CHAMPS Charter School of the Arts
Multimedia and Performing
Visual Arts Class
*Syllabus and survey of class assignments
*Rules and Procedures
*Return Parent Acknowledgement
Medium: colored pencils
Homework: Use four geometric shapes (circles, triangles, squares, etc.) to create an Abstract Design. You should use repetition, overlapping, enlarge or reduce them.
*Review of the Elements of Art
*Review of the Principles of Design
*Line exercise ( diagonal lines, vertical lines, circular lines, curvy lines ,cross-hatching, pointillism, stippling,etc.)
* Pressure ( light, medium, heavy)
* Blending ( hand blending, tool blending)
*Assignment “Dream city”. Use curved and distorted lines.
Medium: graphite pencil/markers, ballpoint pen
Homework: Draw an outline of your shoe( 5 times)
*Review Texture-lecture (actual and simulated textures)
*Texture exercise, crayon rubbing exercise
* Create your name by using variety of textures.
Medium: pencil, ink
Homework: Draw five household objects with the invented textures.
*A lecture about Vincent Van Gogh. “Starry Night”.
*Using pastel. Techniques and demonstration.
* Practice to recreate Vincent Van Gogh’s expressive art style in oil pastel .
Medium: oil pastel
Homework: Draw a landscape out of your window.
*Realistic vs Abstract
*Elements of Art and Principles of Design-Contrast
*Draw a realistic animal with values
*Transform a realistically done animal into an abstract one
Medium: pencil, sharpie
Homework: Draw five objects from your pocket in contour lines.
*Color theory- working with color.
* Primary colors, secondary colors, tertiary colors
*Warm colors, cool colors, neutral colors.
Medium: acrylic paint.
Homework: Create two paintings. 1st-in warm colors, 2d-in cool colors..
*A lecture about African Masks.
*Create a papier-mâché mask.
* Make a design.
Medium: papier-mâché, acrylic paint.
Homework: Draw 5 faces in different art styles
Homework: Create a collage with two positive/two negative spaces .
*Continue to work on an African-inspired mask.
Homework: Create a design for the quilt by using different pieces of fabric/textured paper and by using repetition.
*Review of a 3-D form with the use of a cast shadow
* Sphere drawing with the Six Categories of Light (value chart)
* Value exercises-build up value gradually
*Draw a Still Life in contour line (composition)
* Draw a Still Life in contour line on the black background (white chalk)
Medium: graphite pencil/charcoal/white chalk
Homework: Create a geometric design-pattern ( it could be done by using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.
*Portrait, facial proportions
Medium: pencil, paper
Homework: research Chinese horoscope and draw your sign in ballpoint pen or marker
Homework: Make five sketches of your friends/ relatives. Add values.