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Jean-Marie Galing

Art Resource Teacher
Fairfax County Public Schools
Primary (5 to 8 years old), Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old)
Teacher/Educator, Curriculum Developer
Visual Arts, Arts :
Art Resource Teacher

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Visual Tension

<p>Tension in art is represented by a balance between opposing formal elements. (Line, shape, color, value, form, texture, or space.) It can cause anxiety or excitement in the viewer. </p><p>Look at some nonrepresenttional paintings. How did the artists use the elements to create visual tension?</p><p>How could a painting represent the tension someone has experienced?</p>
Jean-Marie Galing
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Controlled Environments

<p>The environments depicted by some artists evoke a sense of control and order.  Look at these artworks by Charles Sheeler, Edward Hopper, and Richard Estes. What formal elements of art or principles of design do you see that support the feeling of control?</p> <ul><li>Elements: line, shape, color, value, form, texture, space</li><li>Principles of Design: balance, contrast, emphasis, movement, pattern, rhythm, unity</li></ul>
Jean-Marie Galing
12
 

Art for Social Issues

<p>These artworks take a stance on social issues such as poverty, hunger, homelessness, freedom of speech, and political oppression. How have the artists combined imagery and text to communicate their message? </p>
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Relationships in Nonrepresentation

<p>What kind of relationship can you find between shapes, colors, or lines depicted in these nonrepresentational artworks? How could they symbolize a real-life relationship?</p>
Jean-Marie Galing
12
 

Body Language

<ul><li>How does a person's gaze, stance or the way they use their hands communicate a mood or feeling?</li><li>In artworks depicting two or more people, how are they interacting? What does that say about their relationship to each other?</li></ul><br /><p><br /></p>
Jean-Marie Galing
15
 

Representational, Abstract, or Nonrepresentational?

<p>Introductory Activity: Print image cards for small group collaboration. Students will sort images into three categories:</p> <ol><li>Representational Art (realistic imagery)</li><li>Abstract Art (recognizable imagery that does not reflect actual appearance)</li><li>Nonrepresentational Art (does not represent a depiction of the physical appearance of people or objects)</li></ol><p>Formal Analysis Activity: </p> <p>Choose a few images to compare and contrast: How did the artist use line, shape, color, balance, repetition, or overall composition to convey</p> <ol><li>The illusion of movement or rhythm</li><li>Visual tension</li><li>A mood or feeling</li></ol><p>NOTE: pdf file of these images is meant to be printed front-to-back so that citations will appear on the reverse side of each image. </p> <p></p> <p><br /></p>
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Theatre Masks

Jean-Marie Galing
10
 

Culture Lotto

<p>Images to show when playing third grade Culture Lotto game.</p>
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Figures of Interest

<p>People from different times and places have created portraits in clay. Look at some of these figures and consider:</p> <p></p> <ul><li>What do you know about the figure? What do you see that makes you think that?</li><li>How did the artist show the interests of the figure?</li><li>What did the artist do to make the figure visually interesting?</li><li>For whom might this artwork be special?</li></ul><p>If you were to create a self-portrait in clay, what clues would you add to tell others about yourself? What special object might you include?</p> <p></p>
Jean-Marie Galing
13
 

Sustainable Textiles

<p>Sustainability is about using techniques that allow for continual reuse of resources. Why might textile designers want to reuse scraps or reclaim waste fibers? What other things that get thrown away could be reused as part of a woven textile? </p> <p>ART MAKING CHALLENGE: Incorporate something recyclable in a hand-woven textile.  Consider color, texture, and how well it will perform for a particular purpose.  Would you combine the recycled items with traditional yarns or just use recycled items? Which method is likely to get the results you want?</p>
Jean-Marie Galing
10
 

Outside Fun

<p>See: Where are these people? What are they doing?</p><p>Think: Have you ever done something like that outside? </p><p>Wonder: I wonder what it would be like to go there.  What would I see, smell, taste, touch, or hear?</p><p>Choose an image and imagine yourself being in that place. Then use that as inspiration for a drawing, painting, or collage. </p>
Jean-Marie Galing
10
 

Superheroes

<p>Look at some of these super heroes and discuss:<br /></p><p></p><ul><li>Physical traits/personality traits</li><li>Pose or gesture of the hero</li><li>How did the artist exaggerate something to symbolize the hero's traits or abilities?</li></ul><p>If you could be a super hero, what talent or ability would you use in a SUPER way? How would you show it in a drawing? <br /></p><p></p><p></p>
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