Darlene F. Wooley

wooleydf@pwcs.edu
703-730-7000


Class Schedule: 

 

Red Days
(Odd)

Blue Days
(Even)

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Art 1

Art 1

2/3

Art 1

Art 1

4/5

Planning

Art 1

6/7

Art 1

Planning


Office Hours:
After school time must be made in advance by appointment with the teacher.


Week of May 20-26

Happy Week to All! 

I trust you are enjoying the sunny weather in between the rain showers and remembering to social distance and stay healthy.  This week's enrichment activity focuses on the target of Drawing Self-portraits.  Using any art materials you have on hand (any type of paper as long as it is no smaller than 8.5 X 11, pencils, pens, crayons, colored pencils or chalk) find a mirror and use it to look at your face and model for your self-portrait!

Remember to smile into the mirror and for your portrait drawing. You look marvelous! :)  Start with an oval and remember do not draw a tiny face.  The larger sized oval allows for you to have room to include your facial features without feeling cramped or disproportionate.  Draw the eyes, eyebrows, nose and a smiling mouth.  It is important to think about the shape of your face and how your cheeks, chin and nose have curved and/or straight lines.  You can choose to draw the smile open (with teeth showing) or closed. Look at your hair and remembering previous enrichment that focused on texture and shading, draw your hair realistically or even pretend you have longer/shorter hair.  It could be braided or in a ponytail, too.  If your ears show through your hair then include them in your drawing. Don't forget to draw your neck.  Now that you have completed your self-portrait, think about your background.

Think about your culture, hobbies, or even your favorite pet!  Draw a background to your self portrait that includes any one, two or all of these ideas.  You want to be sure to shade, and include various textures to give depth to your artwork.  You can achieve this even with a regular pencil with the types of drawing techniques that we have talked about previously and shading with the pressure on your pencil or rubbing the pencil markings with your fingers.  

I will update more details for this project's background in the next post so look for them!

Take Care,
Ms. Wooley

Week of May 13-19

Hello!

I hope this finds you all doing well and working on your art skills.  This week's enrichment activity target focuses on using your creativity to compose a still life on your kitchen table.  Using any type of art materials paper, pencil, pens, markers, or crayons. You need to use at minimum three objects of differing heights, shapes and textures.  For example, you could combine a plate, a water glass, a dish towel and even some different sized silver ware and serving utensils to create differences in height.  If you have condiment bottles at home, you could even include those.  Arrange your objects with perspective in mind and be sure to fill the page. 

You need to be sure to use different types of shading techniques. You want to draw your still life showing various degrees of texture.  Remember to include a table cloth under your still life. You can include a window in the background behind the arrangement but this is optional. Terms that you should be familiar with and understand their meaning are:  Still Life, Textures, Stippling/Dotting, Blending, Shading, and Cross Hatching.

Have a great week and explore art in your world around you!  

Week of May 6-12

Greetings!

I hope that you are continuing your enjoyment of art while at home.  There are so many ways for you to continue to develop and grow your drawing skills.
This week's enrichment activity target focuses on creativity and imagination.  You will be creating four tattoos. 

Each tattoo should be drawn in proportion on the following body parts:  the hand, foot with or without the ankle, arm and shoulder.  On each body part you will need to create a tattoo with a particular theme.  The first tattoo should have an initial embedded in the design. The second tattoo should have your name in the center of the design.  The third tattoo creation will need to incorporate a flower.  The fourth tattoo should have an animal in your sketch. Be sure to add details, shading, texture, dimension and depth.

Each tattoo design needs to fill up a space no smaller than 4X6 inches or 1/4 of a piece of standard paper.  You can place all four designs on the same sheet of paper.  You are encouraged to use pencil, pen, markers, crayons, colored pencils or whatever combination of supplies you might have at home. 

If you would like to take a picture of your finished project and send it to my e-mail, I will be happy to evaluate it and use it to substitute it for any low grade you received on a previous project.  Please take care, be safe, and continue to practice your art skills.

Sincerely,
Ms. Wooley 

Week of April 29- May 5
Hello!
This week's enrichment activity target focuses on drawing techniques for landscape perspective.  You will need to take a sheet of paper no smaller than 8.5 X 11 inches and fold it into four quarters.  After you have definite crease lines, open your paper and assigning each square a season, you will draw a landscape perspective drawing to represent Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.  You do not have to do it in any specific order.  There should be at least 1 Building, 1 Person, and 1 Tree in each square.  Be sure to shade and color the drawing from edge to edge so be sure to fill the paper.  You may use any art supplies you have available at home.  I have loaded in the Files and Documents folder several files, links and documents that you may find helpful in further developing your drawing techniques.

You may take a picture of any artwork you complete and send it to my school e-mail address.  If you would like it to count toward a missing assignment from the gradebook or to improve your gradebook average, please let me know and I will be happy to evaluate your artwork and input a grade.  Be safe and stay healthy!
Take Care,
Ms. Wooley


Week of April 22-28
Hi Art 1 Students!  
This week's art enrichment activity is to further develop shading and texture techniques.  Again, using any art supplies  you may have on hand at home, draw three hairdo's include the front, side and back views for each one.  Be sure to use shading and texture and to keep in mind how a surface feels and looks. Remember, from class when I would say NO FONT SIX! So, that means do not make a tiny drawing.  The purpose of this activity is to have a large enough drawing to be able to show dimension and depth to your drawings and really emphasize the texture of the hair and style.  Use appropriately proportioned dimensions.  Remember to divide the face like we learned in class.  Key targets for this enrichment are facial perspective, texture/shading, diversity in culture, ethnicity and racial features.  I will add links to resources that will assist you on this activity.  Again, if you would like to improve a previously graded assignment or one that you did not submit, contact me via e-mail.  You may also take a picture of any new enrichment activity and sent it to my school e-mail and I will evaluate it and input the grade for an alternative grade.  Take care and be safe and healthy.
Sincerely,
Ms. Wooley

Week of April 14-21
Dear Art 1 Students!
I hope you are all doing well and staying healthy!  This week for art enrichment, take the time to draw a 2-Dimensional Perspective drawing either from looking out of a window in your home or from the perspective of being outside looking into your home. You may use any art supplies you have access to at home.  If you would like to send me a picture of your artwork, please send it to my school email at wooleydf@pwcs.edu. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me.  I have also placed several links and other resources under Files and Documents on the class webpage that you may find interesting.

Sincerely,
Ms. Wooley