Week of 10/31/2016

October 29, 2016 at 7:09 pm | In Uncategorized | No Comments

Hi All,

Here’s is what we are working on for the first week of the 2nd Marking Period:

Kindergarten: The kindergarten students will continue continue working on their watercolor paintings.

1st Grade: These students will continue learning about color and value.  Each student will continue to use oil pastels to make a drawing.  Each student must mix his / her oil pastels to make at least 3 new colors or values.

2nd Grade: The 2nd graders will continue learning about the artist Keith Haring.  Each student will continue creating a Keith haring-inspired drawing.

3rd Grade: The 3rd graders in Room 205 will continue learning about nonobjective art (art that does not try to represent a person, a place, or a thing).  This week, each student will continue planning his / her drawing in pencil.

4th Grade: Students in 4th grade will continue working on their self-portrait drawings.  To see the worksheets we are using in class, click HERE and HERE.

5th Grade: The 5th graders will finish their one-point perspective drawings.  To see the instructions for the drawing, click HERE and then HERE.

NOTE: Students who are unable to finish their work in school will be allowed to work on them before school or after school.  I will be available before school Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:15 – 8:45.  I will be available after school from 3:45 – 4:15.  I ask that students give one day’s notice if they are coming in before school or after school.  I also ask that students get written parental permission (an email or a handwritten note).  All drawings are due next Thursday afternoon at 4:15 PM

6th Grade: The 6th graders will continue learning about two-point perspective.  I will show the students how to draw objects in two-point perspective.  Each student will create a drawing that shows at least 3 different objects in two-point perspective.

7th Grade: The students will review how to mix primary colors to create secondary colors and how to use black and white to change the value of a color.  Each student will then create a work of art that uses at least 3 new colors and at least 3 new values.  Students in Room 119 will use acrylic paints and students in Room 120 will use oil pastels.  This week, each student will begin by planning his / her drawing in pencil.

NOTE: Students who are unable to finish their work in school will be allowed to take them home to complete them.  Drawings for students in Room 119 are due Wednesday @ 9:00 AM.  Drawings for students in Room 120 are due Friday @ 9:00 AM.

8th GradeThese students will continue learning about Cubism.  This week, each student will begin planning his / her final draft in pencil.  If time allows, students will also begin using acrylic paints to paint their final drafts.

NOTE: Students in Room 120 who are unable to finish planning their final drafts in school will be allowed to take them home to complete them.  This assignment is due Friday @ 9:00 AM.

As always, please let me know if there are any questions.

Duone Brown

Art Teacher,

Murray Language Academy

Week of 10/24/2016

October 22, 2016 at 4:15 pm | In Uncategorized | No Comments

Hi All,

Here is what we have planned this week:

Kindergarten: The kindergarten students will continue continue working on their watercolor paintings.

1st Grade: These students will continue learning about color and value.  Each student will continue creating a color wheel and a value scale.

2nd Grade: The 2nd graders will continue creating drawings that use warm colors and cool colors.

3rd Grade: The 3rd graders will finish creating complimentary color drawings.

4th Grade: Students in 4th grade will continue working on their self-portrait drawings.  To see the worksheets we are using in class, click HERE and HERE.

5th Grade: The 5th graders will continue working on their one-point perspective drawings.  To see the instructions for the drawing, click HERE and then HERE.

6th Grade: The 6th graders will begin a lesson on perspective.  I will begin by reviewing how to use a t-square and a triangle.  Each student will then use these tools to make a drawing that uses at least 3 horizontal lines, at least 3 vertical lines, and at least 3 diagonal lines.

NOTE: Students who are unable to finish their work in school will be allowed to work on them before school or after school.  I will be available before school Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:15 – 8:45.  I will be available after school from 3:45 – 4:15.  I ask that students give one day’s notice if they are coming in before school or after school.  I also ask that students get written parental permission (an email or a handwritten note).  All drawings are due next Wednesday afternoon at 4:15 PM

7th Grade: The students will continue learning about Conceptual Art. This week, students will write their own sets of instructions that could be used by someone else to create a drawing.

NOTE: Students who are unable to finish their work in school will be allowed to take them home to complete them.  This assignment is due Friday @ 9:00 AM.

8th GradeThese students will continue learning about Cubism.  This week, each student will continue planning his / her Cubist still life painting in pencil.

NOTE: Students who are unable to finish their work in school will be allowed to work on them before school or after school.  I will be available before school Friday and Monday from 8:15 – 8:45.  I will be available after school from 3:45 – 4:15.  I ask that students give one day’s notice if they are coming in before school or after school.  I also ask that students get written parental permission (an email or a handwritten note).  All drawings are due next Wednesday at 4:15 PM

As always, please let me know if there are any questions.

Duone Brown

Art Teacher,

Murray Language Academy

Week of 10/17/2016

October 15, 2016 at 12:38 pm | In Uncategorized | No Comments

Hi All,

Here is what we have planned this week:

Kindergarten: The kindergarten students will continue continue working on their collages.  Then, they will use watercolor paints to create paintings.

1st Grade: These students will continue learning about color and value.  Each student will continue creating a color wheel and a value scale.

2nd Grade: The 2nd graders will continue creating drawings that use warm colors and cool colors.

3rd Grade: The 3rd graders will continue creating  complimentary color drawings.

4th Grade: Students in 4th grade will continue working on their self-portrait drawings.  To see the worksheets we are using in class, click HERE and HERE.

5th Grade: The 5th graders will continue learning about perspective.  I will explain that perspective is a technique that artists use to create the illusion of depth in a work of art and show examples of works of art using one-point perspective.  After watching a demonstration, each student will create a drawing that shows at least 3 objects in one-point perspective.  To see the instructions for the drawing, click HERE and then HERE.

6th Grade: These students will finish creating collages inspired by Henri Matisse. This week, each student will continue working on his / her final draft.

NOTE: Students who are unable to finish their work in school will be allowed to work on them before school or after school.  I will be available before school Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:15 – 8:45.  I will be available after school from 3:45 – 4:15.  I ask that students give one day’s notice if they are coming in before school or after school.  I also ask that students get written parental permission (an email or a handwritten note).

7th Grade: The students will continue learning about Conceptual Art. This week, students will finish their drawings based on instructions written by the artist Sol LeWitt.

NOTE: Students who are unable to finish their work in school will be allowed to take them home to complete them.  These drawings are due Friday @ 9:00 AM.

8th GradeThese students will also begin a project on Cubism.  I will show the students examples of Cubist paintings created by Pablo PicassoGeorges Braque, and Juan Grís.  I will talk about the influences of Cubism and point out the characteristics of a Cubist painting.  Then, each student will begin planning his / her Cubist still life painting in pencil.

As always, please let me know if there are any questions.

Duone Brown

Art Teacher,

Murray Language Academy

Week of 10/11/2016

October 10, 2016 at 6:35 pm | In Uncategorized | No Comments

Hi All,

Here is what we have planned this week:

Kindergarten: The kindergarten students will continue creating their fall-inspired landscapes.  They will also use scissors, glue, and construction paper to create collages.

1st Grade: These students will learn about color and value.  We will begin by creating color wheels so we could review how to mix primary colors to make secondary colors.  We will also make value scales so we can learn how mixing a color with white makes a lighter value of that color and how mixing a color with black makes a darker value of that color.

2nd Grade: The 2nd graders will continue creating drawings that use warm colors and cool colors.

3rd Grade: The 3rd graders will learn about complimentary colors.  We will look at a color wheel and I will point out that colors that are directly across from each other (red / green, blue / orange, and yellow / purple) are complementary colors.  I will explain that these colors are opposite of each other and demonstrate how mixing a color with a little of its complement makes a duller version of that color.  I will also also demonstrate how mixing two complementary colors in equal amounts makes brown.  This week, each student will use oil pastels to create a drawing.  Each student must use his / her oil pastels to make at least 3 new colors or values.

4th Grade: Students in Room 207 will finish their color scheme drawings. Students in Room 203 will begin learning about self-portraits.  We looked at examples of self-portrait paintings, drawings, and sculptures.  We also discussed how artists use proportion (using some parts of an object to measure other parts of an object) to make sure all parts of the face are the right size, the right shape, and in the right place.

NOTE: Students in Room 207 who are unable to finish their work in school will be allowed to work on them before school or after school.  I will be available before school next Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:15 – 8:45.  I will be available after school from 3:45 – 4:15.  I ask that students give one day’s notice if they are coming in before school or after school.  I also ask that students get written parental permission (an email or a handwritten note).

5th Grade: The 5th graders will begin a lesson on perspective.  I will begin by reviewing how to use a t-square and a triangle.  Each student will then use these tools to make a drawing that uses at least 3 horizontal lines, at least 3 vertical lines, and at least 3 diagonal lines.

6th Grade: These students will continue creating collages inspired by Henri Matisse. This week, each student will continue working on his / her final draft.

7th Grade: The students will begin a lesson on Conceptual Art. I will explain that this is an artistic movement that began in the 1960′s and 1970′s. These artists were interested in answering questions like “what makes something art?” and “what makes someone an artist?”  For these artists, exploring ideas about art was more important than making something that is beautiful or that expresses emotions.  We will focus on an American artist named Sol LeWitt.  He made drawings that used the same simple lines and shapes in seemingly endless combinations.  After a while, he stopped making the drawings himself and created a system where he wrote instructions for drawings that other people could execute.  Each student will be given a real set of instructions that Sol LeWitt wrote for a drawing and the student will use those instructions to execute one of his drawings.

8th GradeThe 8th graders will continue working on their paintings.  Each student will create an acrylic paint that uses at least 3 new colors and at least 3 new values.

NOTE: Students who are unable to finish their work in school will be allowed to work on them before school or after school.  I will be available before school next Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:15 – 8:45.  I will be available after school from 3:45 – 4:15.  I ask that students give one day’s notice if they are coming in before school or after school.  I also ask that students get written parental permission (an email or a handwritten note).

As always, please let me know if there are any questions.

Duone Brown

Art Teacher,

Murray Language Academy

Week of 10/03/2016

October 8, 2016 at 8:33 pm | In Uncategorized | No Comments

Hi All,

Here is what we have going on for the first week of October:

Kindergarten: The kindergarten students will read the story Weather Watchers: Fall.  Then, each student will create a landscape drawing showing all of the different things that happen during the fall.

1st Grade: The 1st graders will continue learning about form and creating 3-dimensional collages

2nd Grade: The 2nd graders will learn about warm colors and cool colors.  After learning about these two color families, I divided the room in half.  Students on one half of the room are making oil pastel drawings that only use warm colors and students on the other half of the room are making drawings that only use cool colors.  All students will be able to use neutrals (black, white, gray, and brown).


3rd Grade: The students in 3rd grade will continue to use collage to design their own aliens.  Each student’s collage must use symmetrical balance in at least 3 places and asymmetrical balance in at least 3 places.

4th Grade: These classes will continue working on their color scheme drawings.

5th Grade: The 5th graders will finish creating their Dadaist-inspired photomontages.

NOTE: Students who are unable to finish their work in school will be allowed to work on them before school or after school.  I will be available before school next Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:15 – 8:45.  I will be available after school from 3:45 – 4:15.  I ask that students give one day’s notice if they are coming in before school or after school.  I also ask that students get written parental permission (an email or a handwritten note).

6th Grade: These students will continue creating collages inspired by Henri Matisse. This week, students in Room 218 student will begin creating their final drafts and students in Room 216 will make any necessary revisions to their first drafts.

NOTE: Students who are unable to finish their work in school will be allowed to work on them before school or after school.  I will be available before school next Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:15 – 8:45.  I will be available after school from 3:45 – 4:15.  I ask that students give one day’s notice if they are coming in before school or after school.  I also ask that students get written parental permission (an email or a handwritten note).

7th Grade: The students in these classes will continue their graphic design project.  Each student will work on the final draft for his / her logo design.  This week, each student will finish his / her final draft in pencil.

NOTE: Students who are unable to finish their work in school will be allowed to take them home to complete them.  For students in Rooms 119 and 120, revisions for these drawings will be due on Friday @ 9:00 AM.

8th GradeThe 8th graders will review how to mix acrylic paints to make new colors and new values.  Each student will create an acrylic paint that uses at least 3 new colors and at least 3 new values.

As always, please let me know if there are any questions.

Duone Brown

Art Teacher,

Murray Language Academy

Week of 09/26/2016

October 8, 2016 at 8:22 pm | In Uncategorized | No Comments

Hi All,

Here is what we have planned for the week ahead:

Kindergarten: The kindergarten students will re-read the story Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems.   Then, each student will use clay to make a sculpture of the monster that he / she designed last week. We will also read the story Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh.  In the story, three mice decide to play in three jars of paint.  I will show the students to mix the primary colors (red, yellow, and blue) to create the secondary colors (orange, green, and purple).  The students will then make drawings and color the items in their drawings by mixing primary colors to make secondary colors.

1st Grade: The 1st graders will learn about form.  I will explain that forms are shapes that are not flat.  We will look at examples of different forms around the room and I will show students how to fold and glue papers in various ways to create different kinds of forms.  Then, each student will use construction paper to create a collage.  Each student’s collage must use at least 5 different kinds of forms.

2nd Grade: The 2nd graders will continue making collages that use positive shapes (shapes that are made by adding something) and negative shapes (shapes that are made by leaving empty spaces).

3rd Grade: The students in 3rd grade will continue to use collage to design their own aliens.  Each student’s collage must use symmetrical balance in at least 3 places and asymmetrical balance in at least 3 places.

4th Grade: These classes will continue learning about color schemes.  Students in Room 203 will use oil pastels to color their drawings.  Students in Room 207 will use tempera paint to paint their drawings.

5th Grade: The 5th graders will continue creating their own Dadaist-inspired photomontages.

6th Grade: These students will continue creating collages inspired by Henri Matisse. This week, each student will begin creating his / her final draft.

7th Grade: The students in these classes will continue their graphic design project.  Each student will work on the final draft for his / her logo design.  This week, each student will finish his / her final draft in pencil.

NOTE: Students who are unable to finish their work in school will be allowed to take them home to complete them.  For students in Rooms 119 and 120, revisions for these drawings will be due on Friday @ 9:00 AM.

8th GradeThe 8th graders will continue their graphic design project.  This week, each student will make any necessary revision to his / her first draft.  If time allows, each student will work on his / her final draft.  Each design must use words and pictures in a creative way to communicate at least 3 pieces of information about the Class of 2016 or about the school.

 

As always, please email me if there are any questions.

Duone Brown

Art Teacher,

Murray Language Academy

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