Typography is the art and technique of arranging type to make written language legible, readable, and appealing when displayed. The arrangement of type involves selecting typefaces, point size, line length, line-spacing (leading), letter-spacing (tracking), and adjusting the space within letters pairs (kerning).
Many artists use text in their artworks. We discussed Robert Indiana's iconic work, Love at length. You as an artist were asked to choose a four letter word that would describe your wish for our community. Using your prior knowledge of the elements and principles of design you are to create a work of art that combines your craftsmanship, ingenuity, and conceptual art skills to create a 12x12" work of art that wows.
While in class this week 4th and 5th graders are learning about artists that use typography in their works of art.
The worksheet below was distributed in class and should be completed by next week. Download from below if you have misplaced it or you would like to start over. Email Mrs. Klausa if you have any troubles or concerns at: email@example.com
Fourth grade has been hard at work drawing famous architecture from photographs on a large scale. We have been learning about value while experimenting with different drawing pencils and charcoals. Students are encouraged to sketch simple shapes first and slowly build details as they take into account proportion and scale in their drawings.
With our money earned from artsonia sales we will be purchasing a piece of art to add to our modern art collection. We will be voting as a school in the beginning of the year. Below are some of the options that will be given to staff and students. Look back to see if more options are added!
I've been busy, busy this summer working on our 2014/2015 curriculum map. Below you will find what students will be working on the first few months of school. I'm excited to get started!