Thursday, August 29, 2013

Thursdays of Thanks.....

New old book shelves; Stew in gifted electric pressure cooker with fresh garden vegetables; Getting new used dishwasher hooked up; Celebrating 94 years of grandma's life; Crickets singing; Better World Books; Sister putting a piggy tail in little brother's hair....

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Thursdays of Thanks....

Proclick binder; "Counting fish"; Back to school seminar; Hay buyers; Estate sale opportunityPotluck; Blueberry cheesecake.....

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Art History Lesson Plan

I just finalized Angel's 12th grade Art History plan.  She will be using Short Lessons in Art History, which is a 2 book set by Phyllis Clausen Barker. 

Short Lessons in Art History: Artists and Their Work   -     
        By: Phyllis Clausen Barker

Exercises and Activities for Short Lessons in Art History  -     
        By: Phyllis Clausen Barker

Short Lessons in Art History is an introductory course which explores the lives of major artists and art movements from the Renaissance to modern times.  The course is intended for grade 6 to adult.  Since the course really starts with the Renaissance, my expectations will require a bit of research and some memory work from former years of study.  Keep in mind, we complete 3 twelve week terms here at Drywood Creek Academy. 

Below is the outline I've created and our credit requirements for the course.  Please do not use this plan without purchasing the Short Lessons in Art History set.  Ms. Barker has done an immense amount of research and I'm sure has much time involved in creating this course.  It would be unfair and unethical to copy her course based on my plan without purchasing the text.  We will also be using other books for research and supplementation.  Some are noted below in addition to others we have on our shelves. 

Short Lessons in Art History
Art Project
Giotto di Bondone
Letter to parents
Drawing paper, pencil
Sandro Botticelli
Pencil, oil crayons, watercolors, heavy drawing paper
Drawing w/oil crayons and watercolor
Da Vinci
Drawing paper, pencil
Create sketch notebook
Plaster of paris, mixing tub, plastic bags, newspaper, small milk cartons, sloyd knives and other carving tools, clear acrylic paint or liquid wax
Create sculpture
Compare/contrast paper
Drawing paper, pencil
Jan Van Eyck
Research painting
Drawing paper, pencil, oil crayons
Design triptych
Albrecht Durer
Compare/contrast paper
Drawing paper, pencil, paraffin, drawing ink, newspaper, masking tape, sloyd knives or other scraping tool, pins
Wax etchings
Peter Paul Rubens
Drawing paper, pencil
Drawing paper on a board, felt tip pen, ballpoint pen, drawing ink, brush, metal drawing nib

El Greco
Drawing paper, pencil, color medium choice, oil/wax crayon, watercolor, acrylic paint
View of Toledo
Diego Velazquez
Drawing paper, metallic gold paint, either tempera or acrylic, black ink and drawing pens, fine paintbrushes
Medallion Design
Francisco de Goya
Drawing paper, pencil, scratch board or paper, scratch knives, stylus, crayon
John Constable
Paper, acrylic/tempera paint, construction paper, glue
Mixed-media Landscape
Joseph Mallord William Turner
Tissue paper, tissue glue, paper, cardboard support, drawing ink, fine brush, drawing nib
Drawing with added tissue paper
Theodore Gericault and Eugene Delacroix
Account of trip
Oaktag, paper, pencil, oil crayon
Rosa Bonheur
Paper, watercolors
Gustave Courbet
Acrylic, paper, various objects for painting tools, brushes
Edouard Manet
Acrylic paint, brushes, paper or canvas board
Impressionist painting
Claude Monet
Drawing paper, pencils
Auguste Renoir
Paper, oaktag, glue, oil crayons, tongue depressor, fixative
Design and decorate a fan
Mary Cassatt
Research and write
Acrylic paint, paper, pastel chalk, construction paper
Pastel and acrylic paintings
Paul Cezanne
Drawing paper, pencil, still life objects
Studies in positive and negative space
Vincent Van Gogh
Pencils, charcoal, ink, reeds and other found objects, drawing paper
Kathe Kollwitz

Railroad board, drawing board, wax crayon, drawing ink, brushes, scratch points in pen holders, common knives, ballpoint pens, newspapers, pencils, selected still life objects
Engraving and etching
Henri Matisse
Tempera paint, paper, glue, scissors
Painting with scissors
Pablo Picasso
Heavyweight paper, cardboard, acrylic paint, glue, assorted paper, cloth, found materials
Marc Chagall
Acrylic/tempera paint, paper, construction paper, assorted pictures, glue, scissors, acrylic paint
Painting and collage
Winslow Homer
Oil crayons or paintstiks, construction paper –or- tempera paint, construction paper, white chalk, drawing ink, flat tray or board larger than paper
 Oil crayons or tempera batik
Thomas Eakins
Pencil and drawing paper
Drawing the human body
George Bellows
Wax crayon, watercolors, pencil, paper
Edward Hopper
Wax crayons, drawing ink, drawing paper
Georgia O’Keeffe
Acrylic/tempera paint, paper, assortment of pictures
Abstract painting
Romare Bearden
Assortment of papers w/variety of textures & colors, scrap paper, pieces of newspapers & magazines, acrylic paints, heaving drawing paper, glue, scissors
Andrew Wyeth
Research project
Tempera paint, watercolor paints, paper, still life objects
Exploring media
Henry Moore
Sketchbook or pad, pencil, found objects, sculpture wax and clay
Sculpture ideas
Barbara Hepworth
Wood pieces, small sculpture ideas, carving, cutting, sanding tools, sandpaper,  fine steel wool, matte wood finish
Sculpture from wood
Alexander Calder
Research and study photographs
Wires, various weights, shaping tools, drill, plastics cement, wood for base, acrylic plastic, cutters
Mobiles and stabiles

-      Complete one lesson per week – 37 lessons total
-      Choose at least 12 art projects to complete – 4 per term
-      Choose at least 24 writing assignments to complete – 8 per term
-      Understand differences in art style and time period such as Ancient, Classical, Byzantine, Medieval, Gothic, Renaissance, Mannerist, Baroque, Romantic, Raphaelite, Realist, Impressionist, Symbolist, Expressionist, Naturalist, Cubist, Surrealist, Abstract, Modernist, and Pop Art
-      Use available outside resources for further study including Janson’s History of Art and Dempsey Parr’s Essential History of Art
-      Final approval will result in 1 credit for Art History

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Thursdays of Thanks....

Tens unit; Lunch with Grandma; Life of MJP; Free Math; Oil Change; First ripe tomato from garden; E-mail from dear friend....