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Teacher: Dan Cowley

 

Course Description

Students of the Month

Gallery

Course Description:

This is a introductory art course lasting 18 weeks offered to our 7th grade students. The intent of the class is to give students an appreciation and understanding of what good art is all about. In addition, the students are given the opportunity to work in a wide variety of art media. A typical schedule of lessons and projects is as follows:

Weeks 1 & 2

-Drawing Exercises & Using the Right Side of the Brain

*Focus: balancing what we see with what we know

Weeks 3 & 4

-Value Drawing

*Focus: studying light & shadow to create the illusion of three dimensional form

Week 5 & 6

-Tessellations

*Geometry & Design  

Weeks 7-10

- Tempera Paintings

*Focus: Color Theory

Weeks 11-14

- Abstract Art

- Acrylic Painting

* Focus: Cubism & Color Theory

Weeks 15-18

- Sculpture: Mask Making with Paper Mache'

*Focus: Working with three dimensional Form & masks from other culture


 

Students of the Month:

Period 1 Fine Arts class

Period 2 Fine Arts class

Period 7 Fine Arts class


Gallery:

Leopard

pencil

by Gweneth B.

Hound Dog

pencil

by Colton J.

Giraffe

pencil

by Adrian G.

American Eagle

pencil

by Jared T.

Parrot

pencil

by Jasmine R.

Tiger Eyes

pencil

by Madison K.

Gator

pencil

by Matthew R.

Tucan

pencil

by Justin F.

Puppy

pencil

by Megan C.

Ram

pencil

by Rourke M.

The King

pencil

by Sophia T.

Happy Dog

pencil

by Rylan W.

Wolf

pencil

by Sierra C.

Grizzley

pencil

by Trentin C.

Dog Tessellation

ink & colored pencil

by David C.

Fish Tessellation

ink & colored pencil

by April H.

Girls Tessellation

ink & colored pencil

by Nicole D.

Spinning Dog Tessellation

ink & colored pencil

by Alyssa F.

Creature Tessellation

ink & colored pencil

by Austin B.

Mean Dog Tessellation

ink & colored pencil

by Tristan C.

Cow Tessellation

ink & colored pencil

by Renaldo A.

Bird Tessellation

ink & colored pencil

by Taylor B.

Shark Attack Tessellation

ink & colored pencil

by Jacob R.

Spinning Fish Tessellation

ink & colored pencil

by Lexie F.

Martian Tessellation

ink & colored pencil

by Jayden R.

Spring

tempera painting

by Brieonnah B.

Tweet

tempera painting

by Deja A.

Peace and Love

tempera painting

by Rebecca D.

Love

tempera painting

by Jayden F.

Peace Man!

tempera painting

by Joshua M.

Heartbreaker

tempera painting

by Wynter W.

Under the Seaweed

tempera painting

by Sophia T.

Peace

tempera painting

by Tessah S.

Peace on the Horizon

tempera painting

by Taylor T.

The King

tempera painting

by Gwenyth B.

India

acrylic painting

by Rylan W.

Elephant Herd

acrylic painting

by Brieonnah B.

Desert Cactus

acrylic painting

by Jasmine B.

Cubist Lake

acrylic painting

by Aaliyah L.

Tower

acrylic painting

by Devin R.

Tropical Paradise

acrylic painting

by Tristin D.

Desert Sunset

acrylic painting

by Alyssa F.

Egypt

acrylic painting

by Dorothy F.

Ornate Boats

acrylic painting

by Daniel K.

Snowy Peak

acrylic painting

by Raelynn N.

Golden Gate

acrylic painting

by Tyler C.

Palm Trees

acrylic painting

by Taylor B.

Dancer

acrylic painting

by Skylar M.

Quiet Lake

acrylic painting

by Tritan C.

Cat Mask

mixed media

by Jasmine R.

Zebra Mask

mixed media

by Deja A.

Elephant Mask

mixed media

by Jayden F.

Fluttershy Mask

mixed media

by Wynter W.

Creature Mask

mixed media

by Matthew R.

Day of the Dead Mask

mixed media

by Tessah S.

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Date Last Modified: June 10, 2015