CURRICULUM REVIEW: ADVANCED ART 3
Continued growth in expressing Design Fundamentals, expanding exposure and experimentation in media, and personal choice and task development are the concerns of the third level of art experiences. Work topics are listed and students proceed at their own pace. Those who are contemplating continued art study work with portfolio quality in mind. All previous art work is reviewed and updated and new directions are considered and individually planned.
Several different opportunities in collage combinations are offered, endeavoring to enrich one's ability to devise new handling for common materials as well as be inventive with unusual ones. As Yogi Berra once said,"If all you do is what you've always done, you'll always get what you always got". Amen to that.
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A. Fundamentals Review (2-3 Weeks)
Objective: All elements of design are implemented in a design/media progression.
- Singular Object Rendering---Object sketches; selection of one for change and reinterpretation into 8 different elements and media changes. See: Variations
B. Drawing (10 Weeks)
Objective: Pencil, Ink and Mixed Media in different aspects: washes, line drawing, texture, shape interpretations.
- Charcoal---Practice reviews for tonal rendering. See: Warmups
- Charcoal 2---From personal interpretations, portraits to mixed media. See: Innovations
- Contour Tissue Collage---Large contour drawing of 8-10 overlapping shapes; 10-20 areas for line textures;
visual textures invented; selected areas for soft (torn) tissue collage. See: Contour Collage
- Gesture Drawing ---Gesture, colored pencil, charcoal, water color, ink, etc. in different ways. See: Gesture Drawings
- Pastel Gestures---Dry and Wet pastel applications; bold values and simplicity of form. See: Pastels
- Water Color Washes---Loose and free; See: Washes
- Portrait Patterns---Student models as head studies; pattern imposition and color changes in colored pencil. See: Portrait Study
- Soft and Powerful Tones---Drawing with Conte crayons, h-pencils and soft color renderings; stroke control.
- Colored Pencil---Linear, layered and textural techniques; practice sketches and applications. See: Introduction
- Rendering Glass---Detail study of a reflective surface. See: Glass
C. Interval Progression (3-4 Weeks)
Objective: Changing a drawing to other graphic interpretations.
- Drawing Diversity---A small contour start; large interval collage; prints and resists. See: Interval Plus
D. Lettering and Brush Calligraphy (2-4 Weeks)
Objective: Learning lettering brush control and new script styles.
- Style Practices---Familiarity with 3 different sizes; practice various widths and special font sweeps. See: Brush Calligraphy
- Word to Message---Warm up lettering exercise in moving from a single word to a simple message; Part 1---One of 4 pages in a variety of presentations. See: Message 1 and Evaluations
- Supporting Fonts---Suggestions for augmenting poster and word art with additional fonts worth drawing; Part 1---One of 3 pages with font snippets. See: Styles 1
- Poster Application---Word theme with a variety of brush styles; wide steel pen and ink options; symbol or background layer design for theme enhancement. Word Art
E. Textural Collage(3 Weeks)
Objective: Large mixed media collage with open-ended material choices in relief design
- Glorious Constructions---An exciting experience with plaster, fabrics and personally selected options and applications. See: Fabric Collage
F. Wet Colored Pencil Drawing (3 Weeks)
Objective: Experience and control with this dry/wet medium; constrast and techniques study.
- Skill Practices---changing dry backgrounds to wet washes; light to dark, reverse drawing; linear blending, spatter, combination with regular colored pencils; small wash studies; impressed line. See Patch Practices
- Applications---strong color drawings and black wash contrasts. See: Part 1 and Evaluations
G. Graphics (4 Weeks)
Objective: Drawing skills expressed in a new manner; graphic design and color printing processes and techniques.
- 3 Phase Reduction Block---Large block cutting (12X18); review of cutting methods, texturing and color printing series. See: Graphics 3 and Evaluations
- Lithography---Treated paper offers printing drawings with tremendous tone and texture; black and color methods. See: Litho 1
H. Sequential Design (4 Weeks)
Objective: Continuous development of a composition into new concepts and outcomes.
- Part 1 and 2:Positive and Negative forms; Tonal Drawing---experimental and unplanned axis shape formations; constructing in layers; textured paper and neutral tonal color; redesign and change in arrangement, contours; 8-10 textures and 3 values.See: Axis Design
- Part 3:Fabic Construction---Shape and axis selections developed into a 3D constructions with fabrics, redesign of contours and arrangement; Fabric Interpretations
- 4Way Ink Texture---Varied textural expressions of the same study; surface texture practise; 4-way presentation; choice of summary conclusion. See: 4 Way
I. Color Etching (3 Weeks)
Objective: Expanding scratchboard techniques into colorful expressions.
- Working in Stages---Sketches for large drawing; the process of placing specific color where it is desired; background tempera coverage; re-establishing the drawing. See:Color Etching
- More Textures---Color backgrounds + line scrafitto. See: Textures
- Applications---Nice presentations with strong color contrasts. See: Applications
J. Interludes With Ink (3-4 Weeks)
Objective: Liquid Ink wash study; Combining textural drawing, color, 3 dimensional line and collage shapes; shape divisions which incorporate repetition; abstract interpretations.
- Ink Wash---Class practice of glass rendering; allowing and controlling ink flows; shadows and reflections; white resists. See: Ink Wash
- Individual applications---Versatile purposes. See: Applications
- Ink Collage Abstractions---Still life shape divisions; repetition of biforcated contours, overlapping, transparency and opaque areas, multiple media. See: Shape Divisions
K. Painting (5 weeks)
Objective: Emphasizing historical styles of brush work; individual study of techniques and applications.
- Style Study---Palette knife, sponge and brush painting review. See: Details
- Pointillism---Small and large stroke experiments. See: Application and Evaluations
- Oils---Independent Study See: Application
- Modern Art---Abstract weaving; op art.
- Washouts---Heavy tempera base with an ink washout. See: Washout Part 1
- Tempera and Water Color---Gentle modifications of one medium with another, serene and pleasant. See: Introduction
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