Monday, September 29, 2014

Cardboard Relief Self Portraits

Today in 8th Grade Art it was pretty busy to say the least.

Articipe

By the end of today students were to have completed:
  • Your fourth ELP post (if not already completed)
  • Your second Articipe post
    • Post 2 decribes:
      • What you have learned about watercolors
      • Explain how you used the six techniques you learned in class
        1. Wash
        2. Glaze
        3. Wet in wet
        4. Drop in color
        5. Dry brush
        6. Lifting
    • If you did not complete the first post... Post 1 describes:
      • Why you chose your recipe
      • Explain in detail your experience painting with watercolors as opposed to painting with a different medium such as acrylic or tempera
      • Explain in detail a problem you encountered while painting with watercolors
      • Explain in detail a solution to your problem
      • Finally state a conclusion sentence to close out the post 
  • Scan your watercolor painting into your Google Drive account to use in Mr. Deister's class

Cardboard Self Portrait

During class we also viewed a short presentation (look below) on our next project. By the end of this project students should know how to:
  • Define relief as it relates to sculpture
  • Identify four different types of relief sculpture
    • High Relief
    • Mid-Relief
    • Bas (low) Relief
    • Counter Relief
  • Identify reliefs from four different time periods: (More on this later...)
    1. Prehistoric circa ~23,000-20,000 BCE
      1. Venus of Laussel
    2. Ancient Greek circa ~100-300 BCE
      1. Pergamon
    3. Medieval India circa ~600-1000 BCE
      1. Descent of the Ganges (Mahabalipuram)
    4. Renaissance circa ~1400-1600
      1. North Baptistery Gates