ART 2

"Art speaks where words are unable to explain." 

Here is a brief overview of some of our assignments. Have fun dreaming about what is coming your way!

Mathiole

Focus: Telling a Story

One of the most important skills to learn when creating art is how to tell a story. I want you to think about how you spend your time in the school halls. Maybe you sit on the bench to talk with a friend or you search your messy locker for that calculator that always seems to be lost. I want you to tell the story of what happens in the halls of Faith Bible. You will be creating a person out of shipping tape that will stand in the halls as students go to and from classes. 

- Create a tape person interacting with something in the hall
- Your tape person must have at least 1 tape prop.
- Your person must stand, hang, sit or lay down in a way that it will be stable and easy to "anchor" into position.
- Create a 5x7 placard that has your name, grade and title of your work. You must also have a 3-4 sentence paragraph talking about your person and what you would like people to understand about them.

You will be graded on:
>> Creativity >> How Well You Told A Story >> Construction 


Shipping Tape People

* Sample Work

Focus: Sketching

This is a 3 part study that focuses on pencil technique. We will start with a still life assignment where you will be documenting various items set up in the room by focusing on accuracy. Then we will do a different style of still life sketch where we use only lines to create shadow and highlights. Our last of the 3 assignments is a close up, real life, high detail sketch.

- View the objects in the still life and document the shape, curve, shadows and highlights.
- Practice developing your shadows by using various blending techniques.
- Accurately recreate the display with correct proportions.


Each assignment will be graded on:
>> Accuracy & Proportion     >> Pencil Technique     >> Attention to Detail 


3d  Sketch

* Sample work

Focus: Sketch & Showing Emotion

This is a tough project. We will be spending time learning how to draw faces then we will transition over to drawing your face. After that we will be exploring the fun world of cartooning. We will be taking what is true and twisting it a bit to create faces that look like they popped right out of an animation series. The challenge is to create emotion while still appearing to look like you.

- Think of an emotion of face that you make quite often.
- Use a mirror to view your face and begin to evaluate how your features scrunch, bunch and move to create that face.
- Use your understanding of basic face development to start a soft outline.
-Then start to use the exaggerated features to create your cartoon face.


You will be graded on:
>> Proportion     >> Expression     >> Use of Pencil Lines


Cartoon Self Portraits

* Sample work

Focus: Composition & Perspective

It's time to get out of the classroom and experience the world around us. For this assignment we will be looking at various buildings, vegitation and landscapes. We will be focusing on important topics like foreground, middle ground and background as well perspective. It's all about composition today.

- Show your understanding of the composition concepts taught in class.
- Find create angles to draw from to challenge yourself.
- Try to be as accurate as possible. 
- Work diligently on trying to maintain proportion.


You will be graded on:
>> Accuracy     >> Attention to Detail     >> Composition


Landscape  Sketch

* Sample work

Focus: Sculpture & Negative Space

This is going to be a fun, but challenging project. For this assignment you will need a pumpkin and some creativity. We will be working with negative space as we slowly carve away our pumpkins to create an imaginative character. We will work together, step by step to learn one of the hardest sculpting techniques. When our pumpkins are all finished will set them up for a lighted display in the halls. 

- Create a quick sketch of the face, character and expression that you want your pumpkin to have. 
- Clean out your pumpkin of all seeds and extra mess.
- carve a way space where your face will be placed on your pumpkin
- Create a face that has 3D features to make it appear like it's coming out of the pumpkin
- Use sculpting tools to bring in definition to the face 

You will be graded on:
>> Creativity >> Creating Depth >> Telling a Story 


Pumpkin Carving

* Sample Work

Focus: Color Theory

In Art 1 you learned all about the color wheel. In Art 2, you will be making an art piece that shows off what you remember from that study. The focus is up to you. You can create any sort of collage, drawing, painting....whatever. Your assignment is to display each color from the color wheel as well as each complimentary color matched together somewhere in the design.

- Create a design that allows full representation of each color.
- Carefully match colors for accuracy.
- Find a way to bring together each of the complimentary colors.


You will be graded on:
>> Creativity     >> Accuracy     >> Professionalism


Color Theory Project

* Sample Work

Focus: Watercolor Technique & Composition

This is your chance to create a beautiful watercolor exactly how you want it to be. You can choose your focus, style and composition. Your only objective is to use the techniques and concepts we have covered in class to make a beautiful piece of art. 

- You get to determine every aspect of this assignment. 
Enjoy!

You will be graded on:
>> Watercolor Technique     >> Composition     >> Professionalism


Watercolor Freedom

* Sample Work

One of the most important skills to learn when creating art is how to tell a story. I want you to think about how you spend your time in the school halls. Maybe you sit on the bench to talk with a friend or you search your messy locker for that calculator that always seems to be lost. I want you to tell the story of what happens in the halls of Faith Bible. You will be creating a person out of shipping tape that will stand in the halls as students go to and from classes. 

- Create a tape person interacting with something in the hall
- Your tape person must have at least 1 tape prop.
- Your person must stand, hang, sit or lay down in a way that it will be stable and easy to "anchor" into position.
- Create a 5x7 placard that has your name, grade and title of your work. You must also have a 3-4 sentence
  paragraph talking about your person and what you would like people to understand about them.

You will be graded on:
>> Creativity     >> How Well You Told A Story     >> Construction 


Watercolor & Colored Pencil

* Sample Work

Focus: Sculpture & Motion

We are going to transport our hallways into an under the sea escape like no one has ever experienced before. Each of you will be creating an ocean creature with intense detail. You can choose an animal that crawls on the ocean floor, a colorful tropical fish or turtle that is floating on the surface. Art 1 and 2 will bring their creations together to make one amazing underwater installation. 

- Pick an ocean animal to sculpt using celluclay, paper mache and paper.
- Study the details of your creature and conceptualize how to make those details look life like.
- Sculpt your animal so it appears to be moving through the water. 
- Give your animal a lifelike paint job.


You will be graded on:
>> Sense of Motion >> Accuracy >> Construction 


Under the  Sea Installation

* Sample Work

Focus: Painting and Telling a Story

When you travel the world you can find some of the most incredible street art. Penang is a diverse city that is surrounded with beautiful wall murals. For this project we are going to look to some of the most incredible street artists. You will be painting the art room! That's right! 

- Work as a team to create a concept for each cabinet in the art room.
- Start to draft out your design and concept.
- Make sure each person has a part to paint.
- Create a unified and cohesive piece of art.


You will be graded on:
>> Creativity     >> Concept     >> Painting Technique


Street Art

* Sample Work

Sometimes it's just fun to doodle and explore the natural occurence of what comes out of your head. For this project you will have the freedom to create freely and let your pen flow as it wants. You will be creating your master piece on white plates, mugs, cups, bowls...whatever you like. With a sharpie you will begin to draw lines to create patterns, movement and texture. 

- Bring a white dish to class ready to be used as an art piece.
- First conceptualize the lines and motion you would like to have on your piece.
- Start drawing your lines. Be careful to make them clean and consistent.


You will be graded on:
>> Creativity >> Clean Lines >> Patterns & Balance


White Dishes & Black Ink

* Sample Work

Focus: Acrylics and Texture

This is another great project for exploring and just letting go. This will be a two part process. The first phase is to use a brush to create a richly colored background. Phase 2, we will tape off sections of our background and begin to paint over the top. When finished we will peel the paint back to reveal an incredible abstract painting. 
* You will be given two unique tools to use to create texture for this assignment....drawn out of a hat of course. These tools could be something professionals use like a palette knife, but other tools might be a spoon, steel wool, toothbrush, etc. Your job is to use the tool to create texture and intrigue.​



You will be graded on:
>> Acrylic Technique     >> Use of the two layers     >> Color Choices


Abstract Acrylics

* Sample Work

Focus: Acrylic Pouring Technique & Letting Loose

This is the perfect project for letting loose and just creating beautiful pieces of art. No constraints, no rules, just have fun letting acrylics dance around on canvas. We will explore different canvas sizes as well as painting surface to see the various affects it will have on the paint. 

- Let loose and enjoy the process.
- Choose contrasting colors and blend away.
- Use different tools to see what affect they will have on the paint.

You will be graded on:
>> Creativity     >> Use of the Technique     >> Completely Covered Canvas 


Acrylic Pouring

* Sample Work

Focus: Brush Strokes and Textures

We are taking our painting skills to the fair! Well, the Country Fair & Auction. One of our services that we will be offering as a class is our face painting talents. For this project you will need to create 2 face painting samples that children can choose from. You will need to practice your designs on each others faces to ensure that we can do a good job.

- Draw up a contour drawing of a face.
- Use that face to create 2 unique face paints that would appeal to children.
- Practice your brush work and color mixing.
- Finalize design to ensure that we can reproduce the design over and over again.

You will be graded on:
>> Creativity     >> Appeals to Kids     >> Cleanliness


Face Painting

* Sample Work

Focus: Fine Detail Sculpt & Telling a Story

We will be looking to the masterminds of Laika Studios to give us inspiration for this project. We will be creating our own funny and surreal character out of clay. Your job is to come up with a concept for your character and then create a person that emulates that concept. Your clay character needs to stand 1 foot tall and it's features need to be exaggerated much like you would find in the Laika films. 

- Create a 1 foot tall clay character.
- Your person must have exaggerated features.
- You need to have a clear concept for who your person is and their story.
- Turn in a raw clay rough draft and a painted version of your character.
- Create clothes for your character that matches the concept and tells a story.
- Create a facial expression that helps the viewer to understand the characters mood.

You will be graded on:
>> Creativity >> How Well You Told A Story >> Clealiness of Sculpture 

Clay & Wire People

* Sample Work

Focus: Mixed Media and Contour Lines

This is a great project for creating something that is 3D and also feels 2D at the same time. For this assignment you will be creating an everyday object out of clay. Once dried you will paint that object in a monochromatic color style. The final touch is a sharpie outline to create detail and that graphic feel.

- Start with an object that has strong detail and character.
- Sculpt your object with a focus on cleanliness.
- Work to make sure the clay is smooth or textured as needed.
- Draw clean and distinct black lines to edges and around details.

You will be graded on:
>> Clean Sculpting     >> Strong Lines     >> Overall Concept


Ceramic Contours

* Sample Work

Focus: Telling a Story, 3D Sculpture

This is an incredible fun project that is going to challenge you to think.....inside the box. You can create any sort of scene you like. You can use any medium you like as well. Your job is to create an imaginative story our paper that will transport it's viewer straight into the space. 

- Create each piece of your shadow box to scale.
- Tell an imaginative story
- Use colors that help bring everything together.
- Create a strong structure so the shadow box is secure.
- If you would like to use lights to illuminate your box you can.


You will be graded on:
>> Creativity     >> How Well You Told A Story     >> Construction 


Shadow Boxes

* Sample Work

An art form that is a bit outside of what normally considered "fine art" is cake decoration. Some of the most beautiful sculptures I have ever seen were cakes. We are going to look to artist Natalie from Sideserf Cakes for inspiration. For our project we will be make a small scale version of our own Sideserf cake. The concept and design is all up to you.


- Use rice cereal treats to create parts that will need extra support.
- Ice and cover your cake in fondant.
-Use sculpting tools to create fine detail like rough skin and wrinkles. 
- Use food coloring to paint and decorate your cake.


You will be graded on:
>> Creativity     >> Painting Technique     >> Construction 


Cake Decoration

* Sample Work

Focus: Surrealism and Monochromatic Color

We are going to look to Elicia Edijanto for inspiration for this project. She creates stunning watercolor paintings using simple black and grey shades. For this project you are going to create stunning silhouettes using a monochromatic style. You will be challenged to create a surreal image that still feels as though you could see it come to reality....just like Elicia's work.

- Think of a surreal image that you would like to create.
- Choose a color for your monochromatic painting.
- Study how you would like to make your silhouette stand out.
- Begin to create your painting with smooth watercolor washes. 

You will be graded on:
>> Creativity     >> Watercolor Techniques     >> Monochromatic Style


Monochromatic  Silhouette

* Sample Work

One of the most important skills to learn when creating art is how to tell a story. I want you to think about how you spend your time in the school halls. Maybe you sit on the bench to talk with a friend or you search your messy locker for that calculator that always seems to be lost. I want you to tell the story of what happens in the halls of Faith Bible. You will be creating a person out of shipping tape that will stand in the halls as students go to and from classes. 

- Create a tape person interacting with something in the hall
- Your tape person must have at least 1 tape prop.
- Your person must stand, hang, sit or lay down in a way that it will be stable and easy to "anchor" into position.
- Create a 5x7 placard that has your name, grade and title of your work. You must also have a 3-4 sentence
  paragraph talking about your person and what you would like people to understand about them.

You will be graded on:
>> Creativity     >> How Well You Told A Story     >> Construction 


Oil Pastel

* Sample Work

Focus: Pointillism 

This project takes a great deal of concentration, but when finished it because something so amazing. Dot by dot you will be creating shadows, highlights and details. The closer the dots are together the darker the area gets.....shadows. The further apart they get they create highlights. 

- Find a subject with distinct shadows and highlights.
- Lightly sketch out your design with pencil.
- Use dots as a method of shading your art work.


You will be graded on:
>> Creativity     >> Cleanliness of Dots     >> Shadows & Highlights


Stippled Pen & Ink

* Sample Work

One of the most important skills to learn when creating art is how to tell a story. I want you to think about how you spend your time in the school halls. Maybe you sit on the bench to talk with a friend or you search your messy locker for that calculator that always seems to be lost. I want you to tell the story of what happens in the halls of Faith Bible. You will be creating a person out of shipping tape that will stand in the halls as students go to and from classes. 

- Create a tape person interacting with something in the hall
- Your tape person must have at least 1 tape prop.
- Your person must stand, hang, sit or lay down in a way that it will be stable and easy to "anchor" into position.
- Create a 5x7 placard that has your name, grade and title of your work. You must also have a 3-4 sentence
  paragraph talking about your person and what you would like people to understand about them.

You will be graded on:
>> Creativity     >> How Well You Told A Story     >> Construction 


Scratch Art

* Sample Work

Focus: Focusing on the Details

I know you have all heard the phrase 'Eyes are the Windows to the Soul." Well, we are going to be exploring that concept with an art piece focused on eyes. You can use any medium that you would like and any eye that you would like. You can choose a reptile, bird, dog, insect....it's really up to you.  

- Find an eye that especially intrigues you.
- Start to draft up your eye on your paper.
- Work to match colors as closely as possible. 
- Create depth by mimicking deep shadows and bright highlights.

You will be graded on:
>> Creativity     >> How Well You Told A Story     >> Construction 


Eyes Close Up

* Sample Work

One of the most important skills to learn when creating art is how to tell a story. I want you to think about how you spend your time in the school halls. Maybe you sit on the bench to talk with a friend or you search your messy locker for that calculator that always seems to be lost. I want you to tell the story of what happens in the halls of Faith Bible. You will be creating a person out of shipping tape that will stand in the halls as students go to and from classes. 

- Create a tape person interacting with something in the hall
- Your tape person must have at least 1 tape prop.
- Your person must stand, hang, sit or lay down in a way that it will be stable and easy to "anchor" into position.
- Create a 5x7 placard that has your name, grade and title of your work. You must also have a 3-4 sentence
  paragraph talking about your person and what you would like people to understand about them.

You will be graded on:
>> Creativity     >> How Well You Told A Story     >> Construction 


Sidewalk Chalk Art

* Sample Work

Focus: Architecture and Space Design

It's time to be the designer and create an incredible space! Your assignment is to create a new school for us. You can create the classrooms, the gym, the cafeteria...everything. Be creative and think outside the box. You never know what ideas might stick become a space at our new school!

- Use the space design concepts we learned in class.
- Design classrooms, gym and other important spaces.
- Think about how people will move through the space.
- Consider where doors and windows will go.
- You will also be creating a elevation of the front of your school.

You will be graded on:
>> Creativity     >> How Well You Told A Story     >> Construction 


Architecture  Study

Focus: Photoshop

This is one of our most loved projects that we do. We will be exploring the vast world of Photoshop. In this project we will be exploring how to create photo manipulations. Your job is to take 2 or more photos and bring them together to look like one surreal image. You want your audience to take a second look because it looks THAT real. 

- Start with creating an interesting concept.
- Begin to search google images for photos that would work well together. 
- Examine lighting, white balance and perspectives.
- Start by editing your background to make it exactly what you want.
- Then blend in your top images to match the lighting and colors.
- Use layering techniques to seamlessly blend the images together.

You will be graded on:
>> Creativity     >> Photoshop Technique     >> Composition


Photoshop  Study

Focus: Makeup Design

We are going to be working with the drama club to conceptualize the makeup for the school play. Depending on what the play is we could be exploring the world of prosthetics, old age make up and maybe even animal creatures. Be prepared to be challenged!

We will be learning all sorts of techniques for this project. In class we will be practicing on each other to ensure that we are stage ready. Be prepared to get painted!

You will be graded on:
>> Creativity     >> Real Life Accuracy     >> Stage Ready Makeup


Stage Makeup

* Sample Work

Focus: Design Concept and Telling a Story

Another amazing project we will be working on is the sets for the play. We will have the opportunity to dream up incredible landscapes and indoor spaces for this year's play. It's an honor to be a part of this production and we will have a blast dreaming up, building up, creating and seeing our work on stage.


You will be graded on:
* This will be a group project so your grade will be based on participation and how much you engage in the planning process.


Set Design

* Sample Work