This is a portion of my second unit in Studio Art, 2-D Media. For the first portion of the unit, we focus on drawing and learning how to use value appropriately. This has the note packet we use for the entire unit, as well as the rubrics for the two drawing projects for the first portion of the unit.
9 sessions; 40 minutes per session
1. SWBAT identify the elements of art.
2. SWBAT describe how the elements and principles work together.
3. SWBAT use the four shading techniques to create value.
4. SWBAT use observational skills to draw a realistic representation.
Day 1: Introduce 2-D media. Fill out pages 6-7 on drawing and value. Have students practice value in the grid. Assign sketchbook homework: Draw a 3 object still life with value.
Day 2: Critique sketch assignments. Discuss the use of value. Set up mannequins in front of a light source and turn off lights. Demonstrate to students how to observe the shadows and highlights. Practice drawing mannequins and use value.
Day 3-5: Pass out Shadow Men rubric. Students get three days to complete the drawing according to the rubric guidelines. Homework: Bring in 2-3 wrapped food items. These will be the subject of the next drawing assignment.
Day 6: Pass out food item rubric and discuss project guidelines. This time, students may use color (and can choose their 2-D medium). Discuss using the principles to organize the artwork. Also students need to choose which food item they will be drawing. Begin sketch of the item on drawing paper.
Day 7-8: Complete the food item drawing.
Day 9: Complete pages 3-4 in note packet. Cut out the examples of artworks from the last page and glue where they belong. Discuss the characteristics of each style and take notes. At the end, students should be able to tell you what style their drawings represent.
See attached rubrics.
Visual Arts Standard 1: Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes
[9-12 Proficient] Students conceive and create works of visual art that demonstrate an understanding of how the communication of their ideas relates to the media, techniques, and processes they use
[9-12 Proficient] Students apply media, techniques, and processes with sufficient skill, confidence, and sensitivity that their intentions are carried out in their artworks
Visual Arts Standard 2: Using knowledge of structures and functions
[9-12 Proficient] Students evaluate the effectiveness of artworks in terms of organizational structures and functions
[9-12 Proficient] Students create artworks that use organizational principles and functions to solve specific visual arts problems