Activity One

Aim: How can we make the most productive creative environment?

Discuss class rules and expectations

Discuss the website

Create folder

Assignments Due:

1.    Random Lines

2.    Overlapping shapes Red, Yellow, Blue

3.    Complimentary colors red and green, blue and orange or yellow and purple

4.    Shading circles

5.     Lines going to the vanishing point

6.    Boxes going to vanishing point

7.    One point perspective with colored sky

8.    Two point perspective buildings

9.    Pick one of your best perspective landscape (railroad or your choice from the picture


Look at samples of Islamic tiles



Aim: How do artist of the create the illusion of depth in their artwork?

Do Now: Answer the questions in the quiz

1. List 2 purposes of ancient art.

2. List four type of lines and how your used them in your own art.

3. List the seven Elements of Art.

4. What is the difference between arranging shapes that overlap verses shapes that are transparent. 


Activity: Discuss the following links: 

Renaissance link


Exercise 1

Create a landscape of boxes using one point perspective. using graph paper.


Upload Your work click on this link

 Game 1, Game 2, Game 3, Game 4


Upload your Project to this link


Write a brief description describing your landscape, your feelings behind it, the color scheme and Elements of Art and Principles of Design 


Aim: What was rebellious about Impressionist art?

Do Now: Watch video

Activity: Discuss what makes Impressionist art considered rebellious when compared to realistic art.

Watch interactive art

 Impressionism can be considered the first distinctly modern movement in painting. Developing in Paris in the 1860s, its influence spread throughout Europe and eventually the United States. Its originators were artists who rejected the official, government-sanctioned exhibitions, or salons, and were consequently shunned by powerful academic art institutions. In turning away from the fine finish and detail to which most artists of their day aspired, the Impressionists aimed to capture the momentary, sensory effect of a scene - the impression objects made on the eye in a fleeting instant. To achieve this effect, many Impressionist artists moved from the studio to the streets and countryside, painting en plein air.


Key Ideas

The Impressionists loosened their brushwork and lightened their palettes to include pure, intense colors. They abandoned traditional linear perspective and avoided the clarity of form that had previously served to distinguish the more important elements of a picture from the lesser ones. For this reason, many critics faulted Impressionist paintings for their unfinished appearance and seemingly amateurish quality.

Picking up on the ideas of Gustave Courbet, the Impressionists aimed to be painters of the real - they aimed to extend the possible subjects for paintings. Getting away from depictions of idealized forms and perfect symetry, but rather concentrating on the world as they saw it, imperfect in a miryad number of ways.
At the time, there were many ideas of what constituted modernity. Part of the Impressionist idea was to capture a split second of life, an ephemeral moment in time on the canvas: the impression.
Scientific thought at the time was beginning to recognize that what the eye perceived and what the brain understood were two different things. The Impressionists sought to capture the former - the optical effects of light - to convey the passage of time, changes in weather, and other shifts in the atmosphere in their canvases. Their art did not necessarily rely on realistic depictions.
Impressionism records the effects of the massive mid-nineteenth-century renovation of Paris led by civic planner Georges-Eugène Haussmann, which included the city's newly constructed railway stations; wide, tree-lined boulevards that replaced the formerly narrow, crowded streets; and large, deluxe apartment buildings. The works that focused on scenes of public leisure - especially scenes of cafes and cabarets - conveyed the new sense of alienation experienced by the inhabitants of the first modern metropolis.



Create a landscape of nature based on your favorite season. 


1. Must use color scheme of the season

2. Must have trees, bushes, flowers

3. Must use some element of perspective


Answer these questions for the presentation

1. How are you able to create texture blending with oil pastels?
2. Explain how one of these Principle of Design apply to your composition: Variety, Harmony, Contrast 
3. What is the subject matter of your composition?
4. Describe how you captured the uniqueness of your favorite season.
5. How does your picture show the beauty of ligth?
6. What color scheme did you use?(Monochromatic, cool or warm, analogous, complimentary,
arbitrary colors)
7. What do you like most about your picture? Do you feel your picture is complete?
8. How is your picture like a Impressionist painting?








Aim: How to create depth using Line?

Do Now: watch videos

Activity: You have to create your own unique compositions for each video

You can use your phone : Go to my website at

Identifying Self-Expressive Styles in Modern Art

Aim: Describe the type of techniques artist used to express their uniqueness?

Do Now: How are the colors and paint strokes expressed differently in two different pictures?


Create an Abstract landscape

In the end decide what type of visual impact you are going to create

Describe how you used color as a symbol in your work or emotion?

What type of color scheme did you use?

Describe how you used tints, tones,shade or transparency?

Describe which art best resembles your art work Modern Art Timeline 1



robert motherwell 

Hated Abstract Expressionism

Aim: How to Draw faces using proportions?

Do Now: Discuss the relationship between the facial parts


Plastic Surgery

Video face

more shading



Aim: What are the rules for creating a Cubist painting?

Do Now: What makes the picture look multidimensional?


read link

video, stephen hawkins



Precondition: Analytic Cubism was developed only by Picasso and Braque during the winter of 1909-10. It lasted until the middle of 1912, when collage introduced simplified versions of the "analytic" forms.

Picasso and Braque invented specific shapes and characteristic details that would represent the whole object or person. In Braque's Violin and Palette (1909-10), we see specific parts of a violin that are meant to represent the whole instrument seen from various points of view (simultaneity): a pentagon represents the bridge, S curves represent the "f" holes, short lines represent strings, and the typical spiral knot with pegs represent the violin's neck.

Exercise: Modify your picture to reflect a cubist art style.


Task: Illustrate the fourth dimension where time, space, viewer and object are illustrate at the same time 

Answer these questions for the presentation

1. How is blending with oil pastels different from using dry pastels?
2. Explain how one of these Principle of Design apply to your composition: Variety, Harmony, Contrast
3. What is the subject matter of your composition?
4. Describe how you divided the space.
5. How many different points of view are combined in your picture?
6. How does this picture represent the fourth dimension?
7. What color scheme will be used?(Monochromatic, cool or warm, analogous, complimentary,
arbitrary colors)
8. What do you like most about your picture? Do you feel your picture is complete?
9. How is your picture like a Cubist painting?

Post your picture on this link


Aim: What is the difference between the 3rd dimension and the 4th dimension in art?

Do Now: Finish presentations

Activity: Go to

Game Pin is 355723


Aim: How do artist use the Elements of Art and Principles of Design to express their uniqueness in a realistic portrait?

Do Now: How is space expressed differently in two different pictures? 

Three-Dimensional Space       Two-Dimensional Space

watch video 


Describe how artist used color as a symbol in their work or emotion?

What type of color scheme did they use?

Describe how they used tints, tones,shade or transparency?

How do artist illustrate hyperrealism?

Hyperrealism is a genre of painting and sculpture resembling a high-resolution photograph. Hyperrealism is considered an advancement of Photorealism by the methods used to create the resulting paintings or sculptures. The term is primarily applied to an independent art movement and art style in the United States and Europe that has developed since the early 1970s.[1]   


Aim: How did Expresssionist Artist use color in portraits?

Do Now: What would be a good color scheme that expressed excitement?

Activity: Discuss what makes oil pastels an expressive medium?

1. Simplify your previous portrait or do a self portrait

2. Color Scheme - pick three colors that can symbolize a particular feeling. 

3. Medium - oil pastels

Expressionist Artistic Style

Examples of Expressionist art

Famous Expressionist artist Edvard Munch 

Aim: How to create depth using Line?

Do Now: watch videos

Activity: You have to create your own unique compositions for each video

You can use your phone : Go to my website at


Activity Two 


Design Problem


You are creating an advertisement for a housing development the client is a wealthy art collector. He wants posters in 5 different different sizes, mediums, color schemes and art styles. Realism, Cubism, Surrealism.


Due April 30th



Line art1

Line Art 2

3d illusion

More Illusion

More Illusions 1