Monday, September 8, 2014

High School Creative Crafts Wood Block Eyes

Title: Wood Block Eyes //  Grade Level: HS // Concept: Drawing, Painting, Realistic Portraits

Objective: The student will draw realistic eyes, eyebrows and nose with expression on a piece of wood.

Essential Questions:
How do I draw eyes and eyebrows that show expression and emotion?
How do I draw accurate proportions?

National Art Standards
Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
  - HS Proficient : Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.
  - HS Accomplished : Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.  
  - HS Advanced : Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.
Anchor Standard 3: Refine and complete artistic work.
  -HS Proficient : Apply relevant criteria from traditional and contemporary cultural contexts to examine, reflect on, and plan revisions for works of art and design in progress.  
  - HS Accomplished : Engage in constructive critique with peers, then reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art and design in response to personal artistic vision.
  - HS Advanced : Reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art or design considering relevant traditional and contemporary criteria as well as personal artistic vision.

How to draw eyes and nose worksheet.
Example of other students artwork.

small pieces of wood
sand paper
pencils and erasers
drawing pencils with smudging tools
acrylic paint
seal over final piece

1. Examine examples of students artwork to look at the variety of different expressions and emotions.
2. Determine if you want to draw yourself or just a portrait
3. On scrap paper trace wood block 3 times to draw 3 different sketch ideas.
4. Choose favorite sketch and think about art materials you want to use.
5. Sand wood block thoroughly
6. Draw final sketch on wood block.
7. Paint details.
8. Seal final wood block

Assessment Questions:
Do the eyes, eyebrows and nose look realistic?
Does it show emotion?
Are the eyes, eyebrows and nose in correct proportion?

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