Painting: 3rd Trimester

Painting 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 control and skill building strategies with these materials. Students will have the opportunity to find areas of painting 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 a 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, and it is up to YOU to do your research outside of class! A power point demonstration will be held in class if necessary. This is a part of your final grade!
  • 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):

Creative color wheel: Use all the colors with tints and shades.

Choice Painting: Choose any subject and paint it using tints and shades! Think about interesting backgrounds, blending colors, and making this really interesting!Painting.png

Silk screen painting: Mandalas: History and presentation about Mandalas and silk screening. Create your own radiating Mandala and paint silk screen style.

Found Object painting: Bring ANY object from home and creatively paint it. Choose an interesting style
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Shape painting with one color: Shades and Tints. Realism
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Recreation of a great work of art: Choose your favorite, and paint it in your style!

Still life painting: Vase with flowers: Choose a style: Expressionism, Impressionism, Abstract, or Realism. Paint in that style.
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Cultural Art: Choose a country or continent and culture. Research some of the art, and create a painting in the chosen style (ex. Australia, Aboriginal. Kenya, Kente patterns, etc)
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Self Portrait : Paint yourself! Pay attention to skin tones and facial features. Mirrors are needed! Realism. Renaissance style painting will be discussed. : This is the's collection of people's suggestions for skin tone ideas... add yours if you would like, or get more ideas!
Watercolor landscape (Save for May): Outside. Since we have limited choice of landscapes, we will all paint what we see.

Ceiling Tile Painting: Try something original and different! This material is not the easiest to paint, so try and not get frustrated… use a simple idea and go with that.
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Brick Painting: Create your mark on Sigourney High School. Must ONLY take up one brick!

Pop Art: Bring in a 4 by 6 picture of a person, famous or not. Photocopy the image at least 4 times. Glue your images down onto a stronger white paper, and finally a thick piece of cardboard or wood. In an Andy Warhol style (see presentation), create your images with different colors of paint, putting emphasis on lines and bright colors.
Power Point: Famous Painter. You must sign up for a famous Painter so no one doubles up.

You will choose one great Painter. This great Painter can be well-known, obscure, or local! You will do research on your own time about this artist, and present the last week of the trimester! Your power point needs to include the following:
  • Title Page with the name of the painter and your name.
  • Name, birth, death (if deceased), place of birth.
  • Family background.
  • Artistic background.
  • Examples of his/her artwork.
  • Fun facts/ interesting things about this artist.
  • Why did you choose this painter?
  • Is this artist inspiring to your art?
  • 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 send the presentation to me VIA email.
*A power point demonstration will be given to the class if needed. *
You will need to sign up for your artist that you wish to research. There will only be ONE person per artist, and it is first come, first serve.
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!!!!!