Students will be introduced to one-point perspective, color schemes (warm/cool/neutral, complementary, monochromatic), design principles, and color pencil shading techniques. Students will produce an original visual metaphor. Students will grow in their art making ability and confidence.
Dry-erase board lettering experiments
Students practice different kinds of graffiti lettering and font styles on dry-erase boards. The low-pressure materials allow for lots of practice and encourage student experimentation.
Students design each letter using a different technique or artistic concept being studied (warm/cool/neutral colors, complementary colors, one-point perspective, overlapping, and gradation).
One Word and One Image Design
This is a formative assignment where students choose one word that reflects some aspect of identity. They design that word and combine it with a drawn and colored image, using artistic conventions studied.
Summative Assessment: Code Name Design
The Code Name assignment asks students to invent and design a name that represents some aspect of their identity. Along with the design of that name, students are required to implement a symbolic image and a visual metaphor to reflect who they are. The artist statement that follows engages students to explain the meaning behind their name and artistic choices.