Author Archives: Mr. Elam

AP Extra Credit: The KISD Art Show

Here we go, a chance for you to earn some extra credit!  Each question earned will get you 2 points added to your lowest test grade!! In order to get credit, what you need is to provide a photo of … Continue reading

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IB Reflection: Atmospheric Perspective and Figure Drawing

  Add this to your existing Process Portfolio document. How to Write a Reflection: For each artwork (Atmospheric Perspective and Figure Drawing), I want you to create 1-2 pages per artwork (3 if you have a lot to say and … Continue reading

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AP Find Me: Renaissance and Baroque Concepts

Your assignment is to find images that demonstrate each of the following terms or techniques.  Some of these terms we have covered, but some we have not yet so you will have to do some light researching. For the images … Continue reading

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IB High Contrast Photos

This homework assignment is designed to generate more work for your process portfolio and also syncs well with our current in class assignment. By contrast I mean a visual contrast; a strong difference in color, texture, or value. If you … Continue reading

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IB Depth of Field Photo

For this assignment I want you to play around with photography a bit. You are to take a series of 5 original photos.  Your photos are to have the following characteristics: Choose subjects where you can play with depth of … Continue reading

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AP Timeline: Rome to Renaissance

You are to construct an original timeline.  The timeline must do the following things: The timeline must include the required artworks, artistic periods, and historic dates listed below. The timeline must demonstrate the sequential nature of some of these events. … Continue reading

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IB Reflection: Value Study, Isometric Perspective, and Broken Color

For this homework assignment, we are going to begin building our Process Portfolio pages. Create a Document Your reflections are to be recorded in PowerPoint, or Pages, whichever you have access too and are more familiar with.  If you have … Continue reading

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First Exhibition Sketch

On Wednesday we begin our first exhibition pieces.  In order to make sure you are ready, what we need is a working sketch for your first piece. Remember that your idea should configure with your statement you just drafted or … Continue reading

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AP Museum Assignment: The Impact of Presentation, Scale, and Text

Quite a bit of how we feel about a work is determined by how we encounter it for the first time.  Artwork seen in person is nothing like artwork seen in a book or on a screen. Another important element … Continue reading

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IB A Coherent Body of Work

The first problem any painter faces is what to paint.  Before we lift a brush we need to know why. We have been looking at different artists to try and help start up some inspiration within you, and to get … Continue reading

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