Snow Day Lesson Plans

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Snow Day Lesson Plans

These assignments are the same for the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Art classes. You have 2 weeks to complete and turn in the assignment.
 
Assignment #1- "Winter drawing" Supplies needed: blank white paper, pencil, coloring supplies(crayons, markers, colored pencils, oil pastels, chalk, watercolors, or tempera paint.*whatever you have available*)
Right about now you're probably watching the snow fall. What a lovely sight! Think about the first snowfall when the snow sparkles. I would like you to draw a beautiful winter scene. It can be whatever is outside your window or you can add objects like deer, a barn, or mountains. Also, think about depth in you picture-what is close up will be larger and what is further away will be smaller. Will you draw the inside of the window frame or just the outside space? Remember our basic principle of Art...color! To help your drawing look even more wintery use a lot of blue,purple,green, and white.
 
Assignment #2- "Still-life" Supplies needed: blank white paper, pencil, (charcoal pencils, or charcoal if possible), your favorite objects. We have all studied a still-life in Art class. Reminder- a still-life is a drawing or painting of an arrangement of objects. It is often bowls of fruit, bottles,etc. The objects are actually set up in front of the artist. The artist studies the objects and their shape and where the light falls. Most known artists have done still-life studies. Here are a couple of fun ones you can look up: Kraft Salad Dressing by Janet Fish, and Apples and Oranges by Paul Cezanne. One can tell by the title that they are simple still-life studies. Now you are to round up a few objects around the house to draw. (An odd number of objects works best.) Here are some examples: your favorite tennis shoe, a basketball, and a trophy,....a box of cereal, carton of milk, a bowl....nail polish,polish remover, and a nail file. Do you see how the items are all related to each other? Place the objects in front of you in an interesting arrangement. (Don't just set them in a row.) Draw the objects lightly with your pencil making sure that at least 2 of the objects are overlapping. Remember to draw the table line so the objects are not floating. Last, think about where the light is hitting the objects. If the light is shining from the top left, the objects will be shaded with your pencil on the right side. The shadow from the objects on the table will be angled to the right. (Just use your pencil or charcoal to shade. It does not need to be colored.)
 
Assignment #3- "Artist Reproduction" Supplies needed:  Blank white paper, pencil, whatever coloring material you wish, and notebook paper. Artists are an important part of our study of Art. I would like you to choose an artist's work that you find interesting and recreate it. (In researching an artist, you must choose someone that you can find and write down their Name, Title of Work, and Medium(art material they used.) If you can't find this information, pick a different artist. Try your best to make your drawing look like the original. When done with the drawing, decide what coloring material will work best. I really want you to focus on matching colors. This means you may have to mix and layer colors. *Then I would like you to write or type at least 1 paragraph about the artist, their work, and your work. Here are some things you could write on: your inspiration in choosing this piece, what did you learn from this artist/from recreating the artwork,why do you think the artist decided to create this work? Is there a story behind it?, etc.
 
Enjoy your days off and happy drawing!!
Mrs. Quintus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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