Week 5: September 29 – October 3

29 09 2014

8th Grade Digital Art: 1st and 6th hours

Essential Question: How does art impact our place in the world?

Content Standards:

ART.I.VA.M.3     Select and use the visual characteristics and organizational principles of art to communicate ideas.

 ART.II.VA.M.6   Organize information and ideas for media productions.

 ART.III.VA.M.4   Describe and compare the characteristics of personal artwork to the artwork of others.

 ART.IV.VA.M.3   Anaylze, describe, and demonstrate how factors of time and place (such as climate, resources, ideas, and technology) influence visual characteristics that give meaning and value to a work of art.


  • Students will design an image in the style of Romero Britto
  • Students will understand and use the principles of design
  • Students will learn how to use the basic tools in Adobe Illustrator
  • Students will learn how colors affect design


Monday: Finish creating logos on computers, save and submit for grading

Tuesday: Powerpoint presentation, sketch ideas-cropping elements off the edges and focusing on a balanced composition

Wednesday: Once approved beginning working in Illustrator. Using the pen tool, draw the design in Illustrator. Once the design is drawn, use the live paint bucket to begin filling each section in with a bright color.

Thursday: Choose a final design and begin creating personal logo on the computer

Friday:  After all sections are colored in with a bright color, begin creating patterns in each section with a different color that makes the section “pop”! (The trickiest part of this project is to keep the design “readable”.   Try not to get so carried away with the patterns and colors that it becomes too busy!”


For a more detailed lesson plan click here:  Romero Britto Lesson Plan

7th Grade Art: 2nd, 3rd and 5th hours

Essential Question: How does Art shape our view of the world?

Content Standards:

ART.VA.I.7.2    Understand the concept of proper use of art materials and using tools safely and responsibly at an emerging level.

ART.VA.IV.7.2    Articulate an understanding of the historical, social, and cultural contexts of artwork with an emerging level of aesthetic sophistication.

ART.VA.I.7.5    Produce and exhibit a final product that demonstrates quality craftsmanship and technique at an emerging level.

Objective:  Students will create a Monochromatic Painting of an animal.


Monday:  Warm up sketch, Powerpoint and discussion about watercolor techniques, practice watercolor techniques

Tuesday:  Reminder of project requirements, reminder of painting procedures, begin painting watercolor stained glass paintings

Wednesday:  Warm up sketch, reminder of painting techniques and procedures, continue painting

Thursday:  Finish painting watercolor stained glass paintings, powerpoint and discussion of Monochromatic painting project, begin drawing animals for the painting

Friday:  Warm up sketch, continue drawing animals for the monochromatic painting project


For a more detailed lesson plan click here: 7th Grade Week 5




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