8th Grade Visual Arts Baseline 2013-2014 Name ____________________________________ Block/Period_____________ Points earned________/53 VOCABULARY MATCHING SECTION Write the letter of the definitions in the appropriate numbered vocabulary block. 1 point for each correct response. 1Unity 9. Complimentary Colors 2.Secondary Colors 10. Value 3.Variety 11. Intensity 4.Portrait 12. Color 5.Asymmetrical 13. Still Life 6.Shade 14. Background 7.Space 15. Tint 8.Middle ground DEFINITIONS A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. I. J. K. L. M. N. O. An element of art that describes the relative lightness or darkness of a color. A light color achieved by adding white to a color. These colors are opposites on the color wheel The area that appears between the foreground and background. Differences achieved by changing elements in a composition to add interest. A type of balance where elements are arranged differently on each side of an imagined midline. A dark color achieved by adding black to a color. An arrangement of inanimate objects An element of art that is the area in and around objects in a composition. Colors made by mixing two primary colors. Refers to the brightness or dullness of a color. A principle of design which is the quality of having all parts look as if they belong together; achieved by proximity or repetition. The area that appears to be farthest away or behind the other objects. Artwork that shows the face or figure of a person. An element of art defined as the effect of light reflecting from an object onto the eye. Use this work of art to help you answer questions 16-32. Snap the Whip, 1872 Winslow Homer (American, 1836–1910) Oil on canvas Image taken from: "Winslow Homer: Snap the Whip (50.41)". In Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000–. http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-ofart/50.41 (September 2009) List all the elements of art that you see in this work of art (1 point each): 16. 20. 17. 21. 18. 22. 19. 23. Choose one of the elements you wrote down for questions 1-7. DESCRIBE HOW the work of art shows that element of art (1 point for writing an element of art and 1 point for explaining): Element ________________________ How the work of art shows it: ______________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ List all the principles of design that you see in this work of art (1 point each): 24. 28. 25. 29. 26. 30. 27. 31. Choose one of the principles you wrote down for questions 24-30. DESCRIBE HOW the work of art on the previous page shows that principle of design (1 point for writing an element of art and 1 point for explaining how the work of art has it): Principle________________________ How the work of art shows it: ______________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 32. Do you think this is a good work of art or not? Use at least one art vocabulary word to support your answer (1 point) ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 33. Give one example of how something you learned in art class can help you in another class (1 point) ______________________________________________________________________________ 34. Give one example of how to use art materials safely (1 point): ______________________________________________________________________________ 35. Describe how you can collaborate to create art (1 point): ___________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ 36. Think about careers in art. List one art skill and one interest you would need to have to do well in that art career: (3 points, 1 for each blank) Art career____________________________ Skill needed ______________________________ Interest needed____________________________ 37. ON THE NEXT SHEET OF PAPER, use the elements of art and principles of design to create a work of art that communicates a feeling or idea: (10 points) Answer questions 38 and 39 after you complete your drawing. 38. Describe how you used the elements of art and principles of design to create this work of art. (1 point) 39. Look at the work of art that you created. What are two things you could do to the work of art to make it better? (2 points, 1 points for each area of improvement) 1.____________________________________________________________________________ 2.____________________________________________________________________________ Score out of 10 points for drawing_______________/10 DO NOT FORGET TO GO TO THE PREVIOUS PAGE AND ANSWER QUESTIONS 38 and 39 after you are finished with your work of art!