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Elective Fashion

BASIC SEWING

Grade 7, 8, 9

Students will complete a variety of projects to develop competencies in safety, sewing by hand and machine, selecting fabrics, working with patterns, and fabrics.

General Outcomes

Students will:
· develop academic competencies to enhance
knowledge and skills when working with fabrics
· develop basic competencies through individual effort
and interpersonal interaction while completing a variety of projects
· develop competencies through the combination
of knowledge, skills and work effort needed to
perform tasks related to sewing.
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Elective Art
 Art education involves instruction in how we see, interpret and make sense of visual stimuli. It requires an understanding of how others interpret the messages of art that is produced and art requires an education in the use of traditional and contemporary tools, material and media.


Art Class
Please come to class with the following materials:
  • PENCIL/ERASER/RULER
  • PENCIL CRAYONS
  • MARKERS (Black especially - assorted widths of tips)
  • "SKETCHBOOK" 

Semester 2 – Sketchbook Assignments Grade 8/9 2017 

SEPTEMBER 2017

 DAY 1 AND DAY 2

 SEPTEMBER 18 AND 19 FREE CHOICE

 SEPTEMBER 29 AND OCTOBER 2 - Draw one of your shoes from your closet. Or a shoe that you think is very interesting (ballet, boot, etc.) ADD FULL SHADING 

Medium: colored pencil

 

OCTOBER 2017

 DAY 1 AND DAY 2

 OCTOBER 12 AND 13 “Learn about an artist” Assignment

Research and learn about a well-known artist.

- INCLUDE notes and other additional information about the

artist in your sketchbook.

- DESIGN your Artist Information page(s) any way you

want.

In your notes of each artist you should included the

follow:

ARTIST FULL NAME: 

TITLE (S) OF ARTWORK:

DATES: born. -  Died -

ART MOVEMENT:

COUNTRY:

ART TERMS AND DEFINITIONS

OCTOBER 25 AND 26 If you had a candy bar named after you, what would it look like and what would it be called. Show great detail in the creation.

Complete in color.

 

NOVEMBER 2017

 DAY 1 AND DAY 2

 NOVEMBER 8 AND 9 - Draw your favorite childhood toy or keepsake.

Medium : pencil, colored pencils, watercolor pencils,ink or markers

 NOVEMBER 22 AND 23 - Color Mood- Certain colors inspire certain emotions; learn to use them! Choose a color to explore, compose a realistic, abstract or non-objective drawing based on the emotion produced by a single color. Use the tints and shades of a color to add different values to the drawing.  

Medium: colored pencils, watercolor pencils, or markers

§  Black – authority, discipline, strength and promoting independence.

§  Blue – cool, calming, relaxing, and promotes feelings of tranquility and peace.

§  Green – balance, refreshing, normalizing, and promotes emotional growth.

§  Orange – cheerful, commanding, and stimulates goodwill, conversation and appetites.

§  Pink – calming, accepting, and encourages affection and socialization.

§  Purple – comforting, spiritual, and generates mystery and a good sense of intuition.

§  Red – empowerment, stimulation, drama, competition and passion.

§  White – purification, energy, unity, and gives vigour to other colors it is used in combination with.

§  Yellow – cheerful, expanding, and increases energy.

 

DECEMBER 2017

 DAY 1 AND DAY 2

 DECEMBER 5 AND 6 - Animal Eyes: Choose an eye to draw from these 4 types of creatures: Animal (land or sea), Bird, Reptile, and Insect. Draw 2 per page so they take up approximately ½ the page. Render with full shading.  

Medium: colored pencils or Pen & Watercolor

 DECEMBER 18 AND 19 - Travel Drawing: Draw a place you want to visit. Find a reference picture and create your drawing from that.  

Medium: colored pencils, drawing pencils, or watercolor pencils

 

JANUARY 2018

 DAY 1 AND DAY 2

 JANUARY 8 AND 9 - Illuminated Letter:  Choose a letter to draw. Go on a computer & play with the letter in different fonts- choose one & print it out. Look up examples of illuminated letters for inspiration. Draw the letter large in your sketchbook in pencil. Add decoration to the letter, possibly even a border 

Medium: colored pencils, sharpies & markers

 JANUARY 12 AND 15 - Fantasy Park: Create poster advertising the theme park you've always wanted to visit. This should be in full color with both words and pictures. (Color).


BONUS ASSIGNMENTS

Students are invited to submit up to 5 personal choice assignments at any time during the Semester for extra credit.






 


Grade 7, 8 and 9 Art

A sketchbook or equivalent is required for class. If students do not have a book, the assignments can be handed in on drawing paper that students can get from me.                  Ms. Gazdewich

 

SPEND AT LEAST 30 MINUTES ON EACH ENTRY. 

Avoid doing the entries at the last minute.  Try to relax as you draw and enjoy yourself.  Many artists listen to their favorite music while they work to block outside distractions.

 

USE ANY ART TOOLS YOU WISH, unless the entry tells you otherwise. 

 

USE ONLY ONE PAGE FOR EACH ENTRY.  If you make a mistake, hide it inside your drawing or just ignore it. 


 

REMEMBER IT IS IMPORTANT TO DO EVERY ENTRY.  Be creative and have fun!  If you do each entry thoughtfully and to the best of your ability, you will always have a good grade on your sketchbook. 

Your sketchbook is a visual diary, a place to develop technical skill, a place to plan your artwork, and a place to take notes for your art course. Keeping a sketchbook will make you more aware of your surroundings and increase your drawing skills. Your perception and abilities will improve with every drawing. Like any other skill, drawing well takes PRACTICE.

Remember Effort of Drawing 

           A 2-minute drawing looks like a 2-minute drawing.

  • Your drawing ability will only improve with effort.
  •  If you use less than 30 minutes to complete a drawing do another.
  •  Technical difficulty, growth of drawing skill

  Originality and Creativity in Interpretation

·      Draw from life and your imagination

·      Show an interesting and original point of view

Variation of Drawings – Make them look different

·      Drawings should show experimentation and growth from one to the next.

Composition – Use the page of your sketchbook.

  • Utilize a viewfinder to find a good composition before starting.
  • Avoid a centered, bulls-eye type composition
  • Have your drawing go beyond the edges of the page.
  • Always include the background or environment


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