Welcome to Second Semester at Mrs. Suarez’s Art Blog
Week 1 ( 1/5-1/8)
Monday- All art students will need Pen, pencil, a folder and paper for class.
Tuesday- Introduction to art.
Wednesday- Student Introductions and studio tour.
Thursday- Student logo designs
Friday- Transfer logo designs to portfolios.
Week 2 ( 1/11- 1/15)
Monday- Students continue creating logo designs.
Tuesday- Students complete logo designs.
Wednesday- Introduction of Design Elements, the language of art.
Thursday- Students create a Design Elements fold-able.
Week 3 (1/18 – 1/22)
Tuesday- Students finish Design Fold-able.
Wednesday- Students create a sketchbook.
Thursday- Introduce contour line, the first design element and sketching.
Friday- Introduction of the cave art and contour line and Zentangle Project.
Week 4 (1/25 – 1/29)
Monday- Students start their preliminary sketches.
Tuesday- We continue refining our designs for the contour projects.
Wednesday- Today students should be ready to start the larger drawing.
Thursday- Finalize drawings and begin tracing to the final paper.
Friday- Students begin inking in the final design.
Week 5 (2/1 – 2/5)
Monday- We will continue with our Contour Line Projects.
Tuesday- Students are transferring designs to their final paper.
Wednesday- Students ink in the designs using a variety of line weight.
Thursday- We put the final touches on this fabulous project.
Friday- Today we Introduce the element of value and shading.
Week 6 (2/8 – 2/12)
Monday- We learned how to draw one point perspective today.
Tuesday- students learned how to shade using tonal value.
Wednesday- The students were introduced to Surrealism Art and Salvador Dali.
Thursday- Students begin their sketches for a drawing using surrealism.
Friday- Students continue with their surrealism sketches.
Week (2/15 – 2/21) Holiday
Week 7 (2/22- 2/26)
Monday- Students transfer their sketches to the preliminary paper.
Tuesday- Continue with Surrealism Project.
Wednesday- They complete the preliminary drawings.
Thursday- Students transfer to the final drawing.
Friday- We complete our drawings, write our reflective writing, and critique our projects.
Week 8 ( 2/29-3/4 )
Monday- Students turned in their Surrealism Drawing and reflective writing today.
Tuesday- We begin our unit on Egyptian art, clay, and color.
Wednesday- Students start working on their clay cartouche.
Thursday- We continue with the designs for our hieroglyphics.
Friday- Students complete their clay projects and reflective writing.
Week 9 ( 3/ 7 – 3/11 )
Monday- We begin our unit on color theory this week.
Tuesday- Students will start their sketches today.
Wednesday- We finished drawing out our preliminary sketches.
Thursday- Students will transfer their designs to the final paper.
Friday- Teacher demonstrates mixing and painting techniques.
Week 10 ( 3/14 – 3/18 )
Monday- Students begin painting, starting with the primary colors.
Tuesday- We continue with the color wheel and mixing secondary colors.
Wednesday- Students will finish the color wheel and the intermediate colors.
Thursday- We will begin painting our clay cartouche pieces.
Friday- Students will finish all painting, reflective writing, and grade sheets.
Week 11 ( March 3/21-3/25 )
Monday- Students finished painting our colorwheel and clay projects. We also took our quiz on art terminology.
Tuesday-Students started a new unit on Greek Art, reading the chapter on Greek art and architecture and recording main points.
Wednesday-Today students begin research and sketches for their Greek Art / scratch art projects.
Thursday-Students start their preliminary drawings.
Friday- We will transfer the designs to the scratch board.
Week 12 ( March 3/28-4/1 )
Monday- We begin working on our scratch art designs.
Tuesday- Students continue with the outlines of their designs.
Wednesday-Students vary their line by including variety and direction.
Thursday- Today we began to remove shapes in addition to line.
Friday- Students finish adding details to their art work.
Week 13- ( April 4/11-4/15 )
Monday- Students read and create a visual journal about Medieval Art.
Tuesday- Students create three possible designs for their Illuminated letter.
Wednesday- We begin enlarging our designs and transfer drawings.
Thursday- Students add a combination of geometric and organic elements.
Friday- We will finish our Illuminated Letters today.
Week 14- April 4/18- 4/22 )
Monday- We continue with our Illuminated Letters. They look great!
Tuesday- Last day to work on the Illuminated Letters.
Wednesday- Students begin the Design Principles Exercise.
Thursday- Today students will finish the Design Principles Exercise.
Friday- Due to changing of the chairs we will have an Art Ketchup Day.
Week 15 ( 4/25 – 4/29 )
Monday- We began a new unit today NON-WESTERN ART
Tuesday- Students watched a demonstration on watercolor painting techniques.
Wednesday-Today students paint their Japanese Watercolor Landscapes.
Thursday- Students will began Chinese pastel paintings.
Friday- Students will finish their Chinese pastel paintings.
Week 16 ( 5/2 – 5/6 )
Monday- Students will read about African Art and Cultural Masks.
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Tuesday- We will start our 3D cultural masks.
Wednesday- Students will began building the armature.
Thursday- Today we will attach horns, ears, etc.
Friday- Students will began to layer their mask with wheat paste.
Fall Semester 2015
Week 17 (12/7-12/11)
Monday- We will continue designing our Religious Art/Illuminated letters.
Tuesday- Students will apply the wax resist color and fill in all areas.
Wednesday-The students will refine their artwork and apply the wash.
Thursday- Our last project is an introduction to watercolor painting.
Friday-Students will continue with their watercolor exploration.
Week 16 (11/30-12/4)
Monday- Students finish the Non-objective Art and summarize what they have learned in their reflective writing.
Tuesday- Introduction to Religious Art and Illuminated Letters/ SLO Testing.
Wednesday- Students create three process drawings to select their best designs.
Thursday- Students enlarge their Illuminated Letters.
Friday- Students apply wax resist colors and wash/SLO Testing.
Week 15 (11/16-11/20)
Monday- We are learning about Non-Objective Art.
Tuesday- Students create designs.
Wednesday- Designs are worked out to create interesting compositions.
Thursday- Students transfer designs to their final paper, adding color.
Friday- Students finish working and summarize what they have learned in their reflective writing.
Week 14 (11/09- 11/13)
Monday- We created color wheels for a color theory unit.
Tuesday- Students create their designs for their color wheels.
Wednesday- Today we begin mixing colors.
Thursday- Students continue working on the color wheels.
Friday- Students will finish their color wheels and critique/reflect on their art work.
Week 13 (11/02-11/06)
Monday- Students are learning about Egyptian Culture/Art and Clay.
Tuesday- We create a clay cartouche.
Wednesday- Students are refining their designs.
Thursday- We are adding details and smoothing the clay.
Friday- Students refine and finish details.
Week 12 (10/26- 30)
Monday- We are starting our Color Theory Unit this week.
Tuesday- Students explore designs for their color wheel project.
Wednesday- Students select best design and begin final drawing.
Thursday- Teacher led demo mixing paints and use of materials.
Friday- We continue exploring color and paint with our color wheels.
Week 11 (10/19-10/23)
Monday- Critique our Autobiographical Comics Due!
Tuesday- Introduce Egyptian Art and Clay Cartouche.
Wednesday- Students create designs for Egyptian clay cartouche.
Thursday- Students begin building clay slab cartouches.
Friday- Students complete Egyptian Clay Cartouches.
Week 10 (10/12-10/16
Monday- Continue with our Autobiographical Comics.
Tuesday- Make edits to story line and images.
Wednesday- Rough drafts due.
Thursday- Transfer designs.
Friday- Ink final designs / Project Due!
Week 9 (10/5-10/9)
Monday– Introduce gesture drawing exercises
Tuesday-Develop characters and story for our Autobiographical Comic
Wednesday– Continue Autobiographical Comic
Thursday-Edit stories and visual designs.
Friday– Refine positive/negative space.
Week 8 (9/28-10/2)
Monday- Finish Surrealism Assignment
Tuesday- Intro Art Careers/Illustration/Animation
Wednesday- Art Careers/Illustration/Animation
Thursday- Art Careers/Illustration/Animation
Friday- Art Careers/Illustration/Animation
Week 7 (9/14-9/18)
Monday- Surrealism Continue
Tuesday- Surrealism project continue
Wednesday- Continue Surrealism
Thursday- Surrealism Continue
Friday- Surrealism Continue
Week 6 (9/8-9/11)
Monday- Holiday (Labor Day)
Tuesday- Intro Perspective PPT/Surrealism Assignment
Wednesday- 1 Pt/2Pt Perspective Exercises
Thursday- Start Surrealism Assignment
Friday- Continue Surrealism Assignment
Week 5 (8/31-9/4
Monday- Design Elements Booklet
Tuesday- Design Elements Group Projects
Wednesday- Continue Design Element Group Projects
Thursday- Presentation of Group Projects
Friday- Critique Group Projects
Week 4 (8/24-8/28)
Monday- Venus of Willendorf PPT/Finish Value Exercises
Tuesday- Demo Book Making/make sketchbooks
Wednesday- SLO Testing
Thursday- SLO Testing
Friday- Design Sketchbooks
Week 3 (8/17-8/21)
Monday- Continue working on Contour Line Project
Tuesday- Continue Contour Line Project
Wednesday- Continue Contour Line
Thursday- Critique Contour Line Assignment
Friday- Value Demo/Exercise
Week 2 (8/10- 8/14)
Monday- Portfolio Design
Tuesday- Continue Portfolio Design
Wednesday- PPT on Prehistoric Art
Thursday- Introduction/Demo to Contour line
Friday- Begin Contour line Project
Monday- Intro to Art
Tuesday- What is Art?
Wednesday- Graffiti Art
Thursday- Logo Design Project
Friday- Continue Logo Design