I have been thinking about my reasons for setting art homework and would like to share my thoughts with you. The purpose of my recent Art homework is to set tasks that will improve your drawing skills. I would like you all to work on improving your drawing skills so you will become more confident and relaxed when you need to draw in your art lessons. Drawing is a key requirement for GCSE art so it is necessary that you work on this skill.
Please complete the last 3 drawing tasks if you have not already done so. You should be spending at least 30 minutes on each drawing.
Add detail to your drawing, add a background.
Make an observational drawing of your hand. You will need to look very carefully to see the detail. Look here for examples
Make an observational drawing, using pencil, of a crushed drink can. Look here for examples. make sure you use a range of tone from very dark to very light.
Make an accurate drawing of a sweet packet or a crisp packet.
Complete the drawing of a cubist style still life that you have been doing in the lessons.
Choose another artist from the links below and gather information about the artist.
Click on one of the following links to help you to find out more about the artists we have been looking at in the lessons. we will be making study sheets on these artists so you need to start researching and gathering your own information.
www.artchive.com/ftp_site.htm (on the left hand side of this website you will find the names of artists, click on Gris (for Juan Gris).
Bring in anything that could be used for collage - aluminium foil, string, wallpaper, sand, small beads - an unwanted jigsaw etc.
Research task - Find out about Georgio Morandi and his still life paintings
Research task - find examples of still life paintings - create sheet with the painting/s on it, the name of the artist, the date is was painted. Make sure you also put on it the website where you have found the information.
Make improvements to the quality of your preparation for the "cell" project. make sure all the techniques you have used are shown clearly and that you have fully explained all of your drawings and the ideas behind them.
Explain how your work has developed throughout this project. Think about where you started from and where you are now with the project.
Describe what is meant by the following terms:
A limited colour palette
Decorate the front of your homework sketchbook - (include your name please!) Remember it has got to last for 2 years so make sure anything stuck on will stay on!
Complete / improve all homeworks
Make a poster to encourage year 5 and 6 students to take care of painting tools and equipment.
Write up how to do the techniques you have been working on in this weeks lessons. Flat colour, overlay, blending, stipple.
Write 3 reasons to explain why it is important to do Art homework each week.
Find some examples of monochrome painting -
3 / 4 grade - bring an example to show the class - write who the artist is.
5 / 6 grade - bring in at least 2 examples from two different artists - write who they are - describe the work.
7 / 8 grade - bring in at least 3 examples. write who the artists are. Describe the differences and similarities between each artists work.
Holiday task - Create your own alphabet by photographing or cutting out letters. For inspiration look at Peter Blakes photographed "Found Alphabet"
3/4 grade - cut out each letter from newspapers / magazines and stick down
5/6 grade - cut out from a range of sources, magazines, advertising material, packaging and stick down in a neat and pleasing way
7/8 grade - Look around you and photograph things that look like each letter - you could arrange objects to form the letters - you could find the letters in different places. print out your photographs and put them together in an organised, logical and pleasing way.
Complete or improve and develop the homeworks based on cells.
Take 1 letter and print find 9 different font styles of it. make your letters fill the page.
Draw an alphabet where every letter is in a different style.
Find 5 facts about at least one artist who is inspired by looking at cells. Here are some links for you:
Laura Katherine McMillian
It is time for you to start to research and collect pictures to help you to develop your own work. I would like you to find pictures of either plant or animal cells that you think look interesting. For example blood cells or nerve cells. You could look in your science text books for ideas or if you prefer search on the internet - here are some links for you:
blood cells link or nerve cells link or plant cells link
Ensure you have the correct equipment for this lesson including a pen, a pencil, a rubber and a pencil sharpener. All these items can be bought very cheaply from the library.
Choose one primary or secondary colour and produce an A4 sheet all about just that colour. Include:
Find out the meanings of the following painting terms - impasto, scumbling, glazing, monochrome
Complete / improve homeworks that you have been given in the last term.
Choose just one colour.
Tear and / or cut out pieces in that colour from magazines / adverts / any other type of paper.
(You will need enough pieces to completely cover an A4 sheet)
Make an OBSERVATIONAL DRAWING of a bowl of nuts or fruit or a opened packet of dates or any other foods that you have that would make a good drawing.
Imagine you are Ernst Haeckel and you have just discovered what blood cells look like under a microscope. Draw what you might see.
Use this link if unsure.
Improve your Ernst Haeckel homework in preparation for a study sheet. Also could you please complete the student voice survey that you will find if you hover over the YEAR 9 ART at the top of the page.
Find out the following information on Ernst Haeckel's work:
1. What theme is his work based around?
2. What inspired his work?
3. What materials did he use for his work?
4. What kind of work did he produce?
You then need to write your own opinion of his work, what do you think about it. Use key words when writing your own opinion.
Create a poster to show at least 5 key points to remember when making an observational drawing.
Use your imagination to create a background for a drawing of 3 bottles or something similar.
Use cold tea or food colouring to make a background colour on paper then when it is dry make an observational drawing of either fruit, flowers or leaves. Look at the top tips below if you have not already done so.
Draw 3 objects on a windowsill - use pencil - I want to see that you have understood how to use line and tone to make an object look 3 dimensional.
top tips download link
Redraft your instruction sheet so that it is spelled correctly and shows that you have noted and acted on my comments.
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You have 2 weeks to do this homework so it is due in on Tuesday 7th February 2017.
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Write an instruction sheet in your own words to explain how to stretch paper.
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