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Status

Open

Estimated Completion Time

17 weeks

Overview

Interested in learning about a variety of mediums in art? In studio art you will work with pencil, colored pencil, watercolor, and sculpture materials. You will use these mediums, along with the elements of art, to create four projects. The projects will range from a wall mural design, colorful skeleton drawings, a watercolor design for an arboretum flyer, and a sculpture of a robot made out of recycled materials.

Major Topics and Concepts

Shapes

Color Theory

Watercolor

Sculpture

Career

Fine Artist

Status

Open

Estimated Completion Time

4 Weeks

Competency

Shapes — Students will demonstrate an understanding of shapes by explaining the use of value and proportion, drawing two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes, and creating a mural of shapes.

Project

You are a fine artist for a company that specializes in murals. You have been asked to design a modern mural for a wall at your local mall. They would like the mural to be in black, gray, and white, and to be made up of shapes.  You will need to draw out the plan to present to the board of the mall for approval.

Career

X-Ray Technician

Status

Open

Estimated Completion Time

4 Weeks

Competency

Color Theory — Students will demonstrate an understanding of color theory by describing the color wheel and complementary colors, explaining the use of positive and negative space, and creating an original piece using color and accurate proportions.

Project

You are an x-ray technician. You have been selected to create a drawing for an auction to help support those with bone disease. You will need to include four different parts of the human skeleton in your drawings. The drawings must be done in color and have an effective use of space. You decide to use complementary colors to really help your drawing stand out.

Career

Botanist

Status

Open

Estimated Completion Time

4 Weeks

Competency

Watercolor — Students will demonstrate an understanding of watercolor by describing the characteristics of watercolor, explaining the purpose of pattern and emphasis in art, and creating a piece of artwork using watercolor and ink.

Project

You are a botanist at a local arboretum.  You have been asked to create a painting of one of the flowers or insects in the arboretum.  The painting will be used on the information flyer that visitors receive when visiting.  The painting must include a pattern, but the emphasis should be on the flower or insect. You have decided to use watercolor and ink due to it’s transparent and flowy characteristics.

Career

Craft Artist

Status

Open

Estimated Completion Time

5 Weeks

Competency

Sculpture — Students will demonstrate an understanding of sculpture by describing organic and geometric forms, explaining the use of texture, balance, and unity in a sculpture, and creating a sculpture using recycled materials.

Project

You are a craft artist. You create sculptures out of recycled materials for a local art gallery. You have been asked to create a sculpture of a robot for an upcoming STEM program at a local school.  Your robot will be on display during the STEM program.  You will need to write a short paragraph about how you used a variety of elements in your sculpture for the school to include in the STEM program.

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Competency Group Overview

Interested in learning about a variety of mediums in art? In studio art you will work with pencil, colored pencil, watercolor, and sculpture materials. You will use these mediums, along with the elements of art, to create four projects. The projects will range from a wall mural design, colorful skeleton drawings, a watercolor design for an arboretum flyer, and a sculpture of a robot made out of recycled materials.

Competencies

  • Shapes
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of shapes by explaining the use of value and proportion, drawing two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes, and creating a mural of shapes.
  • Color Theory
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of color theory by describing the color wheel and complementary colors, explaining the use of positive and negative space, and creating an original piece using color and accurate proportions.
  • Watercolor
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of watercolor by describing the characteristics of watercolor, explaining the purpose of pattern and emphasis in art, and creating a piece of artwork using watercolor and ink.
  • Sculpture
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of sculpture by describing organic and geometric forms, explaining the use of texture, balance, and unity in a sculpture, and creating a sculpture using recycled materials.

Pre-Requisites

None

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