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2012-2013 visual arts gr 8

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Welcome to Visual Arts


*Be sure to check below for all your assignments. The calendar will have all the due dates.

...just click on the links and your on your way!



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Remember: you art is assessed on Effort, Challenge, and Creativity

All Art assignments must be in before this upcoming Friday (Mar. 15) as that is the final cut-off for report cards. 




Title of Assignent Description of the Assignment Date Assigned

Today we studied how line can be used to express emotion, depth, and various effects. We experimented with how there are many different types of line, and how lines can be used to create mood.


We also observed zentangles. Zentangles are made by using line and pattern. Students observe examples and created their own.


Assignment #1: Students were asked to create their own zentangle using their new-found knowledge of line, and pattern.


-click the links below to see examples of zentangles





-more ideas


Student should keep in mind how they will be assessed on all their art projects.

Check out the rubric below to see how you be assessed.

assessment rubric - for the wall.docx


Friday, Sept. 7
One-point Perspective 

Today we are going to talk about what perspective is and how it can be used to create depth and form in a picture.  We started studying one-point perspective.  This is the method of establishing a vanishing point within a picture that sets the angles of all the objects.  This gives the illusion of perspective in a 2-dimensional picture.


Assignment: Students are to create a one-point perspective piece that is on 11X17 paper.  Their piece may take the form of a picture/scene or could be a collection of shapes and/or letters.  The intent is that the concept of one-point perspective is shown strongly in their piece.


Students are once more reminded that all their art pieces are judged by effort, challenge, and engagement


click the link below to see the powerpoint observed in class

12.09.27 perspective one.ppt

Thurs. Sept. 27 
Two-Point Perspective 

Students are to create a two-point perspective just like the one created together in class.  We have had two instructional sessions on this so students should be well-versed in the concept.


Assignment: Students are to create an original two-point perspective project on 11X17 paper.  Students are reminded that their effort, creativity, and personal challenge are the key factors in their assessment.

Watch the video here 

Mon. Oct. 30 
Cuneiform tablet  Students have been learning about Mesopotamia.  Today they are going to write their own tablets with a law that they think would have been in that civilization.  late 2012 



Assignment: Students are to create an original drawing of a person (no copying from someone elses artwork) that is in perfect proportion. Students are to attach this original drawing to the two charts created in class for comparison.


click the link below to see the powerpoint observed in class

12.09.24 - drawing human proportion.pptx

Mon. Feb. 4 
Human Form 

Human Form


Today we discussed how to use very basic shapes to start drawings of the human form. This type of exercise can not only help students to master capturing the still motion but also the stopped movement of the human form. We sketched a few forms together to get some intitial practice.



Assignment: Students are to create 20 basic sketches of the human form using the techniques practiced in class. They are to label them by number, in order, so that a progression can be seen when they are assessed.

click the link below to view the powerpoint observed in class.

12.09.25 Human form.pptx




Mon. Mar. 11 
The Human Face 

The Human Face


We have studied that basic proportins of the human body and have completed 20 basic human forms in motion.  Now it is time for students to study the details of the human face.  We created a basic diagram of that human face covering the basic proportions of the human head and where to put the basic features. 


Assignment: Students are to complete 2 drawings of a human face.  There are two options for this:

1) 1 drawing following along with the video watched in class.  1 drawing of any person using a picture or a model.

2) 2 drawings following along with the video watched in class.  This will show a progressive development in the ability of the artist.







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