2 Course: NAC1O-Expressing Aboriginal Cultures This course examines Aboriginal cultures in Canada through an exploration of art forms – painting, sculpture, storytelling, dance, and music – created by Aboriginal artists. Students will learn to identify Aboriginal art forms and describe relationships between the art forms and Aboriginal traditions, philosophy, and culture. Students will also create their own art forms to express their understanding of Aboriginal identity, relationships, and sovereignty.Norval Morrisseau:
3 AVI2O VISUAL ARTSIn this course students will continue to develop their drawing skills through the study of portraiture. Students will study the guiding principles of compositional design, recognize them in works of art and apply the design theory to their own studio work. Students will also have the opportunity to explore new techniques with color pencil, photography, beading, stone carving, charcoal, watercolor painting and hand modelling with clay.
7 ART ROOM POLICIESNo electronic devices while I’m teaching. You may listen to music while working with headphones; excessive texting, excessive song searching, obnoxious volume, game playing, YouTube-ing (it’s a verb now) and other such nonsense will mean a loss of privilege (for you, and possibly the whole the class).Nobody leaves until the class is clean. I will give a 5 minute warning and all materials are to be put away (not under the desk!). Do not leave artwork out as it could be damaged or destroyed. When we begin working with paint, I will have designated drying areas. Desks are to be cleaned.Sketchbooks are not to be left in the class.Do not take use supplies without first asking for permission. We have a limited budget, and need to keep track of what we use / what we need to order.No asking for the washroom in the first 10 minutes / last 10 minutes of class.Raise your hand when you have a question. Yelling “SIR!” will only ensure that I ignore you. When I am helping another student, you must be patient.No lining up at the door like sheep.
8 Be honest. Be kind. Be honorable. Work hard. And always be awesome. Class Mantra:Be honest. Be kind. Be honorable. Work hard. And always be awesome.
10 Elements of DesignThe basic components used by the artist when producing works of art. Those elements are:ShapeFormValueLineColorTextureSpace
11 Shape Organic Geometric An enclosed space defined and determined by other art elements such as line, color, value, and texture. Shapes can be categorized into two different types: Geometric and Organic.OrganicAn irregular shape, or one that might be found in nature, rather than a regular mechanical shape.GeometricShapes that are created through use of mathematics. These shapes include Circle, Oval, Triangle, Square, Rectangle, Hexagon, Octagon and Pentagon.
12 FormAn element of art that is three dimensional (height, width, and depth) and encloses volume. For example a triangle, which is two dimensional, is a shape, and a pyramid, which is three dimensional is a form.Examples of forms include: Cubes, Spheres, Ovoids, Pyramids, Cones and Cylinders.
13 LineA line is the path of a point. Often it defines a space and creates an outline or contour, defines a silhouette, create patterns, or movement, and the illusion of mass or volume. It may be two-dimensional (as with pencil and paper), three-dimensional (as with wire) or implied (the edge of a shape or form.)Types of lines include; vertical, horizontal, diagonal, straight or ruled, curved, bent, points, angular, thin, thick, or wide, interrupted (dotted, dashed, broken) blurred or fuzzy, controlled, freehand, parallel, hatching, cross-hatching, meandering, and spiraling.
14 ValueAn element of art that refers to the lightness or darkness of a color. Value is an especially important element in works of art when color is absent. This is particularly likely with drawings, lithographs, photographs, and sculpture.Value ScaleA gray scale, a series of spaces filled with the tints and shades of one color starting with white or the lightest tint on one end, and gradually changing into the darkest shade or black on the other.
15 ColorProduced by light of various wavelengths, and when light strikes an object and reflects back to the eyes. Color can be mixed from red, yellow, and blue, can be combined to make new colors, can be mixed for intensity and value, can express moods and feelings, can be warm or cool, can give the illusion of distance.
16 Properties of Color Hue/Tone Intensity The name of a color. The primary hues are red, yellow, and blue.IntensityRefers to the brightness and dullness of a color.
17 TextureAn element of art, texture is the surface quality or "feel" of an object,, its smoothness, roughness, softness, etc. Textures may be Actual or Implied.While implied textures are suggested by an artist in the painting of different areas of a picture — often in representing drapery, metals, rocks, hair, etc.Actual textures can be felt with the fingers.
18 SpaceAn element of art that refers to the distance or area between, around, above, below, or within things. It can be described as two-dimensional or three-dimensional; as flat, shallow, or deep; as positive or negative; and as actual, or illusory.