Nicholas Senn High School, Art 1

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Students studied contemporary art installations, including Chiaroscuro by Sougwen Chung and worked in groups to create large-scale paper sculptures that were professionally lit and suspended from the ceiling at the Tickled Pink fundraiser for breast and ovarian cancer.

Installation Art / Sample Unit Plan for an installation art project

Prototype / Lesson plan for building a prototype for a large-scale paper sculpture.

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PREZIS:

Chiaroscuro, Contrast, Installation Art

Tickled Pink 

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INSPIRATION:

Installation Art

Paper Sculpture


Visual Music & Watercolor: Kandinsky, Synesthesia and Cymatics 

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Following an introductory unit on watercolor techniques we studied the relationship between audio and visual senses and responses. Students created their own beats using Musicshake, which they then translated into watercolor paintings.

Visual Music & Watercolor / EdTPA Unit Plan

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Mahlia

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Oyuki 

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READING ASSIGNMENTS:

How to Critique Like a Pro

Synesthesia

PREZIS:

Visual Music and Kandinsky

Intro to Watercolor 

VIDEO:

Neil Harbisson / Cyborg 

MS. CRONE’S WATERCOLOR TIME-LAPSE

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INSPIRATION:

Abstract Watercolor

Sound Art


Kirigami

A study of Japanese paper-cutting.

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READING ASSIGNMENT: The History of Paper Cutting

INSPIRATION: Paper Sculpture


Self-Directed Watercolor/Mixed Media Projects

Students researched topics of interest for inspiration and used watercolor and mixed media to create work that reflected an aspect of their topic and demonstrated an understanding of materials.

Unit Outline

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VIDEOS:

TED Talk: Ken Robinson / How Schools Kill Creativity 

Amy Wise Watercolor Time-Lapse

INSPIRATION:

Watercolor Techniques

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