O’Keefe Inspired Watercolors

EQ: Where do artists gather inspiration I’m not going to lie. Watercolors are deceptively difficult. Over the years I’ve learned I really need to teach watercolors as a whole unit. We begin with the very basics. How to get the colors ready, how to use the palette, how to use the brush, not holding theContinue reading “O’Keefe Inspired Watercolors”

Pencil Surrealist Drawing

EQ: What makes Surrealism so Surreal? TSWAT identify a piece of surreal art.TSWBAT analyze, evaluate, and interpret a Surrealist Art Piece.TSWBAT modify, tranform, scale, and distort a pencil to fit the contour of a selected image. Scale: Changing an object’s scale, or relative size. Levitation:Floating objects that don’t normally float Juxtaposition:Joining two images together in impossible combinationsContinue reading “Pencil Surrealist Drawing”

Art and Crafts Movement Collaborative Art Analysis and Powerpoint.

Students will work together to describe, analyze, evaluate, and judge a piece of art from the Arts and Craft period. We have previously gone over the movement and talked about the key identifying features. Each student is given a copy of a Google Slide using Google Classroom.They will be given a piece of art toContinue reading “Art and Crafts Movement Collaborative Art Analysis and Powerpoint.”

6th Grade Optical Art

LearningTargets:The student will: – Identify and create artwork based on the elements of art and on the principles of art. – Demonstrate through their artwork how to use the elements of art to show movement and express feelings. – Recognize, compare and use different media to create their artwork. – Develop a respect and appreciation for the artwork of artists, including classmates’ art. – RecognizeContinue reading “6th Grade Optical Art”

Educating for Careers

I had the wonderful opportunity to present with our CTE team at the Educating for Careers Conference in Sacramento. We discussed how we grew our wonderful CTE middle school program from 1 CTE course to 5. We now offer courses in Robotics, Coding, Health, Engineering, and may favorite Digital Design. I also had the opportunityContinue reading “Educating for Careers”

Word Art – Digital Design Class/CTE

After looking at professional logo designs that used words to create an image, students chose nouns to turn into literal word art.Students began first with an exploration of thumbnails. They collaborated together to refine, modify and edit their designs. Students took photos of their designs using Photo Booth, imported it into Adobe AI, placed itContinue reading “Word Art – Digital Design Class/CTE”

One Point Perspective Rooms – CTE Graphic Design

One of the very first things we do in our Graphic Design class after becoming familiar with Photoshop and how to import and download images is create a Dream Bedroom. What’s nice about this project is that the students already have a previous understanding of how to create perspective from their beginning art course.  ThisContinue reading “One Point Perspective Rooms – CTE Graphic Design”