Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Oval Figure Drawing

INTRODUCTION to lesson (Anticipatory set): Students will choose a quote by an artist below:
Francisco Goya: When I work, I work very fast, but preparing to work can take any length of time.
Alberto Giacometti: My contribution to the world is my ability to draw. I will draw as much as I can for as many people as I can for as long as I can. Drawing is still basically the same as it has been since prehistoric times. It brings together man and the world. It lives through magic.
Vincent Van Gogh: The emotions are sometimes so strong that I work without knowing it. The strokes come like speech.
Students will: independently read the power point slide
Discuss the quotes with group members
Independently write down their own response
Share written responses with group members
Participate in this class discussion 

OBJECTIVE: Create a figure drawing showing movement using gestural drawing techniques with correct proportion based on rules learned
Students will be able to: 
Draw Oval Action Figures
Draw Gestural Figures
Draw with correct Proportion
Learn to draw movement
Draw with models
Students will be able comprehend and use these terms in relation to drawing 
Movement Proportion Central Axis Line Line of Force
Oval Action Gestural drawing

CA STANDARDS: (addressed in detail page one) 
2.1 Solve Visual art standard w/effective use of art elements
2.4 Review and Refine observational drawing skills
4.5 Employ art critiques in writing and speaking about works of art

PURPOSE: Drawing the figure becomes more achievable when students have rules and actions to follow. 

Students will be introduced to the artist Pablo Picasso and his line drawing studies. These works will allow students to comprehend simplifying the figure to shape and line. 

MATERIALS: Sketch Books Pencils with eraser
Copy Paper Large copy paper or card stock
Day 1: Power Point Presentation
Opening: In sketch Books, Art Quote activity
Review of Blind Contour drawings STILL LIFE 
***Video Link on slide***
Pablo Picasso
Contour Line
Try each hold in sketch book
Figure proportion
First pose and drawing
CLOSURE: Ask students to spend the last moments of class
discussing the process with their table
In sketch book write what you like/dislike about oval action drawing
Teacher Models: 
Each Proportion while discussing (PPP ends slide 18)
First Pose for group in prep for day 2
Check for Understanding: 
Check first pose in sketch book by walking around the room
See that students have taken accurate notes
Give handout 
Day 2: Studio class
Opening: In sketch books, Draw what is written activity 
(PPP slide 19)
Review Power point on proportions
Review holding your pencil
Review WHY: grab essence of moving object quickly 
Students each have one turn posing
Poses go from one minute to 45 seconds to 30 seconds
If time allows, students could pair up and continue to draw 30
Second poses
CLOSURE: write brief summary of studio class in journal
Day 3: Gestural Drawing
Opening: In Sketch books: Draw what you see activity
(PPP slide 20)
Review Oval Action (PPP Slide 21-24)
Watch Video on gestural drawing
Discuss Line of force
Discuss Central axis Line 
Students Pair up and attempt this new type of drawing

CLOSURE: Assign Final Art Project
Gestural Drawing Series Assignment: 
Large Paper
5-7 poses
Could tell story/ Can also be random series
Finish each in some way: 
INK Shading
Color Pencils Stippling 
Day 4: Studio Class: work on Final assignment
Opening: (PPP slide 20)
Students begin work on final art project

Day 5: Studio Class: work on Final Assignment and CRITIQUE
Opening: Review/Revisit: Vincent Van Gogh: The emotions are sometimes so strong that I work without knowing it. The strokes come like speech.
Students complete final project 30 minutes
Students participate in Critique last 25 minutes of class. 

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