Exploring Art Media

Exploring Art Media

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Item #: 034738
ISBN: 9780974980812
Grades: 9-12

Product Description:

If you haven't done much art instruction in the early years, it's not too late for your highschoolers to become familiar with a wide variety of art media and skills. This book offers high school students a complete one-year art course. It was written directly for students, so teacher involvement is generally nonexistent or limited - your students should be able to pick this one up and go. Nevertheless, the lessons are extremely well done, appropriate for students with little or much art experience who are self-motivated to explore different media. The lessons are grouped into chapters, each focusing on a different medium. These chapters cover color and design, drawing, commercial art, cartooning, painting, and three dimensional arts and crafts. Each chapter includes close to or over twenty lessons. The first five or six lessons in each chapter are essential, and the students should complete these before moving on. Then the student can choose the number and order of other lessons in the chapter they want to complete. Besides representing a wide range of media, the lessons also offer a nice variety of projects, concepts, and difficulty. For an example of the scope of each chapter, here is an outline of the drawing unit. The essential lessons cover value, basic shapes, texture, still life drawing, perspective drawing, and cylinders - perspective and foreshortening. After completing these, the student may choose to complete any number of the following lessons: one point perspective, toned paper drawing, two + point perspective, fill in drawing, combination photo and drawing, pen and ink, scratchboard, contour line drawing, figure drawing, portraiture, and more. Each lesson introduces the student to the concepts and skills being taught and then outlines a simple, attractive project for them to complete. Many of the lessons can last as long as students want them to - just enough time to complete, or several hours to perfect. I predict this course will be enjoyed by most students, and devoured by students who have any interest in art, as the lessons can be repeated and varied to help sharpen students' skills. If you have multiple high school students, it would further enrich the course if they used it together (constructively) to compare and critique each other's work. The pages are glossy and in full color, with plenty of helpful pictures. Spiral hc, 373 pgs. - Melissa

Publisher Description:

This step by step instruction manual provides the Independent Learner with a solid foundation of art media skills: the origin of each technique, materials & supplies lists, vocabulary, and fun yet challenging procedures. Exploring Art Media is complete with 122 lesson plans for more than a year of art curriculum, as well as an assessment and evaluation guide.

Lesson Elements

  1. Lesson Name
  2. Introduction
  3. Objective
  4. Materials & Supplies
  5. Vocabulary
  6. Step–by–Step Procedure
  7. Color–coded Sections
  8. Full Color Examples
  9. Completed Projects

Six color-coded sections loaded with lessons!

  • Color & Design
  • Cartooning
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Commercial Art
  • 3D Arts and Crafts
  • 12 Enrichment Lessons

Primary Subject
Art/Crafts
Grade Start
9
Grade End
12
ISBN
9780974980812
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Blarney Hill Press
Weight
3.6 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.25" x 9.5" x 1.0"
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looked like a good value and its largely student led without a great of teacher assistance :)
Robin P on Oct 9, 2020
Two of my students are interested in art and design. This book looks as though it will offer a variety of design projects and give a nice overview of art techniques. I am hoping it will be a good foundation for more in-depth art studies in the future.
Tami M on May 31, 2017
looked like a good value and its largely student led without a great of teacher assistance :)
Robin P on Oct 9, 2020
My son needed visual art to complete his fine arts credit for high school.
Diane J on May 18, 2020
Two of my students are interested in art and design. This book looks as though it will offer a variety of design projects and give a nice overview of art techniques. I am hoping it will be a good foundation for more in-depth art studies in the future.
Tami M on May 31, 2017
Sounds like a good introduction to exploring artists.
Andrea J on Aug 7, 2016
My son needed visual art to complete his fine arts credit for high school.
Diane J on May 18, 2020
Sounds like a good introduction to exploring artists.
Andrea J on Aug 7, 2016
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