Directions: Create 5 to 7 different forms in one-point perspective. Inside of the forms, create black and white designs. The background should be creatively colorful.
Directions: Create your own idea for a group poster. On Friday, your group will take the best qualities of each and create a large final poster to raise awareness about your chosen cause. Your poster should include images, text, and any other information you find important (images should be drawn).
Directions: Observe the paintings below and notice that every image is created by a collection of tiny dots instead of large brushstrokes. Using dots is a technique called Pointillism. Using markers, create a drawing of a landscape using the Pointillism technique.
Info: "Parodies are not only seen in artwork or heard in music, but also in movies. Watch the clip from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban to see how the students make fun of their worst fears.
Directions: Draw a scene of how you might turn your worst fear into a parody. Remember to use full color/full value.
A fear of fire shown as your house with cotton candy (as fire) pouring out of the windows.
A fear of sharks shown as you punching one in the nose with a boxing glove.
Directions: Choose one of the other three artworks from the parody list and draw what your chosen character(s) from your Art Parody might look like within it.
Directions: Draw your favorite cartoon character in an unusual location. BE CREATIVE.
Directions: Create your own Tree of Life inspired by the work of Gustav Klimt. Your tree should represent something growing. (Example: Tree of candy, tree of love, etc.)
*Click to enlarge student samples.
Directions: Create your own snow globe artwork. Draw a scene of your choice inside the snow globe. Your scene must accurately represent the Cubist style of artwork. View the link below to learn about the characteristics of Cubism.
CUBISM Art Style
Directions: Based on your understanding of "abstract" art, create an abstract self portrait in your sketchbooks. Don't forget, S.K.I.L.L.S assignments should be full page, full color/full value. Visit the links and view the images below for inspiration. Be creative!
8th Grade S.K.I.L.L.S
S - Sketchbook