Past assignments tab for 7th and 8th

This page is really not a post, but a page I keep of past 6th, 7th, and 8th grade projects/assignments, just in case I need to refer to them again.  You can scroll down and see what has been done in the past if you’re interested.

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Below is for fall,  9.15.15 and winter spring 4.4.16

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THE END OF THE QUARTER IS ALMOST UPON US!  

YOU NEED TO CHECK TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU’VE TURNED IN EVERYTHING,   AND YOU’RE SATISFIED WITH YOUR GRADE.  

IF YOU NEED EXTRA CREDIT TO ASSURE YOU OF THE GRADE YOU DESIRE, JUST SEE ME.  

IF IT’S A WEEKEND, AND YOU DON’T WANT TO CALL, LOOK AT ANY OF THE ASSIGNMENTS ON THIS WEBSITE AND DO ONE. THAT WILL COUNT AS EXTRA CREDIT.

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ZENTANGLE

First of all look up a definition of:

Zentangle and Pattern.

They are both pretty related words in some respects but look them up and write down a short definition of both.

Next, on images, look up some images of

zentangles, zentangle pattern, zentangle with animals, and whatever other word you want to partner with zentangle.

 

 

Your assignment is to make a sample page of 8 zentangle patterns.  You’ll divide the paper into 8 rectangles and copy or hopefully make your own variations of 8 different zentangle patterns.

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For 6th, 7, and 8th:

TO BE CLEAR ABOUT ASSIGNMENT; YOU ARE TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS BELOW AND THEN YOU ARE TO DRAW ONE SHOE AND SOLE ON SMALL PAPER AND ONE SHOE AND SOLE ON LARGE PAPER. THE SHOE ON THE LARGE PAPER SHOULD BE BIGGER THAN THE SHOE YOU ARE WEARING!  If not, even if it is a great drawing, you will not get an “A”.  This could be done on 4 sheets of separate paper or you could do it on 2 or 3 pieces of paper.  

IF YOU ARE NOT DESIGNING A SHOE YOU NEED TO STILL DO A LARGE AND SMALL VERSION.  

IF YOU SEE MORE PAPER THAN DRAWING, YOU DID NOT MAKE IT BIG ENOUGH!

All the drawings  are to be done in pencil, pen, and then colored using whatever you’d like.  

Look up and define:

1. Industrial design

2. Fashion design

Look up one shoe or wearable fashion corporation(like some company that makes shirts, coats, dresses, that sort of thing), I’m going to suggest Nike, it’s easy to find information.  Then you will answer the questions below about the company you are researching.

If you don’t want to do the shoe thing(some of you did it in 7th grade last year) you are welcome to apply the same question above to guitars and companies that make guitars. I’m thinking Gibson, Fender, etc.,  then you’ll go on to do a project that involve drawing guitar(s)  Or you could do, cars, furniture, appliances, etc., pretty much anything produced in a factory.  So in place of doing Nike, you could answer the same questions about Ford or Chevrolet and then go on to drawings of cars and eventually designing your own car.

3. How much money they made last year?

4. Who started the company?

5. When did the company begin doing business?

6. Then write any other 5 facts about fashion design, industrial design, or the company you are studying.

After you have answered the above questions, spend the rest of the time doing sketches of shoes( or any other wearable fashion or…guitars) you like.  These will be used in making a a full size and larger than life size drawing of the shoe or  item you choose.

Your assignment is to design  a shoe.  You’ll design and draw the sole and you’ll design and draw a shoe from the side.  You’ll do a small sketch of the shoe’s sole and a side view in color and then refine the idea into a larger design/drawing. You will do a day of rough sketches and then 4 drawings in total of your design for a shoe.

Some projects from 2015

More shoes from previous classes.

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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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OPTICAL ILLUSION

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.

Her’s a site with some optical illusion art done by school age students

 

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PERSPECTIVE For the week of January 25-29

So…for the next week or so you will  working on this thing called perspective.   With that in mind, please answer 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.

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”  You don’t have to do anything, just look at it.  If you want to understand it, try to draw it.

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PERSPECTIVE ASSIGNMENT ENDS HERE

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For January 11th, Final Grades Are Coming up!

In about 2 weeks, the end of the nine weeks will be here!  If you have any question about your grade, you need to see me, and/or, talk to me soon if you have any questions or concerns.  If you want a particular grade, you need to look at what you have now for a grade and make sure all things are adding up to what you want.   

If you have missed an assignment or not done as well as you’d like you can always re-do any assignment(written or drawn) or ask about something specific for extra credit. 

Parents can e-mail me at: mr.tayse@gmail.com or call me cell:4407497867

DON’T WAIT FOR THE LAST WEEK TO GET HERE!

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FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 14-18  Define:

1.What is design?

2.What is abstract design?

3. What is figurative design?

4. In your own words  tell the difference between Abstract design and figurative design.

5. What is interior design?

6. What is graphic design?

7. What is industrial design?

8. What is fashion design?

9. Write down the name of two graphic design artists you like( look up graphic artists, find 2 you like)

10. Look at the site http://design-milk.com/ do some sketches based upon what you see and what you like.

LASTLY…

Go back over the images you’ve looked at and pick one to draw and make a variation of.  You don’t have to copy it exactly, just use the basic idea to make your own drawing.

If you’d rather do some quicker sketches of multiple concepts, you’re welcome to do that, just make sure to do enough of them to prove to me you were busy the entire 45 minutes. 

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For the week of November 30 through December 4

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

6th grade can skip question 3, questions 1, 2 and 4 are the most important to do first!

1. Look up and define paper mache.

2. Write 5 facts about paper mache.

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.  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.

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.

6. Define what an “armature” is.

7. Define “bas relief”

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

Take a look at last year’s paper mache assignment

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STOP  STOP  STOP  STOP  STOP  STOP

Are you doing the right Assignment?

Check the dates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For November 11-18, 2015, 6th 7th, and 8th grades

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NOT YET, NO, GO BACK TO THE ONE ABOVE!!!  LOOK AT THE DATE

For 8th grade:

1.Look up the painter “De Chirico” Write down 5 facts.

2. Look up “De Chirico paintings” on google images, do some sketches.

3.Look and define surrealism

4.Write 5 facts about surrealism.

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For 6th and  7th  grade

1. Name 2 gods/deities of Egyptian mythology.

2.List five characteristics of Egyptian art.  You will look at pictures of Egyptian artwork and write down five things you notice about it.   If this seems difficult, you can write 5 facts about Egyptian culture.

3.What is a “cartouche?

4.Find a picture of the interior of an Egyptian tomb.  Do a small sketch of it.

5. Find some Egyptian imagery and/or Egyptian hieroglyphics on google images and  do some sketches based upon what you see.

Oh and a Hello to everybody working hard right this moment….the rest of you…GET TO WORK!

Hi to Eli and Zane at the back table, they both just tried to escape, but I caught them!

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There will be two grades for this.  Written and drawn work will be separate grades.

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For 6th, 7th, and 8th

Depending upon the class you’re in, you could be reading this on 9.18.15 or later…But no matter what, your next assignment is:

Look up and define:

1. Aboriginal art, look up some pictures and describe it.

2.Aboriginal x-ray art, look at some pictures and describe it

3. What is an “aborigine”

4.Where do aborigines live?

5.Write five facts about aborigines.

Draw/sketch some pictures of aboriginal art, try searching with the phrases:   aboriginal x-ray art, aboriginal animal art, aboriginal dream time art, aboriginal turtle art, aboriginal kangaroo art, or aboriginal lizard art.

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For September 8th!

You should have brought in a plastic bowl(6th grade) or some cardboard(7th grade) for homework.  If you did it went in as a 100%.  If you did not, it goes in as a “O”  Bring in any plastic bowl(6th grade) or scrap cardboard(7th grade) you can.  If you can’t, see me and I’ll come up with an alternative. 

TODAY THE ASSIGNMENT IS:

6th grade can skip question 3, questions 1, 2 and 4 are the most important to do first!

1. Look up and define paper mache.

2. Write 5 facts about paper mache.

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.  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.

4. Draw pictures that you will use as a reference to construct your mask or bowl

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.

6. Define what an “armature” is.

7. Define “bas relief”

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

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Another year has started.

I passed out syllabuses in class but if you lost yours;

Here’s another copy I keep on google docs.

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Clay Questions:

  1. What is the chemical composition of clay?
  2. What is the definition of sculpture?
  3. What is the definition of bas-relief?
  4. Go to google images with the search term”clay artists” or “ceramic artists”?  Write down the names of 3 artists who work in clay
  5. Go to  google images with the search term “ceramic or clay art” Describe two favorite pieces and the tell me the name of the people that made them.

 

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Exam for 7th and 8th, May 2015

All are expected to take the exam. Everybody.  Unless you’ve talked to me before May 15th.  If you want to see some exams from the past click here.

First of all, I’ve had a great time working with everybody, really, it’s been a lot of fun!  

I believe I have talked to everybody about what grade they are expecting and I talked about extra credit if you want to improve your grade.  If you have any concerns or questions, feel free to contact me.

Overview: You will research an artist or a style of drawing or painting. You will then  state some facts and then do some drawing or painting illustrating your knowledge and understanding of your choice of artist or style(you’ve heard me call this an “isim” sometimes).

I’M NOT GRADING YOU ON YOUR ABILITY.  I WILL BE LOOKING AND GRADING ON HOW LONG YOU REMAIN WORKING ON YOUR PROJECT AND YOUR GENERAL FOCUS ON THE TASK AT HAND.

The exam period is about  2 hours long. The first approximate hour is spent in the computer lab or using an i-pad in the art room, and will involve basic research and writing skills.   The last hour is in the art room and will involve you using various media to complete the assignment.

  1. In the library you will research a style of art or a particular artist. Suggestions are below.
  2. You will write and/or type 20 facts about the artistic style or particular artist you have chosen to research. Put it all into a paragraph for a guaranteed 20% or just do it as a list of sentences for a little less than 20%. This will be done in the library and/or the art room.
  3. After the 45 minute session in the library the class will move to the art room where you will draw something related to or in the style of the person or style of what you chose to study.

20% of the grade is just following directions: Working quietly and attempting the assignment to the best of your ability. This should be easy, If you’re in a chair, a pencil is in your hand, you look busy, and you’re not talking you get 20%.  If I have to redirect or correct you, you lose points.

20% of the grade is the stating of 20 facts.  What could be easier? If you state 20 facts, you get 20%.  If you state 19 facts, you get 19%

60% of the grade is the actual way of stating the 20 facts and the drawing or letter.  This might sound more vague, but if you write full, readable  sentences and make a reasonable attempt at the drawing, you can easily get this.  

Some suggested styles, followed by some suggested artists to research:

All of the artists and styles can be cut and pasted into Wikipedia, google, and google  images for information.

Impressionism: Pissaro, Monet, Degas, Renoir, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Cassat, Morisot, Sisley, Cassat, etc.

Expressionism: Bruckner, Modigliani, Edvard Munch, Van Gogh, Kandinsky, Klee, etc.

Fauvism: Matisse, Gauguin, Rouault, Dufy, etc.

Surrealism or Dadaism: Dali, Max Ernst, Morandi, Miro, Duchamp, Breton, etc.

Abstract expressionism: Franz Kline, De Kooning, Tobey, David Smith, Rothko, etc.

Lot of famous artists throughout history; DaVinci, Raphael, Donaltello, Michangelo, Turner, Pendergast, Rodin, are just a few that come to mind right this moment.

Comics: Jack Kirby, Jim Steranko, Corben, Frank Miller, there are so many comic book artists it’s hard to pick. Darrius just came in as I was writing this and was interested in the Ninja Turtles, which was drawn by Eastman and Laird, so he could look those guys up and state 20 facts about the both of them and the Ninja Turtles comics.  There are lots of options if you want to do a comics artist.

Book illustration: Authur Rackam, Maurice Sendak, Dr. Suess, Pilkey, Howard Pyle, Beatrix Potter, Eric Carle,  etc.  If you can think of a favorite kids book you can probably look up the illustrator.

You can pick another artist or style on your own, the above ones are my suggestions.

You are not permitted to do a style or painter that would involve you slinging paint without talking to me before the exam.  As fun as this may be, clean up is always an issue.  So do not plan on doing an artist or style of painting that would need this to occur.

If you really can’t think of a style or an artist you want to emulate but you have a good idea for something you’d like to draw, see me.  You’ll still have to do the questions but we can talk and discuss, but you had better have an idea ready to tell me.  There is not much time for this project/drawing.

If you’re reading this at night,  a weekend, and you’re home and have a question, call me at 440.749.7867.

I WANT EVERYBODY TO DO WELL

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5.14.15:

Some search terms to try: isometric, isometric drawings, qbert(and old video game) try looking up an artist by the name of Kay Arne Kirkebo, or click on this link

Look up and define and/or describe, q-bert, isometric drawing, perspective drawing,  and architectural drawing

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You are to look up pictures/images/drawings of buildings and details of buildings and cities(doors, windows, decoration, etc.) and add them to the small building/cityscape picture you have started.

You should do sketches of the details and buildings so you can use them tomorrow when you finish your small building drawing and begin the large drawing of buildings.

You need to have sketch paper out and be looking and drawing.  As usual, if I don’t see you working on the assignment, you may be told to put  your i-pad back.

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For Monday, April 27th:

Today you are to look up and define:

1. Industrial design or industrial designer.

2. Fashion design or fashion designer.

Look up one shoe or wearable fashion corporation(like some company that makes shirts, coats, dresses, that sort of thing), I’m going to suggest Nike, it’s easy to find information.  Then you will answer the questions below about the company you are researching.

If you don’t want to do the shoe thing you are welcome to apply the same question above to guitars and companies that make guitars. I’m thinking Gibson, Fender, etc.,  then you’ll go on to do a project that involve drawing guitar(s)

3. How much money they made last year?

4. Who started the company?

5. When did the company begin doing business?

6. Then write any other 5 facts about fashion design, industrial design, or the company you are studying.

After you have answered the above questions, spend the rest of the time doing sketches of shoes( or any other wearable fashion or…guitars) you like.  These will be used in making a a full size and larger than life size drawing of the shoe or  item you choose.

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For April 13th!

1. Look up and define paper mache.

2. Write 5 facts about paper mache.

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.  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.

4. Draw pictures that you will use as a reference to construct your mask.

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

6. Define what an “armature” is.

7. Define “bas relief”

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

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Welcome!!!

We are going to spend the next 9 weeks together working on some art activities. You should have been given a syllabus, but if you’ve misplaced it, just click the link.

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The first assignment is doing some basic online research and then painting/drawing a still life.

First, some writing:

Look up and define what a still life is.  (10 points)

Look up and define what scientific illustration is.  (10 points)

Look up the terms  “artist” and “still life” together and see what pops up. Tell me about it. Make it two sentences (10 points)

Open up two tabs for images. In one tab type in “scientific illustration”.  In the other tab, type in “still life”  What are some obvious differences between scientific illustration and still lifes? (10 points)

Look up Cezanne and still lifes-write two facts. (10 points)

Look up Monet and still lifes-write two facts. (10 points)

Look up Harnett and still lifes-write two facts. (10 points)

Look up Renoir and still lifes-write two facts. (10 points)

Do some sketches based upon what you’ve looked at or what is on the table.  (20 points).

Still lifes can have many subjects, tomorrow we are going to be drawing flowers tomorrow and the next.  If you don’t want to draw still lifes with flowers, give me an idea of what kind of still life you’d like to draw.

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First things first: I’m still entering grades and if you are concerned about getting a specific grade at the end of this 9 week, talk to me or write me a note.  After school is best, during class I may not have time.

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The next assignment concerns symmetry, pattern, design, and the creation of a mandala.

You’ll need to define the above 4 terms and then do small sketches of mandala. This will be turned in today and entered as a project grade.

Many cultures have made mandalas. As an example, look up Mayan mandalas, or drawings of Mayan mandalas. Try Navajo’s, Dogon, Buddhist, Adinka, Hopewell, Hopi, Celtic, Christian, Moslem, or any other cultures or cultural reference terms.

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3.3.15

Yesterday you should have done what is below(3.2.15).  If not you can finish.  You need to have at least one page of small sketches done of shoes you like the design of.

Although some will be copied you should be thinking of making some of your drawings of shoes original.  No Nike or commercial symbols that are not designed by you.  Maybe you’ll use your initials or some other such image you like.  Maybe you’ll make up a logo.  I’ll leave that up to you.  You are the fashion and industrial designer.

Next you will make a detailed drawing of the shoe on a regular piece of 8 1/2″ x 11″ copy paper. This will be sketched in pencil, gone over with pen and then colored.

Lastly you will do a shoe on a larger piece of paper with the same basic instructions: sketched in pencil, gone over with pen and then colored.

I have examples

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3.2.15

We started this last week, if you were done with your kitchen drawing.  Today you are to look up and define:

1. Industrial design or industrial designer.

2. Fashion design or fashion designer.

Look up one shoe or wearable fashion corporation(like some company that makes shirts, coats, dresses, that sort of thing), I’m going to suggest Nike, it’s easy to find information.  Then you will answer the questions below about the company you are researching.

3. How much money they made last year?

4. Who started the company?

5. When did the company begin doing business?

6. Then write any other 5 facts about fashion design, industrial design, or the company you are studying.

After you have answered the above questions, spend the rest of the time doing sketches of shoes( or any other wearable fashion) you like.  These will be used in making a a full size and larger than life size drawing of the shoe or fashion item you choose.

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This should be no problem now.  You’ve done this before.  I’ve listed 8 artists.  You are to go to a search engine, look up each artist, write down one fact about each. While you are doing a search on each artist, change the search to “images” so you can see what their work looks like.  Then pick a favorite out of the list and do a quick copy or a drawing based upon that artists style.  In class the next day you will use this sketch to make a full drawing, hopefully with color.  The piece I posted below was painted by Corey Barksdale.  I looked up his name, he lives in Atlanta Georgia, and below is one of his paintings.

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Some of the artists listed have typical/often seen last names. So when you do an internet search for the individuals above you should either preface the name with “artist” or follow the name you type in the word ”artist”

Jerry Pinkney

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Gordon  Parks

Corey Barksdale

Charles Mc gee

Romare Bearden

Lonnie Johnson, more of an inventor, but still some of the artistry/drawing involved in making his most popular products is very interesting

Wanda Bush

printable google doc of the above

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Today your are going to look up and do some small bit of research on Celts and Celtic knots.  You could also look up illuminated manuscripts, or the Book of Kells, if you’d like to know more.

Write 10 facts and then spend the remainder of your time trying to copy some of the knots you see online.

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PICS 1.14.15

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For 1.20.15 in class:

1. Look up and define paper mache.

2. Write 5 facts about paper mache

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.  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.

4. Draw pictures that you will use as a reference to construct your mask.

5. Do an image search with the terms: “paper mache” and “paper mache masks”

6. Define what a “paper mache armature” and a  “sculpture armature”  is.

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

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Time sure goes fast!  so many things I wanted to do and we just ran out of time. You should be able to check your current grade on grade book and if you are wanting a particular grade, please talk to me.  Extra credit is always possible, again, you can always talk to me.

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Homework for December 8th, that would be Monday

We talked in class and I showed you examples of what the homework was. Remember?  You’re  to find an easily recognizable profile of an animal or an object.  The example I showed you were an elephant, a sea turtle, an owl, and a giraffe.  For objects I think I showed you trees and a coffee cup.

These profiles can be printed from the internet or drawn.  They should be suitable for applying the zentangles and the other various repeated designs we talked about.

What?  You don’t remember what a zentangel is and did not bring the handouts home?

Zentangle 1 example

Zentangle 2 example

Any questions, call me or text me!

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For December 1st

If possible, it would be nice if every student brought a small selection of black pens. A pen or pen(s) you’re comfortable using on various projects.  A black ballpoint, maybe a fine and fat sharpie, a felt tip pen, …..really, any small assortment of black pens laying about the house is probably fine. You need to bring a pen(s) for the next assignment, so find, borrow, and/or buy something over the weekend.  Consider this homework.  If you bring this back(with pen(s) signed by your parent I will put a homework grade of 100% in the grade book for you. Wasn’t that easy?

Need a printable version of this for your parents to sign, click here

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Home work for 14th of November is just like below but should your kitchen from another direction.  so…if you did the north side of your kitchen now you should do any other direction except the north.

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Homework due Monday, November 3rd.

This should be an easy homework for you.  Draw something.  Draw anything.  Show me what you like to draw.  If you’re at a loss of inspiration, sit at your desk or kitchen table and draw what you see.  This should not be a long involved assignment, unless you want it to be. Put your name on the front. I’m thinking half and hour or so, should be fine.  Also, write down on the back something you’d like to be able to draw.  

Printable Link

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EXTRA CREDIT for 10.13.14

If you are worried about your grade or want to make sure you get a particular grade you can, this weekend,  do something for extra credit.  Look at the class website (just google, “mr. tayse is my art teacher) and any project my classes have done in the past you could do for extra credit this weekend.  If your prefer less drawing and more writing you do a report on any artistic style or artist.  If you have any questions, e-mail me or my cell is 440.749.7867

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Homework for Monday, 9,29.14, We talked about bringing pens for Monday, click the link if you need more details. This is an extra assignment for extra credit.  All you have to do is scavenge(or buy) some black pens and have your parents sign a piece of paper.  What could be easier?

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Homework due 9.22.14, that would be Monday. If you lost the paper I passed out in class detailing the instructions,  here’s the link to another.

You should be doing a quick, no more than 30 minute drawing of one wall in your kitchen.

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

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Homework for Monday, 9.8.14:

7th grade                                                  8th grade

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This is the spot I keep information for the current 7th and 8th grades. You might have to scroll down to find your class.

Here is a copy of the Syllabus , just in case you misplaced it.

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7th Grade Homework for Monday, August 25, 2014

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 bedroom 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.

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.

edite floorplan

As usual,  If you have any questions, e-mail me at mr.tayse@gmail.com 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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8th Grade Homework for Monday, August 25, 2014

You will draw/sketch a picture of your front door and about three foot on each side of your door, not the whole house.  Just the front door and what is close, bushes, windows, fence, etc., whatever you have.

If you’re spending more than 1/2 hour on this you are over thinking.

Click here for some examples in google docs

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