Unit Length: 10 days Unit Value: 125 points
Grade Scale: C = 95 – 105 B = 106 – 115 A = 116 - 125
Note – 90 points maximum in
the Basic Level. Items in bold will appear on Unit Test. Items marked *
do not require oral assessment.
The Tools of Painting. Choose any 1.
(12) _____ 1. Use the glossary/dictionary and a partner to make flashcards of the important painting terms and their definitions. Study them together, present them to the teacher, and answer 4 correctly.
(12) _____ 2. Complete the Painting Crossword Puzzle and be prepared to answer 4 questions from
(12) _____ 3. Learn the important terms associated with painting from the visual cards/CD. Answer 4
questions correctly when quizzed.
(12) _____ 4. Lecture 1 –
“The Tools of Painting”. Answer 4 questions
The Evolution of Painting.
(10) _____ 1. Museum Tour on the Evolution of Painting I. Answer 4 questions.
(10) _____ 2.
Museum Tour on the Evolution of Painting II. Answer 4 questions.
The Styles of Painting. Choose any 1.
(10) _____ 1. Learn the important painting styles from history from the visual cards/CD. Answer 5
correctly when quizzed.
(10) _____ 2. Complete the “Styles of Painting” worksheet, review it, and answer 5 questions
(10) _____ 2.
Lecture 2 – “Styles of Painting” 5 questions will be asked.
Important Painters and Works. Choose any 1.
(25) _____ 1. Learn the important painters and their works from the visual cards/CD. Answer 5 correctly when quizzed.
(25) _____ 2. Complete the “Painters and Works” worksheets, review them, and answer 5 questions
(25) _____ 3. Lecture 3 – “Important Painters and Works”. Answer 5 questions
(<90)_____ 1. Complete any reading or combination of readings from the Painting Reading Sheet. Be
prepared to answer 2 questions per section. Notes may be taken and used.
*(10) _____ 2. Watch the video on Pablo Picasso at work. React to what you saw orally or in written
form. Reaction should highlight major points of the film and should be at least 1 page in length.
*(8) _____ 3. Watch the video on Bob Ross at work. React to what you saw orally or in written form. Reaction should highlight major points of the film and be at least 1 page in length.
*(15) _____ 4. Take the role of museum curator, select three different paintings and then explain the historical context behind the creation of each.
*(15) _____ 5. Pick any 1 element found in three paintings from different periods and then explain the how’s and whys of that element’s changes over time. The element could include the human form, status of women, subject painted, nature, light and shadow, et al.
(5) _____ 6.
Construct a color wheel out of one-type of object that displays the
primary, secondary, and tertiary colors of the spectrum. For example,
an arrangement of clay tiles in a circle.
(20) _____ 6. Research any 5 painting styles and give a short presentation (with visuals) that explains how one can recognize or distinguish those styles of painting from others in a museum.
(10) _____ 7. Construct a poster that highlights the paintings from a painting style discussed in class. Poster should include works, artists, titles, and clues as to how one can identify the style in question.
(15) _____ 8. Make a PowerPoint or Poster that displays 20 famous paintings that are different from the ones in the unit. Project should include name of artist, picture of painting, and title of painting. Study your product and be prepared to answer 5 questions.
(x) _____ 9. Student designed activity with approval of instructor.
Note: up to 110 points
allowed by end of Basic/Intermediate Levels. Due by final day of
*(15) _____ 1. Embark on an online adventure in painting at 1 of the following websites.
*(15) _____ 2. Conduct a formal analysis of a painting from history or one found here at the high school. Use
the Painting Analysis Sheet.
*(20) _____ 3. Go to
the website http://www.sanford-artedventure
a. “One-point perspective”, “Two-Point Perspective”, and “Linear Shading”.
b. “Abstract Symbolic Portrait”
c. “Oval Action Figures”, “Face Proportions”, and “Face Shapes”.
*(10) _____ 4. Do a comparison/contrast analysis of any two paintings drawn at random by the instructor. Prepare a presentation in which you compare and contrast them on the following: artist, title, style used, subject(s) painted, tools used, symbolism found, and meaning/importance.
Note – Due by end of Marking Period.
*(25) _____ 1. Select any artist, painting, or style that resonates with you and attempt to either emulate a work, mimic a style, or fashion an original painting. When finished, construct a museum placard that explains the meaning/symbolism of the painting, style, techniques used, palette, and other important information the viewer would need to know in order to appreciate the work.
*(10) _____ 3. Choose a painting from history or the contemporary world, examine it and write
a reaction to it that explains how you feel about it, what message it conveys to you, what you like/dislike the most about it, and the “whys” behind all of these responses. Reaction should be written from a third-person perspective, be of publishable quality, and between 3-5 pages in length.
Day 1: Lecture 1 (if needed) and Assessment Day 6: Lecture 3 (if needed) and Assessment
Day 2: Museum Tour I and Assessment Day 7: Assessment
Day 3: Museum Tour II and Assessment Day 8: Assessment
Day 4: Lecture 2 (if needed) and Assessment Day 9: Assessment
Day 5: Assessment Day 10: Assessment