Friday, April 15, 2011

SPECTRUM, Art Lesson Plans April 14, 2011

SPECTRUM HOMESCHOOL COMMUNITY
Art Lesson Plans April 14, 2011

PRE CLASS: Did any one draw during this last week? (Such as skill builders, long term, other).  What can they show the class?  Positive constructive peer reactions are encouraged.

WARM UPS: 1. Jagged rough lines like sharp rocks using alternately the tip and the side of the pencil. 2. Cubes with out drawing lines use gradation and negative space to draw some cubes. (I know- boring- but an important skill they are everywhere). 3 Intersecting circles like making a daisy without lifting the pencil. 4. Shading with the side of the pencil in a vertical direction like the side of a tower or lighthouse.

QUICK DRAW CHALLENGE: very simple today- a creamer; students are given 5 minutes to draw it.

CLASS PROJECTS: 1. Last week we ended up sketching outdoors so this week we return to last week’s primary project- will be sketching a light houses attention to composition, including demonstration of selective composition using a photo, showing what to leave in and what to leave out.  2. Second project will be to sketch a face from an advertisement.

TAKE HOME SKILLBUILDERS: This week we have how to draw a daffodil, a dancer’s face in profile and drawing an open book. (Good if you need to decorate a book report). Again I was working on these until 1 am and I hope the kids enjoy drawing them. See the blog for additional helpful notes.

LONG TERM PROJECT: Continue to read the Book of Acts and illustrate each chapter. Keep these illustrations in a folder to mount later on. One illustration must be a person.

OUR INSPIRATION FOR TODAY: “Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.” Proverbs 13:10, NIV. There is a good kind of pride that a person may take in their work. It is the celebration of or satisfaction in a job well done or in our case a picture well drawn. There is a pride that is bad, it is the type that at is defensive and self assertive.  No one wants to be criticized and told what is wrong with our projects so my approach is to offer advice in love and gentleness, but others may not have a gift of tact. If you get told something needs correction and you get defensive and argue about it no one improves. If you realize that taking advice can make you better as an artist, or what ever you are doing, you are wise. If someone criticizes your work put your hurt feelings behind you and say, “Thank you for that observation I’ll give it thought.” (You may have to practice this in front of the mirror!) You will be amazed at what a high opinion people have of you when you are humble and willing to take advice. And sometimes their advice is right and you actually get better at what you are doing.


Let me know if you are interested in joining The Summer Sketchbook Club meeting once a week for 2 hours to sketch outdoors during summer. Let me know which day is better Wednesday or Thursday. Club size is limited, cost is 10.00 per week, and siblings are discounted. (It is a great excuse to get outdoors!)

I am always happy to do a make up lesson at your home. Just get in touch.
(c)Adron Dozat\