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Re: painting curriculum

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Judie (judiej50)
Thu, 30 Dec 1999 07:00:17 -0500

Before beginning the painting unit, I always review color theory, have
students make or use a color wheel to determine color schemes. Sometimes I
have them repeat a simple composition in their sketchbooks (on a page
divided into different sections) and apply different color schemes, using
watercolor pencils or colored pencils. After doing this they choose one of
the compositions to enlarge on a canvas board or larger sheet of paper
using acrylics. For subject matter, have students choose a particular
period/style in art history to represent and teach to the class--which will
include some research and delivery skills on their part. I would make up a
list to choose from--a large percentage of students seem to choose Van Gogh
or an artist who is pretty well known and even though there is much to be
learned from this style, there a gazillion others to choose from.

Hope this helps! It certainly gets my curriculum planning juices for January
geared up and ready to leap back into the fast lane!

Let me know what you decide to do.


>I am getting ready to begin my high school "Advanced Painting" course in
>January. Any good suggestions as to curriculum? I have kids work mostly in
>acrylics and watercolor and we study historical movements from modern period.
>Ideas for outline, content and inspirations are welcomed.
>Happy New Year!
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