching---Technique for planned color placements; texture practices; summary applications. See: Introduction
F. Sequential Drawing (5 Weeks)
Objective: Varying the outcomes of a planned line composition by design changes, color differentiations and change of media.
- Contour Drawing---5 objects with unique surfaces for rendering; selection of a small area containing the surfaces to be detailed in colored pencil. See: Contour to Texture
- Background Design---Enhancing the background by integrating some aspect of surface details to move in an interesting manner in the format. See: Part 2 and Evaluations
G. Art Metal Design (5 Weeks)
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Objective:Learning the fine art of jewelry design, tool utilization and metal design processes.
- Beginning processes--Tool identification; cutting, sawing, filing, drilling, sanding and forming.
- Advanced Processes---Safety measures; hard and soft soldering; pickling and retrieving; oxidizing; 3-dimensional formations and attachments; wood and metal design; bezels and stones; stone wrapping;
- Finishing---Scratch removal with scotch stones, finishing papers and burnishers; hand and machine buffing; rouge and tripoli.
H. Plaster Sculpture (4 Weeks)
NOTE: Photos not available for Art 2 work. See: Plaster 1
Objective: In-the-round reduction carving; choice of color or texture additives.
- Process Review---Mixing; additives; rounding and cutting from wet to dry state; creating "open" work; finishing.
I. Gesture/Contour Drawing (5 Weeks)
Objective: Skill exercises in developing focus, concentration on form and quick sight sketching.
- Learning How To Look---Grasping essentials quickly; light to dark pressure drawing; timed sketches. See: Gesture Drawing
- Color and Layers---Light to dark crayon layer builds. See: Gesture 3
- Contour and Mixed Media---Variety and media diversity with portraits; contour to collage to graphics to painting. See: Introduction
J. Painting (3-4 Weeks)
Objective: Exploring media and art styles of transparent/opaque rendering.
- Review Practices---Stroke and wash strokes on watercolor paper; layering and dry brush review; different brush applications. See beginning: Advanced Practice 1
- Applications---Three groups of summary paintings. See beginning: Apps 1
- Water Color and Gesso Background---Application of the primer medium on small formats for practices and on large final paper; textural application of choice; sketches; simple object practices and removals and re-painting. See: Gesso 1
- Abstraction---Continuing the basics of abstraction in tempera with a large size format. See: Advanced 1
K. Advertising Design in 3 Different Aspects (2-3 Weeks)
Objective:Lettering skills with word emphasis on message clarity, simplicity and as an art form of communication.
- Part 1: Introduction---Lettering applied to marketing skills; posters for merchandise. See: Advertising Design 1
- Part 2: Computer Assists---Augmenting lettering styles and symbol ideas with fonts and clip art. See: Computer Design Example
- Part 3: Social Reform---Words as an art form presenting personal beliefs. See: 3 demo's.
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