Old Assignments from 2015-2016

I just post these here so I have them and if anybody else wants to look back on past assignments for any reason:
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You next assignment is : OPTICAL ILLUSIONS or Op Art

For 6th, 7th and 8th.

1. Define optical illusion

2.Define op art

3. Write down five facts about op art.

4.  Try a search using the terms, “simple op art, easy op art, black and white op art, or just op art” with google images.  Then do one good sketch or multiple rough sketches of some op art examples.

5.Do one sketch of an op art piece you would like to try making.  Don’t just copy.  try to use the idea of op art to make something more your own.

6. Look up the artist Victor Vasarely  or Bridget Riley. Write down five facts about the artist and write down the name of one piece they made then do a small sketch of the piece.    If you have found in you research another op artist you’d rather do than Vasarely or Riley, do the five facts and small sketch about them.

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Briefly, 6th grade: you’re making a bowl, 7th grade: you’re making a mask, 8th grade: it’s make a big head time! 

1. Look up and define paper mache.

2. Write 5 facts about paper mache.

Question 3 is for 7th and 8th grades

3. Look up some tribal cultures.  Pick one, and again I’m thinking write 5 facts about the culture you pick. I’m thinking Maori, Olmec, Kickapoo, Ottawa, Shawnee, Navajo, BaKongo, Zulu, are just a few that come to mind.  Look at some masks these cultures made.   In class you will be constructing a mask and I’d like everybody to use a specific culture or image as a jumping off point.

If you decide , after researching and answering question 3 you don’t want to do a mask based upon a particular culture, do a search with the term(s) paper mache horror masks, scary masks from paper mache, or something similar.

Question 4 is for 6th grade

4. Draw pictures that you will use as a reference to construct your mask or bowl.  If you’re making a bowl, you’re going to need some sort of decoration on it. Draw and turn in some sort of decoration you feel might be good to add to your bowl.  If you’re doing a mask, you need to draw some masks you intend to use as a starting point in the making of your own mask.

5. Do an image search with the terms: “paper mache” and “paper mache masks”, or paper mache bowls.   I want you to look at some paper mache constructions that other people have done.  Do a couple of sketches.

6. Define what an “armature” is.

7. Define “bas relief”

8. Go to the instructables website.  use the search box at the top and do a search for paper mache masks, paper mache, or some other combination of terms that interest you.  Instructables is a great site for how to make all kinds of things.

You will turn in your sketches and your written work at the end of class. don’t forget to write your name.

The  masks you will construct will have to have things protruding from them, like lips, nose, ears…etc.  They are not to be flat.  7th grade will do a bas-relief mask with most of the details sticking out from the front and the 8th grade will do a fully round mask with attached lips, nose, eyes, ears, eyes, etc.

Take a look at last year’s paper mache assignment

 

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CLAY=CERAMICS: You’ve worked with clay now, and have hopefully made a few things your proud of/happy with.

Time to look up some basic information about clay.

1. What is the chemical composition of clay.  Just list the main ingredients(s)

2.What are 5 products that clay is used for

3.What is one material, made from clay, that is used in the building industry.

4.On google Images, look up  any combination of the terms:  ” easy clay coil  projects.”  Do 3 small drawings of 3 clay coil projects.

5.On google Images, look up  any combination of the terms:  ” easy clay slab  projects.”  Do 3 small drawings of 3 clay coil projects.

DO YOUR OWN PAPER, EVERYBODY HAS TO TURN IN SOMETHING WITH THEIR NAME ON IT.

 

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Briefly, 6th grade: you’re making a bowl, 7th grade: you’re making a mask, 8th grade: it’s make a big head time!  

1. Look up and define paper mache.

2. Write 5 facts about paper mache.

Question 3 is for 7th and 8th grades

3. Look up some tribal cultures.  Pick one, and again I’m thinking write 5 facts about the culture you pick. I’m thinking Maori, Olmec, Kickapoo, Ottawa, Shawnee, Navajo, BaKongo, Zulu, are just a few that come to mind.  Look at some masks these cultures made.   In class you will be constructing a mask and I’d like everybody to use a specific culture or image as a jumping off point.

If you decide , after researching and answering question 3 you don’t want to do a mask based upon a particular culture, do a search with the term(s) paper mache horror masks, scary masks from paper mache, or something similar.

Question 4 is for 6th grade

4. Draw pictures that you will use as a reference to construct your mask or bowl.  If you’re making a bowl, you’re going to need some sort of decoration on it. Draw and turn in some sort of decoration you feel might be good to add to your bowl.  If you’re doing a mask, you need to draw some masks you intend to use as a starting point in the making of your own mask.

5. Do an image search with the terms: “paper mache” and “paper mache masks”, or paper mache bowls.   I want you to look at some paper mache constructions that other people have done.  Do a couple of sketches.

6. Define what an “armature” is.

7. Define “bas relief”

8. Go to the instructables website.  use the search box at the top and do a search for paper mache masks, paper mache, or some other combination of terms that interest you.  Instructables is a great site for how to make all kinds of things.

You will turn in your sketches and your written work at the end of class. don’t forget to write your name.

The  masks you will construct will have to have things protruding from them, like lips, nose, ears…etc.  They are not to be flat.  7th grade will do a bas-relief mask with most of the details sticking out from the front and the 8th grade will do a fully round mask with attached lips, nose, eyes, ears, eyes, etc.

Take a look at last year’s paper mache assignment

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6th, 7th, and 8th  Grade Homework for Monday, April  18

bedroom1_fs

The drawing above is similar to what you should be drawing, but without any measurements and it’s drawn professionally.

Homework assignment due January 21, 2014-That would be Tuesday

Drawing can be done for many reasons, we’ve talked about this. This weekend you’re doing architectural drawing.  Over the weekend you will draw a plan of what your KITCHEN looks like from above. You’ll measure and draw walls then measure, label, and  arrange the furniture and accessories where they belong.  You are to use simple box shapes with labels to show what is what. Don’t forget to show where the doors and windows are. Do not make this complicated!  If it takes more than ½ hour to measure and make a crude drawing of your bedroom you are probably working and thinking to hard.  Measure the room, the counter tops, table, etc.  Don’t measure everything, 5 or 6 measurements should do it.

Below is a crude, quick drawing of my bedroom.  I don’t want you to spend a lot of time.  Just do the measurements and make a quick sketch putting everything where it belongs.  You’ll be doing a drawing of your kitchen.

edite floorplan

As usual,  If you have any emergency questions, e-mail me at mr.tayse@gmail.com, call or text me at 440.749.7867.  I’ll be busy/working over the weekend, so it may not be an immediate reply.

Short, printable google docs version of the above

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PERSPECTIVE For the week of April 5-8, 2016

So…for the next few weeks or so you will  working on drawing realistically, using something  called perspective.   With that in mind, please answer the questions and do the drawing(s) required below:

Watch this video

Each link below will take you to pages of drawings:

Look at this page of perspective drawings from the 16th century!

Look at this page of geometric landscapes, by Lorenz Stöer (c.1537-c.1621)PDF

PDF of Dentonisd School perspective paper

1.Try to draw one small piece or section of any of the drawings(click any of the links above to get to the drawings)  listed above that appeals to you, maybe spend 10-15  minutes or so, then move onto the questions below.

2. Define perspective.

3. Who invented perspective and when?

4. Why do artists use perspective?

5. What does converge mean?

6. Type in the word perspective into an “images” search, do three quick copies and/or variations of what looks interesting to you, or go back and copy from what you’ve looked at previously.   If you’d rather spend your time on one drawing and do a more intense, careful study, do that.

7. What does the term linear perspective mean?

8. What does vanishing point mean?

9. Look up the artist M.C. Escher.  Look at some of his pictures.  I mean really look!  He made some very confusing and hard to make sense of prints and drawings intended to challenge your view of reality.  Tell me the title of one of his drawings or prints then write down a brief description of the drawing or print.  NO more than a sentence or two-make it short.

10. Look again at Dentonisd PDF, and complete this sentence:  “Perspective is used by artists……”   It’s on page 3, I think.

11.  Look up “Penrose triangle”, “Penrose object” or “impossible object” After you’ve looked at it/them,  try to draw one or two.

Image result for impossible object

 

 

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