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Illuminated letter process web version

  1. 1. Art Rx <ul><li>On a sheet of notebook paper please title the top with your name and “Art Rx” </li></ul><ul><li>Write today’s date and answer the question below on your notebook paper: </li></ul><ul><li>9/13 What type of art is this (functional; realistic; expressionistic; formalistic) and WHY? </li></ul>
  2. 2. 9/13 What type of art is this (functional; realistic; expressionistic; formalistic) and WHY?
  3. 3. Agenda <ul><li>Introduce Illuminated Letter Project and Rubric </li></ul><ul><li>Draft 5 to 8 images for letter </li></ul><ul><li>Draft 2 thumbnails for letter </li></ul><ul><li>Locker assignments </li></ul>
  4. 4. Project 1: Illuminated Letter Portfolio Design
  5. 5. Your Challenge: Create an illuminated letter inspired by Medieval illuminations with objects that are personal and meaningful to you Portfolio Design
  6. 20. Step one idea Brainstorm images to use on your illuminated letter design. No cliches! Be more creative than that. Sketch a MINIMUM of 5 – aim for 8 – meaningful images! Don’t draw the design for your letter yet…just the images you want to include!
  7. 21. Step two: plan Trace template into sketchbook twice for thumbnail size. Create two completely different plans for your illuminated letter Pick a lettering style from the packet or look on for some ideas Decide on a border shape and style – a border on 2 sides; 3 sides; 4 sides; a round border; wider on the bottom or sides; etc. Begin to integrate in your images to your design. Add in your patterns, overlap and everything from your requirements list
  8. 22. Design requirements -your initial (of your first; last or middle name) -an intricate, detailed border -different types of line (zig-zag, curly, curvy, straight, thick, thin, wavy, erratic, etc.) -at least 3 unique patterns -areas of overlap -integrate your brainstormed images into your letter. Wrap them around your image, tie them to the border, make them into a pattern, enlarge portions of an object, crop out pieces; etc. Be inventive!!
  9. 27. Illuminated letter rubric
  10. 33. Studio Art <ul><li>Please get out your Art Rx sheet from last class and your nametag </li></ul><ul><li>Agenda: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Review Step 2 of Illuminated Letter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Worktime: Goal to have 2 thumbnails done by end of class today </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Homework: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supplies due September 21 st for AC; 22 nd for BD </li></ul></ul>
  11. 34. Art Rx <ul><li>9/16 What type of art is this? Functional; Expressionistic; Realistic or Formalistic. WHY?? </li></ul>
  12. 35. Before you go on… Please show me your 2 completely different thumbnails before continuing onto the next step
  13. 36. Studio Art Please get out your Art Rx sheet. Agenda: -Art RX -materials workshop: crayon -review ill. letter steps -worktime Homework: Supplies due next class!!!
  14. 37. ART RX 9/17 What kind of art is this? Realistic; formalistic; functional or expressionistic. Why?
  15. 38. materials workshop crayon Please open to a new half of a page in your sketchbook, immediately after the section where you’ve been planning your illuminated letter Label the area: materials workshop – crayon
  16. 39. Materials Workshop CRAYON -light value (light pressure) -dark value (heavy pressure) -layered color -gradation (fade from light to dark -fade (from one color to another)
  17. 40. Step three refine Choose your best thumbnail sketch or combination of thumbnails to enlarge and refine based upon your conference with me. <ul><li>Trace the template #2 in your sketchbook </li></ul><ul><li>B . Enlarge your best thumbnail to fill the square </li></ul><ul><li>C. Make it your best drawing possible – as you will trace your final from this drawing </li></ul>
  18. 41. Step four practice Plan for the next stages of your drawing. A. Choose a color scheme for your drawing B. Plan your colors on your template 2 version using all of the requirements listed under Criteria 3 on your rubric. Refer to your Materials Workshop for help. C. Keep your colors balanced. Think about what you want to emphasize and how you can do that with color. Note: warm colors come towards a viewer while cooler colors recede into the background.
  19. 42. Studio Art <ul><li>Please get out your Art Rx sheet </li></ul><ul><li>ART CLUB TODAY!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Agenda: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Review Step 3 and 4 of Illuminated Letter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Worktime: Be on your final version today! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supply check for binders; pencils; erasers; dividers and sketchbooks! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Homework: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Any late work you owe me </li></ul></ul>
  20. 43. Art Rx <ul><li>9/21 A class 9/22 B class What type of art is this? Functional; Expressionistic; Realistic or Formalistic. WHY?? </li></ul>
  21. 44. DIVIDER LABELS <ul><li>Please copy these down or write them in a safe place if you don’t have dividers. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Notes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classwork/Homework </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quizzes/Tests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We will organize your binders next week when everyone has their binders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hold onto ALL your papers! </li></ul></ul>
  22. 45. Step five trace/transfer to your final paper A. Approve with me before proceeding with a piece of 8” by 8” final paper. B. Trace your template #2 version onto your final at the light table or window OR re-draw your template #2 draft version onto final paper. DRAW LIGHTLY!
  23. 46. Studio Art <ul><li>Agenda: </li></ul><ul><li>Art Rx </li></ul><ul><li>Review Illuminated Letter Steps </li></ul><ul><li>Worktime! – </li></ul><ul><li>Next Class: Accession Certificates; Rubrics; Reflections and Learning to Grid on Your Portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>Due Dates: </li></ul><ul><li>Finished ill. Letter with reflection and accession certificate: due October 7 for ac; 8 for BD </li></ul>
  24. 47. Art Rx <ul><li>9/23 for AC 9/24 for D </li></ul><ul><li>Functional; Realistic; Expressionistic or Formalistic? WHY? </li></ul>
  25. 48. Step six detailing Refine your drawing with those little extras and details A. Add in extra embellishments, details, lines, patterns, etc. to make your drawing extremely embellished. B. Show how attentive to details and craftsmanship you are. Hold your work away from you and think about what it needs. Ask a neighbor what you could add on C. Go over your lines with a thin Sharpie marker D. Erase all of your pencil lines after Sharpie-ing
  26. 50. Step seven Coloring Use crayons like paint to add in color to truly illuminate your design A. Reference your draft version for coloring your final copy B. Layer your color using darker colors atop lighter colors C. Use a gradation – a fade from a light value of a color to a dark value D. Use a fade – from one color blending into another color E. Use value (lightness or darkness of a color) to give the illusion of form and try to make things look realistic as possible. Imagine a light source is on it – imagine where shadows and highlights would be and color accordingly.
  27. 53. Studio Art <ul><li>Agenda: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Art RX </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rubric directions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reflection Questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accession Certificates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Portfolio Gridlines Demonstration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Worktime </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Homework: late/missing work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Next Art Club Meeting: October 14 th ! </li></ul></ul>
  28. 54. Art Rx <ul><li>9/27 for AC 9/28 for BD </li></ul><ul><li>Formalistic; Functional; Realistic or Expressionistic? Why? </li></ul>
  29. 55. Illuminated letter rubric
  30. 56. reflection A. Circle what number you think you deserve on the rubric. Circle a number; not a whole square! Be honest! Make at least one meaningful comment in the appropriate blank box on the rubric’s right side. B. Answer the following questions in complete sentences on the back of your rubric! 1.Describe how you integrated at least 3 of your objects into your illuminated letter (ex: wrapping them around your letter; as a pattern, etc.) Ex: I used my pencil to form the letter C. I also incorporated the ribbons to my ballet shoes by having them wrap around the letter C and trailing off into the border. My dinner plate was incorporated by enlarging the scale of it and having it cropped in the lower right corner, behind the C.   2.Describe in detail what 3 of the objects you incorporated represent or symbolize to you. I chose to incorporate the dinner plate because it represents the family dinners that my mom hosts throughout the year when I am able to catch up with my brothers and sisters and their families. I also included my teaching certificate because that symbolizes all of the hard work I put into becoming a teacher, as well as how much I value my job. Another object I included that is symbolic to me is my wedding ring which represents the strong bond and friendship that I have with my husband.   3.What is really successful about your illuminated letter and why is it so successful? Please do not say what you like about it. Nothing is not an answer I was really successful at using a gradation of value from light to dark. Behind my initial I used red that faded from a light value into a really deep, dark value red. This was so successful because it brought emphasis to my letter C by contrasting with the cool colors used on the letter.   4.What could you improve about illuminated letter? How would this improve your design? Do not say what you dislike. Nothing is not an answer. I could improve on the patterns I used in my illuminated letter. I think they weren’t as intricate and detailed as I could have made them and because of that the patterns tend to blend in with the background and do not make the drawing as interesting as could be .
  31. 57. accessioning Name of work: title Description of work : what is it? Dimensions: size Art Medium: what materials did you use? Artistic Concept: what were we learning with this project? Artist’s Reflection : Anything you want to say about the project; process or outcome
  32. 58. accessioning Date: 9/27 or 9/28 Course : Studio Art name of work: Illuminated Letter description of work : An Illuminated Letter incorporating objects that are personal and meaningful to me dimensions: 8” by 8” art medium: Sharpie Marker and Crayon artistic concept: Value; Emphasis; Unity; Creativity and Concept Development artist’s reflection : Anything you want to say about the process; outcome or project. Nothing is not an answer!
  33. 59. Studio Art <ul><li>Agenda: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LAST WORKDAY ON LETTER! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Finished – Sharpied and crayoned letter </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rubric filled out </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reflection questions answered on back of rubric </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Accession certificate filled out and drawing completed/colored with colored pencil </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gridded Portfolio – expanded template 2 drawing onto portfolio. Sharpied over DRAWING – colored 6 blocks with colored pencils </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Letter due Oct. 7 for AC; 8 for BD </li></ul></ul></ul>