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Creating Art Basics-NOT FOR CREDIT

An introduction to art for adults . Two methods for drawing, color theory, and Design Elements are explored. Filmed demo
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  • Karen Anderson ONLINE and IN PERSON ART INSTRUCTOR

     Have been teaching High School art in North Dakota for 10 years and online art classes for 5 years.  Also serve on the Executive Board for the North Dakota Council on the Arts. Prior to receiving my Art Education Degree, I was an artist in residence in the Lake Region Area in North Eastern North Dakota. Art is not only what I do for a living, it is how I live my life.  Everything you see around you passes through an artist's hand.  There is nothing more gratifying than to be able to look at something and recreate it with your own perspective.  I hope those that take this art class will experience that same enjoyment.

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Creating Art Basics-NOT FOR CREDIT

An introduction to art for adults . Two methods for drawing, color theory, and Design Elements are explored. Filmed demo
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An Art Basics for adults. Learning How to Draw by using two methods of drawing, color theory, and Design Elements are explored. Filmed demonstrations. THERE ARE TWO SECTIONS for this class..THIS COURSE IS NOT FOR CREDIT AND DOES NOT INCLUDE INSTRUCTOR FEEDBACK.  IT IS SET UP TO PROGRESS ON YOUR OWN. COST IS $25.00.Contact Karen Anderson at  kartcone@gmail.com    A supply list will be provided. (DISREGARD ANY PROMPTS TO MAIL IN ASSIGNMENTS AS THIS IS A CLONE OF A COURSE USED FOR HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT)

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CURRICULUM

  • SECTION 1:
    My First Section
  • 1
    HOW TO NAVIGATE THIS COURSE
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      YOU MUST SPEND AN HOUR OR MORE A DAY TO GET THE MOST OUT OF THIS COURSE.   HAVE FUN AND PRACTICE YOUR CONTOUR DRAWING.  YOU MAY SEND ME DIGITAL IMAGES OF YOUR FINISHED CREATIONS.  I WILL CHECK MY EMAIL AT THE END OF THE SCHOOL DAY, USUALLY 6PM CENTRAL TIME (USA).  YOU WILL THEN HAVE ANSWERS TO ANY…
  • 2
    THE THREE FORMS OF ART - ASSIGNMENT #1
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    VIEW THE POWER POINT "THE THREE FORMS OF ART"  THE ANSWERS TO THE LAST SLIDE ARE  1 AND 2 ARE NONOBJECTIVE,  3 AND 5 ARE ABSTRACT AND 4 AND 6 ARE REALISTIC.
  • 3
    Three Forms Of Art - Power Point for Assignment #1
    7 slides
  • 4
    Mystery Grid -ASSIGNMENT #2
    1 page

    To learn to draw, you must judge the relationship between space and lines. Practicing drawing is much like practicing for a sport.  The amount of time you put into it improves your abilities. 

    PRINT  this  numbered grid and the Mystery Grid Blank below.  Copy the shape in each number from this grid into the corresponding numbered square on the Mystery Grid Blank, as accurately as you can.  This will create a finished picture while giving you an understanding of how shapes and lines equal a picture.  This is the same as writing your name.  When you first learned to write you had to pay attention to how the lines formed shapes that looked like the letters of your name. To learn to draw you must be able to judge the relationship of lines and the shapes that suround them.

  • 5
    Mystery Grid Blank
    1 page
    PRINT, TO USE WITH MYSTERY GRID IN LECTURE 2
  • 6
    Realistic Duplication Exercise - Practice in beginning to see.-ASSIGNMENT #3A
    1 page

    COPY THE REALISTIC IMAGE INTO THE BOX UNDER IT. PAY ATTENTION TO THE SPACE BEHIND THE LINES AND SHAPES TO MAKE SURE THAT THOSE SHAPES ARE ACCURATE ALSO.

  • 7
    Non Objective Duplication Exercise - ASSIGNMENT 3B
    1 page

    COPY THE NON OBJECTIVE IMAGE INTO THE BOX UNDER IT AS ACCURATELY AS YOU CAN. THIS WILL TRAIN YOUR EYE AND HAND TO MOVE TOGETHER. PAY ATTENTION TO THE WHITE SHAPES BEHIND THE LINES TO HELP YOU IN YOUR ACCURACY.  TRY NOT TO USE A RULER.

  • 8
    INTRODUCTION TO BLIND CONTOUR DRAWING-ASSIGNMENT #4
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    A VERY WISE ART TEACHER NAMED BETTY EDWARDS WROTE A BOOK CALLED "DRAWING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN".  IN THAT BOOK SHE TEACHES THAT THE RIGHT AND LEFT SIDE OF OUR BRAINS PREDOMINANTLY CONTROL DIFFERENT FUNCTIONS.  MOST OF THE ACTIVITY  SUCH AS TALKING AND WRITING A ND DOING MATH,OR WHAT ARE CAL…
  • 9
    Blind Contour Drawing Lesson
    04:32
  • 10
    BLIND CONTOUR DRAWING OF THE HAND
    03:04
  • 11
    BLIND CONTOUR DRAWING
    02:43
    A demonstration of blind contour drawing technique
  • 12
    CONTOUR DRAWING ASSIGNMENT #5
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    VIEW THE CONTOUR DRAWING POWER POINT PRESENTATION AND THE YOU TUBE DEMONSTRATIONS. MATERIALS USE BOTH SIDES OF THE PAPER REGULAR 9 X 12 DRAWING OR LARGER. CIRCLE YOUR BEST EFFORTS FELT TIP PAPER MATE OR FLAIR MARKER   MAIL ALL OF THESE TOGETHER. SLOW DOWN NOW TO REALLY SEE. DON'T LIFT YOUR PEN HARDL…
  • 13
    Contour Drawing POWER POINT
    20 slides
  • 14
    Continuous Line Contour Drawing Lesson
    07:58
  • 15
    Contour Drawing 1
    04:35
  • 16
    THE VOCABULARY OR ART- ELEMENTS AND PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN
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    WHEN AN IMAGE IS ATTRACTIVE TO US IT IS BECAUSE IT HAS A GOOD COMPOSITION.  JUST AS A SONG USES MANY NOTES IN A CERTAIN WAY, WE USE THE ELEMENTS OF ART TO CREATE ART.  WE WILL PRACTICE A LITTLE WITH EACH OF THESE ELEMENTS THIS SEMESTER.  NEXT SEMESTER WE WILL LEARN THE PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN.  SO TO M…
  • 17
    LINE-ASSIGNMENT #6
    1 page

    A LINE IS A MARK WITH A POINTED TOOL.  YOU HAVE ALREADY EXPERIMENTED WITH CONTINUOUS LINES WHILE MAKING YOUR CONTOUR DRAWINGS.  LINES CAN ALSO BE THICK, THIN, WAVY, ETC.  COMPLETE THE LINE SAMPLER TO EXPERIMENT WITH DIFFERENT LINES.

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    SHAPE -ASSIGNMENT #7
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    SHAPE IS A AREA THAT IS CONTAINED BY A LINE OR IS SEEN BECAUSE OF A  COLOR. SHAPES CAN BE GEOMETRIC WHICH ARE MAN MADE SHAPES SUCH AS CIRCLES, TRIANGLES, SQUARES, PENTAGONS OR SHAPES CAN BE ORGANIC OR FREE FORM SUCH AS SHAPES THAT ARE WAVY AND CURVY OR FROM NATURE.   ASSIGNMENT #7 VIEW THE  POWERPOI…
  • 19
    SHAPES POWERPOINT
    6 slides
  • 20
    VALUE-ASSIGNMENTS #8 AND #9
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    IN ART, THE LIGHTNESS AND DARKNESS OF A COLOR IS CALLED "VALUE"  LEARNING TO USE VALUE IS THE KEY TO MAKING OBJECTS LOOK   3DIMENSIONAL VIEW THE POWERPOINT PRESENTATION VALUE AND VIEW THE YOU TUBE DEMONSTRATION FIRST BEFORE YOU ATTEMPT THE ASSIGNMENTS ASSIGNMENT # 8 Create a Value Scale showing at l…
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    VALUE POWER POINT
    11 slides
  • 22
    CREATING A VALUE SCALE IN PENCIL
    03:14
  • 23
    SHADING A SPHERE WITH PENCIL
    08:33
  • 24
    IT'S IN THE BAG INSTRUCTIONS-ASSIGNMENT # 10
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    NOW THAT YOU HAVE PRACTICED CONTOUR DRAWIING AND A LITTLE SHADING, IT'S TIME TO PUT THOSE SKILLS TO THE TEST BY TRYING TO CREATE A REALISTIC DRAWING.  YOU MAY USE YOUR OWN PAPER BAG OR PRINT OUT ONE OF THE PHOTOS THAT I HAVE PROVIDED TO USE.  VIEW THE "IT'S IN THE BAG POWERPOINT BEFORE ATTEMPTING TH…
  • 25
    IT’S IN THE BAG POWER POINT
    7 slides
  • 26
    Paper Bag 2
    1 page
  • 27
    Paper Bag View 1
    1 page
  • 28
    QUESTIONS TO COMPLETE FOR THE ELEMENT OF FORM-ASSIGNMENT #11
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    http://gigaweb.brigantine.atlnet.org/ARTiculationFinal/MainPages/FormMain.htm ASSIGNMENT # 11 CLICK ON THE LINK ABOVE TO READ AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS BELOW FOR THE ELEMENT OF ART FORM YOU MAY EMAIL ME THE ANSWERS  Questions for Reading on the Element of Art- FORM The ancient Greeks used BAS-RELIEF,…
  • 29
    FORM POWER POINT AND ASSIGNMENT #12
    8 slides

    VIEW THE "FORM" POWER POINT,  ON A 9 X 12 PAPER, YOU WILL CREATE YOUR OWN FUNKY FORM PENCIL DRAWING.  IT CAN BE ABSTRACT, OR NON OBJECTIVE, OR REALISTIC. TAKE YOUR TIME SHADING AND HAVE FUN. IT COULD TAKE AS LONG AS TWO WEEKS TO COMPLETE.

  • 30
    SPACE- ASSIGNMENT 13
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    TO LEARN TO DRAW YOU MUST LEARN TO IDENTIFY POSTIVE AND NEGATIVE SPACE.  THIS EXERCISE WILL GIVE YOU PRACTICE IN NOT ONLY LEARNING TO SEPARATE THE TWO BUT ALSO YOU WILL CREATE A PLEASANT DESIGN. ASSIGNMENT #13 PRINT   THE POSITIVE/NEGATIVE SPACE INSTRUCTION SHEET BELOW.  INSTRUCTIONS AND SUPPLIES FO…
  • 31
    ASSIGNMENT #13 POSITIVE/NEGATIVE HAND OUT
    1 page
  • 32
    Tints And Shades Instructional Power Point
    7 slides
  • 33
    TINTS AND SHADES- ASSIGNMENT #14
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        ASSIGNMENT # 14 On a 12" x 18" piece of heavy drawing paper, using a marker, you will draw three sets of boxes consisting of seven boxes each. You will select three tempera or acrylic colors and create three different value scales as shown in the You Tube Demonstration below. Be sure to place yo…
  • 34
    Tints and Shades Painting Demo
    03:52
  • 35
    COLOR SCHEME POWER POINT
    12 slides
  • 36
    COLOR SCHEME EXAMPLES
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    CREATE A COLOR WHEEL- ASSIGNMENT # 15
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    ASSIGNMENT #15 AFTER VIEWING THE COLOR SHEME EXAMPLES AND THE COLOR SCHEME POWER POINT, YOU ARE READY TO MAKE YOUR COLOR WHEEL. PRINT OUT THE COLOR WHEEL BLANK BELOW.  USING ONLY A RED, A BLUE , AND A YELLOW, COLORED PENCIL.  COLOR AND LAYER THE COLOR WHEEL. START WITH THE PRIMARY COLORS.  THEN LAYE…
  • 38
    BLANK COLOR WHEEL PRINT OUT FOR ASSIGNMENT # 15
    1 page
  • 39
    COLOR SCHEME PAINTINGS-ASSIGNMENTS 16, 17, 18, 19 AND 20
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    ASSIGNMENT # 16 MONCHROMATIC PAINTING Select a photo from a magazine of a landscape, person or object.  Choose one color, and mix black and white to make the various tints and shades needed to produce a realistic value portrayal of the subject.  ASSIGNMENT # 17 WARM You may use colored pencils, mark…
  • 40
    Identifying Textures -ASSIGNMENT # 21
    1 page

    Print out the attached Identifying Texture PDF. and complete. Then select 5 of the given textures and on the back of the PDF. try to copy by drawing the textures. Artists always need practice in creating the illusion of texture. Do your 5 look like the original?

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    DOING THE DOODLE- ASSIGNMENT # 22
    10 slides

    VIEW THE POWER POINT PRESENTATION, "TEXTURE MAKES YOU FEEL SOMETHING"  FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE LAST SLIDE OF THE PRESENTATION FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT

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    YARN TEXTURE DESIGN - ASSIGNMENT # 23
    13 slides

    VIEW THE POWER POINT.  THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE ASSIGNMENT #23, ARE ON THE LAST SLIDE. 

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