Art Masters Program: Series 1 for 2013-2014
Series One: Art Elements: Artistic Perception
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (October 2013)
The art element, line, is brought to life in slide assemblies and follow-up studio work highlighting the technical and expressive qualities of line. Stories of Lautrec's life provide students with both creative and historical learning experiences. The artistic processes revealed in his art, including the use of line, color, composition, drawing,and brushwork are all part of the follow-up studio art activity.geometric shapes.
Paul Cézanne (December 2013)
A colorful slide assembly reveals Cézanne's use of basic geometric shapes. Students see a body of work by the master while learning about his drawing and painting techniques. Students learn to recognize the still life, landscape, and portrait forms in art.
Follow-up studio work emphasizes basic shapes drawn from landscape and still life forms. An exciting project extension includes a cut paper and chalk pastel still life technique for upper grades.
Oscar "Claude" Mone
(Early January 2013)
Monet's lifelong struggle to capture light on canvas is chronicled in a colorful slide presentation revealing Impressionist color theory. Monet's unforgettable images inspire follow-up classroom artwork using impressionistic painting techniques.
Student practice pages cover basic color theory, which is put to use in the follow-up art activity where both a dry brush technique and a looser painterly technique are explored.
(late January 2014)
Winslow Homer's mastery of light and dark affords students the opportunity to explore the element of value. His narrative style captures student interest while offering historical integration. Students learn to recognize artistic processes such as wood block prints, etchings, oil, and watercolor paintings.
Studio work requires application of Homer's value lessons with special artists' pencils.
Vincent Van Gogh
(Mid February 2014)
Assembly slide programs reveal the fascinating story of Van Gogh's life within the hictorical context of the late 1800's in France. His use of texture and expressive brush strokes are inspiration for follow-up student art activities.
The technique of drawing with color, as exemplified in Van Gogh's work, is explored by students with special oil pastel sets.
Dramatic slides of Picasso's many styles provide a review of art elements as well as a glimpse into the creative world of Picasso. Students learn to recognize classical, cubist, realist, and abstract styles.
Student practice pages explore abstract design.
Mixed media studio art projects combine a right-brain drawing technique with fine line black markers and pastel staining.