My Ideal Report Card

In order to complete this assignment, we each brought four or five different report cards to share with small groups of our classmates. Luckily for me, several gracious friends and family members sent me samples of report cards from quite different English speaking elementary schools. A couple of these examples were even from international and…

Practicing the Critical Analysis Process

Today in class we practiced the critical analysis process together using prints of art from the Cape Dorset Printmaking Collective. Laying one piece on each individual table, we went around the room to look at different pieces of artwork and comment on one of the five processes listed below. Initial Reaction Description (story?) Analysis Consideration…

Teaching the Elements of Art: Form

Form in art involves the third dimension, both the physical presence of 3D and the illusion of it. Our activities for value all included the element of form in some way, because shading creates the illusion of dimension. Recently, we also began to experiment with form by making plasticine pictures in old CD cases. We…

Image Development Strategies

The sixteen Image Development Strategies from the B.C. curriculum are listed below. I’ve included examples of ways we explored the last four in our class. Imagination Magnification Elaboration Stories Rotation Reversal Point of View Stylization Juxtaposition Metamorphosis Distortion Exaggeration 13. Superimposition At one table we incorporated newspaper into our art in the style of Carl Beam. I’ve included…

Creating a Universal Design for Learning in Art

*This assignment was written as a group. I’ve indicated below which sections were written by my classmates. We discussed the activity before writing up the assignment to make sure we were all on the same page. Background: (Written by me) Matisse was already a well established artist by the time he was diagnosed with cancer…