WEEK 1: Welcome to Art One
5 types of Lines (Horizontal, Vertical, Curved, Diagonal, Zig-Zag)
5 Variations of Lines (Width, Length, Direction, Degree of Curve, Texture)
The psychological feelings of the 5 lines when used in artwork
• Horizontal- Calm Still
• Vertical- Dignity, Strength
• Zig-Zag- Energy, Excitement
• Diagonal- Movement
• Curved- Soft, Feminine

Line Duplication Worksheet: Learning to draw what you see. Using a grid to help simplify a complex image into simple lines & shapes.
Up-Side-Down Drawing: Using the same simplification techniques, students redraw a line drawing of a man named Igor Stravinsky who was originally drawn by the famous 19th century artist, Pablo Picasso. *Bonus information: Igor Stravinsky is the subject of the the UP-SIDE-DOWN man drawing. Igor was a famous 19th century composer.
Below is a copy of the original drawing, along side an actual photography or Igor Stravinsky.

Sharpie & Line Design Practice: Students will learn to control their lines and make deliberate, reinforced lines with a ultra fine tip sharpie marker. Next week, we will begin to develop MAJOR PROJECT #1: Line Design.
Fun TRUE story:

In 1917, Stravinsky met the great artist Pablo Picasso in Italy. While visiting him, Picasso drew a picture of Stravinsky. Igor packed it in his luggage to bring back to Switzerland.
When the customs officer inspected the suitcase, he thought the portrait was a spy plan. Their conversation went like this:
"What is this sketch?"
"My portrait drawn by Picasso."
"Nonsense. It must be a plan."
"Yes - the plan of my face."
The official believed that Stravinsky was a spy carrying a secret military plan.

The composer called on his friends at the British Embassy to identify him and get the picture back. That customs official had quite an imagination!


The painting above, was a painting of Picasso's mother, father and sister at the alter of his sister's first communion.
Pablo Picasso was age 15 when he finished this painting.

• An ostrich's EYE is larger than it's brain
• Leonardo da Vinci invented the 2 piece scissors that we use today (the true original one piece scissors where invented by the egyptians many years earlier--- Scissors made of one piece of metal were most likely invented about 1500 BC in ancient Egypt. Researchers have found in ancient Egyptian ruins an early pair of scissors.)
• It took Leonardo da Vinci 10 years to paint the lips on the Mona Lisa.

The Mona Lisa is widely recognized as the most
famous painting in the history of art. In 2003,
the 500th anniversary of the painting, she will occupy
her own room at the Louvre. She has aroused curiosity
and suspicion, admiration and duplication. Whether you're a
casual observer or a Mona Lisa Maniac, you'll enjoy
witnessing her allure, you might even fall under her spell.
As art critic, Allessandro Vezzosi puts it, Her
legendary indirect gaze provokes a reaction known
as the Mona Lisa Syndrome: the viewer is enchanted
by her smile, which becomes increasingly enigmatic and
indefinable, transforming the painting as a whole into
a mysterious mirror.