One semester class, meets twice a week.
This course is designed to engage students in a deeper understanding of the Elements and Principles of Design through hands on experience.
Students will develop their skills in observational drawing, painting, sculpture and hand-building techniques in clay.
Sixth grade students will be challenged to analyze their own work and the work of others. They are taught that their own artistic expression is at the same time unique and also part of a greater multicultural artistic heritage.
Students are responsible for bringing a wooden pencil with eraser to EVERY class.
Oil Pastels with Gourds or Shells
- Observational drawing
- Blending and application
- Color harmony
- Composing a portrait utilizing half of a photo
- Shading and value
- Blending with a tortillion, drawing with an eraser
- Representing self through pictoral expression
Clay hand building: Slab vessels
- Function versus decorative
- Drawing (2D) and forming it into (3D) sculpture
- Internal cuts and attachments
- Slip and score technique
- Glazing process
Sculpture: papier-mâché Alejibres
- Mexican folk art
- Combining animals to form an imaginary creature
- Drafting a sketch on paper and forming it into a 3D sculpture
- Complimentary pairs
- Build a standing structure