8TH GRADE HOMEWORK

Homework: Find a picture of your inanimate (not living) object and a picture of your living object and bring them to class. These will be your references to draw from when we start the final Metamorphosis Drawing.

DUE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28TH – IF YOU DON’T HAVE THEM YOU WILL HAVE LCC EACH DAY WITH BOOKWORK TILL THEY ARE BROUGHT IN.

Art I – Oct 17th-Nov 3rd – Artist Trading Cards

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Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) are miniature works of art created on 2 ½ X 3 ½ inch (64 X 89 mm) card stock or other thick paper. They are originals, small editions or series, most importantly, self-produced. The idea was born from the older sports-themes trading cards.
Unlike sports trading cards, ATCs must not be sold, only exchanged, as the whole essence of these tiny works of art is about artists meeting (by correspondence if in person meeting is not possible) and exchanging their works, thus meeting many artists and getting exposed to many personal styles (http://www.edu.uwo.ca/ask/art/lp/extra-atc.pdf).

8th grade – August 29-Sept 9

Animal Close-Ups

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For this project each student finds a picture of any kind of animal from the Jungle to the Rain Forests. They’re pictures are then zoomed in and cropped to distort the image. Basically, the animal is only recognizable from the details, texture, and color. Using a grid the students will enlarge their image and then paint the images with Acrylic paint.

7th Grade – August 25-Sept 9

Parts of the face/Portraits

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Drawing a portrait of someone is one of the trickiest things to do. So first we are focusing on the specific features of the face such as the mouth, eyes, nose, and ears. We will then begin to put these parts together to create a portrait. By practicing with non-specific (no one in particular) parts of the face and then combining them to create a face helps the student to understand when drawing a portrait of someone they know. That’s the next project!

Art I

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a geometric figure representing the universe in Hindu and Buddhist symbolism.
PSYCHOANALYSIS
a symbol in a dream, representing the dreamer’s search for completeness and self-unity.
A Mandala is the perfect example of one our 3 types of balance – radial balance. Creating a Mandala is a great way for me, as the teacher, to see what kind of skill and ability my students have with design, composition, and execution,

7th Grade – Monochromatic Grid

We have started at Monochromatic Color Scheme artwork using pen and ink. We start with a grid drawn on our paper and then randomly color the boxes, 1×1 or 1×2, with different shades, tints and values of one color. After the painting has dried will outline the painted boxes with a variety of different borders using permanent ink pens.

6th Grade – Tropical Birds

This is a super fun project for middle elementary kids. We will practice drawing tropical birds using basic shapes. Next we draw one bird on watercolor paper including tree branches and leaves.
After the drawing is complete, use tempera paint to finish of the painting. And finally, the paintings are outlined with Sharpie.