Art Curriculum

  • Insect Line Drawing
    Posted in: Art History, Drawing, Education

    Insect Line Drawing structural, contour & gesture lines Big Idea: Line is everywhere we look. Art Begins with a line. Use line to create a organic depiction of an insect. Description of Setting: High School Art Classroom, 30+ students, 9 tables, 35 chairs, 2 sinks, projector Public School, Fall Semester, 1st Quarter 45 minute class […]

  • Watercolor Wheel
    Posted in: Art History, Color Theory, Drawing, Education

    Watercolor Wheel Color theory (rethinking the wheel) Big Idea: Color creates emotion. Color is all around us. Description of Setting: High School Art Classroom, 30+ students, 9 tables, 35 chairs, 2 sinks, projector Public School, Fall Semester, 2nd Quarter 45 minute class periods Art History: Artists have been using the properties of color since the […]

  • Secondary / Complementary Color
    Posted in: Art History, Color Theory, Drawing, Education

    Secondary / Complementary Color Art from image Big Idea: Use of hue and tone to create art. Description of Setting: High School Art Classroom, 30+ students, 9 tables, 35 chairs, 2 sinks, projector Public School, Fall Semester, 2nd Quarter 45 minute class periods Art History: Artists have been using the properties of color since the […]

  • Still Life (shapes & fabrics)
    Posted in: Art History, Drawing, Education

    Still Life (shapes & fabrics) Learning the value of value Big Idea: Value brings emphasis and interest into light. Shading objects strengthening the 2-D structure. Description of Setting: High School Art Classroom, 30+ students, 9 tables, 35 chairs, 2 sinks, projector Public School, Fall Semester, 1st Quarter 45 minute class periods Art History: Artists telling […]

  • Contour Mapping
    Posted in: Art History, Drawing, Education

    Contour Mapping A perspective on line Big Idea: Using topographic mapping of a human body to create 2d form. Description of Setting: High School Art Classroom, 30+ students, 9 tables, 35 chairs, 2 sinks, projector Public School, Fall Semester, 1st Quarter 45 minute class periods Art History: Artists that use contour lines: Frank Stella, Richard […]

  • Typographic Lines
    Posted in: Art History, Drawing, Education

    Typographic Lines Textual basics in designing type Big Idea: Using contour line with a base understanding of typography and its use of line. Description of Setting: High School Art Classroom, 30+ students, 9 tables, 35 chairs, 2 sinks, projector Public School, Fall Semester, 1st Quarter 45 minute class periods Art History: Artists that helped create […]

  • Positive Negative Space
    Posted in: Art History, Drawing, Education

    Positive Negative Space creating Structure with space Big Idea: creating structure and interest with space. Description of Setting: High School Art Classroom, 30+ students, 9 tables, 35 chairs, 2 sinks, projector Public School, Fall Semester, 1st Quarter 45 minute class periods Art History: Artists telling a story using silhouette and positive and negative space. Kumi […]

  • Automatic Drawing
    Posted in: Art History, Drawing, Education

    Automatic Drawing (Group Project) Surrealist Movement Big Idea: Free Drawing (automatism):¬† a means of expressing the¬†subconscious. This style of drawing was developed by the Surrealists. In applying chance and accident to mark making your subconscious reveals the psyche which would otherwise be repressed. Description of Setting: High School Art Classroom, 30+ students, 9 tables, 35 […]

  • The value of line in print making
    Posted in: Drawing

    The value of line in print making Creating form through texture and line Big Idea: Creating form through texture and line working on symmetry or asymmetry Description of Setting: High School Art Classroom, 30+ students, 9 tables, 35 chairs, 2 sinks, projector Public School, Fall Semester, 1st Quarter 45 minute class periods Art History: Artists […]

  • A Perspective on line
    Posted in: Art History, Drawing, Education

    A Perspective on line 1-2-3 point perspective Big Idea: To gain control of different points of perspective and its relation to ones artwork. Description of Setting: High School Art Classroom, 30+ students, 9 tables, 35 chairs, 2 sinks, projector Public School, Fall Semester, 1st Quarter 45 minute class periods Art History: Artists that use perspective […]