Monday, May 11, 2020

Grade 7 & 8 Student Portrait examples and assignment

Portrait photography SUMMATIVE
What is Portrait photography? This website give you a list of 10 types of PP

Objective: Take portraits of people in different settings from the list below. (DO NOT SUBMIT SELFIES or Self Portraits)
1. Compose and/or capture 10 photos (you may not use old photos)
2. You may use any format (example 1:1 ratio=square, etc.)
3. The idea is to have a variety of shots. I understand that your participant pool will be limited and you will most likely be reaching out to family members and perhaps domestic help.
4. Place all images in a Google Doc and label. Submit by Saturday, May 9
th. See my example below.

Choose 10 themes from the list below.
1. Conversation
2. Family
3. Shoot though a glass (can have liquid in it) 4. Using a prop

5. Change color to reflect a mood 6. Full length
7. Close-up
8. Hands over parts of faces

9. From the backside 10. Silhouette
11. Costume
12. Mood

13. Classy and elegant 14. Play
15. Person with a pet 16. Laughter

17. Sleeping
18. Getting ready/grooming 19. Eating
20. Make-up your own

Photos may include reflection (glass, mirror), various angles (sides, above, below), partials, shadows, distortion, filters, color manipulation, etc.
Go big.
Wow yourself. 

Student examples:

Monday, April 27, 2020

Portrait Photography examples

Below are examples of former student digital photography portraits.

Please look at each image and choose the THREE that stand out to you and screenshot them.

In a Google doc you will:
1. Attach the three images and under each image you will write a short description of why you like each image. Be specific of WHAT you find appealing (colors, contrast, subject, background, props, how it makes you feel, balance of colors, etc.) I want you to be able to use descriptive language with complete sentences.
2. Take THREE selfies:  
Selfie 1: How you would normally take a selfie. (Color or B&W)
Selfie 2: Using a mirror reflection-be creative (B&W)
Selfie 3: Unusual/Creative - think: different angle, partial, background... (Color or B&W)
3. Submit DOC in Classroom















Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Grade 7: Photography Appreciation

Please share your response with me via google.doc

Step 1: Below are 20 images. I want you to rank them in order by their letter starting with number one being your favorite and number 20 being your least favorite. You might want to click on the image for better detail. 
(Example: 1. B, 2. K, 3. M,...20. A)

Step 2:  What were your top three images and what where you bottom three?
(Example: Top 3: A, H, and M Bottom 3: B,Q, and L)

Step 3: Answer the following questions about each of your TOP three favorite images using art vocabulary and terms (Elements and Principles of art). Your responses must be in complete sentences.

a) Why did this image appeal to you?
b) What do you think the image is about?

c) What do you think the artist is trying to communicate with her/his photograph?

d) Would you hang this on you wall at home? 

Answer the following questions about each of your BOTTOM three least favorite images. (Your answers must be in complete sentences)

a) Why didn't you like the image?

b) What do you think the images is about?
c) What do you think the artist is trying to communicate with her/his photograph?

EXAMPLE of STEP 3: (You would do this for EACH of your top 3 and bottom 3 images.)
Image C
a) I like the strong contrast between the back and white and all the detail of the object.

b) I think this images is about seeing a mushroom form a different perspective.
c) The artist is maybe saying, that we should looks at objects in different ways as there is hidden beauty in everything. 
d) No, I'm allergic to mushrooms, so this would be a reminder. 




















Saturday, March 21, 2020

Stencil Project

Today's Assignment: Design a draft for a 1-color stencil. 

Objective: Design 3 stencil draft ideas with paper and pencil and post in classroom
Idea 1: An object

Idea 2: An abstract/pattern design

Idea 3: Free choice


Step 1: Draw the image as a whole

Step 2: Divide that image into shapes

Step 3: Remove shapes (You won't be doing this today-but I want you to see the process.)

Each of you found a links to video on how to make different stencils. I will be compiling a list of the better ones to share with you. The main idea is that a image is made up by cut shapes. You want to avoid trying to create one shape to cut out.

Here is a video on the correct and incorrect way to cut a stencil: 

Monday, March 9, 2020

Grade 7 Bird project.

Dear Grade 7 Art Students,

Hopefully your parents have gathered your folders. Inside you will have a smaller blank sheet of white paper and a larger black paper. Some of you also had your foil with a mat so you could finish up the tooling project during your free time.

Today, we will be starting a new project together. It will be a bird themed project. Before we start the project you will answer four questions to get your creative juices flowing.

Part 1:
Please answer the following questions in COMPLETE SENTENCES on a google doc and submit in classroom by the end of class. (approx. 25 minutes)
1. Are you scared of birds? Why or why not?
2. Historically birds have been portrayed as being symbolic of good and/or evil. Give me an example of each. 
3. If you given the opportunity to be a bird for a day, what would that day involve? What would you do?
4. What type of bird(s) appeals to you most? Why?

Part 2:
I want you to look at the many different types of birds that exist. Focus on the head and facial features. You will basically be mashing several characteristics together (or make-up your own) to create a new type of bird. You are to compose your draft on the small sheet of white paper with a pencil. You may add color to the draft as well. Take a photo and submit by e-mail by the end of the day. (approx. 30 minutes)

Part 3:

Once I have approved your draft-as per my example, I want you to focus mainly on the upper body/head of your bird. You will take a pencil and re-draw the bird on the large black paper. Make sure you include all the details. 

Part 4:
You need to go pick-up chalk pastels at the store (any brad will do). Sadly, I do not have enough to supply each student with a box. Chalk pastels are inexpensive and you can get them at the following locations:
Lulu’s in Khalidiya
All Prints near Khalidiya
The Green Branch Trading Est.-
Jarir Bookstore-Nations Galeria
Canvas Art Stroe – Abu Dhabi Mall

Step 5:Adding chalk pastels. All color in BACKGROUND first. You should be blending color together. You can do any color combinations, pattern...

 Step 6: Add color to your bird. NOTE: I started doing the background of the bird.
Finished background of the bird.
Step 7: Once you have finished the background, add color in other parts. 
 Step 8: To be continued. 

Grade 6 Value Scale and One Point Perspective Landscape

Assignment-1 Point Perspective (2 sessions)

Step 1: Create a value scale (30 minutes)
Supplies: Pencil, ruler, eraser, and paper.

Learning objectives:
A. The student will create a 10 square value scale, identify the values, and shade in each value. 1-3 Light Values, 4-7 Medium Values, and 8-10 Dark Values. See example and video below.
B. Below the Value Scale, the student will three 3-D shapes with a cast shadow. The shapes are: Cube, Pyramid, and Cylinder. The shapes will be shaded.
See example and video below.
C. When you are finished, take photo and submit on classroom for feedback.

Step 2: Create draft to 1-Point Perspective landscape. (50+ minutes)
Supplies: Pencil, ruler, eraser, and paper.

Vocabulary: Vanishing point, Types of Lines (horizontal, vertical, parallel, diagonal, and organic), Foreground, Middle Ground, Background, Rendering, Source of Light, Depth, and Perspective.

Learning Objectives:
A. Student will learn how to draw a 1-point perspective landscape drawing using a variety of lines to show depth and details.
B. Watch the video:
C: Establish a horizon line and vanishing point on you paper and continue.
D: When you are finished, take photo and submit on classroom for feedback.

References and Examples:
Look up: one point perspective landscapes, one point perspective drawings