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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Monday June 10th- ALL STUDENTS PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

Middle school- extra credit sketchbooks need to be turned in by Wednesday if you have not already.  If grades are a concern do not miss the opportunity to replace a missing or low grade with an A.  Follow the usual procedure, reminder is on the blog.  The self portrait will be graded on your effort as always and not the finished product, so do not worry about finishing but give it everything you have and do your best.

High School- All extra credit sketchbooks due by Wednesday.  Please email first drafts of your paper if you want feedback.  Again as stated in the directions, make sure you are ontime to your presentations on Wednesday and Thursday with everything you need.  No late or emailed content will be accepted.  Do your best and take your work home to finish if you have not managed to do so in class as the final is 20% of your final grade.

ART CLUB- will meet on Tuesday and I will be after school to help anyone who needs it!

Friday, May 31, 2019

Final Presentation Rubric


EXEMPLARY                 10PROFICIENT     9-8
SUFFICIENT     7-7
INCOMPLETE         5-3INSUFFICIENT    2-0
Paper adheres to all criteria for length, structure and includes full color imagePaper adheres to most criteria for length, structure and includes full color imagePaper adheres to some criteria for length, structure and includes full color imagePaper adheres to little criteria for length, structure and includes full color imagePaper adheres to little to none of criteria for length, structure and includes no image
Student is ontime to presention and prepared to presentStudent is not ontime and lost presentation slot
Student pronounces artst's name correctly and has all factual informationStudent pronounces artst's name correctly and has mostly factual informationStudent pronounces artst's name correctly and has some factual informationStudent pronounces artst's name correctly and has little factual informationStudent pronounces artst's name correctly and has mostly little-no factual information
Student explains how this artist contributed to the art world in a significant wayStudent partially explains how this artist contributed to the art world in a significant wayStudent somewhat explains how this artist contributed to the art world in a significant wayStudent marginally explains how this artist contributed to the art world in a significant wayStudent does not explain how this artist contributed to the art world in a significant way
Student discusses artwork, influences & training in a clear and accurate mannerStudent discusses artwork, influences & training in a mostly clear and accurate mannerStudent discusses artwork, influences & training in a somewhat clear and accurate mannerStudent discusses artwork, influences & training in a largely unclear and inaccurate mannerStudent discusses artwork, influences & training in an unclear and inaccurate manner



Student discusses artwork, influences & training in a somewhat clear and accurate mannerStudent discusses artwork, influences & training in a largely unclear and inaccurate mannerStudent discusses artwork, influences & training in an unclear and inaccurate manner

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Extra Credit Sketchbooks- Middle School and High School

An extra credit sketchbook will be accepted until Wednesday June 12th.  Any one hour (one full hour using the techniques we have been doing since our first day)  observation drawing with the date and extra credit written on the back should be handed directly to Mr Purcell and that grade will replace one that is below an A.  This is optional but strongly recommended if you failed to hand in an assignment from quarter four.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Middle School Exploratory- Acrylics Self Portrait

Create an image that describes who you are.  What are your interests, ambitions etc...  Your image should be more than what you look like and does not necessarily have to even show your face.  Be creative and try different ideas.  Find photo references for the elements you are going to draw and paint before starting the 9 x 12 finished canvas board.  

Demonstrate all 7 elements of art in your work.  For color, demonstarte at least 3 different examples of all three properties and for texture demonstrate at least 3 different textures.  You will be asked to identify them all on the last day of class before taking them home.  We may not finish the paintings so just do your best and make sure you accomplish the objectives to the very best of your ability.

Elements Of Art


Value- the degree of lightness or darkness of an object

Line- the path of a moving point through space

Shape- 2d area that is either organic or geometric.  Has height and width but no depth

Form- objects that have three dimensions

Color- derived from reflected light.  Has three properties:  Hue- names of the colors, Value- lightness or darkness  Intensity- purity of the hue or chrome

Texture- degree of roughness or smoothness of an object, can be tactile or visual

Space- referring to the emptiness or area between, around or within objects

Design Final Presentations- Thursday June 13

Students will be exploring architectural design through the aesthetics of Frank Lloyd Wright's work.  Review the book, Frank Lloyd Wright A Gatefold Portfolio and focus on the homes he built.  

You are being given an unlimited budget to create a home in South Deerfield utilizing the qualities of FLW's work.  Create a general floorplan on 9 x 12 white paper using a ruler and any other technical tools necessary to create a clean general idea of the interior space. (examples below)

https://www.google.com/search?q=Frank+Lloyd+Wright+floor+plan+drawings&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiq9d-Joa7UAhUENj4KHSfYCaEQ_AUICigB&biw=1279&bih=608&safe=active&ssui=on

Using two point perspective, create a full color rendering of the outside.  The finished product can be colored with either copics, watercolor or mixed media.

https://www.google.com/search?q=Frank+Lloyd+Wright+floor+plan+drawings&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiq9d-Joa7UAhUENj4KHSfYCaEQ_AUICigB&biw=1279&bih=608&safe=active&ssui=on#safe=active&tbm=isch&q=Frank+Lloyd+Wright+exterior+house+renderings&imgrc=vbMWSCtjkpMTCM:

Part 2: Write a 2 page double spaced, 12 point font paper with an additional works cited page describing to your client 12 different ways that you have incorporated elements of FLW's work into their home.  Choose specifics, not opinions, but factual elements and the way they are utilized in his spaces.  An example would be the placement of a fireplace which could be in the center of the house, symbolizing warmth and the heart of the space.
Please be on time (not two seconds after the bell, two minutes, two hours...) and ready to present when the bell rings.  Have papers printed ahead of time, not last minute in the LMC.  No late work or emailed papers will be accepted.  Know your subject as you will be asked questions regarding your justification for your design choices which will impact your grade.

paper 40%
art 50%
presentation 10%

Ceramics 2 Final Project A block- Wed 6/12, B block- Thurs 6/13

Students will be asked to research and choose a female artist who creates 3D art. Each student will choose a different artist that needs to be approved by Mr. Purcell and write a 2 full page (minimum) 12 point font paper with no added images plus an additional works cited page.
Be certain that you can find at least 3 different independent sources of information to gather information from.  Wikipedia and the artist's personal site do not count.

Create a representation of this artist’s aesthetic identity and facts about their life, training, creative process and notable aspects of their career in the arts. The artist's work has to be three dimensional but the media utilized is unlimited. Students will represent that work with a clay structure of their choice with the option to include other materials. Presentations will count for 20% of final grade.

Be in class before the bell with all materials ready to present.  No late or emailed papers will be accepted.  Please do not plagiarize in any way and begin by learning the correct pronunciation of your artist's name. 

Presentations can be a well thought through synopsis with note cards or the paper can be read to the class.  Please be prepared to know your subject matter and answer questions.

paper 40%
art 50%
presentation 10%