The Altruistic Academy of Art

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The Altruistic Academy of Art
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Art is learning to 'see' things. It has less to do with "what" you see, and more about "how" you see it.
 
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This is a Visual Arts Curriculum Guide for Grades 7 and 8 based on the expectations laid out in the Ontario Ministry of Education Curriculum, Grades 1-8, The Arts. I have looked at each expectation and suggested lessons that will satisfy each and
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This is a Visual Arts Curriculum Guide for Grades 1 and 2 based on the expectations laid out in the Ontario Ministry of Education Curriculum, Grades 1-8, The Arts. I have looked at each expectation and suggested lessons that will satisfy each and
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This is a Visual Arts Curriculum Guide for Grades 5 and 6 based on the expectations laid out in the Ontario Ministry of Education Curriculum, Grades 1-8, The Arts. I have looked at each expectation and suggested lessons that will satisfy each and
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This is a detailed description of the Principles and Elements of Design, both visually and literally. It is meant as a handout, a resource guide for your students to keep in their sketchbooks or journals. You could hand out only one section at a
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This is a dramatic poetry reading for Remembrance Day services. There are two poems to be read separately at first, then lines of each are read alternatively, switching back and forth between each in dramatic fashion. It is truly wonderful and
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I have always tried to get my students to invent an original story to present as a Dramatic play in conjunction with the service for Remembrance Day. Here is one that stood out. It also includes a (possible) introduction that prompts the audience
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This lesson borrows directly for Math Class: The Golden Ratio (1:1.618). It involves students making golden rectangles of various sizes/proportions, and arranging them in an interesting composition. The design may be further embellished by adding
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This is a Visual Arts Curriculum Guide for Grades 3 and 4 based on the expectations laid out in the Ontario Ministry of Education Curriculum, Grades 1-8, The Arts. I have looked at each expectation and suggested lessons that will satisfy each and
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This is a large multi-faceted unit that encompasses over 20 lessons, incorporates all the principles and elements of design, and integrates with many other subject areas. Students will create and design a restaurant from the ground up, making art
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This lesson will have students demonstrate an ability to really "see" the object that they are to draw, by using one continuous, non-stop line that circumscribes the object before them, in this case, their shoe. The trick here is to have the
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There are lots of lessons on how to draw linear perspective, be it 1-pt, 2-pt or even 5-pt. But I have NOT seen any that have dealt with drawing curves, circles or cylinders in 3D. So, here is how you do it. Based on the standard 1-pt.
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This lesson deals with colour theory; creating 3 different colour schemes that reflect a design created with open block letters treated with value. It could easily be integrated with Math by substituting Math symbols in lieu of letters. Students
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Similar to my lesson "Elements of Design: Form and 3D", this lesson focuses more on the compositional arrangement of said geometric Math forms, meant to demonstrate several principles of design, such as balance, rhythm, proportion, unity, movement,
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This is a unit on printmaking, complete with assessment and evaluation.
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This is a drawing lesson for Figure study, with emphasis on using "gesture" and "contour" lines to capture the figure. It is based on the assumption that students have already acquired an understanding of human proportion, (intermediate grades or
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This lesson is meant for Middle school or higher. The concepts required for understanding are beyond most elementary minds. This unit involves using recycled materials on a flat surface, to make a visual composition in 3D, but not meant to be
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Watercolour painting is very popular, yet is very difficult for the novice to learn. I have tried it. I have taught it, and I still find it mesmerizing. Watercolour involves the layering of colours, from background to foreground, and accounting for
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Caricature: A representation, especially pictorial or literary, in which the subject’s distinctive features or peculiarities are deliberately exaggerated to produce a comic or grotesque effect. Characterization: In art, a technique in which
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Here are ALL my lessons based on various aspects of Elements of Design, including several lessons pertaining to LINE, SHAPE, SPACE, FORM, DEPTH, and VALUE. It also includes a poster. You can get individual units of each lesson by clicking
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This lesson deals with using line to define a shape/form from within, not from without. The task is to draw the lines of the palm from the inside, and NOT pay any attention to the outside or contour of the hand. It's tougher than it sounds or looks.
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Taught in Public Elementary, Middle, and High Schools. Visual Arts Specialist, Given numerous workshops for teachers, served on the executive of the Ontario Society for Education through Art (OSEA), and taught all 3 Visual Arts Additional Qualification courses at OISE, UofT. Toronto Parks and Recreation Dept. Art classes. I have also focused on Drama and Dance, featuring special Remembrance Day services.

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