Creating Things 2D

2 Dimensional Art is a graded course where students are evaluated on work habits, creativity, and overall effort. This 12 week course will have students explore many different types of painting, and go in depth with skills and basic strategies with these materials. Students will have the opportunity to find areas of 2 Dimensional Art that are interesting to them, and also try other materials that they may have little experience.
The students’ responsibilities are as follows:
  • Be on time for class. If it is a work day, students can start getting their materials. Check with the teacher before you start your projects (Always check the board).
  • Turn in work on time, labeling it with your name, date, and title of work (late work will have points deducted).
  • Be aware of constructive criticism. There will be some group evaluations, and it is up to YOU to use your ideas to help the artist, not hurt them.
  • Always do your best. I will not tolerate art that is poor quality. It is up to YOU to put all of your effort into these projects. Points will be deducted for sloppy work.
  • Sketchbooks should also be used for project sketches. A good artist ALWAYS plans before they create! Your sketches will be part of your final grade, and it is wise to remember to label your sketch with the date and project title.
  • There is an optional research power point presentation due during the last week of this 12 week trimester. You will have the information needed to start this assignment the first week of class.
  • Art is fun, and have a good time with it! It is okay to have meaningful conversations while you are working on your projects, but NOT when the teacher is giving instructions, background, and demonstrations! Disrespectful behavior will be handled in JR High/High School standards. In other words, just because you are in art, does NOT give you the right to act out!
Each project will run about 5-7 class periods (work times may be adjusted according to the teachers observation). Students will participate in a self-evaluation of their work, a class evaluation (where noted), and a final evaluation from the teacher.
Your potential projects will be as follows (time permitted):

Create your sketchbook: You can go with a basic stapled book, or you can get more creative with your steps! All Sketchbooks will need to have a creative cover using a variety of materials! Binding Ideas: Basic stapled book, stitched, ribbon, duct tape, glue, rings, etc. Cover ideas: Different types of paper, collage, drawing, oil pastels, painted (use a thicker paper), etc. All ideas will be graded on creativity, balance, neatness, and overall effort.
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1 Point Perspective : Create a hallway with lockers: Make them a colorful world using markers, crayons, or colored pencils.
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2 Point Perspective : Create a cityscape using 2 point perspective.
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Gesture Drawing Study: Draw 10 quick sketches of a model.
Still Life: Draw with pencil using shades and contrast
Watercolor: Choose a subject and paint using watercolor.
Charcoal: Draw simple shapes using the charcoal techniques shown.
Pointillism: Love Seurat? Try to paint an image using the pointillism method.point.jpg
Grid Drawing: Pick a subject and draw it using the proportion drawing method.
Tessellations: What are they? How to draw them? Online Practice?: Students will find websites, examples, and information. The students will find information found on Tessellations as well as M.C. Escher. The students will create their own Tessellation using creativity, measuring accuracy, and neatness. Tessellations pre-quiz
Painting: Use your grid drawing and transfer it onto a canvas. Paint.
Photography Study: The students will do research on famous photographers such as Ansel Adams, Anne Gedde, Hockney, etc. The students will choose a photography project that suits their creativity level. Choices could be: Portraits, Landscapes, Photo Manipulation, Photo Puzzle Mosaics, Andy Warhol representation, etc. Also, think about photo editing sites such as gimp, picassa, picnik, photoshop, etc. The students will research, study this art, and create a final project based on their photo ideas. Remember, try and do multiple pictures if you are doing portraits, landscapes, etc. These projects will be presented in a class critique. You need to know some fun facts about an artist that created similar pictures, and information on the style of photography you are creating (how to, background, interesting facts, etc).Marilyn-warhol.jpghockney.jpganseladams_tetons.jpgphoto.jpg

Recreation of a work of art: Use your skills of recreating what you see! Choose a work of art, and create it in your choice material. Remember that since this is a copy, you need to site the artist and NOT sell it! =)
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Mosaics/Stepping Stones: Research Ancient Mosaics. Learn the methods behind these great works of art. Sketch your Mosaic idea and create it using tiles, stones, grout, and paint!LandscapeMosaics-1.jpg
Batiking: Create a cool design and use the batik method to create it on white cloth, wax and dye.
Cultural Art: The teacher will choose one or more forms of cultural art. The students will explore these concepts deeply in order to have a greater understanding. Examples could be Molas, Huchicol, Kente, Mandalas, etc.
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Pastels: Choice subject. Learn about pastels and how fun they are to use! Create any subject using skills learned.

Self Portrait: Create yourself using a mirror! choose your medium, sketch, and create using skin tones/shades, etc. Take an idea you are interested in, gather ideas and examples, and create away! You can paint, pencil, oil pastels, caricature, or collage. Make sure you know a few things about the background of these projects before you start, such as fun facts and history. I really want to see you take some time on this project and create something that really shines!
Musical Art: Create an art project incorporating music in any way. This can be a painting, collage, drawing, etc! Be as creative as you can!
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Collage: Choose a subject or idea you know nothing about! Look through magazines, print out some pictures from the internet, use words and ideas about this subject.
Papermaking: Create colorful sheets of homemade paper!
Oil Pastel Animals: Choose one animal. Sketch, draw, and use oils pastels incorporating blending techniques.
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Tye Dye: Different techniques for Tye Dye, create a very cool shirt using the methods discussed.
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Final Research: Art Career (Optional Extra Credit): Take time to look at the art career posters in the room. Choose one that looks interesting to you, research, and create a presentation about this career. Who knows, perhaps you will choose this for your profession someday!

( Optional for extra credit) Research Project: Presentation about an Art Career! Due the last day of the Trimester!

You will choose one art career. Your presentation needs to include the following:
  • Title Page of the Career.
  • Describe this career, and what you would do.
  • How many years of college would you need for this career?
  • Where is this job most popular (i.e. in the U.S., on the coast, in Europe)
  • Example pictures of people working in this career.
  • Fun facts/ interesting things about this job.
  • Why did you choose this career?
  • Would you like to have a career in this field someday?
  • Resources

This presentation needs to be At LEAST 8 slides long, and have all the information above to receive credit. More points will go to persons that make the presentation more interesting. Please email a copy as well for full points!
You will receive this information the first week of class, and you will have until the last week of the trimester to complete it! Do not say it was not brought to your attention!
Good Luck!!!!!