Art 1 will encourage an understanding and appreciation of art through the study of the elements and principles of design. Students will build skills in drawing, painting, and design. They will think about their work, explore art history, work individually and in groups, and find connections to other areas of study.
Projects & COncepts
Pop Art Painting - Color, Contour Line, and Line Weight.
Students will create a completely original painting inspired by Andy Warhol of the Pop Art movement using tempera paint and color pencil. Students will choose an image that is painted a distinctive color scheme. Focusing on contour, students will add contour lines with color pencil and vary the line weight of their contour lines to create empahsis and depth.
Space and Perspective
Students will take their own photograph of a subject of their choice. The photo composition should focus on using a different vantage point and show space. It's important that the composition have a definitive foreground and background, and displays space and perspective. Students will need to be creative in the set up of the composition and avoid typical points of view - straight on, profile, etc. Consider bird's eye and worm's eye views, as well as foreshortening. You may choose your medium: tempera paint, pencil, or color pencil.