Weekly Lessons for Grades 3-5
taught by Mylen Huggins
Value/Depth in 2-d space
Visual depth in a 2-dimensional space by using the element of value. We're going to compare a pure line drawing to a drawing with lines and value then create a drawing with black & white conte' crayons, b/w pencils, charcoal pencils, tortillons and kneaded erasers on toned pastel paper. In addition, the kids will incorporate acute and obtuse angles, perpendicular lines and parallel lines in their compositions.
(4TH & 5TH Grade)
Exaggerated Face Forms in Clay
12/5 & 12/12
This week your child will create a 3-dimensional self-portrait composition in clay. Students will look at a variety of masks made by artists of different cultures that exhibit exaggerated features to emphasize certain features and express emotions.
Enduring Understanding: The human head is a 3-dimensional organic form. It has height, width and depth. Artists can exaggerate certain parts o the face to express a specific emotion.
Students will identify three-dimensional forms on a human face. Use exaggeration for expressive intention by making one or two features of their self-portrait bigger/smaller/asymmetrical, etc. to attribute an emotion to the feature to create emphasis.
Element of Art: Form
Principle of Design Emphasis/Materials:
Low fire clay and clay tools, glazes.
Arts & Literacy- exaggeration, emphasis, emotion, portrait. Visual Art- form, texture, asymmetrical. Math- 3-dimensional, addition, subtraction (clay).
Super Heroes, Cartooning, Western (Nigeria) and Central (Congo) African Masks, Japanese 14th & 15th century Masks.
Radial Symmetry in Relief Prints
Dates: 10/31, 11/7, 11/14 and 11/21
- In the next couple of art sessions, your child will create a composition that will explore a visual art and math concept on radial symmetry (circular, radiating pattern) in printmaking.
- We will plan compositions in radial symmetry with a focus on overlapping shapes to create depth and rotation and repetition to create movement.
- We will transfer a drawing of overlapping, rotating shapes to a stryrofoam printmaking plate. We will draw over our lines to create relief on the plate surface.
- We will ink up our plate and print it two times using different colors of paper; transfer a clear opaque image from plate to paper.
- We will clean our plate off and then add repeating lines in rotation inside of our shapes.
- We will carefully register (line up) our plates (ink with a second, new color) with our first prints to create two-color relief prints.
Enduring Understanding: Shapes and lines overlapped in rotation can create depth and movement in composition.
Learning Targets: Students will....
- Create depth and movement in radial symmetry.
- Make two color prints.
Element of Art: Space
Principle of Design: (Radial) Balance/ Movement
Materials: Drawing pencils, math tools (protractor, rulers, geometric shape manipulatives), drawing paper, Styrofoam boards, brayers, block printing inks, Subi printing papers.
Vocabulary: Art/Math Infused - Angles, Diagonal, Geometric shape, Horizontal, Pattern, Rotation, Symmetry, Vertical; Visual Arts; Brayer, Depth, Overlapping, Print plate, Radial balance, Registration, Relief print, Repetition, Surface
Cultural Inspiration: Mandalas, Persian & Islamic Pattern Designs, Snowflakes, flowers, doilies, etc