Collierville High School

Akaash Padmanabha named a Presidential Scholar semifinalist. . .CHS now has 14 students with Perfect ACT scores and 9 National Merit Finalists. . .The VEXANS VEX Robotics team won the Amaze and Teamwork Awards at the VEX Robotics World Championships


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Welcome to my world. I have been teaching at CHS for 33 years and love my job.
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We will be covering the Art Elements and Principles in this class as well as learning how to produce artwork. 

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Monday 9-23

All but 5th art 1-
2nd and 3rd weekly due-
ink and brush- copied notes about calligraphy into sketchbook
Draw examples of calligraphy from handouts into sketchbook with pencil first- symbols with animals- 3-  symbols -6  make sure you write the name of the symbol
Then draw them with ink and paint brush- note thick and thins-  if you do the first page well you dont need to do a second page
5th- layers of color on flower- background sky blue if not messy - or black if messy to cover mess.
Graphic media- les2pro5 selections of flowers from the goodie folder les2pro5

Friday club day 10-20

Art 1 intro to ink and ink spill video
5th period- weekly due worked on layering watercolors
Graphic media- lasso project le2 pro4a-

Friday 10-20 club day

all except 5th- ink introduction- video on ink control practiced using brush and pen tip- ink control.
5th watercolor layers- try not to rush it
graphic media- lasso project

finished watercolor painting from Thursday 10-19
Thursday in class we drew the diagram into sketchbook and looked at video to finish the painting- some classes did not get to the bottom part.
5th worked on layering the watercolor
graphic media- lasso tool selections and saving selections.

Wednesday 10-18-17

Regular art 1 non 5th period
you will need a pencil and a piece of white paper from me-
  • 4th and 6th your weekly is due today- open sketchbook to drawing and put date on back of paper- then put on corner of desk upside down- so I can take photo
  • All classes- get art box and sketchbook-
  • Get white paper from front desk- hold it landscape- up at the top lightly write these initials- AND PUT YOUR NAME AT THE BOTTOM RIGHT
  • Go and pick out a bottle
  • see diagram in next post

Tuesday 10-17-17

2nd and 3rd period weekly due-  4th and 6th due Wednesday
Get sketchbook  and art box- pick up a piece of manila paper and fold hamburger one time- hold vertically(portrait)  put your name at the top-
Bellwork- at the top of the paper put B,CL,O turn paper to landscape- put B,CL,O - turn paper again and put B,CL,O,CR  - these blind contours of the big photo of the brown bottle.  
Next flip paper over- intro to control contour- see photo- write at the top of the paper B/C,CL,O,CR  try your first control contour-  control means you can look at the paper
next fold out the paper and fold back- turn paper landscape and set up in 3rds- left top of paper- B,CL,O,CR   middle of paper- B/C,CL,O  left side of paper B/C,CL,O,CR  - pick a bottle of your choice and do the drawings
last -page- turn portrait and write these letters- B/C,O,CR- yes that means you can look at the paper and erase- not continuous line-.   see photo examples
5th period - inked project paper with calligraphy weighted lines-  
Graphic media- gradient set selection and guides see example Weekly due and graded robot