1. START MUSIC
2. INTRODUCE YOURSELF
3. SUPPLIES – NEED RULERS, PENCILS/COLORED, PASTELS AND LAP BOARDS (I have the colored paper)
a. Norman Rockwell ~ An American Artist
b. Rockwell born in New York – interested in art at an early age. He was not athletic like his brother, so he spent a lot of time drawing.( slide 2)
c. His parents saw that he had talent and signed him up for art lessons. At 18, he illustrated a handbook for the Boy Scouts of America(slide 3)
d. He began submitting drawings to The Saturday Evening Post( a publication first started by Benjamin Franklin) of which the accepted his , “Mother’s Day Off”. This began a long career. He painted pictures that told stories and were everyday life, many were humorous.(slide 4)
e. Norman Rockwell used live models for his paintings. He would show them the kind of expression he wanted them to exhibit. Then he would pay them $2 for posing. One time, another magazine offered him double his salary to come work for them. He turned them down and The Post doubled his salary for his loyalty. (slide 5)
f. Slide 6
g. In 1942, at the age of 48, he painted four pictures to illustrate the 4 freedoms. He tried to sell them to the government agencies, they rejected them. The post printed them and they became some of his most famous illustrations.
i. Freedom of speech- man standing speaking at town mtg
ii. Freedom to worship- shows people praying
iii. Freedom from want- show a family around the Thanksgiving table
iv. Freedom from fear- a couple tucking their children in bed slide (slide 7and 8)
h. In later years he drew pictures about National events such as civil rights and humanity. He drew less humorous drawings.(slide 9)
i. Slide 10
j. Slide 11 Our Project
i. First draw a picture you would like to see on the cover of the December issue of the Saturday Evening Post. IT CAN BE HOLIDAY OR SNOW RELATED OR MAYBE JUST WINTER.
ii. Center the picture on the paper. You can use pencil to start then color in with crayons.
iii. Last step is to draw the heading of the Saturday Evening Post. Use your white board as a ruler to draw the line below the Saturday Evening Post( See examples)
iv. How much do you think an issue would cost now?