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Unit #4 – Lesson 1- The Principle of Pattern

In this unit you will explore PATTERNING as one of the essential Principles of Art and Design, and as  an aspect of image development. Pattern is the repetition of a specific visual element. Pattern is the “skeleton” that organises the… Continue Reading →


“Found object” art describes artwork that uses objects not typically specified as art supplies.  Found object artists manipulate objects, essentially make them into something new, yet still keep the original objects recognisable. top row) Marcel Duchamp, “Bicycle Wheel”, 1916; Man… Continue Reading →

Unit #3 – Making History

This is your chance to record history for the history books. Quaran-Tales Assignment The Objectives of this Project are for you to: Connect to your community Experience that simple traditions, perspectives, worldviews, and stories are shared through art Learn that… Continue Reading →

Unit 2 – wrap-up

Once you are finished your FINAL project you need to complete these FOUR tasks:: Please photograph the work with as clear a photo as you can manage. – try to light the work but be careful not to cause light-glare… Continue Reading →

Unit 2-Lesson #4 – Illustrating the Book

Here are a couple of examples of student work from previous years:   Once you have storyboarded the whole story thereby completing your plan with a pacing and set of illustrations that work show the story effectively,… Continue Reading →

Unit 2-FINAL Project

Its time to show off all that you have learned in the pop up unit. You are to create the big, grand finale pop-up page with MULTIPLE pop ups and much finesse and grandeur. 1.      Select a theme.  It can… Continue Reading →

Character Designs for Children’s storybook

Unit 2- Lesson #6 – Pop-up Art Appreciation (Appreciating the Art of Paper Engineering)

All art classes pause making art so as to spend some time looking at what the professional artists are doing.  Through such viewings we artists gain an appreciation for the artistic work of others.  As well we gain an awareness… Continue Reading →

Unit 2-Lesson #3 -Plan you children’s book on a STORYBOARD

Last lesson you learned the essentials of designing a good character for your children’s book.   Good Character Design – the character ‘s traits need to be easily understood by little children. Therefor the character’s design needs to speak what the… Continue Reading →

V-Fold the Twister and the Vertical Riser

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