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Re: Curriculum


Date: Tue Feb 12 2002 - 17:22:09 PST

Dear Christa,

I really don't have a good idea of what you want. A curriculum plan could be
a list of projects, an outline of assignments with examples, or a detailed
lesson plan approach to each assignment and the correlation of the state

I would be able to give you the basic list of assignments that I do in each
level and the overall concept of the class. I will also be giving out an in
depth curriculum for Art 1 at the Convention this year in Miami.

Here it is:

Art 1
1. Introduction to  what is art and why we do it (Discussion and questions)
2. Elements and Principles of Design (discussion and handout) test
3. Color chart 1 (color of color) the color wheel, test
4. Design  Project (colored pencils)
5. Illumination project (crayon resist) stylization
6. Color chart 2 (Value-black and white) test
7. Value abstract project (musical instruments and/or bicycles)
8. Still life drawing (Basic forms-textures and the principles of proper
shading) test
9. Color chart 3 (Intensity-complementary pairs) test
10. Pointillism project- (still life of fruit with background) using
complementary pairs
11. Perspective- (one/two point with city drawing) terms and test
12. Pen and ink drawing (pen techniques)
13. 5 modes of design project covering all the modes of design with one

Art 2- Covering the 5 modes of design as the emphasis for the year.

1. Weave drawing-drawing techniques,(Abstraction) 2 pictures woven together
and some areas removed. Color and Black and White.

2. Watercolor techniques covering lifting wet on wet, and wash. Using
Georgia O'Keefe as an influence, ( Naturalism). 14" by 17 " or so Many
layers and go in with ink if you want.

3. Embossing- Using 3 to 7 levels and creating a matrix, printing with Rives
BFK paper. (Stylization).

4. Architecture Design- (Nonobjective) Using finders and architecture both
interior and exterior create compositions using the principles of design and
introducing (7) color schemes.

5. Surrealism-Pastel stencil with pencil (Realism) Art history with creative
solutions. Pastel is put on first in areas for color background and then
pencil is used to bring out details.

6. Portraits- (Realism, Naturalism, Abstract) Portrait proportions are
discussed and practice in eyes, ears, noses, mouth. I do many different
versions of this from conte crayon (white and Black) on toned paper, pencil,
tempera with a cubist abstract idea that includes lines and circles that
cross the face and then they keep the light and dark areas to see the face
still (hard to describe).

I follow the 2-D studio portfolio and all it's requirements. The
Concentration project must have 12 pieces or else they don't submit a
portfolio. We do some required projects and a sketchbook with (4 parts) The
required projects:
1. Cutup paintings
2. Self portraits-mixed media
3. Monotype prints
4. Shiny still life drawings.
5. Relief sculpture-mixed media
6. Small airbrush painting.

These are all that I do that would help you.

Ken Schwab
San Jose CA