Art Garden • Gallery • Students share their paintings and art works. • Teachers share their paintings, build albums of famous artists, put their paintings and works in specific albums. • Guess and Draw • A small interactive game • Teachers’ Survey • One student paints, the other ones guess what he/she is painting. Reward. Ignite interest. • C. S. C (Create, Share, Comment) • Create: paint and replay their painting process, as well as uploading paintings, art works, audio, and video. • Share: Share their projects to friends, teachers, parents, and the public. • Comment: add description to their works. The description can be texts, audio or video. Comment on each other’s works through audio, video, text, and painting process. If possible, friends and add more to the original paintings and a group collaborate on one painting. • Test • Time Machine • Students travel across time and space to appreciate paintings and art works.
Teacher Survey • According to your teaching experience as a Art teacher, what do you think are the difficulties in teaching fine arts? Please specify the difficulties and reasons. • In what aspects do students have difficulty grasping, during their understanding of the textbook contents? • How often do students discuss in groups？ • A.More than once per class B.Once a class C.Every two or three classes D.Once a month E.Never • How often do you have students collaborate with each other, and share their works? • Do you think it is useful to have students discuss and share? Why？ • How many students have the opportunity to share their stories and drawings about their hometown?Do you think they’re useful? • How much time on average is allocated to appreciation in a class? What’s the difficulty? • How much time on average is spent on drawing? What’s the difficulty? • What’s the efficient pedagogy you will often use in class? • How do you think of students’ art appreciation skills?
Some problems • Painting: Students lacks creativity. They don’t know what to paint unless shown by the teacher. They only copies exactly what the teacher paints. • Sharing and Commenting: Class time is limited. Students have little time to share whatever they have drawn, let alone comment on each other’s works. • Appreciation: the understanding of new concepts (such as oil painting, ink painting, hue, layout, etc.) are hard for students. • Time devoted to art appreciation is limited and students have little chance to explore by themselves.
Voice Thread Test • Voice Thread http://voicethread.com/ • http://voicethread.com/?#u1348168 • Students: 6th graders • Topics: Low carbon life, Chinese New year Painting • The problems: • It is hard to open the website in China because it’s a U.S. website. • Students can’t understand English. • Microphones.
Time Machine • Appreciation process: • Look and Think (observation and exploration) • Tutorial specially designed for different aspects of art appreciation. (For example, the appreciation of Chinese painting will be divided into five parts.1.mounting and composition 2.Colophons and seals 3.Season and color 4.Spatial expression 5.Texture strokes • Finish tasks (applying whatever they have learnt in the tutotials, such as concepts, ideas) • Creation game (decorate the room with the paintings and art works that they have grasped) • All the contents (paintings and art works) will be curriculum based.
Foreign Oil Painting Wood-carving Splash-ink Painting Facial paintings Chinese Water painting Dunhuang Frescoes Flowers and Birds painting
Beijing Opera Facial Paintings Color Symmetric Shape Eyebrow Mouth
请仔细观察左侧六张脸谱。 Take a moment to look at these facial paintings.
你还看到了什么？ • What other things do you see?
这些脸谱有什么共同点？What are the similarities among these facial paintings?
它们有什么不同之处？ • What are their differences?
让我们换一张图。现在你最先注意到的是什么？让我们换一张图。现在你最先注意到的是什么？ Let’s zoom in. Now what’s the first thing that you notice?
你还看到了什么？ What other things do you see?
这张脸谱能被分为几部分？ How many parts can this facial painting be divided into?
如果从中轴线对脸谱进行分割，中轴线两侧的脸谱会一样吗？如果从中轴线对脸谱进行分割，中轴线两侧的脸谱会一样吗？ Are the two parts divided by the neutral axis the same or different?
你对这张脸谱有什么印象？从中你能猜猜它代表的戏剧人物吗？What’s your impression of this facial painting? Can you make a guess about the corresponding opera character?
仔细观察脸谱的额头，眼睛，鼻子，嘴，眉毛等部分，你有什么发现吗？仔细观察脸谱的额头，眼睛，鼻子，嘴，眉毛等部分，你有什么发现吗？ Look at the forehead, eyes, nose, mouth and eyebrows, what’re your discoveries?
这两幅脸谱有什么不同？What are the differences between these two images?
它们有什么共同之处？What’s the similarity between them?
Task • Connect facial paintings of specific colors with • well-known characters. • Decorate the fan with facial paintings.
曹操，字孟德，是东汉末 年著名的政治家，军事家。《三 国演义》将其刻画为“治世之能臣，乱世之奸雄”。曹操的脸谱底色为白色，是不是让人觉得奸诈、狠毒、阴险呢？脸谱眉心单点红点，青纹相伴，给人一种慈眉善目，满脸挂笑的感觉。 Cao Cao, styled Mengde, was a warlordand the penultimate chancellorof the Eastern Han Dynasty. Described as "capable minister in peaceful times, unrighteous hero in chaotic times", he was often portrayed as a cruel and merciless tyrant. The facial painting of Cao Cao has the bottom color of white, doesn’t he look catty and cunning?