Interior Example

Summary:

Create a Collage of Renaissance Images and Learn some Art History

    ●   Research Artwork from the Renaissance

    ●   Construct a Collage of Images in Photoshop representing what you've learned about the Era


Learn About:

Unity Balance Renaissance Art
Feathering Science in the Renaissance

The Project Happens in 3 Parts:

Part #1: Learn about the Renaissance ~

Research the Renaissance

•  Pick an Artist and/or their Artwork and find out what you can about it on the internet.

 

•  For instance "School of Athens" by Raphael - What is happening in the artwork? Who are the principle characters? Describe what you see, etc.


•  Find out everything you can about the renaissance and complete the Graphic Organizer from what you've learned.


Part #2: Collect your Images in Photoshop ~

shoe drawing example

  •  In your research you were restricted to a specific artwork and artist, but when you make your Renaissance Collage, you can use any images that match the Rubric Requirements, such as:

Medicine Science Philosophy Economy Technology Technology Literature Art Sociology

  •   Begin manipulating your work with the tools that you'll learn during this project.


Last Part: The Final Product ~

Present your work to the class!

  •   The themes of this project are Unity, Balance and Shape.

  •  When an artist attempts to group many disparate images together - like in a collage - the challenge is to balance that potential chaos with visual order.

  •   It's a similar story with Balance. It is very easy to see how a completed composition gets "weighted" by imagery size and darkness.

  •   One way to reduce confusion is by surrounding a collage with a frame of some sort, thus uniting the composition and providing a convenient introduction to the principle.

  •   Also, Shapes: X, O, Triangle, Square - Use Shapes to help focus the viewer's eye to the focal point of your composition.


   •   In your presentations, talk about the Renaissance, what you learned about its history and impact on civilization.

   •   Also talk about how you used shape, unity and balance in your composition. Review this Presentation on the importance of shapes in your work.


    •     ALWAYS save your projects using the following naming convention:
FIRST_NAME_LAST_NAME_PROJECT_NAME

    •     DO NOT name your project any other way - Improperly named projects will not receive credit and you will be sad.

    •     NEVER leave your work on the desktop or depend on a flash drive - instead, save your work in a folder you can find later - preferably on a virtual drive where it can be backed up.


Other People's Work:

These are examples created by students following this project.

                         

Day 1: The Renaissance ~

"This Class is the Best!" ~   Actual Quote

Introduce this PBL project by reading the Entry Document with the Class

Reflection Journal - Attach the previous project to your portfolio and reflect upon what you have learned from it.

• Begin Graphic Organizer - Pick your Artist and Research

• Collect your images - This is the First Tutorial of the Project



Day 2: The Renaissance ~

Digital Art and Design

"The Renaissance - Day 2"   ~  

Journal - Renaissance - What is it? Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt. ~ OR ~

Journal - Who's Your Artist? Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt.

Tutorial#1 - Collect your images - Finish This from Yesterday.

Finish Graphic Organizer - Do a Good Job!   Write in your own words.   Plagiarizers get ZERO Credit.

Workshop - The Black Death Presentation


Day 3: Portrait Project ~

Digital Art and Design

"Abandon all hope, ye who enter here!"  ~   Dante Aligieri - Welcome Message on the Gates of Hell

Journal - Feathering - Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt. ~ OR ~

Journal - Your Best Work! - Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt

Tutorial #1 - Old World Map - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #2 - Posterize Tutorial - Attach by Due Date.

Finish Graphic Organizer - Do a Good Job!   Write in your own words.   Plagiarizers get ZERO Credit.

Workshop - The Black Death Presentation or "I Do, We Do, You Do" Presentation


Day 4: The Renaissance ~

Digital Art and Design

"The Renaissance - Day 4"   ~  

Journal #1 - Emphasis … Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt. ~ OR ~

Journal #2 - List 2 Italian Artists … Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt.

Tutorial #1 - Make a Heraldic Banner - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #2 - Graffiti on a Wall - Attach by Due Date.

Finish Graphic Organizer - Do a Good Job!   Write in your own words.   Plagiarizers get ZERO Credit.

Workshop - Renaissance Presentation or "I Do, We Do, You Do" Presentation


Day 5: The Renaissance ~

Digital Art and Design

"The Renaissance - Day 5"  ~  

Academic Conversations - Discuss these topics with your neighbor - Get Ready For Presentations!

Tutorial #1 - Clone Stamp - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #2 - Simple Border Technique - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #3 - Transparent Bevel Text - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #4 - Planet in Photoshop - Attach by Due Date.

Graphic Organizer Due Today!

• Review Font

Workshop - Unity and Focal Point


Day 6: The Renaissance ~

Digital Art and Design

"The Renaissance - Day 6"

Journal - Define Balance and does your work have it? Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt. ~ OR ~

Journal - Famous Historical Figure - Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt.

OR

Peer Edit Day! - Show your Work to the Class and Critique each other.

Review - Text Requirements - There are specific requirements for your text!  Review the Entry Doc for specifics.

Tutorial #1 - Download and install some Old Looking Fonts - NOTHING TO ATTACH - JUST DO IT.

Tutorial #2 - Type on Path - Attach by Due Date.

Continue working on your Renaissance project - Due in 4 Days …


Day 7: The Renaissance ~

Digital Art and Design

"The Renaissance - Day 7"  ~

Journal - Loss of Faith? Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt. ~ OR ~

Journal - Art Before the Renaissance - Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt.

Tutorial #1 - Borders - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #2 - Pegasus - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #3 - Rainbow in .Ai - Attach by Due Date.

Workshop - Rubric Requirements - Make sure all your required text is done correctly!

Projet Due in 3 Days.


Day 8: The Renaissance ~

Digital Art and Design

"The Renaissance - Day 8"  ~   Project due Tomorrow!

Journal - Earlier Times - Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt.

Tutorial #1 - Simple Borders - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #2 - Wanted Poster - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #3 - Rainbow - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #4 - Angel Wings - Attach by Due Date.

Workshop - Unity and Focal Point OR Peer Edit Critiques.

Projet Due in 2 Days.


Day 9: The Renaissance ~

Digital Art and Design

"The Renaissance - Day 9"  ~   Project due Now!

Journal - Who's Your Guy? -Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt.

Tutorial #1 - Borders - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #2 - Planet Photoshop - Attach by Due Date.

Tutorial #3 - Rose - Attach by Due Date.

Workshop - Unity and Focal Point - Peer Edit Critiques.

Projet Due Tomorrow.


Day 10: The Renaissance ~

Digital Art and Design

"The Renaissance - Day 10"  ~   Presentations!

Journal - What are you going to say in your presentation - Begin class with this warm-up writing prompt.

Presentations! - Prepare for them by reviewing your Graphic Organizer, answering these Presentation Questions, and practicing you speech in front of the class. You don't need a Presentation, just display your art behind you.

Tutorial #1 - Rose in Photoshop - Attach by Due Date.

Presentation Rubric - Here is the rubric specifically for this presentation.

Project Due Now! Attach your renaissance project!