Creative Arts

Mrs. Corey

hmcgarvie@paramus.k12.nj.us

 

Requirements For All Courses Include:

                Sketchbook (8x11 or 9x12, spiral or bound)

    Sharpened pencils (#2) with eraser for every class

    3-Ring, 1-inch binder or folder with pockets 

    Ruler and white square eraser are highly recommended  

 

Art Level I

 

Current Assignment:

 

Students are continuously sketching and working towards their final painting, which centers upon dark, medium, and light painting and texture techniques.  Students are drawing their very own shapes, images and patterns while arranging them onto 12” x 18” tag paper.  Texture techniques include using toothbrushes, sponges, foam wedges, and fan brushes. Students need to begin reviewing for their final exam, which will be written. Please begin to review their sketchbook, past quizzes and worksheets.

 

*Staying after school is highly encouraged, especially for students who are behind on their projects! 

 

Course Description:

This is an introductory course designed to provide the fundamentals of the visual language through the design elements.  Students develop through a variety of media and techniques and are encouraged to understand the visual qualities of their environment, in order to make qualitative visual judgments.  “Aesthetic awareness” allows a student to discover relationships in 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional form.

 

Students achieve a sense of craftsmanship and illustrate awareness in their artwork and personal choices; studio production allows each student to develop during discussion and critique.

 

          

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Intro to 3-Dimensional Design

 

Current Assignment:

 

Students are modeling with coat hangers and other various wire to build a lantern, which is based on various lantern designs including: Japanese and Hawaiian.  These constructions may be realistic, figurative, or abstract; however, each must have an interior and exterior. Students must research 6-10 types of lanterns and complete four of their own sketches.  Afterwards, they are to begin to build as they cut and assemble wire. Hot glue is being used to assemble and thin, steel wire is being used to reinforce the joint attachments.  Students need to begin reviewing for their final exam, which will be written. Please begin to review their sketchbook, past quizzes and worksheets.

 

*Staying after school is highly encouraged, especially for students who are behind on their projects! 

 

Course Description:

This course emphasizes spatial and environmental relationships of form and the development of skills in the handling of new materials.  Students may explore a variety of visual media and techniques in three major sculptural areas including: (1) additive (wire); (2) subtractive (Styrofoam); and (3) assemblage (constructions with found materials).

 

Students are introduced to the elements of 3-Dimensional form and principles of

3-Dimensional order; studio production allows each student to develop during discussion and critique.

 

         

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