Title of Primary Text None Fall/Spring Course: Art Design 1-2 Instructor: Mary Wibberley DATE WEEK 1 TITLE OF UNIT PLAN Introduction to class, Syllabus, Procedures, Grading Distribute supplies; Demonstrate use of pen/nib/ink History, evolution of the alphabet Exercises on pen angle, slope, pen strokes. WEEK 2 Italic lowercase, copying shape exercises; WEEK 3 Flourishes, spacing and joining of letters; Use of smaller nibs; alphabet sentences: students will use sentences that incorporate the entire alphabet. Students will learn how paper and ink are manufactured and view samples of 100% cotton rag, papyrus, and a variety of papers. Students will decide which types of materials are best for their own calligraphic needs. Students will create ink with watercolor and letter their name. WEEK 4 Italic capitals; Practice Capitals and learn how to center an alphabet with specific margins, nibs and guidelines. Students will design a creative border using only their pens and different patterns and pen strokes; students will paint a decorated Xeroxed border to demonstrate the use of other design ideas for art with projects and incorporate illumination into the curriculum. Italic Test. WEEK 5 Italic Project: Quotation with artwork; margins, how to layout and design a piece; spacing and choosing artwork using previously demonstrated techniques, materials and ideas. Class critique when finished with project. WEEK 6 Matting and framing work. Students will learn how to enhance their calligraphic work with a variety of matting and color choices. Numerals and envelope design; addressing formal envelopes: different design styles using a variety of alphabets, nib sizes or colored inks. Formal hand lettered work versus computer generated fonts: often people want hand work in formal situations. WEEK 7/ 8 Gothic lowercase, Gothic uppercase; Versals; Gothic test. Psalm designed in a circle, square and one shape of choice. WEEK 9 Decorated Initial Project: after studying the History of Illuminated Manuscripts, students will learn to enlarge a letter using a grid as DaVinci did. They will decorate their letter using themes and symbols to describe their personality, culture and interests. Critique will follow. Students will write a self -evaluation describing their symbols, meanings and use of color. WEEK 10/11 Create a “ copy ready” design for a printer/xerox machine to make multiple pieces of the same work. Students letter “I Believe” or “Success” poem, or another inspirational poem, transfer to designed borders, take to printer; decorate/paint after printed on parchment for gifts. Ideas for making money using learned skills; use of design and lettering in other classes (research projects, language poster displays, science, etc.) WEEK 12 Research Project; History/evolution of the written alphabet using Greek letters, Roman and Sinai Phoenician phonetic alphabet; History of other types of communication including ideographs, syllabaries and pictographs; Students research Native American, Egyptian, Chinese letters. Students select one of these alphabets and appropriate art work to enhance an original piece of prose, poem or story written by the student. Critique/self evaluation. WEEK 13 ROMAN Capitals, Bookhand lowercase; practice alphabets after learning basic shapes; adding serifs to enhance the simple Roman lettering. Quotes from Lincoln. Roman/bookhand test; centered alphabet. WEEK 14 Celtic Lettering; History of Gaelic lettering. Book of Kells; Introduce Celtic art designs including knot work and decorative intertwining designs to accompany Irish prayer. Centered alphabet; Celtic test. WEEK 15 Making cards and envelopes: Christmas, Valentine, Birthday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Thank you; Selections to be created at appropriate time of the year. WEEK 16 SEMESTER FINAL PROJECT: Students design, letter, illustrate sew, bind and cover alphabet sampler single section book. Preparation for Semester Final: single section sewn book using selected quotes for each alphabet with illustrations or decorations on each page. Independent work on Final: Roman, Italic, Bookhand, Gothic and Celtic alphabets to be used, creating one page for each alphabet. Each page will include artwork. There will be a title page and colophon. Demonstrations of sewing, binding and decorating book; ideas for using skills in other fields (such as story books, gift cards with sewn in pages.) WEEK 17 WEEK 18 WEEK 19/20 Paper Making; use of fibers and dried flowers, reeds, preservatives, binders;using clay molds to design hand made paper for cards or decorative use. Bound single section Photo Book using handmade paper for cover. WEEK 21/22 Paper Decoration: marbling, miskit relief with inks, textured papers, various sponge techniques. Using a biblical verse, students will design an accordion book with hard cover and ribbon ties, decorating paper with one of demonstrated techniques. WEEK 23 Textured lettering. Using pattern, stippling, hatching, cross hatching or similar texture,; students will create an alphabet. Students will illustrate their name with their designed alphabet letters. WEEK 24 After reviewing illuminated manuscripts, the use of gold leaf for artwork will be demonstrated and students will use medieval techniques to create a gilded initial. Students will use gold leaf initial and decoration techniques to design a bookmark to be laminated, incorporating decorated initials, name, a religious quote or verse. WEEK 25/26 CD cover. Students will design a cover that would include song titles and production information using favorite type of music and computer generated lettering. Students will compose song titles reflecting a chosen theme and create a CD design with cut and paste of magazine or computer generated lettering and artwork. Design must be original and not taken from “itunes”. WEEK 27/28 Students will study TV commercials, bring in magazine ads and create a poster to advertise a product (their CD cover?) or event. Poster is to be computer designed lettering and cut/paste artwork. Students will research and study commercial/grocery store shelves and colors that attract public response and purchase data. They will incorporate this information into a packaging design of the above product. Evaluation will be done by peers deciding which product they would choose to purchase. WEEK 29/30 Students will choose a shape from nature (tree, flower, plant, animal, etc.), write a poem expressing an emotion and place their lettering design in the shape of the chosen natural object. The choice from nature should reflect their feelings. Class critique will be used for evaluation. WEEK 31/32 Celtic Irish Blessing with painted Celtic cross or border. WEEK 33 Mother’s Day/Father’s Day gifts. WEEK 34/35/36 FINAL PROJECT: Students will write a children’s storybook; design pages, lettering and artwork. The book must have a moral children can learn from, address a typical childhood problem or teach something. They will sew and bind the book as well as decorate the cover with a professional layout.