Thursday, September 3, 2020

1st Assignment 7th and 8th Grade

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7th Grade

Today in 7th Grade we are creating postcards using watercolor as our medium. Below are the instructions and notes that we created in class. We will be using six different watercolor techniques to create our postcards. 

When the assignment is completed the student will be able to explain each of the techniques, and where they were used. 

Montana OPI 
Creating: AS 1 (6-8), AS 2 (9-12), AS 3 (9-12)

National Visual Art Standards:
Creating: VA:Cr1.2.7a, VA:Cr2.3.7a

Watercolor Painting
  1. Introduction to six watercolor techniques:
    1. Wash - a wash is used to establish a background or to paint an area quickly and evenly
      1. Wet the paper with a wash brush and then paint with a puddle of light watercolor
    2. Dry Brush - allows you to make crisp edges with your paintbrush
      1. Keep the paper dry and then using your puddle of watercolor paint a line or an area
      2. creates hard edges
    3. Wet-In-Wet - is used to create feather, or blurred edges
      1. paint with clean water or use an existing wet area of wet watercolor paint a line or an area
      2. creates soft feathery edges
    4. Lifting - this technique allows you to remove or "lift" paint pigment off the paper
      1. Two types of lifting
        1. When the watercolor is wet - simply take a clean dry brush and absorb the wet paint. 
        2. When the watercolor is dry - take clean water and gently rub the area of dry watercolor pigment that you wish to lift out. Then go back with a clean dry brush and then lift out the watercolor pigment. 
    5. Glaze - this is when you paint another transparent layer of watercolor over the top of a dry layer of watercolor
    6. Drop-In-Color - paint with clean water in an area or using a wet area of watercolor on your paper, simply drop in other colors to make an interesting blend of color. (Mixing on paper)

For this project we will be creating a postcard that is painted in plein air (in the open air) in the Wildcat Garden. Students must use all six techniques, and be able to explain these upon completion of their painting. 

8th Grade - Color Theory

Montana OPI 
Creating: AS 1 (6-8), AS 2 (9-12), AS 3 (9-12)
National Visual Art Standards:
Creating: VA:Cr:AS, #2, #3

In 8th grade we are reviewing color theory. We are revising color mixing. By the end of this small project students will be able to mix secondary colors, tertiary colors, and their own black. We will use these hues to create a stained glass like scene.
Students will create a line drawing that depicts some type of natural scene. Here is the example of what I drew in class:
I numbered each area that I wish to put color for demonstration purposes since I need 12 colors. Your painting will not have numbers. Below are the requirements for this project:
  1. You can only use the primary colors out of the tube or bottle. No other manufactured colors can be used. Meaning you have to mix your own secondary colors, tertiary colors, and black.
  2. In your painting, no two colors can touch. If you notice my drawing I have white space in between my numbers.
  3. You painting will look like stained glass except their will be white space in between the colors that you paint.
  4. Your painting should be neat with a minimal amount of visible brushstrokes. (Take your brush for a walk!)
  5. Upon completion you will have to identify all 12 colors, and where your black is located in your painting.

Student Examples: (Two completed projects and one in process)