Vocabulary: see handout below, plus color wheel Elements: color, form, line, shape, space, texture, value Principles: balance, contrast, emphasis, unity Other: 2-dimensional, mood, pattern, symbol, theme, variety, linear value, op art
Practice skills in class pertaining to modified contour drawing and linear value.
Participate in web quest to look at the ways artists have portrayed hands and consider them as a messenger of an idea.
Practice linear value/pattern creation.
Consider the impact of color symbolism (Color Wheels and color schemes)
Create a plan for a drawing (sketch).
Draw on 12 x 18 inch (30 x 46 cm) paper.
a. Add stippling to hand to make it look three dimensional.
b. Draw a patterned background, choose color scheme and apply. Background may relate to styles of art - choice of modern art styles.
Evaluate your work.
Submit for grade.
Time Frame for work: subject to adjustment per class
Day 1 - introduction to modified contour drawing.
Day 2 - introduction to wash drawing, overlapping hands/value.
Day 3 - web quest on artistic hands/search for a theme for your work / color wheel and color schemes.
Day 4 – theme development with sketches/introduction to stippling as linear value.
Day 5 – start large, final drawings.
Days 6 – 9 – individual work on pieces.
Day 10 - project due, vocabulary quiz
a. Submission of self evaluation.(5)
b. Accuracy in drawing hands.(20)
c. Creative pose/message.(20)
d. Application of linear values to hands.(15)
e. Creative design background.(15)
f. Color scheme that compliments mood or message.(10)
g. Time on task – technical skills.(10)
appearance of work.(5)
Self Evaluation – Expressive Hands
1. Explain what your mood or message is. How did you decide to use this idea?
2. What's the significance of the object in your hand?
3. What is the strongest part of the work?
4. What could you have done better on? Why?
5. The title of my work is:
Submission of self evaluation.(5)___
Accuracy in drawing hands.(20)___
Application of linear values to hands.(15)___
Creative design background.(15)___
Color scheme that compliments mood or message.(10)___
Time on task – technical skills.(10)___
Overall appearance of work.(5)___
Total Score for Project__________________
Vocabulary Art 8
LINE – an element of art. Lines define shapes and edges. It is a dot that never ends. Lines can also be three-dimensional.
SHAPE – an element of art. Shapes are areas enclosed by lines. They are two dimensional (height & width). Shapes can be classified as geometric ( circles/squares/etc.) or as organic (having an irregular edge)
SPACE – an element of art. Space deals with depth and distance/area. There are 2 classifications – positive space (filled area) and negative space (empty area.)
VALUE – an element of art dealing with the amount of lightness or darkness in a color. Values make a drawing or painting seem to be three-dimensional. Basic values are the highlight/middle value /shadow.
COLOR SCHEMES – these are color families that create a mood or feeling:
Warm colors (reds/oranges/yellows)
Cool colors (blues/greens/purples)
Complimentary Colors (direct opposites on the color wheel, ex. Red and Green) create excitement!
Analogous colors (set of 3 – 4 colors NEXT to each other on color wheel, sharing a common base color – ex. Red-orange, Red, Red-Violet share the base color Red!)
PATTERN – a design principle dealing with a unit of design repeated over and over again.
REPETITION – a design principle that creates pattern.
UNITY – a design principle dealing with a "force" that "holds " a work of art together – may be colors or shapes repeated in the work.
Problem To Solve – How can I create a visual expression of a mood or feeling through the positioning of hands as the subject – and use symbolic color to enhance the message?
Vocabulary (See Vocabulary List for Expressive Hands)