Visual Art I

OVERVIEW

Ever wonder about how you can create art? In MJ Visual Art I, you’ll connect with art created by other artists as you learn how to plan, create, and reflect on your own art. You’ll discover tools and techniques artists use as you create your own drawings, sculptures, paintings, photographs, and mixed-media works. You’ll need to purchase supplies for this class. But don’t worry, you have choices in what you can use

MAJOR CONCEPTS

Drawing

Students will be introduced to the elements of art and how to talk about art. They will explore drawing with charcoal and pastels and the element of shape.

  • How does art influence ideas, emotions, and actions?
  • How can people experience art?
  • What does art reveal about changing times, traditions, resources, and cultures?
  • How do artists use the element of shape to convey ideas?
  • How do artists generate ideas for creating art?
  • How do artists create drawings?
  • How do artists use drawing to tell a story?
  • How do illustrators use the art-making process in their job?
Sculpting

Students will learn all about sculpting. They will explore how to use air-hardening clay and about other sculpting materials, along with the elements texture and form.

  • How do we interpret and talk about art?
  • How do artists use texture and form to convey ideas?
  • How do fashion and textile designers use the art-making process in their jobs?
  • How do artists create art with clay?
  • What other materials do artists use to create sculptures?
  • How can I safely use tools and materials to create a sculpture?
Three Painting

Students will learn all about painting. They will explore how to use acrylic and watercolor paint, along with the elements color and value.

  • How do we interpret and talk about art?
  • How do artists use color and value to convey ideas?
  • How do fashion and graphic designers use the art-making process in their jobs?
  • How do artists create art with paint?
  • How can I safely use tools and materials to create paintings?
Photography

Students will learn about photography and the element of line. Photographs can be taken with a camera, phone, or other device. Students will explore techniques to help them take a good photograph.

  • How do we interpret and talk about art?
  • How do artists use line to convey ideas?
  • How do photographers use the art-making process in their job?
  • How do artists create art with photographs?
  • How can I safely use tools and materials to create photographs?
Mixed-Media

Students will combine everything they have learned about the different mediums to create a mixed-media work. They will use at least one medium from the class but can also use an outside medium that they enjoy. Students will learn about the element of space and how to use it in their art.

    • How do we interpret and talk about art?
    • How do artists use space to convey ideas?
    • How do architects use the art-making process in their jobs?
    • How do artists create art with mixed media?
    • How can I safely use tools and materials to create mixed media art?

Fee Details

Progam Regular
Fee Component  Course Fee
Amount (USD)  $ 150
Description To be paid by the student at the time of Enrollment.

Grade Level

Grade 6, 7, 8

Duration

Semester

Requirements

  • Pencil
  • Sketchbook
  • Charcoal or oil pastels
  • Paper towels
  • Two-dimensional surface to draw on, like cardboard, construction, or white paper
  • Camera or device to take photographs
  • Air-hardening clay or other sculpting material
  • Objects to make texture in the clay, like a toothpick or plastic knife
  • Wax paper or newspaper
  • Crayons or colored pencils
  • Ruler or straightedge
  • Acrylic or washable paint in red, yellow, blue, black, and white
  • Watercolor paint
  • Three paint brushes: liner, flat, and round
  • Thick watercolor paper or cardboard
  • Water cup
  • Paper towels
  • Paper plate, cardboard, or paint palette

Prerequisites

None

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