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Lesson Plans


Sample Grading format

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Bob Beeching (robprod)
Sun, 5 Sep 1999 10:39:45 -0700


ON GRADING VISUAL ARTS:

As with any other discipline, visual arts are evaluated and graded on
"objective" data. There should be no mystery to grading student production
output if a criteria is set to them and estalished prior to grading. If a
student knows what is being graded, he or she will work toward that aim.

Here is a sample grading criteria for your files:

from: design technology art training video series

DRAWING UNIT: HAND
HAND / 100-0101

GENERALIZATION:
Anyone who can tie a shoe lace can learn to draw. Learning to draw is an
eye-hand coordination skill that is best developed through a process of
critical observation - and like any sport - by diligent, constant, and
uninterrupted practice time.

TERMINOLOGY:

CONTOUR DRAWING = a continuous and uninterrupted single line drawing
OBSERVATION = keeping your eye more on the object than on the
paper
DETAIL = capturing all skin folds, knuckle
joints, and fingernails
PROPORTION = size relationships between thumb and fingers
COMPOSITION = placement of objects on a piece of paper

MATERIALS & SUPPLIES:

Large nib felt-tip marker (color - BLACK)
12" x 9" and 18" x 12" 80lb sulfite WHITE drawing paper
1/4" pad of old newspapers stapled around the edges to discourage desultory
reading

PROCESS:

01. Place the hand you are going to draw on a flat surface in front of you

02. Relax the hand, and cup the fingers up so they do not appear flat

03. With a black large tip felt marker trace the route you will be taking
around the hand

04. Once you begin drawing, DO NOT lift the marker from the page until the
drawing
is completed. If you make a mistake, ignore it, and work over it.

05. Practice drawing the hand in different positions on a sheet of 18" x 12"
white paper

06. ABSOLUTELY NO TALKING that breaks the necessary concentration on drawing

07. Tape Deck to play classical background music, i.e. Debussy, Ibert, Bach,
Elgar

GRADING CRITERIA: A/16 = MAXIMUM GRADE/POINTS ON:

CONTINUOUS LINE = (1) point off for every line break
DETAIL = (1) point off for every missing skin fold, knuckle or fingernails

PROPORTION = (1) point off for every distortion of thumb and/or fingers or
running off page

NEATNESS = (1) point off for every tear, smudge or crease of the paper

EXTENSIONS:

TORSO, FULL FIGURE, GESTURE DRAWING, BRUSH TECHNIQUE PAINTING, CUT PAPER,
WIRE
CONSTRUCTION, BLOCK PRINT, SILK SCREEN, FASHION PLATE , etal

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