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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
10
 

Family Helper

<p>Images of children performing tasks that help their family. How are these children helping others? </p><p>What do you do to help out at home? Draw a picture of yourself being a helper.</p>
Jean-Marie Galing
6
 

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
 

Postcard Places

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Abstract food

<p>Images illustrate how artists use simplification and zooming in to abstract images of popular foods.</p>
Jean-Marie Galing
8
 

Mystery and Fantasy

<p>These artworks are <strong>enigmatic</strong> - "mysterious, puzzling, hard to understand, mystifying, inexplicable, baffling, perplexing, bewildering, confusing, impenetrable, inscrutable, incomprehensible, unexplainable, unfathomable, indecipherable."   They are open to interpretation.  </p><p>Look at one or more of these artworks. How did the artist create a sense of mystery or fantasy? What do you think it could mean?  </p>
Jean-Marie Galing
16
 

Symbols

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17
 

Chuck Close Portraits

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Balance & Symmetry

<p>Which type of balance is represented in each image?</p> <ul><li>Symmetrical balance</li><li>Radial balance</li><li>Asymmetrical balance</li></ul>
Jean-Marie Galing
16
 

Maps

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8
 

Abstract Sculpture

<p>For younger students, play an "I Spy" or sorting game with sculpture images. Attributes to look for:</p> <ul><li>Geometric shapes/forms</li><li>Biomorphic shapes/forms</li><li>Inside/outside sculptures</li><li>Sculptures that resemble animals or people</li><li>Sculptures that don't resemble anything</li><li>Big/little sculptures - explain how you decided this (scale in relation to its surroundings)</li></ul><p>With older students, challenge them to construct a definition of abstraction based on what they observe in the sculptures. </p>
Jean-Marie Galing
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Theatre Masks

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10