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2021 - 2022
perseverance

Media: Mixed media paper, Sharpie, & watercolor.

In fine art, the term 'pen and ink' denotes a drawing technique involving the use of inks on paper with either a hollow reed or metal dip pen and ink bottle or a felt tip pen. For our first art lesson Apple for the Teacher the students will learn about the history of technical drawing and pen and ink illustration techniques to create a  drawing of an apple. The  students will complete a practice sheet of shading  patterns and then learn to draw an apple from a simple heart shape.  This project teaches real-world illustration skills that are still used in advertising, medical illustration, engineering and  the greeting card industry among others. The lesson teaches  drawing, light and shadow, light/dark line weight, and texture. 

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Information you may need before starting Project 1

Video Lesson available By: October 1, 2020

Video Length: 38 minutes

Estimated time to complete project: 30-120 minutes (depending on the student and their interest in the project)

Mess Index 1 = not messy - 10 = very messy: Project 1 is a 3 for markers and a 5 for sharpie & watercolor

Supervision index 1 = almost none needed - 10 = a lot needed: Project 1 is a 3

FONT-ASTIC

Media: Archival paper, newsprint, glue, oil pastels, and Sharpie 

Typography is defined as the art or process of printing with type. It refers to the general appearance of printed or digital materials. In our second art lesson,

FONT-ASTIC, students will learn what typography is, how it began, and what it looks like now. They will discover how typography can spark emotion and create mood. They will explore fonts, draw their own letters and create a mixed-media project using type.

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Information you may need before starting Project 2

Video Lesson available By: November 1, 2020

Video Length: 

Estimated time to complete project: 50-120 minutes (depending on the student and their interest in the project)

Mess Index 1 = not messy - 10 = very messy: Project 2 is a 5 for Sharpie &  glue

Supervision index 1 = almost none needed - 10 = a lot needed: Project 2 is a 5

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Flower Power

Media: Multi Media paper, glue, assorted colors of tissue paper & oil pastels. 

Flower Power is a study in Modernism, capturing the emotion and power of objects through abstracting the natural world. Georgia saw art all around her on a daily basis in the smallest of subjects and created an entire abstract painting using only a section of a flower. Inspired by the paintings of Georgia O’Keeffe, students will create an abstract artwork by using images of a flower but focusing only on portion of the enlarged flower through a viewfinder. Students will draw what they see through a viewfinder that will cover the entire paper resulting in a different perspective of the flower. In the making of their artwork, students will use Sharpies, colored tissue paper and glue.

Information you may need before starting Project 3

Video Lesson available By: January 1, 2021

Video Length: 35 MINUTES

Estimated time to complete project: 50-120 minutes (depending on the student and their interest in the project)

Mess Index 1 = not messy - 10 = very messy: Project 2 is a 5 for oil pastels and glue

Supervision index 1 = almost none needed - 10 = a lot needed: Project 3 is a 5

rhythm in Art

Media: Black canvas paper & Acrylic paint

Inspired by the work of Wadsworth Jarrell and AfriCOBRA, Rhythm in Art celebrates music and positive messages. Students will create a collage with some of the materials used by Wadsworth Jarrell (including tin foil and ricrac trim). Students will also use AfriCOBRA’s Kool-Aid colors, fill their entire paper with images, and write positive words and/or messages (or letters representing positive words/messages) directly on the art.

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Information you may need before starting Project 4

Video Lesson available By: February 1, 2021

Video Length: 

Estimated time to complete project: 50-120 minutes (depending on the student and their interest in the project)

Mess Index 1 = not messy - 10 = very messy: Project 4 is a 5 for markers or oil Pastels, an 8 if using paint pens

Supervision index 1 = almost none needed - 10 = a lot needed: Project 4 is a 6

6th Grade.HEIC

Lady with a Headwrap

Media: Watercolor paper, pencil, Sharpie, & watercolor paint.

Across Africa the head wrap goes by many names. In Malawi the Duku, in Botswana it is the Tukwi, in Nigeria and other parts of west Africa the Gele and the Moussor in Senegal just to name a few. Each country and Tribes in Africa will have varying uses and attach different meanings to these wraps and the styles and colors used. Head wrapping is an ancient African tradition which has followed through to present day. For our fifth art lesson, Lady with a Headwrap, students will learn about the history of the Head Wrap across African cultures and how to draw face profile.

Information you may need before starting Project 5

Video Lesson available By: March 1, 2021

Video Length: 49 min 

Estimated time to complete project: 50-120 minutes (depending on the student and their interest in the project)

Mess Index 1 = not messy - 10 = very messy: Project 5 is a 10 for Acrylic paint -Acrylic paint is permanent, take care to cover your surfaces

Supervision index 1 = almost none needed - 10 = a lot needed: Project 5 is a 7

Tricks of Trompe L'oeil

Media: Mixed media paper and acrylic paint

Trompe L’oeil is French for “deceives the eye’.  It is a technique where the artist creates an optical illusion in a painting or drawing of realistic images on a two dimensional surface but appears as three dimensional.  While it is first said to be used as early as the 5th Century BC into Greek and Roman times, you see it in everyday life from theater backgrounds and sets, street murals, chalk art and decorative and fine art. In our sixth art lesson, Tricks of Trompe L’oeil, students will learn more about illusion, shadows, lighting, and perspective by studying an example of a Trompe L’oeil work of art.

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Information you may need before starting Project 6

Video Lesson available By: April 1, 2021

Video Length:  

Estimated time to complete project: 50-120 minutes (depending on the student and their interest in the project)

Mess Index 1 = not messy - 10 = very messy: Project 6 is a 10 for Acrylic paint -Acrylic paint is permanent, take care to cover your surfaces

Supervision index 1 = almost none needed - 10 = a lot needed: Project 6 is a 6

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