Fundamentals of Art Supply List (2018-2019)

1)     Art Box (with a lock) (This can be a fishing tackle box or even a file box that can be locked)

(I do NOT recommend a key lock, because keys get lost very easily)

2)  Portfolio –You can buy one OR you have the option of making one yourself (I will allow students time during the first week of school to make them.  We will have the supplies in the Art Room) by taping/attaching 2 pieces of cardboard or poster board together to make one -

*** It should be able to fit a piece of paper that is 18” x 24” without folding it.

     3)  Sketchbook (preferably one with a spiral binding)

              -Any size between 8 ½” x 11” and 11” x 14”

     4)  Drawing pencils (At least 3 different kinds: Some examples are: 2B, 4B, 6B, HB, 4H, 6H, EE) They are often sold in sets.  The Art Dept. will provide Ebony pencils which we will use primarily in the beginning.

     5)  Small Handheld Pencil Sharpener

     6)  Kneaded eraser OR Gum Eraser

     7)  Rubber Cement

     8)  X-acto Knife

(an extra pack of blades may be needed during the year)

   9)  Set of colored pencils (or a good mix of colors) 

   10)  Set of Markers (Crayola or another cheaper brand is fine) 

   11)  2 Fine Point Black Sharpie Markers

   12)  Minimum of 3 Paint Brushes

(One Small (Fine tip), One Medium and One Large (wider fan or flat))

   13)  Set of Opaque paints (Either Tempera or Acrylic)

At minimum: Red, Blue, Yellow, Black, Brown and White

   14)  Oil Pastels (Set of 10 or more)

   15)  Masking tape

 AND ANY OTHER THINGS THAT YOU CAN THINK OF TO MAKE ART WITH!!!!!

**Remember the supplies DO NOT need to be brand new

**YOUR NAME is of VITAL importance and MUST BE PERMANENTLY and CREATIVELY (if you like) attached on ALL your art supplies, especially your Art box.

**Your Art box, Art Board (which you will get from me)

and Portfolio will be kept in the Art Room
 

Art 1 Sketchbook Assignment for 4th Quarter

If you finish what we are currently working on in class, you are to pick one or more of the drawing assignments below and work on them (ideally) in your sketchbook. 

Everyone will have to pick 1 to turn in by the end of the 4th quarter.  Any additional assignments finished will be considered extra credit. 

Remember to create a strong finished composition using the whole of your sketchbook page.

  1. Create a composition that shows/ describes the word “Abandoned”.  Use the material that works best for your composition. 
  2. Create a composition that shows us the house that you would like to live in.  Use the material that works best for your composition.  Think about setting as well.
  3. Ask Mrs. Plagge for a Drawing prompt.  You will pick one that has 4 things listed that you will need to use when creating your composition.  Use the material that works best for your composition. 
  4.  Draw something using only your favorite color.  You should absolutely use values of that color. Use the material that works best for your composition.
  5. Draw a masked man or woman who is not a superhero.  Use the material that works best for your composition.
  6. Draw hair…A LOT of it!  It could be on a person or just as a texture study.  Color is optional.  Use pencils (drawing or colored) to do this piece.
  7. Draw an object of interest from 3 different viewpoints.  Pick an object that you find interesting.  You can put all 3 viewpoints onto one page of your sketchbook if you like.  Use the material that works best for your composition.
  8. Cut out a piece of a postcard or magazine.  Paste it somewhere on the page and fill the rest of the page with a new made up environment.
  9. Draw a family portrait. Plot twist: It is a family of insects or animals.  Use the material that works best for your composition.

 

BONANZA WEEK

Important Dates to know this week:

1) WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25th:  Pre-Bonanza Drop Off from 6-8 pm.  You can pull right up to the back doors of the Volleyball gym between the Schaeper Center and the school.  Please let Mrs. Plagge know if you can drop your Bonanza off, but need a different time frame.  

2) THURSDAY, APRIL 26th:  BONANZA DAY!!!!  ALL Bonanza pieces need to be brought in BEFORE school starts.  Failure to do so means that you will be coming during the Final Exam  period on Monday, May 21st.  AND you will lose 10 points off your project every day that it is late.

3) SUNDAY, APRIL 29th:  This year’s Elder’s Art Show will be held from 1-4.  Students will be exhibiting works of art from all different medias and levels of art.  A collection of Senior portfolios will be on display as well.  The Elder Art Show, as always, is family friendly.  Join us for the 3rd Annual Big Head Wrestling Tournament. Big Head Wrestling matches will start at 2:00 culminating with the Championship match around 3:00.  We hope you will be able to come and experience this event, as well as, the award winning accomplishments of the Elder Art Department!

 

Week of April 16th-20th, 2018

COUNTDOWN TO BONANZA - 11 DAYS FROM THE 16th

This week we will be working entirely on the Big Head Project.  Students found out their groups of 3 or 4 on Friday.  They will need to work cooperatively on creating their version of a cardboard head-it is up to them to decide who or what they want to make.  

DATES AND DEADLINES:

  1. MONDAY, APRIL 16th:  Work begins on the construction of the Big Heads

  2.  TUESDAY, APRIL 17th-Day of Service for Mr. Klusman.  10 days until Bonanza Day

  3. MONDAY, APRIL 23rd:  Poster Club will be meeting in the Art Room after school until approximately 4:00.   

  4. WEDNESDAY, April 25thPRE-BONANZA NIGHT- If it is easier to drop off your Bonanza the night before, the gym will be open from 6-8 pm. 

  5. THURSDAY, APRIL 26thBONANZA DAY—This is the day that all the Bonanza pieces are brought in, excluding pieces too big to fit inside…It’s like Christmas Day in the Art Room!!! (If you’re absent or do not have it on THIS day your exam grade will suffer IMMENSELY- 10 points for every day it is late!  **The only Bonanzas not coming in April 26th are pieces that won’t fit into the school.  These are displayed on the day of the Art Show –They are to be set up by 12:30, and taken home by 4:30 that day.  (Failure to do this impacts negatively on your exam grade)

  6. SUNDAY, APRIL 29th - THE ART SHOW- 1-4 pm- Bring your mom, your dad, your family, your girlfriend, your neighbors’ kids, your hedgehog- make it a celebration of great art!

Week of April 9th-13th, 2018

COUNTDOWN TO BONANZA - 18 DAYS FROM THE 9th

Period 2:  This week we will begin with a critique and evaluation for the Gelli Print Collages.  We will start work on Monday for the landscape monoprint.  This will be a fast piece that will be finished by FRIDAY, APRIL 13th at the end of the period.  

Period 3:  This week we will work on the 3 or more Gelli Print Collage pieces that will be DUE at the end of the period on THURSDAY, APRIL 12th.  I will also look at anyone's Bonanza sketches that I have not seen yet.

DATES AND DEADLINES:

  1. MONDAY, APRIL 9th and 10th: Sketches for Bonanza projects need to be ready to look at during class.  Make sure you have a sketch, sizes, list of materials, and be able to explain if it does anything special or out of the ordinary.  

  2. MONDAY, APRIL 9th:  Period 2:  Critique and Evaluation for Gelli Print Collage pieces

  3. THURSDAY, APRIL 12th:  Period 3:  Minimum of 3 Gelli Print Collage pieces need to be finished by the end of class.  Anything above 3 will be considered Extra Credit. 

  4. THURSDAY, APRIL 12th:  Art Open Studio from 2:30-8:00 pm in the Art Room. 

  5. FRIDAY APRIL 13th:  Period 2:  Landscape Monoprint is DUE at the end of the period

  6. MONDAY, APRIL 16th:  Work begins on the construction of the Big Heads

  7.  TUESDAY, APRIL 17th-Day of Service for Mr. Klusman.  10 days until Bonanza Day

  8. MONDAY, APRIL 23rd:  Poster Club will be meeting in the Art Room after school until approximately 4:00.   

  9. WEDNESDAY, April 25thPRE-BONANZA NIGHT- If it is easier to drop off your Bonanza the night before, the gym will be open from 6-8 pm. 

  10. THURSDAY, APRIL 26thBONANZA DAY—This is the day that all the Bonanza pieces are brought in, excluding pieces too big to fit inside…It’s like Christmas Day in the Art Room!!! (If you’re absent or do not have it on THIS day your exam grade will suffer IMMENSELY- 10 points for every day it is late!  **The only Bonanzas not coming in April 26th are pieces that won’t fit into the school.  These are displayed on the day of the Art Show –They are to be set up by 12:30, and taken home by 4:30 that day.  (Failure to do this impacts negatively on your exam grade)

  11. SUNDAY, APRIL 29th - THE ART SHOW- 1-4 pm- Bring your mom, your dad, your family, your girlfriend, your neighbors’ kids, your hedgehog- make it a celebration of great art!

Week of March 26th-March 30th, 2018

With all the changes in schedules last week there will be a bit of adjusting this week.  I will look at Bonanza sketches before we leave for Easter Break, so that students can utilize some of that free time to work on Bonanza.  

There will be an Open Studio on Tuesday, March 27th from 5-8 for any student that would like to come and work on printmaking, Bonanza or any other art.

Period 2:  Monday and Tuesday of this week students will continue working on their 3 or 4 collage pieces made from their Gelli prints.  When we come back from Easter Break we will be critiquing the Collages students have created.  The Mascot Mashup Assignment is DUE by the end of the period on Monday so we can set up the bracket for voting before we leave for break.  Students may use Monday's class to finish up work on the Mascot assignment.

Period 3:  Monday and Tuesday students will be working with their partners printing with Gelli plates.    The Mascot Mashup Assignment is DUE by the end of the period on Monday so we can set up the bracket for voting.  Students may use Monday's class to finish up work on the Mascot assignment-if needed.  However, each student will still need to act as the assistant for their partner printing as well.

DATES AND DEADLINES:

  1. MONDAY, MARCH 26th: Sketches for Bonanza projects need to be ready to look at during class.  Make sure you have a sketch, sizes, list of materials, and be able to explain if it does anything special or out of the ordinary.  

  2. MONDAY, MARCH 26th:  Mascot Mashup assignment DUE by the end of the period

  3. MONDAY, MARCH 26th:  Poster Club will be meeting in the Art Room after school until approximately 4:00. 

  4. TUESDAY, MARCH 27th:  Art Open Studio from 5:00-8:00 pm in the Art Room.   

  5. THURSDAY, MARCH 29th-WEDNESDAY,APRIL 4th  -Hopefully-if you raise $70,000…- Wonderful opportunity to work on your Bonanza project and eat jelly beans.  Only 29 days until BONANZA DAY! 

  6. THURSDAY, APRIL 5th:  Period 2:  3-4 Collage pieces from Gelli Prints are DUE at the beginning of class.  

  7. TUESDAY, APRIL 17th-Day of Service for Mr. Klusman.  10 days until Bonanza Day

  8. WEDNESDAY, April 25thPRE-BONANZA NIGHT- If it is easier to drop off your Bonanza the night before, the gym will be open from 6-8 pm. 

  9. THURSDAY, APRIL 26thBONANZA DAY—This is the day that all the Bonanza pieces are brought in, excluding pieces too big to fit inside…It’s like Christmas Day in the Art Room!!! (If you’re absent or do not have it on THIS day your exam grade will suffer IMMENSELY- 10 points for every day it is late!  **The only Bonanzas not coming in April 26th are pieces that won’t fit into the school.  These are displayed on the day of the Art Show –They are to be set up by 12:30, and taken home by 4:30 that day.  (Failure to do this impacts negatively on your exam grade)

  10. SUNDAY, APRIL 29th - THE ART SHOW- 1-4 pm- Bring your mom, your dad, your family, your girlfriend, your neighbors’ kids, your hedgehog- make it a celebration of great art!

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Week of March 19th-23rd, 2018

 

Period 2:  On Monday and Wednesday students will continue working on their 3 or 4 collage pieces made from their Gelli prints.  The Mascot Mashup Assignment is DUE by the end of the period on Wednesday so we can set up the bracket for voting next week.

Period 3:  Monday and Wednesday students will be working with their partners printing with Gelli plates.  We will continue working on Monday and Tuesday next week to make more prints.  The Mascot Mashup Assignment is DUE by the end of the period on Wednesday so we can set up the bracket for voting next week.

DATES AND DEADLINES:

  1. MONDAY, MARCH 19th:  I will start looking at Sketches for Bonanza projects.  Make sure you have a sketch, sizes, list of materials, and be able to explain if it does anything special or out of the ordinary.  39 days until BONANZA DAY! (You may show me your sketch ANY TIME before this date) 

  2. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21st:  Mascot Mashup assignment DUE by the end of the period

  3. MONDAY, MARCH 26th:  Poster Club will be meeting in the Art Room after school until approximately 4:00.  

  4. THURSDAY, MARCH 29th-WEDNESDAY,APRIL 4th  -Hopefully-if you raise $70,000…- Wonderful opportunity to work on your Bonanza project and eat jelly beans.  Only 29 days until BONANZA DAY! 

  5. TUESDAY, APRIL 17th-Day of Service for Mr. Klusman.  10 days until Bonanza Day

  6. WEDNESDAY, April 25thPRE-BONANZA NIGHT- If it is easier to drop off your Bonanza the night before, the gym will be open from 6-8 pm. 

  7. THURSDAY, APRIL 26thBONANZA DAY—This is the day that all the Bonanza pieces are brought in, excluding pieces too big to fit inside…It’s like Christmas Day in the Art Room!!! (If you’re absent or do not have it on THIS day your exam grade will suffer IMMENSELY- 10 points for every day it is late!  **The only Bonanzas not coming in April 26th are pieces that won’t fit into the school.  These are displayed on the day of the Art Show –They are to be set up by 12:30, and taken home by 4:30 that day.  (Failure to do this impacts negatively on your exam grade)

Week of March 12th-16th, 2018

DATES AND DEADLINES:

  1. MONDAY, MARCH 12th:  Poster Club will be meeting in the Art Room after school until approximately 4:00.  

  2. FRIDAY, MARCH 16th:  Last Day of the 3rd quarter.  Make sure that if you are missing any assignments or would like to rework them they need to be turned in by the 16th.

  3. MONDAY, MARCH 19th:  I will start looking at Sketches for Bonanza projects.  Make sure you have a sketch, sizes, list of materials, and be able to explain if it does anything special or out of the ordinary.  39 days until BONANZA DAY! (You may show me your sketch ANY TIME before this date) 

  4. THURSDAY, MARCH 29th-WEDNESDAY,APRIL 4th  -Hopefully-if you raise $70,000…- Wonderful opportunity to work on your Bonanza project and eat jelly beans.  Only 29 days until BONANZA DAY! 

  5. TUESDAY, APRIL 17th-Day of Service for Mr. Klusman.  10 days until Bonanza Day

  6. WEDNESDAY, April 25thPRE-BONANZA NIGHT- If it is easier to drop off your Bonanza the night before, the gym will be open from 6-8 pm. 

  7. THURSDAY, APRIL 26thBONANZA DAY—This is the day that all the Bonanza pieces are brought in, excluding pieces too big to fit inside…It’s like Christmas Day in the Art Room!!! (If you’re absent or do not have it on THIS day your exam grade will suffer IMMENSELY- 10 points for every day it is late!  **The only Bonanzas not coming in April 26th are pieces that won’t fit into the school.  These are displayed on the day of the Art Show –They are to be set up by 12:30, and taken home by 4:30 that day.  (Failure to do this impacts negatively on your exam grade)

  8. SUNDAY, APRIL 29th - THE ART SHOW- 1-4 pm- Bring your mom, your dad, your family, your girlfriend, your neighbors’ kids, your hedgehog- make it a celebration of great art!

BONANZA 2018 INFORMATION

BONANZA is a state of mind.  Think BIG in IDEA and/or SIZE.  It’s celebrating the end of a school year.  Think of it as an ART EXTRAVAGANZA! 

Think of it as a “Create-your-Own-Final Project”. 

You can approach it many different ways…Here are just a few: 

1) Make a piece that is related to your “regular” art, just ENLARGE it!  In SIZE or IDEA!

OR

2) Make a piece where you try some new ideas/ media/technique- something that you have seen but haven’t been able to try yet…

   OR

3) Get an idea, and think about how to do it and then what to use…

   OR

4)Find out what materials you can get easily and cheaply, and then think about what subject matter fits that…

BE CREATIVE and BE ORIGINAL!!!!

***One partner is Okay, although the piece has to be twice as “Bonanzaish”.  Your partner doesn’t have to be in the same period/grade level as you.

 ****HAVE FUN!!!!   WORK HARD!!!!!  HAVE FUN BY WORKING HARD!!!!!!

Before getting into specific possibilities, one last “state of mind” thing----

Whatever you do, try hard, use your brain, use your energy.  Don’t be lazy.  Make sketches, look at books, go to the library.  It really is more fun to do a job that you’re proud of and feel good about yourself, than to let yourself and the rest of us down.  The Bonanza project is set up so that EVERYONE can SUCCEED if they try.

NOW………

A bunch of traditional Bonanza ideas and names of artists who can inspire you, excite you and in general, turn your world upside down…all mixed up in a montage of never before seen footage (at least for your eyes…)

Big Head Sculpture Wrestling…Site-Specific work (500 Bright Yellow Rabbit shapes strewn on the roof of the Freshmen wing to be viewed from the art room)…Pop Art…Warhol, Lichtenstein, Indiana, Marisol, Oldenburg, Stella…A Big serious cartoon panel…Soft Stuffed sculpture…Another Halloween mask… Build a body for your Halloween Mask… Flying Sculpture… Banners… Make and print up a comic book…Minimal painting or sculpture…Assembled Sculpture…Nevelson, Chamberlain, Moore, Kleinholz…Tableau…Make a room/ Environment that people have to enter, crawl through, climb into…Face and Body Painting…Design Clothing…Combining painting and sculpture…Life-size Self Portrait…Stencils and Spray paint…Design ‘Wallpaper’ and paper a wall in the gym or the hallway…Electric Stuff (Robots, Something that moves, talks, walks…)…Light Boxes…Food Art…A Performance Piece… Graffiti Art… Electric instruments- a Wall of Feedback…Design a Fountain…Art about the World at Large or your specific world of Art (Your class, your art box, your work, etc.)…Make a movie, video or experimental multi-media audio-visual presentation…Something Real Big to be displayed outside that lets everyone know we have an art show going on…Your “regular” kind of art, only ENLARGED… Recycling materials…A Realistic painting done on an UNUSUAL SURFACE …Design and Display Buttons or Jewelry…Art that says “This is what’s happening in my world in the Spring of 2018”…OP Art…Abstract Expressionism…Picasso, Dine, Pollock, Kline, DeKooning, Giacometti,…Art inspired by dreams, music, movies, characters in books, food… Red Grooms, Calder, DuBuffet, Johns, Seurat, Shahn, Toulousse-Latrec…Redesign the American Flag….Design your own flag for your invented country, Design stamps and Money…Copy 1000 little business card sized messages and pass them out…Super-Realism…Surrealism…A Psychedelic Light show… Mobiles… Kites…paint a Billboard (only with authorized permission, of course)…Plaster-Casting…Totem Poles…Wood Carving…Welded Metal sculpture…Fiber Art… Art that Makes fun of bad art (How do you let the viewer know that’s really what you’re trying to do instead of having them think you really don’t know what you’re doing??)…Bob Ross art…Art that gets thrown out a third floor window…Big Products, Design your own, using your own likeness or name…Paint your car…Howard Finster…Folk Art…Religious art…A Really Big Linoleum Block Print…A Huge Plaster cast of Mr.Ruffing…Social Commentary…A series of Posters all over the show…Graphic Design…Giant CD Case…Toy or Furniture Design…Invent a Board Game…Pinball Machine Art…A new inventive tool that creates art…A giant art box that is spilled out on the floor of the wrestling gym or down the front steps…Create new ads for Beats…Repetition…Painting on Furniture…Wayne White…Art that somehow shows Physics or Chemistry…www.thisiscolossal.com…And on and on and on and on….

SOME IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW…

1)   MONDAY, MARCH 19th- Have your sketches ready for the Bonanza, so that we can look over the boundless array of fascinating ideas… 39 days until BONANZA DAY! (You may show me your sketch ANY TIME before this date) That looks like a lot of time, but it really isn’t.  You need to remember to use your time wisely.  There will be a number of Open Studios over the next 2 months to allow you time to work in the Art Room.

2)  THURSDAY, MARCH 29th-WEDNESDAY,APRIL 4th  -Hopefully-if you raise $70,000…- Wonderful opportunity to work on your Bonanza project and eat jelly beans.  Only 29 days until BONANZA DAY! 

3)  TUESDAY, APRIL 17th-Day of Service for Mr. Klusman.  10 days until Bonanza Day.

4)  WEDNESDAY, April 25th- PRE-BONANZA NIGHT- If it is easier to drop off your Bonanza the night before, the gym will be open from 6-8 pm. 

5)  THURSDAY, APRIL 26th- BONANZA DAY—This is the day that all the Bonanza pieces are brought in, excluding pieces too big to fit inside…It’s like Christmas Day in the Art Room!!! (If you’re absent or do not have it on THIS day your exam grade will suffer IMMENSELY- 10 points for every day it is late!  **The only Bonanzas not coming in April 26th are pieces that won’t fit into the school.  These are displayed on the day of the Art Show –They are to be set up by 12:30, and taken home by 4:30 that day.  (Failure to do this impacts negatively on your exam grade)

6)   SUNDAY, APRIL 29th - THE ART SHOW- 1-4 pm- Bring your mom, your dad, your family, your girlfriend, your neighbors’ kids, your hedgehog- make it a celebration of great art!

***If you are able, please take your Bonanza home right after the Art Show ends.  The other option is to take it home either Monday (30th) or Tuesday (May 1st) either before or after school.  It needs to be removed from Elder’s premises by after school on Tuesday.  (Failure to do this impacts negatively on your grade) We have to have the gym empty by Tuesday so that the volleyball team can start playing again at Elder.

ANY questions AT ALL please email me, stop by the Art Room or ask me in class.  DO NOT wait until it is too late.  GOOD LUCK to you all!!!

Week of March 5th-9th, 2018

This week we will be finishing up presentations for The Elements and Principles  Photography project for the 3rd period.  2nd period will start on the introduction to Bonanza on Monday and Tuesday.  The information was given to the students in a packet on Monday.  However, there is a copy of that information in the next Post (just in case it gets misplaced...).  

3rd period will finish presentations by Wednesday and then have one day on Thursday to follow up with a written evaluation.  I will then start introducing Bonanza towards the end of the week.

2nd Period will continue with Bonanza introduction.  On Wednesday, a senior who has been working with Gelli prints will demonstrate to the students how to work with them.  On Thursday and Friday students will have the opportunity to make prints using the Gelli plates.  Those prints will be used to create  collage work or as a base for another piece next week.

DATES AND DEADLINES:

  1. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7th:  Open Studio from 6:00-8:00 pm in the Art Room

  2. THURSDAY, MARCH 8th-9th:   PERIOD 2:  Experimentation with Gelli plates during class

  3. FRIDAY, MARCH 9th:  Freshmen Dance

  4. MONDAY, MARCH 12th:  Poster Club will be meeting in the Art Room after school until approximately 4:00.  

  5. FRIDAY, MARCH 16th:  Last Day of the 3rd quarter.  Make sure that if you are missing any assignments or would like to rework them they need to be turned in by the 16th.

  6. MONDAY, MARCH 19th:  I will start looking at Sketches for Bonanza projects.  Make sure you have a sketch, sizes, list of materials, and be able to explain if it does anything special or out of the ordinary.

 

Week of February 26th-March 2nd, 2018

We are wrapping up our Elements and Principles Photography Project this week.  Students began by defining and finding art examples of the Elements and Principles of Art from the website www.flyeschool.com.  They then took that information and were asked to photograph examples of the Elements and Principles found on the Elder campus.  They were also able to take additional pictures outside of class if they felt they would be better examples.  They were then asked to put the best examples onto a Power Point.  Period 2 will begin presentations on WEDNESDAY, FEB. 28th.  Period 3 will begin presentations on FRIDAY, March 2nd.  All Power Points will need to be emailed to Mrs. Plagge prior to their class presentation dates.  Up to the date of presentations students will be able to edit photographs, create their Power Point, take additional photos if necessary, rework past projects to increase the grade or work on the next Sketchbook Assignment DUE on FRIDAY, MARCH 2nd (Period 2) OR MONDAY, MARCH 5th (Period 3).

DATES AND DEADLINES:

  1. MONDAY, FEB. 26th:  Poster Club will be meeting in the Art Room after school until approximately 4:00.  Students continue photographing in pairs around school.  Period 2 has until the end of the period on Tuesday.  Period 3 has until the end of the period on Thursday.

  2. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 28th:  PERIOD 2:  Power Point of Elements and Principles Photos are DUE before class starts.  They need to be emailed to Mrs. Plagge.  

  3. FRIDAY, MARCH 2nd:  PERIOD 3:  Power Point of Elements and Principles Photos are DUE before class starts.  They need to be emailed to Mrs. Plagge. 

  4. FRIDAY, MARCH 2nd:  PERIOD 2:  Sketchbook Assignment #3 (for the 3rd quarter) is DUE

  5. MONDAY, MARCH 5th:  PERIOD 3:  Sketchbook Assignment #3 (for the 3rd quarter) is DUE

Elements and Principles Photography Project

Once you have finished the definitions for the Elements and Principles of Art, the next step is to photograph an example of each of the words listed below.  You are trying to use the camera to find the CLEAREST and MOST INTERESTING composition that describes that word.  Think about different viewpoints, good composition and the Rule of Thirds (Tic Tac Toe Board).

1)     Color            

2)     Line  

3)     Texture          

4)    Form 

5)    Symmetric Balance

6)    Asymmetric Balance

7)    Emphasis        

8)    Variety         

9)    Contrast

10)    Movement     

11)     Repetition

At the end of each period you need to make sure that you give yourself enough time to get back and upload your pictures onto your computer.  Once you have transferred all your pictures to your computer, you will create a Power Point that:

1)    Has a Title slide with your name on it.

2)    Shows your example/photograph of each of the Elements or Principles listed above (11 in total).  These are images that are NOT digitally manipulated in any way.  Make sure each of the slides is labeled.  

3)    IN ADDITION, you will have TWO photographs that you will have manipulated on Photoshop or Windows Photo Editor. Make sure you put on the slide what you did to the photograph.

4)    There will be a total of 14 slides in your Power Point.  Always remember that Mrs. Plagge loves creativity…

When you finish your Power Point you will need to email it to me.  My email is plaggeka@elderhs.net.

 

Week of February 12th-16th, 2018

Monday we will start work on our next project.  This will be a digital photography project.  We will start off the week by creating a definition base for the Elements and Principles of Art.  We will be using the website www.flyeschool.com to find the definitions and examples for each of the words.  Students will have 2 class days to complete the worksheet.  It will need to be finished by the beginning of the class on WEDNESDAY, FEB. 14th.  On Wednesday, I will go over how to use the school cameras and how to take an interesting and strong photograph.  We have 4 school cameras that we will be using over the course of the next week and a half.  Students will receive a partner who they will work with as assistant and photographer over a course of 2 class periods.  They will be photographing the Elements and Principles of Art that can be found around the school.  This project will reinforce what we have been learning all year about strong composition.  

If a student has access to a digital camera they may bring it into school to work with on the project.  

I will also go over scheduling with students this week in class.  We will discuss what art class options they have going into next year.  Official scheduling starts this coming Friday, the 16th.

DATES AND DEADLINES:

  1. MONDAY, FEB. 12th:  Poster Club will be meeting in the Art Room after school until approximately 4:00.  

  2. TUESDAY, FEB. 13th:  Sketchbook Assignment #2 (for the 3rd quarter) is DUE

  3. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 14th:  Ash Wednesday Mass during school.  Elements and Principles of Art Worksheet is DUE at the beginning of class.  We will start the introduction of how to use the camera.

  4. THURSDAY, FEB. 15th:  Students start photographing around school in pairs.

  5. FRIDAY, FEB. 16th:  Scheduling starts for next year.

Week of February 5th-9th, 2018

Our One Point Perspective Hallway drawing will finish up this week.  Students may use Tuesday to pull together the drawing portion and the addition of the 5 or more images to create a more Surrealistic angle to their piece. The finished mixed media piece will be DUE at the BEGINNING of class WEDNESDAY, FEB. 7th. 

We will be starting a new project on Thursday or Friday of this week.  More details to follow.  

DATES AND DEADLINES:

  1. 2018 Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition  
    Works on Display: January 29, 2018 – February 9, 2018
    Art Academy of Cincinnati
    1212 Jackson St.
    Cincinnati, OH 45202
    Viewing Hours:  Monday – Sunday (9am to 5pm)

  2. MONDAY, FEB. 5th:  OFF SCHOOL

  3. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 7th:  One Point Perspective Drawing with 5 or more magazine images is DUE at the beginning of class.  Critique and Evaluation for Hallway Mixed Media Project

  4. THURSDAY, FEB. 8th:  Finish Critique and Evaluation for Hallway Mixed Media Project.  Also go over scheduling for next year.

  5. MONDAY, FEB. 12th:  Poster Club will be meeting in the Art Room after school until approximately 4:00.  

Week of January 29th-February 2nd, 2018

Happy Catholic Schools Week!  I hope that the creative minds in Fundamentals use those powers to their fullest on Monday for Crazy shirt/tie/hat/everything Day!  There will be 2 days this week that we will have shortened schedules:  Wednesday (#3) for an All School Mass and then Friday (#2) for a Winter Sports Pep Rally.  

Our One Point Perspective Hallway drawing will continue this week.  Students may use the whole week to finish drawing in the hallway, but will also need to finish the 2nd portion of the project by the deadline.  As soon as all drawing is done, students will be adding 5 or more images that are taken from magazines or printed off the computer to the drawing to create a more Surrealistic angle to the piece.  The finished mixed media piece will be DUE TUESDAY, FEB. 6th.   

DATES AND DEADLINES:

  1. WEEK STARTING MONDAY, JAN. 29th:  Finish drawing in hallway and start adding Mixed Media aspect of the One Point Perspective project in class.

  2. MONDAY, FEB. 5th:  OFF SCHOOL

  3. TUESDAY, FEB. 6th:  One Point Perspective Drawing with 5 or more magazine images is DUE.  

  4. MONDAY, FEB. 12th:  Poster Club will be meeting in the Art Room after school until approximately 4:00.  

Week of January 22nd-26th, 2018

Welcome Back to the first full week of school since before Christmas!  On Monday we will continue drawing in the hallways.  This is the project that we started right after we came back from Christmas break on One Point Perspective.  We will be drawing the whole week.  Drawing in the hallways should finish by FRIDAY the 26th.  As soon as all drawing is done, students will be adding 5 or more images that are taken from magazines or printed off the computer to the drawing to create a more Surrealistic angle to the piece.  The finished mixed media piece will be DUE sometime from Jan. 31st -Feb. 2nd.  A due date will be set by the end of this week.

Remember the first Sketchbook assignment of the 3rd quarter is DUE this Friday, January 26th.

Remember that we will have an 83 minute class on Tuesday (if you are Period 3) and will not meet on Wednesday.  OR we will not meet on Tuesday (if you are Period 2) and will have an 83 minute class on Wednesday.  Class on Friday will only be 36 minutes because of Career Day.  

DATES AND DEADLINES:

  1. MONDAY, JAN. 22nd:  Poster Club is meeting in the Art Room after school until 4:00 (or earlier).  
  2. FRIDAY, JAN. 26th:  Sketchbook Assignment #1 of the 3rd quarter is DUE;  Drawing in the hallways should be finished by the end of the class on Friday.
  3. MONDAY, JAN. 29th:  Start adding Mixed Media aspect of the One Point Perspective project in class

  4. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 31st- FRIDAY, FEB. 2nd:  One Point Perspective Mixed Media piece will be DUE sometime during this time frame.  Deadline to be determined by end of this week.

 

Third Quarter Sketchbook Assignments

If you finish what we are currently working on in class, you are to pick one or more of the drawing assignments below and work on them (ideally) in your sketchbook. 

Everyone will have to pick 4 to turn in by the end of the 3rd quarter.  You will receive deadlines.  Any additional assignments finished will be considered extra credit. 

Remember to create a strong finished composition using the whole of your sketchbook page.

  1.   The Year of the Dog starts February 16th, 2018 in the Chinese New Year.  Create a composition or sculpture that incorporates a dog image using any media.
  2. Find out what your Chinese Zodiac sign is and then create a combination of your animal with the dog using whatever media that works best for your composition.
  3. Open a dictionary at random and, closing your eyes, pick a word. Do this three times so you end up with three words. Create a composition that connects all three words- it doesn’t matter if it is realistic or not!  Use the best media for your composition
  4. Create a pattern and then repeat it so that it fills up a whole page in your sketchbook. The repetition should create movement throughout the whole page.  Media is your choice.
  5. Write out the lyrics to your favorite song. Incorporate those lyrics into a composition that will illustrate the song.  The words should be an integral part to the piece, not just stuck on the page.
  6.  Juxtaposition Drawing: Create a new object by combining 2 unrelated objects-one needs to be from nature, the other needs to be mechanical. Render with full shading. Media: colored pencil or drawing pencil
  7.  Draw a picture of your pet or the pet you would LOVE to have.  Media is your choice.
  8.  Use one of your ideas from the Surrealism Power Point that we did in the 2nd quarter.  See Mrs. Plagge for your original sheet with your ideas.

Week of December 18th-22nd, 2017

As we head into the last week of the semester there are a number of things that need to be turned in.  The first is the Semester Still Life project.  It is DUE WEDNESDAY, DEC. 20th.  This project is worth 200 points.  It is meant for you to showcase what you have learned so far this year.  Use your time wisely and creatively.  The second is the Animal Eye Colored Pencil Project.  The colored pencil portion of the project needs to be finished by TUESDAY, DEC. 19th, at the beginning of the class so that they can be framed during class on Tuesday. Any missing assignments or projects that need to be reworked are DUE by the end of the period on FRIDAY the 22nd.  Please check your grades online or speak with Mrs. Plagge in case you are unsure if you are missing assignments.   

DATES AND DEADLINES:

  1. MONDAY, DEC. 18th:  Animal Eye Colored Pencil Piece is DUE at the beginning of the class period.
  2. MONDAY. DEC. 18th:  Art Club Christmas Party. It will be from 6:00 pm-8:30 pm in the Art room.  Pizza, drinks, snacks and dessert will be provided thanks to the winning window painting team!  The Christmas themed movie that will be shown is Krampus.  
  3. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 20th: Semester Still Life Project is DUE at the beginning of class
  4. FRIDAY, DEC. 22nd:  Last day of the Semester!  If you have any missing assignments or ones that you have reworked they are due by the end of your period today.  Have a great break!

Week of December 11th-15th, 2017

This week students will continue working on their Animal Eye Colored Pencil pieces.  They have really gotten off to a great start.  The finished colored pencil pieces will be DUE at the beginning of the class on MONDAY, DEC. 18th.  That will give us Monday and Tuesday of next week to frame their pieces. 

If students finish their animal eye piece or would like to work on their semester project at the same time, that is fine as long as both pieces are finished on their respective due dates. 

On Friday we have a wonderful opportunity for students during 3rd period.  If you are in 2nd period you are welcome to attend as long as you pick up a permission form from Mrs. Plagge to be signed by your 3rd period teacher and parent by Thursday.  Savannah College of Art and Design will be coming to visit the Art Department during 3rd period.  They will be discussing the many opportunities that exist for art related degrees in our society and will provide information about their school.  They do a great job presenting the options that are available to students.

Looking towards next week and the end of the semester...which seems hard to believe.  The Semester Still Life project will be DUE WEDNESDAY, DEC. 20th.  This project is worth 200 points.  It is meant for the student to showcase what they have learned so far this year.  Use your time wisely and creatively.

DATES AND DEADLINES:

  1. MONDAY, DEC. 11th:  ONLY 10 days until the Semester Still Life Project is DUE! 
  2. TUESDAY, DEC. 12th:  Art Open Studio from 2:30 until 5:00 pm.
  3. THURSDAY, DEC. 14th:  Elder Food and Toy Drive:  VOLUNTEER to help deliver boxes! **ALSO, the Scholastic Art Competition deadline 
  4. FRIDAY, DEC. 15th:  Savannah College of Art and Design visits the Art Room  during 3rd period.  Any student who is not in 3rd period, but would like to attend the presentation must see Mrs. Plagge before Friday to get a permission slip that must be signed by your 3rd period teacher and a parent.  
  5. SATURDAY, DEC. 16th and SUNDAY, Dec. 17th:  Last weekend to work on Semester Still Life Project.
  6. MONDAY, DEC. 18th:  Animal Eye Colored Pencil Piece is DUE at the beginning of the class period.
  7. MONDAY. DEC. 18th:  Art Club Christmas Party. It will be from 6:00 pm-8:30 pm in the Art room.  Pizza, drinks, snacks and dessert will be provided thanks to the winning window painting team!  A Christmas themed movie will be shown.  Listen to announcements this week to find out what movie it will be. 
  8. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 20th: Semester Still Life Project is DUE at the beginning of class
  9. FRIDAY, DEC. 22nd:  Last day of the Semester!  If you have any missing assignments or ones that you have reworked they are due by the end of your period today.  Have a great break!

Week of December 4th-8th, 2017

We began work last week with getting to know how to use colored pencils in a more advanced way.  On Friday I introduced the Colored Pencil Animal Eye Project.  Students will begin work on this piece starting Tuesday.  Below are the steps for the project:

  1.  You will decide what animal, insect, bird, reptile or fish you would like to draw.
  2. Look for an eye that would be interesting because of texture, color or even pattern since you will be magnifying that area.
  3. If you find a picture on the internet, you need to SAVE that picture and then send it to me… plaggeka@elderhs.net
  4. I will print the picture out for you so you have a paper copy as well as on your computer.
  5. If the picture is not already magnified on the eye area you will need to create a frame around it so you know what area you will be drawing.
  6. Pick a frame that will determine the size and shape of your paper.
  7. Then you start to draw.  You will begin putting the colors onto the paper.  Remember to start light and then to get darker as you go along.
  8. Change in value and Shading will be extremely important in order to show the textures and colors of the animal. 
  9. BLEND AND LAYER

Students will work on this project all week in class.  There may be some time that they may work on their Semester Project.  I will let the students know the day before so they can be prepared with needed materials.  

There will be two Open Studios this week for any student who would like to work on either the Semester Project or the Colored Pencil Project.  The first will be TUESDAY, DEC. 5th from 2:30 until 4:00.  The second will be on WEDNESDAY, DEC. 6th from 6:00-8:30 pm.  Both will be in the Art room.

There will be additional Open Studios announced by the end of this week for the week of Dec. 11th.

DATES AND DEADLINES:

  1. MONDAY, DEC. 4th:  NO SCHOOL b/c of teacher in service
  2. TUESDAY, DEC. 5th:  Open Studio from 2:30 until 4:00 in the Art Room
  3. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 6th:  Open Studio from 6:00-8:30 in the Art Room.  Also early dismissal for Freshmen to meet with their advisors at 1:50.
  4. MONDAY, DEC. 11th:  Poster Club in the Art room from 2:30 until 4:00 (or however long you can stay)
  5. THURSDAY, DEC. 14th:  Elder Food and Toy Drive:  VOLUNTEER to help deliver boxes!
  6. FRIDAY, DEC. 15th:  Savannah College of Art and Design visits the Art Room  during 3rd period.  Any student who is not in 3rd period, but would like to attend the presentation must see Mrs. Plagge before Friday to get a permission slip that must be signed by your 3rd period teacher and a parent.  **ALSO, the Scholastic Art Competition deadline
  7. MONDAY. DEC. 18th:  Art Club Christmas Party.  It will be held in the evening.  More information to follow.  
  8. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 20th: Semester Still Life Project is DUE at the beginning of class