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SUBJECT ART MEDIA PHOTOGRAPHY YEAR 9 DURATION 2 SESSIONS (FLOATING PROJECT)

TOPIC TITLE WHAT’S IN A NAME? THEME NAME ARTIST(S) VARIOUS

OVERVIEW Students will create a document of their name, using a digital camera to find representations of the alphabet. Students will learn
how to arrange and edit these photographs to spell their name.

Learning Outcome Activities Resources Vocabulary Assessment

 To apply media,  Discuss the new project with students. For practical work:  Design By the end of this unit,
techniques, and  Show examples and experiment using the website ‘A  Digital camera  Composition pupils will be able to:
processes with Framed Name’ to get inspiration and ideas for their name.  Outside of class time to  Style  Complete an Art
sufficient skill,  Using digital camera from home, explore the campus, shoot photographs  Technique History report.
confidence, and trying to find images that might represent the letters of  Adobe Photoshop  Relationship  Paint in the style of a
sensitivity that their their names. Examples of Art, Craft and  Balance particular artist or time
intentions are carried  It might be a good idea to try and get more than one of Design: period.
out in their artworks. each letter to allow for choice.  Create a composition
 To demonstrate the  Complete these for homework.  http://www.artsonia. that shows a
ability to form and  Take the pictures then download them into the Art folder. com/museum/gallery.asp? relationship to the
defend judgments  Open up Photoshop and make a new document using the exhibit=271671 original work.
about the preset tool that is (8-1/2” x 11”) with 300 resolution.  http://www.aframedname.  Create a composition
characteristics and  Go to “Image” then “Rotate Canvas” and rotate it 90 com/ that shows an
structures. degrees to have it set up as a landscape- horizontally. understanding of the
 To accomplish  Save it as students first and last name. This is the principles of art and
commercial, personal, background of the name. design.
communal, or other  Open up “view” and click on “rulers”. Click onto the top  Use painting
purposes of art. ruler and drag a blue guide to 2-1/2” down. Release. techniques that reflect
 To apply subjects,  Then click and drag the top ruler and drag the blue guide the style of the original
symbols, and ideas in to 5-1/2” down. Release. artist through use of
their artworks and use  Click the left ruler and drag a blue guide to 11”. Release. colour and brush
the skills gained to Click on the left ruler and drag a blue guide to ½” from the strokes.
solve problems in daily left. Release.  Develop their work
life.  Note that these are to help make the name centered on further, making
the page and straight on the top and bottom. considered changes.
 Click open up the first photograph of the first letter in the
first name in Photoshop by right clicking on the thumbnail
and selecting Photoshop.
 Using the crop tool, crop to where the letter looks best.
 Go to image- adjustments; adjust the brightness/contrast
to make the letter stand out.

S. Corben/Year 9/Floating Project/2010-2011


Learning Outcome Activities Resources Vocabulary Assessment

 To analyse common  Go to image- image size and change the size of the letter
characteristics of to 3” height with 300 resolution.
visual arts evident  Use the move tool to move the letter to the initial blank
across time and document to make a new layer. Put the letter in the far
among ultural/ethnic left.
groups to formulate  Open up the second letter in Photoshop. Do the same as
analyses, evaluations, the above until all the letters have been brought over.
and interpretations of  Use the “transform” key to change the size of any letters.
meaning.  Use the pull down menu under “edit” and then go to
 To reflect analytically “transform” then “scale”.
on various  Change the size to the appropriate one, then apply it by
interpretations as a clicking on another key in the menu bar, say, the
means for rectangular marquee key.
understanding and  Note that if changes need to be made to any of the
evaluating works of individual letters, the correct layer needs to be selected,
visual art. in order to be able to make them!
 To synthesise the  Keep saving work as a Photoshop file- once it’s saved as a
creative and analytical jpeg, it will merge the layers and students won’t be able
principles and to work on it further!
techniques of the  Save the individual letters after they are cropped in case
visual arts and students need to do adjustments.
selected other arts  After students have created the document, merge all
disciplines, the layers using layer- merge visible.
humanities, or the  Save as a jpeg titling it as student’s first and last name and
sciences. keeping it in their folder.
 Students can have the letters touching each other or with
white space around them.
 Just be sure if there are white spaces, that the space is
equal from letter to letter.
 Print on good quality paper.
 Share names and discuss each one.

S. Corben/Year 9/Floating Project/2010-2011