Drawing III Syllabus – Mr. Nitzberg
- · Explore / investigate the importance of visual communication / literacy
- · Develop greater skill sets through the use of various drawing techniques and media.
- · Utilize the elements of art and the principles of design in the creation of one’s own artwork
- · Depict and communicate a personal voice utilizing a variety of subject matter and artistic disciplines.
- · Develop an understanding of visual meaning through analyzing and creating and writing about art.
- · View and create artworks based on other cultures and the aesthetics that are employed in the artwork.
- · Create an online research collection that provides visual information providing greater depth in the creation of one’s own art.
- · Contour Line Composition (utilization of specific line technique)
- · Gesture Line Composition (utilization of specific line technique)
- · Still Life Composition (drawing from close-up observation)
- · Interior Perspective Drawing (observational drawing showing proportional size relationships going back into space)
- · Figure Drawing (observational drawing emphasizing scale, foreshortening and human proportion)
- · Drawing from Nature (environmental nature study that may be from observation or other resources)
- · Graphic Novel Composition (narrative drawing showing sequenced images in a layout format)
- · Drawing from Imagination (composition emphasizing the student’s own creative process and interpretation of subject matter)
- · Altered Art History Composition (drawing that takes a known art work and transforms it into some other image that has a metaphorical component based on the alteration that may or may not be associated with the original intent of the work)
- · African Art Inspired Composition (when combined with World History class)
- · Creation of a digital portfolio of completed artwork
- · Completion of packet based on field trip
- · Summative Final Assessment Statement / Portfolio
- · Online research collection using ArtsConnectEd’s Art Collector
- · Class critiques
- · Self-selected drawing media that are in line with the assignment
- · 18” x24” paper (varied types) for finished drawings
- · Sketchbooks for preliminary drawings
- · Pre-sketches of assignments in sketchbook (formative assessments)
- · Completed drawing assignments (summative assessments)
- · Additional Assignments (field trip packet / digital portfolio)
- · Final Grade: Portfolio based on Summative Assessment Scoring
Areas Covered from MN Art Standards
- · Form and Composition
- · Craftsmanship and Presentation
- · Process and Problem Solving
- · Expressive Qualities
- · Visual Research, Inquiry and Analysis