Monday, December 9, 2013

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Dear Humanities Kids,
If you missed class, we completed the following:

1. You received a new assignment. I have included the explanation for you below. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR CHOSEN TOPIC with you on WEDNESDAY. Please stop by my room, so that I can give you a scratch board and tool. The actual assignment is due on TUESDAY, the 17th!

Scratchboard Art Assignment
The Greeks became famous for their paintings; however, most of the paintings were not on walls or canvas. They were captured in the bases and other ceramics that they created. They would record stories of their myths, their history, and their people on their vases. In ancient Greece, they would cover their ceramics with a thin black or red glaze called slip, and then they would scratch in to it, revealing the red or black color of the clay beneath.
This assignment will give you an experience creating your own piece of work; you are to create a scratchboard piece. To accomplish this task, please do the following:
1.      Locate an image that you like that comes from the Greeks, either their mythology, history, or artwork.
2.      Print out the picture so that it will fill the 8.5 x 11 scratchboard.
3.      Place your picture on top of the scratchboard, and using a BALLPOINT pen, trace over the lines, pressing the image into the scratchboard. When you submit your board, you will also submit the image, so that I can see your reference. Please write the URL for your image on the back of the scratchboard. YOU MUST CITE YOUR SOURCE!
4.      Using the scratchboard tool, scrape out the white (highlights) leaving the shadows.
5.      You must have a pattern; preferably the Greek meander pattern around the outside border.
6.      You may copy the image; however, you will receive extra-credit if you develop an ORIGINAL IMAGE. Extra points will be given if you submit a carefully executed, high quality work of art.
NOTE: Don’t wait until the night before the assignment is due to begin working on it! Work on it a little each day, so that you will have it finished by the due date. Let me know if I can assist you in any way.
DUE DATE:_____________________________________________________________

2. We finished the video discussing Pompeii and its importance.
3. We then continued discussing Roman sculpture and mosaics.
4. You were also introduced to CONSTANTINE!

1. Subject for scratchboard must be with you on WEDNESDAY! READ INSTRUCTIONS ABOVE!
2. Test covering Rome will take plaec on TUESDAY, the 17th!
3. CER #2 id due on THURSDAY, the 19th!