Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Articipe Painting and Exam

Today most students started on their Articipe painting. This painting will round out our study of form, value, and watercolor. The Articipe painting will be used as an exam. Students should show proficiency in creating form using value, and be proficient in using watercolor techniques as used in class.

Students will demonstrate the following:
  1. Watercolor - Students should be able to demonstrate the six watercolor techniques that we have been using in class and be able to explain where the techniques have been applied in their artwork. These techniques are:
    1. Wash
    2. Glaze
    3. Dry Brush
    4. Lifting
    5. Wet in Wet
    6. Drop in Color
  2. Value - We have been using value to create form or three dimensional objects. We have discussed at length and have been using value as defined below:
    1. Highlight - The brightest spot on the object
    2. Mid-tones - The area that slowly transitions in value from the highlight to the transitional light
    3. Transitional light - The most noticeable line that cuts across the object 
    4. Core Shadow - This area describes the darkest area of the object. Generally below the transitional light
    5. Cast Shadow - This is the shadow caused by the object and its relationship to the light source. 
    6. Reflected Light - Generally, this is light that is bouncing off another object and then is reflected back onto the object that your painting.   

The rubric can be found on Google Classroom:
Log in with your student email and password to complete the rubric.

Photos are forthcoming as students frame their work!