Fine Arts

Transdisciplinary Theme: How We Express Ourselves: An Inquiry into the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.

Students will investigate how color communicates and inspires.  This is a transdisciplinary IB unit that integrates literacy, math, science, and social studies.

 

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After learning about how a community functions and looking at how our local community works on a day to day basis.  Students work together to create an imaginative community including all the elements that make a community run smooth.  Students will use Google Draw to learn how to "draw" a house on a chromebook for the mural as well as using Kahoot!

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This lesson details the sequence of steps and the techniques used to form a hand built ceramic coil pot.It is designed to be used as a reinforcement to in studio instruction and demonstration at the high school level.

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Students will learn about ancient art and civilizations including ancient Rome, Greece, China, Egypt, other various regions of Africa, Native North America, Polynesia, and Native Central/South America. In groups, the students will research one of the cultures, create a google presentation, and then present their culture to the class.

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Students will create a Seesaw account and engage in a class art critique utilizing Seesaw. During the class critique students will upload a photo of their artwork and comment on two other students' art, analyzing the formal characteristics and which elements/principles of design the artist has used successfully.

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The goal for this unit (a lesson plan for a stop-motion animation video in particular) is to provide introductory knowledge and skills for students, using a blended unit approach.

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Each week students will be creating a visual journal entry that allows them to explore the different Photographers who take pictures that directly relate to the Photo Assignments they will be doing. Students will do research online on a theme each week and find a minimum of 12 different Photographers images and create a collage via Photocollage.com.

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Each week students will be creating a visual journal entry that allows them to explore the Graphic Design of others (specifically those published in magazines). Each week the assignment will be specific to the Project (Design Brief) they will be creating and that will be published on their weebly. They will also use the Journal to take notes during class lectures and demos.

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This unit will help students to understand basic watercolor effects so they can create an artwork with the theme Power. Students will be exposed to artists who create art to communicate life experiences to influence society. The research will serve as inspiration for own artwork.

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Students will learn that artists use many different techniques, styles and materials to make works of art and that in our society the line between what is considered art and what is not can be a rather fuzzy one. Student will then make an artwork using traditional or contemporary materials to show personal style in an artwork.

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