Investigate Art and the Artists
You will learn about the elements of visual art, a little about the time period in which the artists lived, and you will observe what they chose to paint. You will decide how what was happening in the world at the time may have affected what they chose to paint.
Day 1 Assignment:
Go to the Artist's Toolkit to learn about the elements of visual art.
Explore the work of Claude Monet:
How did he use the elements of visual art in his work? Why do you think he chose to paint what he did? Blog your response on the Summer Reading Blogsite.
Day 2 Assignment:
Explore the work of Leonardo da Vinci, M. C. Escher, and Winslow Homer:
All of these artists used the elements of art. How did they use them in similar ways and how did they use them in different ways? (you may want to make yourself a Venn diagram to help) Why do you think they chose to paint what they did? Blog your responses on the Summer Reading Blogsite. Make sure you talk about each of these three artists.
Day 3 Assignment:
Explore the work of Pablo Picasso and Vincent Van Gogh:
How is the way these two artists used the elements of art in their work similar to and different from the works of Monet, da Vinci, Escher, and Homer? Why do you think they chose to paint what they did? Blog your responses on the Summer Reading Blogsite.
Now you are the art critic.
Day 4 Assigment:
You have studied the work of five very different artists. Choose one that you like the best and construct support for your opinion. You will need details about how they use the elements of art to support your case. Your opinion will definitely be a part of your criticism. You need to use as many facts and details as you can to prove your case. You will blog your response on the Summer Reading blogsite.
Now, you become the artist!
Day 5 Assignment:
You will create a new, never before seen, work of art. Choose the technique and style of an artist you admire and attempt to use as many elements of their style as possible. Most of all, HAVE FUN!!!