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6th Grade Art- Year Round

 
6th Grade - Creative Art Drawing and Painting - Mrs. Green's Art Room
 
Supply List for Year Round Art
 
Plenty of Pencils
Sketchbook- Hardbound or Spiral (~8x10 inch)
 
 
Schedule for the Week   11/15-11/19
Tuesday Thursday Friday
Sketch assignment for the week=
 Would you rather ...
  • Merge together two different animals or a human and an animal?
(looking for hour invested over the course of the week on the sketch.)
Due  Monday 11/29
 
Introduction to clay.
 
Clay ornaments- sketch ideas.  
 
 
 
 
 
Finish clay ornaments.  Each student will make three ornaments.  One from each student will be displayed on Christmas tree in the lobby.
 
Lesson over firing clay
 
 
 
 
Presentation over different ceramic artists.
 
 
broken glass
 
 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Donut Shop Challenge
image of donut artwork

Adam Bertels

Adam Bertels is a freelance illustrator from the Midwest. Take a look at his website.  One thing to notice is that while each of Bertel’s design projects represents the client with a clear and cohesive look, each project is unique to the client. His portfolio has a great variety of design skills, from his use of text and color schemes to developing characters for menus, t-shirts, and more. His portfolio shows his versatility and makes him marketable to different clients.

 

Lesson One: Donut Shop Challenge

Take a closer look at Bertel's work for the donut shop, Strange Donuts

 

Consider the following questions:

 

  • How can you tell each of these designs is for the same company?
  • What elements of art/principles of design are repeated?
  • What makes the Strange Donuts brand stand out?

 

Once you have thought about the design choices Bertels made, you are ready to introduce a challenge for your students. I want each one of you to create designs for an imaginary donut shop. You can be creative with the shop’s name, menu items, etc. You will need to develop at least three different designs for the shop to use: logo, menu, packaging, website, app, etc. Their designs should be cohesive and go together, but also unique and serve different purposes.

 

You could take this challenge one step further by choosing a local business. Keeping with the current business logo design and color scheme, come up with designs for new items, an interior design renovation, web design, etc. This could be a fun opportunity to engage with your community and share finished projects with the local businesses. 

 

You could make digital designs at home.  Try web-based programs or smartphone apps like Pixlr to experiment with.  Your of course welcome to just draw designs out with pencil or pen.

 

I can't wait to see what you come up with.

 

 
 
- Create Tessellations
Create a full page of tessellations in pencil lines. Use one of the three methods listed below. Finish them in color using colored pencils, colored paper as shown on the videos below, colored markers, crayons, watercolors, tempera paint, acrylic or any other color media that you have at home. You can use more than one media if you think it will make your design look better. DO NOT FOLD YOUR PAPER. Try not to get any creases in your paper.
 

Translation Tessellations:

Make a Translation Tessellation | Tessellation art, School art ...

1. Mark out a LIGHT grid on your paper using three inch grids. You can do this with your ruler. Take a 3 X 3" (7.5 x 7.5 cm) index card and start in the left upper corner of your paper, lining up the edges of the index card with the edges of your paper. Trace along the right and bottom edge of your index square. Slide the square to the right, lining up the left edge with the right edge of the first drawn square. Trace along the right and bottom edge of your index square. Continue doing this until the squares cover the paper in a grid formation with all the squares lined up correctly.
2. Draw a wavy line from the top left corner to the top right corner of your index card square.
3. Draw a wavy line from the top left corner to the bottom left corner of your index card square.
4. Cut along these lines ending up with 3 separate pieces
5. Arrange these pieces back in their original position.
6. Slide the top piece down to the bottom edge and line up the flat edges and tape them together.
7. Slide the left piece over to the right edge and line up the flat edges and tape them together.
8. Line up the right original straight edge and the bottom original straight edge of the index card form with the top left grid and trace the outside edges of the form with pencil onto the paper.
9. Slide the form horizontally and/or vertically until it lines up. Trace and continue in this manner.
10. Once you have filled your paper with the forms see if you can create an object from this repeated shape and bring it out in your coloring and detail lines. If not, then color it in a very creative way that will enhance the repeating design.

 

Create your own tessellation Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNVyrxdlrGQ&feature=emb_logo

 

Rotation Tessellations:

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1. Mark out a LIGHT grid on your paper with the use of the 3 X 3 index card you received and a pencil. Start in the left upper corner of your paper, lining up the edges of the index card with the edges of your paper. Trace along the right and bottom edge of your index square. Slide the square to the right, lining up the left edge with the right edge of the first drawn square. Trace along the right and bottom edge of your index square. Continue doing this until the squares cover the paper in a grid formation with all the squares lined up correctly.
2. Draw a wavy line from the top left corner to the top right corner of your index card square.
3. Draw a wavy line from the top left corner to the bottom left corner of your index card square.
4. Cut along these lines ending up with 3 separate pieces
5. Arrange these pieces back in their original position.
6. Rotate the top piece counterclockwise so the straight edge of the top piece fits against the straight edge of the right side of the index square and tape them together.
7. Rotate the left piece clockwise so the straight edge of the left piece fits against the straight edge of the bottom of the index square and tape them together.
8. Line up the right original straight edge and the bottom original straight edge of the index card form with the top left grid and trace the outside edges of the form with pencil onto the paper.
9. Rotate the form horizontally and/or vertically until it lines up. Trace and continue in this manner.
10. Once you have filled your paper with the forms see if you can create an object from this repeated shape and bring it out in your coloring and detail lines. If not, then color it in a very creative way that will enhance the repeating design.

 

 

Reflection Tessellations:

Fishes reflection tessellation & tilings
 

1. Mark out a LIGHT grid on your paper with the use of the 3 X 3 (7.5 x 7.5 cm) index card you received and a pencil. Start in the left upper corner of your paper, lining up the edges of the index card with the edges of your paper. Trace along the right and bottom edge of your index square. Slide the square to the right, lining up the left edge with the right edge of the first drawn square. Trace along the right and bottom edge of your index square. Continue doing this until the squares cover the paper in a grid formation with all the squares lined up correctly.
2. Draw a wavy line from the bottom left corner to the bottom right corner of your index card square.
3. Draw a wavy line from the bottom right corner to the top right corner of your index card square.
4. Cut along these lines ending up with 3 separate pieces
5. Arrange these pieces back in their original position.
6. Flip the bottom piece over and slide it to the top so the straight edge of the top side fits against the straight edge of the bottom piece of the index square and tape them together.
7. Flip the right piece over and slide it to the left side so the straight edge of the right side piece fits against the straight edge of the left side of the index square and tape them together.
8. Line up the right original straight edge and the bottom original straight edge of the index card form with the top left grid and trace the outside edges of the form with pencil onto the paper.
9. Flip the form so it lines up with one of the drawn edges. Trace and continue in this manner.
10. Once you have filled your paper with the forms see if you can create an object from this repeated shape and bring it out in your coloring and detail lines. If not, then color it in a very creative way that will enhance the repeating design.

This video explains the three different types of tessellations that are on this page:

 
 
- Altered Bubble Prints
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This activity combines a kid’s love of blowing bubbles with a creative edge. These bright Bubble Prints will look great tacked onto the refrigerator. Once they are dry, use them as stationary for a note to Grandma. They can also make a cool background for an outer-space illustration or under-the-sea drawing.
 
Supplies:

Dishwashing liquid

Warm water

Food coloring

Drinking straws

Bowls

Spoons

Paper

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Steps:   1.  Mix the dishwashing liquid half and half with the warm water.

2.  Pour about 3/4 of an inch of the mixture into a bowl. Add a few drops of food coloring and stir well to mix.

3.  Insert a straw into the liquid and blow gently so a tall tower of bubbles forms in the bowl.

4. Place a sheet of paper over the top of the bubbles and lower slowly. Hold the paper in place for about 30 seconds or so until you can see the bubble color begin to seep through the sheet. As the bubbles pop, they create the print.

5.  Remove and turn over to admire the design. You can continue to blow bubbles and use the same sheet of paper in different places to make a bubble print over the entire sheet. Experiment with different colors or mix primary colors to make other shades.

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6.  Let dry and add see what you can turn your designs into using ink or paint.  

 

Video example of the process:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd8Sxp69lSo

 

Video of Bubble Tree Art:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhv6JzyaOSE

 

Video of Bubble Hydrangeas:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9pxmCojru4

 

 

Here are some examples of altered bubble art:

 

Make Bubble Paint Flower Hydrangeas - A Piece Of Rainbow

 

Bubble Paint Monsters

 

How To Make Bubble Paper - A Fun Art Activity | Bubble paper, How ...

 

 
 
 
 
Visit the Google Arts and Culture websitehttps://artsandculture.google.com/ This site contains a wealth of imagery and knowledge about visual art around the world. My suggestion is to take a "virtual museum tour". One of my favorites is the Guggenheim museum in Spain. Here's a link- https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/guggenheim-bilbao After viewing the artwork there take a few moments to reflect and answer some questions.
    • What artwork did you immediately like?
    • What artwork stood out to you as something that you would like to try doing?
    • What artwork did you not like? Why?
    • Practice drawing some of the artworks that you liked seeing. Include the name of the artist and the title of the artwork.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Drawing Pysanky – Ukrainian Easter Eggs
Article to read before you start this project:  https://mymodernmet.com/pysanky-ukrainian-easter-egg/
 
Pysanky Eggs. Photo: Luba Petrusha
 
 
Link to full assignment:
 
Pysanky Designs and What They Mean:
 
Pysanka: Art and Essence of the Ukrainian Easter Egg
 

Origami Bookmarks

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I'm sure a lot of you are reading and could use some bookmarks.  Personally I'm always cutting up strips of old drawings and losing them just as soon as I make them.  I think that you will find these hard to lose and even more enjoyable to make.  Give it a tray and share your results on teams!
 
Great article to read about Origami:
 
Questions to consider as you read the NY Times article:
 
1. What are the origins of origami? What are some of the essential techniques in origami? Which ones did you use in the warm-up? Which would you like to try next? Which is the most intimidating?

2. How have paper-folding techniques been applied outside the world of origami? Which of the practical uses described in the article do you find most intriguing or surprising, and why?

3. What are the keys to creative and successful origami making, according to the article? What does the author mean by this statement: “The goal is to arrive at the most efficient and elegant means of achieving a particular effect”?

4. What does Koshiro Hatori, a master folder, mean by the statement: “I feel my works are collaborations between paper and me”? Why is selecting the right paper so important to origami?

5. Why does Toshiko Kobayashi, an art therapist, believe that origami has the ability to heal? Do you think making origami would have a calming or healing presence for you?

6. Look more closely at the photos and select your favorite: Explain why you chose it and what aspects you admire. After reading the article, do you think origami should be more widely appreciated as an art form?

 
Make Origami Bookmarks
 
Basic folding steps:
folding
 
Link to Full assignment:
 
Video for making Origami Butterfly Boomarks:
 
Video for making Origami Koalas:
 
Video for making Origami Cats:
 

Paper Batik Flower Paintings

 
Paper batik flowers.
 
Link to full lesson:
 
Video on drawing 25 different kinds of simple flowers:
 
 
 
 
Gelli Plate Prints:
 
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Videos on the Process of Gelli-plate Printing:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
100 Sketch Ideas
(Pick any of these that you'd like to complete below and up load your final results on Teams!)
 
PEOPLE
• Draw someone you sit by in an odd pose.
• Draw family members with things that are important to them.
• Draw yourself (or someone else) painting toenails.
• Find a quiet place in a crowd. Draw the crowd.
• Draw a relative by the light cast from a TV/Phone/Computer or other screen.
• Make a portrait of yourself in twenty years. Or in fifty years. Or both.
• Draw a masked man (or woman) that is not a superhero. • Draw the ugliest baby you can imagine.
• Draw two sports figures–one in a dynamic pose, one in a static pose.
• Draw two self-portraits with odd expressions.
• Draw something or someone you love.
• Draw hair. A lot of it.
• Take a picture of someone near you on a bus or in a car. Draw them.
 
ANIMALS
• Draw an animal eating another animal.
• Draw your art teacher in a fight with an animal.
• Draw an animal playing a musical instrument.
• There is an animal living in one of your appliances. Draw it.
• Draw a dead bird in a beautiful landscape.
• Draw something from a pet’s point of view. • Draw an animal taking a bath.
• Draw an animal taking a human for a walk.
• Combine 3 existing animals to create a completely new creature.
• Draw a family portrait. Plot twist: It is a family of insects or animals.
• Draw an animal playing a musical instrument.
• Draw the most terrifying animal you can imagine. Or the most adorable.
 
FOOD
• Draw a pile of dishes before they get washed.
• Tighten a C-Clamp on a banana. Draw it.
• Draw a slice of the best pizza you have ever seen.
• Draw junk food and the wrapper.
• Draw your favorite food.
• Create your own restaurant. Draw the restaurant, your executive chef, and a 12-item menu.
• Draw the ingredients or process of your favorite recipe.
• Draw salt and pepper shakers.
• Draw fresh fruit or vegetables, or something fresh from the oven.
• Draw a salad.
• Draw the oldest thing in your refrigerator.
• Draw a piece of fruit every day until it becomes rotten.
• Draw everything on a restaurant table.
 
CREATIVITY/ORIGINALITY
• Draw yourself as an original superhero.
• Make a drawing that looks sticky.
• Draw a mysterious doorway or staircase.
• Draw an empty room. Make it interesting.
• Draw a flower. Make it dangerous.
• Draw an object melting.
• Draw an imaginary place, adding all kinds of details.
• Draw a gumball machine that dispenses anything but gumballs.
• Danger! Draw yourself in a dangerous situation.
• You are on the back of the bus. Figure out who is with you, where you are going, and why. Illustrate and explain.
• Draw what’s under your bed (real or imagined).
• Draw the most incredible game of hide-and-seek you can imagine.
• Create a new sport. You can improve an existing sport, combine two existing sports, or come up with something completely new.
 
TECHNICAL SKILL/SKILL DEVELOPMENT
• Draw all the contents of your junk drawer with one continuous line.
• Make a detailed drawing of a rock.
• Draw a dark object in a light environment.
• Draw a light object in a dark environment.
• Make a detailed drawing of five square inches of grass.
• Draw a transparent object.
• Draw a translucent object.
• Do several studies of eyes, noses, and mouths in a variety of poses.
• Draw an interesting object from three different angles.
• Value Studies–Draw three eggs and part of the carton with a strong light source.
• Draw three metallic objects that reflect light. Focus on highlights and reflections.
• Refraction–Create two drawings of separate objects partially submerged in water.
• Make three drawings (your choice of subject) using materials with which you are not familiar.
• Draw a piece of patterned fabric with folds.
• Draw a bridge and all of its details.
 
OBJECTS
• Draw what is in the rearview mirror of the car.
• Draw moving water. Draw still water.
• Draw an object floating.
• Make a drawing of all of your drawing materials.
o Find a trash can. Draw its contents.
• Draw tools that belong to a certain profession.
• Draw three objects and their environments. One of the three should be in motion.
• Draw the interior of a mechanical object. Zoom in, focus on details and shading.
• Create three drawings of messes you have made.
• Draw five objects with interesting textures: wood grain, floors, tiles, walls, fabric, etc.
• Draw a collection of purses, wallets, or bags.
• Draw your favorite well-loved object or childhood toy.
• Draw a watch or another piece of jewelry.
• Draw something hideous that you keep for sentimental reasons.
• Draw something with a mirror image.
 
 OPEN-ENDED THEMES
• Make a drawing that is totally truthful.
• Make a drawing that lies all over the place.
• Make a drawing that is completely and utterly impossible.
• Story Illustration: Fix a story that you don’t like, or reflect/improve upon one you do.
• Let someone else choose your subject and tell you what to draw.
• Draw your greatest fear.
• Use song lyrics, quotes, or poetry to inspire a drawing.
• Find the three most useless objects you can and draw them.
• Draw an interesting form of transportation.
• Draw something for which you are thankful.
• Go somewhere new and draw what you see.
• Draw something that can’t be turned off.
• Draw something soothing.
• Draw something you think sounds or smells incredible.
• Draw something that needs fixing.
• Draw something you’ve always wanted.
• Draw something out of place.
• Draw something that should have been invented by now.
• Draw something you keep putting off, or something that causes you to procrastinate.
 
 
 
 
50 Perfect Sketchbook Ideas for Middle and High School Students
 
 
  Create a new drawing of an old drawing you did when you were much younger.
 
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  Create a drawing using only straight lines.
 
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 Create a sketch using a specific Color Scheme.
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50 Perfect Sketchbook Ideas for Middle and High School Students
 
 
 Create a Bizarre Collage (Lola Dupre)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Draw a scene with something out of place in it.
Example: A spaceship has just landed in your backyard.
 
 
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Create a Cartoon version of someone you know or someone famous.
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 Listen to a favorite song and draw what you hear.
 
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Draw something using only your favorite color.
 
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 Draw a mysterious doorway or staircase.
 
 
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Create a new logo for your favorite band/ movie/ book.
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 Create Your Own Monster
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Draw a Futuristic House (Interior or Exterior)
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2PP- Free Draw
 
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Draw something from a worm's eye view.
 
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Draw something from a bird's eye view.
 
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  Your Name or a Word (5+ letters) of your choice in 1PP.
 
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 Create a railroad using 1 point perspective with something unexpected on the tracks.
 
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 Create a close up drawing of texture.
 
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 Make something Dangerous, Harmless.
 
 
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Fill a page of your sketchbook using only lines, shapes, and color.  Don't try to representing any particular object or scene.
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