"Introduction to Drawing and Painting - DOC"
Advanced Drawing and Painting Course Description: Advanced Drawing and Painting is a semester long course which is designed to develop skills and allow students to concentrate on content. Students will further the application of elements and principles of design as well as build connections between the works they create and art history. Students will use drawing and painting media to express ideas, thoughts and emotions. Critique will be utilized to analyze all works. This class will prepare students for AP Studio Art. Projects and their critiques will be the determining factors for a grade in Advanced Drawing and Painting. Tentative Course Outline: UNIT I: Power Standards: 1-3,5,8,10,11,12 Drawing Styles Charcoal and/or chalk pastels Final Project – still life using a different art style other than realism Assignment: Multiples - use different styles for each item or morfing of An item such as a apple. Techniques include -- expressive, impressionism, abstract, minimalism, etc. Learn critique method Class Critique - done together for learning technique UNIT II: Power Standards: 1-12 Portrait/Figure study of a person with supportive background Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol, Picasso, David, Van Gogh, Alice Neel Color maybe realistic or expressive (color theory) Possibilities: multiple view, painted into a historical scene, art history style Self Critique of Acrylic in front of class Must involve meaning for the student, should be a reflection of the student UNIT III: Power Standards: 1-4, 9-12 Oil Pastel Drawing Combining three masters’ works into a composition and self Review of principles of good composition Color Balance Paper – self-critique including art history / theme evaluation UNIT IV: Power Standards: 1-4, 7,9,10-12 Watercolor / Mixed Media Review of perspective – see sidewalk chalk drawings Review color mixing – neutrals and semi-neutrals Small group Critique of work in front of classmates UNIT V: Power Standards: 1-7,9-12 Oil – need to explain the layers Surrealist landscape - see handout in file cabinet at north Final Exam -- Must involve meaningful content to student , the picture can be surrealistically put together. What is the BIG PICTURE!!! Gauguin: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?