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The Teaching Art Journals

The Teaching Art Journals Resource Package - Abigale Lane 2018 Semester 1 Primary Questions: 1. What

Resource Package - Abigale Lane 2018 Semester 1 Primary Questions:

  • 1. What are the concepts of shape?

  • 2. How can we recognize shape in art?

    • 3. How is shape changed?

Art Activity 1: Shapes in Nature

After watching “Understanding the Elements of Art and Design”, let’s investigate some of the concepts of shape:

Let’s go on a “Shape Walk” around school, making sure we’re respectful to others. We need to be taking our pencils, notepads and worksheets. We can colour them in when we get back to the classroom. Write a short description of what they are.

Hint: Use the words on the “Wide World of Words Wall”.

What shapes can you see around the school?

Art Activity 1: Shapes in Nature After watching “Understanding the Elements of Art and Design”, let’s

Now it’s time for us to make our own shapes! Have a variety of regular, geometric, organic shapes:

Art Activity 1: Shapes in Nature After watching “Understanding the Elements of Art and Design”, let’s

Create, Pair, Share

Once you’ve created your own shapes, turn to the person next to you and compare your crazy shapes! Try talking about the lines, your inspiration and what materials you could use to create the shapes. Time to share with the class. Any volunteers?

Activity 1.1: Let’s Look A Little Closer!

Henri Matisse

French, 1869–1954 Beasts of the Sea, 1950 paper collage on canvas, 295.5 x 154 cm (116 5/16 x 60 5/8 in.) National Gallery of Art, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund

Activity 1.1: Let’s Look A Little Closer! Henri Matisse French, 1869–1954 Beasts of the Sea ,

What shapes do you recognize in Beasts of the Sea?

Can you find shapes that remind you of these things:

Playful

 

Waving

 

Fish

Seaweed

Spiral

 

Floating

 

Shells

Seahorse

Curvy

 

Other

 

Corals

What about geometric shapes like squares, rectangles, and triangles?

Activity 1.1: Let’s Look A Little Closer! Henri Matisse French, 1869–1954 Beasts of the Sea ,

Art Activity 2: Gravity Shapes

The Inspiration

Art Activity 2: Gravity Shapes The Inspiration
Art Activity 2: Gravity Shapes The Inspiration
Art Activity 2: Gravity Shapes The Inspiration
Art Activity 2: Gravity Shapes The Inspiration
Art Activity 2: Gravity Shapes The Inspiration

Art Activity 2: Gravity Shapes

Art Activity 2: Gravity Shapes We’re going to create our own artwork using only water paints,
Art Activity 2: Gravity Shapes We’re going to create our own artwork using only water paints,

We’re going to create our own artwork using only water paints, a pipette, paper and of course GRAVITY!

Drawing inspiration from these pictures, create your own gravity masterpiece.

Method:

  • 1. Decide on your inspiration, see pictures on the board

  • 2. Choose up to three colours for your painting (make sure they can be used in your landscape)

  • 3. Using the pipettes on your group tables slowly drip colours from the top of your papers. Making sure that they are not too thick drops, else it ruins the paper

    • 4. Once these have dried, using coloured markers and different pieces of paper create your landscape

    • 5. Don’t forget to create a name your artwork, adding your name and date on the back also!

Art Activity 2: Gravity Shapes We’re going to create our own artwork using only water paints,

Activity 3: Everyday Art - The Inspiration

Activity 3: Everyday Art - The Inspiration
Activity 3: Everyday Art - The Inspiration
Activity 3: Everyday Art - The Inspiration
Activity 3: Everyday Art - The Inspiration
Activity 3: Everyday Art - The Inspiration
Activity 3: Everyday Art - The Inspiration
Activity 3: Everyday Art - The Inspiration

Activity 3: Everyday Art

Use these templates for your own creations:

Activity 3: Everyday Art Use these templates for your own creations:
Activity 3: Everyday Art Use these templates for your own creations:

Activity 3.1: Nature Stencils

Activity 3.1: Nature Stencils With this activity we will be using our own stencil shapes to

With this activity we will be using our own stencil shapes to create photos outside!

Here’s how we will do it:

  • 1. Choose an silhouette design from the board or create your own funky design

    • 2. Draw the outline of your design and then carefully cut it out

  • 3. After everyone has finished, we are going outside to choose different backdrops. Ask one of the teachers to take photos of your design once you have decided on your backdrop

Activity 3.1: Nature Stencils With this activity we will be using our own stencil shapes to

Activity 4: Responding to Art

Activity 4: Responding to Art The 'Artists Unknown' Tingari Dreaming canvas (1989). Let’s brainstorm some ideas

The 'Artists Unknown' Tingari Dreaming canvas (1989).

Let’s brainstorm some ideas behind this piece.

What do you notice first about the piece? Think about colour, shape, texture, pattern etc _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________

How do you think the artist created this piece? Think about tools and materials. _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________

What inspiration did the artist use? Think about environment, family, culture etc. _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________

On the following page, make your ”response” to this piece. Try to include at least three components of the elements of art: Shape, texture, colour, pattern, form, line and value.

Activity 4: Responding to Art

Activity 4: Responding to Art

Activity 4.1: Responding to Art - Extended

Activity 4.1: Responding to Art - Extended This piece of art is located in Karlangu Aboriginal

This piece of art is located in Karlangu Aboriginal Art Centre, however there is no known artist for the piece. The approximate time this was created is estimated between 1980-1990. Let’s brainstorm some ideas behind this piece.

Why do you think that there is no known artist attached to this piece? Think about the era, history behind it, culture etc. _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________

What different shapes can you see within the piece? Think about organic and ordinary shapes. _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________

How else could you create this painting? What other mediums would you use? _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________

On the next page, make a “response” to this painting. But instead use a different type of medium to create it. This time include at least three pieces of nature, two elements of drawing and more than three colours.

Activity 4.1: Responding to Art

Activity 4.1: Responding to Art