Cornerstone is excited to announce the following NEW courses for the upcoming 2016-17 school year:
Art Through the Ages: A Historical and Practical Survey of Art (Rhetoric)
Students will walk back through history to study and critique the progression of Art through the ages. They will begin their journey with the beginning of Prehistoric into Byzantine, move on to the Dark Ages into the Neo-classical, through the Romantic and impressionism to Fauvism and finally, Post-modernism.
View Prehistoric to Byzantine art periods. Practise Basic Contour Line Drawing, Positive and Negative Space, Balance in Composition with the 3 Value System, Rule of Thirds, and One Point Perspective, using a variety of themes in art history, nature, still life props and the imagination. (Students will create landscape themed note cards for the end of November Silver Bells Auction.) Final: A completed original ”historically inspired” pencil drawing from the art viewed in Unit 1 along with one landscape note card. A completed realistic pencil drawing of an animal, and a Greek mythological creature on a Greek “paper” vase to be displayed on “columns”.
Brief review of Unit 1. View art of the Dark Ages through the Neoclassical period. Practise the Three Value System for shading with pencil, using a variety of themes in art history. Learn Color Theory and the use of Watercolor Washes for Value and Depth, 2 Point Perspective, 3D Form and use of the Rule of Thirds/Golden Mean in creating balance in a composition. Learn methods in paper ma che for a sculpted acrylic painted dragon or creature/animal from a favorite book. Learn design techniques for an elaborately decorated and personally significant crown. Final: A completed drawing or watercolor of a 2 Point Perspective “foldout” story themed landscape in nature. A completed paper mache and acrylic painted creature/animal sculpture.
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