Graphic Novels - Students will develop their own original characters and story to
create a graphic novel that will be worked on throughout the semester when they
finish another project early and have time left over.
Magazine Advertisements - Students
will invent a new product and design an advertisement to promote their awesome
Students will create their own Aborigine inspired dot painting using earth
Dragon Stamps -
Students will create their own dragon drawing inspired by Chinese New Year
dragons. They will then create a small stamp to incorporate into the finished
Sun Catchers -
Students will use tissue paper and coordinating color schemes to create a sun
catcher inspired by the beautiful glass art of Dale Chihuly.
Inspired Doorways -
Students will study the architecture of Greece and design their own doorway
with some Greek elements. Students will explore texture and low-relief
sculpture while using tooling foil.
Op Art - Students will use a transfer method to create a
Bridgette Riley inspired work of art that creates an optical illusion or
NW Coastal Paintings -
Students will create a monochromatic (one color, many values) painting inspired
by the art of Northwest Coastal Native American Tribes.
Batik - Students will use a
wax resist and watercolor technique to create an Indonesian inspired pattern.
Pinch Pots -
Students will be introduced to Native American effigy pots and learn the pinch
technique to create their own small bowl.
Kente Cloths -
Students will use oil pastels to design their own African inspired pattern.
Perspective Street Corners -
Students will brush up on their shading skills and learn 2-point linear
perspective to draw a city street corner.
Marc Expressionist Piantings -
Students will learn a variety of watercolor techniques that they will then use
to paint a still life, portrait, or landscape in the style of Franz Marc.
Rose Windows -
Students will use a transfer method and glue/pastel resist to create
a kaleidoscope type design similar to a Gothic period rose
Nouveau Etchings -
Students will create a nature inspired design on a metallic etching board,
similar to the Art Nouveau style.
Cubist Collage -
Students will learn about cubism and create their own cubist work of art using
Inspired Art -
Students will listen to a variety of musical genres and create a work of art
inspired by what they hear.
Commonalities Project -
Students will work collaboratively to create a work of art expressing their
point of view about one of the 8 things all humans have in common, no matter
where or when they lived.
Tessellations - Students will create an M.C. Escher inspired
tessellation of their own and make connections with art and math.
Personality Self-Portrait -
Students will learn how to draw the human face in correct proportion and then
utilize texture and color to enhance their design.
Poems - Students will write
a poem about their memories from when they were younger and then use them as
inspiration for a work of art.
Molas - Students will the
Central American art form known as Molas and use construction paper to make
Expressionist Paintings -
Students will use color triads to paint 2 abstract expressionist works of art
that when then be collaged together.
Landscape Paintings -
Students will learn how to blend colors to create a sunset, use tints and
shades to create depth, and paint trees using the Y technique.
Card - Students will learn
how to draw 3-D banners, ribbons, and scrolls to incorporate into a greeting
card for someone they care