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Friday, November 1, 2013
Focus: Mandala - Can we finish?

Awareness: Deadlines and how you make them.

Reflection: Did you make the deadline?  If not, why?

Vocabulary:hue, blog, online photo albums, post 

Homework: Prepare for the artist statement. Think about the intent of your work and  how you would explain that to someone.  Due: Monday



                    Agenda - sequence of tasks
1. Finish laying the white/light
2. Consult with teacher
3. Get the camera that is assigned to your seat
4. Photograph your work. Remember to keep it level.
5. Go to the back and upload your photo into a new album titled 
   "My Mandala"
6. Get your colors. Store them in your plastic bag.
7. Lay the colors
8. Complete self-evaluation (use laptop to write statement saved as a google  doc shared public (not with pvalen). Print it.
                         Fill out your self evaluation.
                         Use the additional handout for your artist statement instead of the one on the original sheet. It will help you as it has prompts and a word bank.



                    9. Finished? Check in with PV for options.





Thursday, October 31, 2013
Focus: Mandala - drawing - finishing white, photographing, color
Friday last class day to work (set up time to work if you will need more time)

Awareness: What a Halloween costume communicates about who you are.

Reflection: What progress did you make on your project today?

Vocabulary:craftsmanship, pride

Homework: Think about your work  Due: Friday

Agenda - sequence of tasks
1. Finish laying the white/light
2. Consult with teacher
3. Get the camera that is assigned to your seat
4. Photograph your work. Remember to keep it level.
5. Go to the back and upload your photo into a new album titled                                                               
   "My Mandala"
6. Get your colors. Store them in your plastic bag.
7. Lay the colors
8. Complete self-evaluation (use laptop to write statement saved as a google  doc shared public.
                         Fill out your self evaluation.
                         Use the additional handout for your artist statement instead of the one on the original sheet. It will help you as it has prompts and a word bank.



Wednesday, October 30, 2013
 



Focus: Mandala - drawing - finishing white, photographing, color
Friday last class day to work (set up time to work if you will need more time)

Awareness: Ways that you communicate who you are.

Reflection: What progress did you make on your project today?

Vocabulary:complimentary colors: red/------------, blue/----------------,  yellow/--------- (fill in the blanks)

Homework: Think about your work  Due: Thursday

Agenda - sequence of tasks
1. Finish laying the white/light
2. Consult with teacher
3. Get the camera that is assigned to your seat
4. Photograph your work. Remember to keep it level.
5. Go to the back and upload your photo into a new album titled                                                                  "My Mandala"
6. Get your colors. Store them in your plastic bag.
7. Lay the colors
8. Complete self-evaluation (use laptop to write statement)





Tuesday, October 28, 2013
 



Focus: Mandala - drawing - finishing white, photographing, color
Aim for Friday drawing completion.

Awareness: signs and symbols you see as you go home

Reflection: What progress did you make on your project today?

Vocabulary:primary, secondary, tertiary, analogous

Homework: Think about your work  Due: Wednesday


Agenda - sequence of tasks
1. Finish laying the white/light
2. Consult with teacher
3. Get the camera that is assigned to your seat
4. Photograph your work. Remember to keep it level.
5. Go to the back and upload your photo into a new album titled                                                                  "My Mandala"
6. Get your colors. Store them in your plastic bag.
7. Lay the colors

Monday, October 28, 2013 



Focus: Mandala - drawing - finishing white, photographing, color

Awareness: signs and symbols you see as you go home

Reflection: What has been the greatest challenge for this project?

Vocabulary: intensity, saturation

Homework: Think about your work  Due: Tuesday


Agenda - sequence of tasks
1. Finish laying the white/light
2. Consult with teacher
3. Get the camera that is assigned to your seat
4. Photograph your work. Remember to keep it level.
5. Go to the back and upload your photo into a new album titled                                                                  "My Mandala"
6. Get your colors. Store them in your plastic bag.
7. Lay the colors

Friday, October 25, 2013
 



Focus: Mandala - drawing - finishing white 

Awareness: signs and symbols you see as you go home

Reflection: Did you finish the white?

Vocabulary: diameter, angle, circumference

Homework: Think about your work  Due: Monday



Agenda - sequence of tasks
1. Finish laying the white/light
2. Consult with teacher
3. Get the camera that is assigned to your seat
4. Photograph your work. Remember to keep it level.
5. Go to the back and upload your photo into a new album titled                                             "Mandala"
6. Get your colors. Store them in your plastic bag.
7. Lay the colors






































Thursday, October 24, 2013 



Focus: Mandala - drawing and filling of white due Friday

Awareness: recycle symbols in your environment

Reflection: Where are you with your mandala? Plan?Sketch on black? Other?  Need help?

Vocabulary: symbol, sign, ideogram, icons

Homework: Think about your plan and the colors scheme Due: Friday




Wednesday, October 23, 2013 



Focus: Mandala - start on black - drawing and filling of white due Friday
Awareness: recycle symbol

Reflection: What symbol in you mandala communicates best?

Vocabulary: symbol, sign, ideogram, icons

Homework: Think about your plan and the colors scheme Due: Thursday



Tuesday, October 22, 2013 



Focus: Mandala - get ok, paper, begin to sketch LIGHTLY

Awareness: bilateral symmetry

Reflection:What is your astrological sign?

Vocabulary: diameter, angle, bisect

Homework: rework your plan be Prepare to start 

DueWednesday


Monday, October 21, 2013
 



Focus: Mandala - review plans (all color exercises should be completed), demo dividing a circle

Awareness: radial symmetry 

Reflection:What is your Chinese birth animal?

Vocabulary: radius, circumference, angle

Homeworkthink about your mandala plan

DueTuesday





Friday, October 18, 2013 



Focus: Mandala - plan, share, critique, self-evaluations

Awareness: symmetry 

Reflection:Name one thing that you learned in class today.

Vocabulary: radius, circumference, angle

Homeworkrework you mandala plan

DueMonday










Thursday, October 17, 2013 



Focus: Mandala - skill building - light/white- symmetry

Awareness: symmetry 

Reflection:Name one thing that you learned in class today.

Vocabulary:bitlateral symmetry, radial symmetry, base 3, base 4

Homeworkrework you mandala plan
DueFriday



Tuesday, October 15, 2013
 



Focus: Mandala - skill building - light/white

Awareness: how light affects color

Reflection:How does you plan reflect who you are?

Vocabulary:white, light, tone

Homework: identity worksheet  

Due
Wednesday(if not finished)







Log in (laptop9), attach power adaptors. Close the lid once you have logged in

Friday, October 11, 2013 



Focus: Mandala - planning and research

Awareness: symbols, ideograms, images, color schemes

Reflection:What is a favorite symbol that you found today?

Vocabulary:color scheme, symbol, ideogram

Homework: identity worksheet  DueTuesday


Finished?  Check out the information about symbols here


Log in (laptop9), attach power adaptors

Thursday, October 10, 2013
 



Focus: Mandala - planning and research

Awareness: symbols, ideograms, images, color schemes

Reflection:What is a favorite symbol that you found today?

Vocabulary:color scheme, symbol, ideogram

Homework: identity sheet DueMonday


Finished?  Check out the information about symbols here



Log in (laptop9), attach power adaptors
Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 



upload images from field trip into two picasa webalbums, mandala and Asian Ceramics, write the signage information in the caption

Awareness: symbols

Reflection: What was your best source for Asian ceramics?

Vocabulary:color scheme, symbol

Homework: think about how you will represent yourself in symbols Duenext week










Log in (laptop9), attach power adaptors
Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 
ISA/STEM - WED 10/9 1st - 4th tomorrow
1st and 2nd Period- SAMA Trip Makeup Assignment
Focus: You are not going on the field trip so use this time to do the work that the others will do on the trip.Google presentation - symbols, Asian ceramics 




4th,6,7 Period- Focus
Keep working on your mandala research slides that you started on Friday.  See how many slides you can create.  Remember - no duplicates and see if you can find examples that you can identify the country of origin.  

Awareness: symbols

Reflection: What was your best source for Asian ceramics?

Vocabulary:color scheme, symbol

Homework: think about how you will represent yourself in symbols Duenext week






Monday, October 7th, 2013 
Lee SAMA  TU 10/8- 1st - 4th Tomorrow
ISA/STEM - WED 10/9 1st - 4th
Focus: Preparation for the trip, groups, explore SAMA, what do you want to see? Chaperon support 2 for each group.

Awareness: decision making in groups

Reflection: What do you want to see at the museum?
Vocabulary:docent, gallery, Museum Reach,curator

Homework: prepare for field trip DueTuesday/Wednesday




Friday, October 4th, 2013 
Lee SAMA  TU 10/9- 1st - 4th - Last day for slips 3PM

Focus:mandala research, video

Awareness: cultures & symbols
Reflection: What did you like about the mandalas that you found?

Vocabulary:Dali Lama, Buddhism, monk, mandala
Homework: notice symbols Due: Monday
Turn in any field trip permissions that you have. Last call. 


Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 

Focus:Field Trip Form Link Everyone should have done this by now, if not please DO IT!  It tells us about cameras for the trip.
Finish today:Self-evaluation Picasa web album 
Introduction Mandalas
Awarenesssymbols
Reflection: What symbol do you see in this room?

Vocabulary:mandala, symbol, sign, Tibetan, Tibet

Homework: field trip signature parents and teachers Due: NOW!!
Turn in any field trip permissions that you have.  If you know you can't go, turn in sheet.   Needed: 2 students to help check permissions in



Field trip permission slips! 
Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 
Focus:Field Trip Form Link (do this first if you didn't yesterday)
Picasa web album - put images in, crop, finish captions, tags, set to public and put the url in the TURN in BASKET

Awareness: You have ways of figuring out technology.

Reflection: How would(or could) you use Picasa web or another photo sharing site outside of school?

Vocabulary: blog, webpage

Homework: field trip signature parents and teachers Due: NOW!!
Turn in any field trip permissions that you have.  If you know you can't go, turn in sheet.   Needed: 2 students to help check permissions in

Tuesday

1. Log into Google!!!! 1st thing
2. Field Trip Form Link if you didn't yesterday
3. All photos in a Picasa album titled: Drawing Unit
4. Photos:
    - cropped
    - captions with: title, medium, date (see handout)
    - tagged
5. Make public (see handout)
6. Turn the album into the TURN IN BASKET (see handout)
7. Complete self-evaluation

When You Are Finished
- Scribbles posted here.  Can you figure out how to get that drawing into your Drawing Unit?
- look at options on the last page of the handout.... create a album cover
- Make a new album.  Title it experiments.  Play with effects and editing options in Picasa .... or another editor of your choice.  Upload the images







































Field trip permission slips! If you CANNOT go, hand me teacher sheet with "Can't Go" and why. Leave computers as is.
Monday, September 30, 2012 
Focus:Picasa web album - put images in, crop

Awareness: photo sharing websites

Reflection: How confident are you using Picasa web?  Could you teach someone else? Need help?

Vocabulary: bookmark bar, crop, Picasa Web Album, tag (the legal kind), Chrome, browser

Homework: field trip signature parents and teachers Due: NOW!!
Turn in any field trip permissions that you have.  If you know you can't go, turn in sheet.   Needed: 2 students to help check permissions in




Thursday, September 26
 
Focus:intro digital photography

Awareness: composition 

Reflection: Name three new things that you learned or experienced today

Vocabulary: rule of thirds,macro, micro, resolution

Homework: field trip signature parents and teachers Due: Friday
Turn in any field trip permissions that you have.  If you know you can't go, turn in sheet.
Needed: 2 students to help check them in


 


Wednesday, September 25

DO NOT OPEN windows. Ask
Focus:shading techniques
Shading - white/light
Awarenesshighlights inside of shadows

Reflection: Did you draw in the negative or the positive?

Vocabulary: cast shadow, reflected light, highlight

Homework: field trip signature parents and teachers Due: Friday
Check google log in today as students work.




Tuesday, September 24
DO NOT OPEN windows. Ask
Focus:shading techniques
Shading - white/light
Awarenesslight, reflected light

Reflection: What do you think about the prisma color pencil and the paper?

Vocabulary: cast shadow, reflected light, highlight

Homework: share parent letter DueWednesday
Check google log in today as students work.
 





Monday, September 23
Copy the agenda. 
Focus:shading techniques
Shading - white/light
Awarenesslight
 

Reflection: What do you think about the prisma color pencil and the paper?

Vocabulary: highlight, shadow, crosshatch, swirling, stipple, tonal, smudge, tooth of paper, gestalt 

Homework: Notice cast shadows DueTuesday

 

    
 
 
Friday, September 20
Copy the agenda. 
Focus:Turn in Drawing Packet with self-evaluation
Shading - white/light
 
 

Awareness: the space around an object

Reflection: What do you think about the work that you have done for your drawing unit?

Vocabulary: highlight, shadow, crosshatch, swirling, stipple, tonal, smudge, tooth of paper, gestalt 

Homework: Notice Highlights DueMonday

 
Sequence of Activities Today
 
1. Turn in the drawing unit.  Remember to use complete sentences and correct spelling. 15 minutes of class
 
2. Video shading techniques
 
3. Demo table - paper - tooth of paper
 
4. Exercise - white on black
 
5. Introduction to light spheres
    
 
 

Thursday, September 19
Copy the agenda 
Focus: negative space

Awareness: the space around an object

Reflection: How did negative space drawing compare with blind contour?

Vocabulary: media, medium, negative space

Homework: Look for the negative DueFriday

 
 


Wednesday, September 18
Copy the agenda 
Focus: Contour - grapes/other

Awarenessshadows have edges

Reflection: Which medium do you prefer for drawing?

Vocabulary: media, medium

Homework: Notice the space around an object DueThursday



Tuesday, September 17
Agenda - vocab and temp
Whose parents are coming?
Focus: Modified contour- get out your homework item

Awarenessedges

Reflection: Is seeing the edges getting easier or not?  Explain you answer.

Vocabulary: modified contour, composition

Homework: Continue to notice edges DueWednesday



Monday, September 16
Copy the agenda... including the vocabulary AND check it "temperature"
Focus: Blind contour, modified contour

Awarenessedges

Reflection: How did modified contour compare with blind contour drawing?

Vocabulary: blind contour, right mode, left mode, modified contour

Homework: look for an object that would be interesting to draw its edges DueTuesday



Friday, September 13
Copy the agenda- You will turn them in at the end of class TODAY! 

Focus: Progress Reports, Drawing Unit S.E. Blind contour (Picasso upside and vase/face should be finished)

Awarenessedges

Reflection: How did you respond to blind contour? How did it make you feel?Was it easier the second time?

Vocabulary: blind contour, right mode, left mode, Betty Edwards

Homework: look at the edges of things, think what it would be like to draw DueMonday



Thursday, September 12
- Copy the agenda- You will turn them in Friday! Remember to write the vocabulary.

Focus: Blind contour (Picasso upside and vase/face should be finished)

Awarenessedges

Reflection: How did you respond to blind contour? How did it make you feel?

Vocabulary: blind contour, right mode, left mode, Betty Edwards

Homework: look at the edges of things DueFriday
 



Wednesday, September 11
- Copy the agenda- You will turn them in Friday!Don't write on the handout.  Remember to write the vocabulary.

Focus: upside down picasso (16 vase/face drawings should be completed

Awarenessedges

Reflection: What does the information on your brain function survey tell you about the way that you have to work on your upside down drawing?

Vocabulary: Betty Edwards, Richard Sperry, brain functions

Homework: look at the edges of things DueFriday



                                            Tuesday, September 10
- Copy the agenda- You will turn them in Friday!Don't write on the handout.  We use it each class period.

Focus: vase/face activity and upside down picasso

Awarenessperception of lines in shapes

Reflection: What are your thoughts about vase/face drawing?

Vocabulary: perception exercises, r-mode, l-mode

Homework: think about left and right functions DueWednesday


 
 




Leave laptops as is PLEASE!
Monday, September 9
- Copy the agenda- You will turn them in Friday!

Focus: brain function inventory and vase/face activity

Awarenesswhich side of the brain dominates for you

Reflection: How accurate do you think the survey was?

Vocabulary: Betty Edwards, Richard Sperry, brain functions

Homework: think about the brain function survey and if it was accurate DueTuesday



 
 

 
2. Take the survey
 
3. Print the results - only pages 1-2
 
4. Put you name on it, class number, and table number.  You will turn it in at the end of class.
 
5. Work on the vase/face drawings

 

 

 


 
Friday, September 6
- Copy the agenda- not what it is RED!
 PINK Sheets (former orange) due MONDAY!

Focus: brain functions and perception skills

Awarenessbrain functions

Reflection: What was the most surprising thing about today's class?

Vocabulary: Betty Edwards, Richard Sperry, left and right brain

Homework: notice who you know that is good at keeping track of time Due: Monday

Remember to check on your art fee if you haven't given it and/or an orange piece of paper.  Thanks.


Drawing and Brain Functions Presentation




Thursday, September 5
- Copy the agenda- not what it is RED!  Just read that!

Focus: setting norms, brain, art fee

AwarenessWhat others need

Reflection: What was most important for you about working in the artroom?

Vocabulary: norm, brain functions, creativity

Homework: smile at someone you don't know Due: Friday

Remember to check on your art fee if you haven't given it and/or an orange piece of paper.  Thanks.





Wednesday, September 4
- Get tools.  Copy the agenda.  Get your scribble, whirlwind out, paper clip together with your self-evaluation on top.
 
Focus: Turn in work
Jackson Pollock. Pollock video

Awareness: how it feels to complete a work

Reflection: What do you think about abstract expressionism? Art or not?

Vocabulary: abstract expressionism

Homework: Notice value on wall  Due: Wednesday

Remember to check on your art fee if you haven't given it and/or an orange piece of paper.  Thanks.


Tuesday, September 3
- Get tools.  Copy the with pencil or pen agenda (not ebony).   Start working!  
 
Focus: Complete drawing and self-evaluation

Awareness: how it feels to complete a work

Reflection:  How was the pace of this project? Too fast? Too slow? Just right?

Vocabulary: abstract expressionism

Homework: Notice value on wall  Due: Wednesday

Remember to check on your art fee if you haven't given it and/or an orange piece of paper.  Thanks.







Tuesday, September 3
- Get tools.  Copy the with pencil or pen agenda (not ebony).   Start working!  
 
Focus: Complete drawing and self-evaluation

Awareness: how it feels to complete a work

Reflection:  How was the pace of this project? Too fast? Too slow? Just right?

Vocabulary: abstract expressionism

Homework: Notice value on wall  Due: Wednesday

Remember to check on your art fee if you haven't given it and/or an orange piece of paper.  Thanks.

 


 
Friday, August 30 
- Get tools.  Read the agenda.   Start working!  Pick up self-evaluation.
 
Focus: Full range of values on your work.BLACK to WHITE!

Awareness: balance

Reflection:  Is your work complete?

Vocabulary: contrast, balance, unity, Wassily Kandinsky

Homework: Think about your drawing and a title for it Due: Tuesday

Remember to check on your art fee if you haven't given it and/or an orange piece of paper.  Thanks.


Wassily Kandinsky



Thursday, August 29
 
- Get an ebony and a regular pencil.  Read the agenda.  
Get out your homework.  Start working!   
   
 
Focus: Adding white/light to black to your scribble.

Awareness: value - light and dark, contrast

Reflection:  Thoughts about  starting your drawing.

Vocabulary: Jackson Pollock, abstract expressionism, contrast, balance, unity

Homework: Think about your drawing Due: Friday

 
Remember to check on your art fee if you haven't given it and/or an orange piece of paper.  Thanks.
 


Wednesday, August 28  
- Get an ebony and a regular pencil.  Read the agenda.  
Get out your homework.     
    
Focus: Demonstration laying out value scribble

Awareness: value - light and dark

Reflection:  Thoughts about  starting your drawing.

Vocabulary: contrast, value, format, composition, Jackson Pollock, abstract expressionism, Robert Motherwell

Homework: Think about your drawing Due: Thursday



-Find your seat 
(seats are in alpha order by last name)            
-Get your work out of the folder.  
-Put your bag under the table or on an empty chair          

Focus: Questions about syllabus, Jackson Pollock videos, critique whirlwind exercises

Awareness: value - light and dark

Reflection:  Thoughts about today.

Vocabulary: contrast value, format, composition, Jackson Pollock, abstract expressionism

Homework: Remember a significant time or person with which you have a strong positive or negative emotion. (You will use this as a stimulus for the subject matter of your drawing.)  Due: Wednesday

 

 
 
 

Monday, August 26th   WELCOME!  
Find your seat (seats are in alpha order by last name)  
- Pick up a handout, a piece of paper, and a an ebony pencil and regular pencil
   
- Put your bag under the table or on an empty chair

 
- Check phones are offearphones out
 
 
- Enjoy the gallery


Very soon you will have created pieces added to it!
Vocabulary: value, ebony pencil
 

 
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