2D ART

  • Drawing is the foundation of all art forms. However it can be an intimidating medium, since students strive to make things look realistic and "right". In this new course, the Middle School Art Department has expanded from "Intro to Drawing" class to include other two-dimensional materials such as watercolor, printmaking, and collage.

     

     

    Potential Projects:

    • Shading and Value

             -Cubism

             -Camouflage using value (light/dark)

             -H-8B pencils

             -Contrast

             -Blending

     

    • Technical Pen

             -Composition with a border

             -Pattern and line variety

             -Line density to change value

             -Drawing from a photograph

             -Using negative and positive space

     

    • Mixed Media Still Life

             -Drawing from observation vs. a photograph

             -Using various tools/texture to compose a piece of art

             -Forming a cohesive composition with various materials

             -Various pencil hardness and technical pen techniques

     

    • Collage

             -Placement using Rule of Thirds

             -Color (tint, tone, shade)

             -Upcycling/recycling materials

             -Texture variety

             -Creating the illusion of space on a 2D surface

     

    • Monotype Printing

           -Painting on a plexi matrix and reversing the image
           -Texture
           -Additive/reductive techniques