(810 weeks x one 80 minute lesson a week)
Surrealist Room Project Outcomes etc
Students are evaluated on knowledge, process, participation as well as product.
NOTE: The 20102011 year group are the first intake to attempt 2 point perspective. The inclusion of this aspect will continue depending on the success of the students.
Knowledge:
At the end of this unit, students will understand:
Skills:
At the end of this unit, students will be able to:
Key terms:
Horizon line, Imagery, One point perspective, Two point perspective, Surrealism, Symbolism, Vanishing point, Viewpoint
*Activities are subject to change at teacher's discretion
Week 1  Introduction to 1 Point Perspective 
Holding a box in the air, students note how many and which sides they can see. How does it change when put to a low angle? Eye level etc.? OR, use Google SketchUp and create a box. Manoeuvre around the box. Note how the lines lead to a vanishing point.
Have students create a horizon line, then create a point on the horizon line (vanishing point). Students practice by drawing simple box shapes with low and high angles.
Task 2: Demo to students how to draw a room in onepoint perspective. Students first draw the back wall, then set their vanishing point slightly off centre to make it look more interesting. Students should attempt adding a chair, shelf or a bookcase to begin with. Option 1:
Option 2:
Homework: Complete task 2 (Required). Go here to view other simple tutorials for adding furniture (Optional). Watch the video below (Optional).

Week 2  Surrealism 
Review previous lesson. Have Ss share their homework and discuss. Warm up: Using the crate technique, quickly draw a chair.
Task 1:
Gather as a class to then share answers.
Surrealism Surrealism is a cultural movement that began in the early1920s, and is best known for the visual artworks and writings of the group members.
Task 2: Students continue practicing adding furniture to their room.Students share work to critique. Several photos on perspective here.
Homework: Complete task 2 and watch the video below (Required). View Bizarre Surreal and Dark Art Pictures, more Surrealist pictures and some pics with perspective (Optional).
If interested, Salvador Dali was another famous Surrealist painter (Optional).

Week 3  Introduction to 2 Point Perspective 
Task 1: Interpret the following artworks by Tetsuya Ishida and Giorgio de Chirico's "Mystery and Melancholy of a Street" (1914):
Task 2  Intro to 2 point perspective drawing (create the drawing as the tutorial progresses)
Though both interiors, Tetsuya Ishida's picture uses 2 point perspective whereas Magritte uses 1.
View this other video on using 2 point perspective for interiors.
Homework: Complete another basic 2 point perspective drawing as done in class. Experiment where the horizon line is etc. What would 2 buildings side by side look like? A twostory building? Choose one and experiment. (Required) Complete another drawing of either a) an interior OR b) a cityscape. (Required) BOTH DRAWINGS DO NOT HAVE TO BE HEAVILY DETAILED.
View some of these Surrealist pictures (Optional).

Week 4  Planning 
View and critique the following artwork:
Task 1: View student work below (note: pictures are only 1 point perspective). What do you think about the artwork? What is the concept of the artwork?
What are some themes/concepts in your grade 8 lives? (List) How could these be constructed into an artwork?
Task 2  Planning phase of work:
Review rubric. Students may begin drafting their final piece if a planned sketch is provided. This should be done lightly in HB pencil.
Homework: Planned sketch should be completed by next class.

Week 5  Project 
Students continue drafting out their layout.
Homework: No homework is given in the next 4 weeks as students are permitted to use the art room during lunch hour or after school as they see fit to work on their compositions. Watch the video below (optional).

Week 6  Project 
Students continue working on their project. Pencil work should finish this week.
Homework: (as in week 5)

Week 7  Project 
Students continue working on their project and should be on the colour stage. Teacher to demo coloring techniques if required. Students should consider tone and value to show shadow.
Homework: (as in week 5)

Week 8  Project 
Final week for students to complete work.
Homework: Art work due next week!

Week 9  Presentation & Evaluation 
Presentation and evaluation of work.
You will need to include an artist statement/self reflection with your piece. In paragraph form and on your blog, please include the following information as well as key vocabulary used in class. Email the blog entry URL to the teacher when complete. Include the picture of your artwork.
Please include a brief introduction and conclusion. Remember, you are writing for an audience that were not in the art room.

Teacher Resources:
http://thebloomingpalette.blogspot.com/2010/01/surrealismandoneandtwopoint.html
http://www.learner.org/courses/globalart/theme/2/index.html (Dreams and Visions video)
Three Point Perspective Towers
2 Point Perspective Tree Houses