All students are encouraged to do their best, present their work with pride, and respect the efforts of their peers.
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Art 6 meets every other day for one semester. It is designed to emphasize the creative process and artistic production in both 2-D and 3-D art forms. Students will use creativity and critical thinking to solve problems using artistic means. Students will learn about the elements and principles of design, why they exist, and how to apply them to their artwork. Students also learn about various techniques, skills, art movements, and styles used around the world. Throughout the course, students are encouraged to draw on their own interests and personality to create original works of art. Visual literacy, idea development, problem solving, good craftsmanship, and time management skills are strongly emphasized.
- Develop their skills in communicating visually and verbally through art.
- Gain confidence in talking about and creating works of art. Learn about themselves through art.
- Expand their knowledge of artists and art historical trends and periods.
What will we do?
- Make art: In this course, you will be introduced to a wide variety of art-making techniques and mediums. Many assignments are tailored to allow you to explore your own interests through your art.
- Talk about art: We will discuss artwork, current and historic. We will also critique, or talk about, your finished work.
- Write about art: Writing about your work and the work of others helps you grow as an artist. Writing assignments in this class take the form of “bell ringer” responses, self-reflections, poetry, stories, or an artist statement. Writing is meant to ENHANCE the art making experience and will never be used as “busy work” or punishment.
- Required: A folder to collect handouts and a #2 pencil, to be brought to class every day.
- Optional: a smock/apron or old shirt to protect clothing from art materials (classroom has a limited supply of aprons – bring your own to be safe
Course Expectations & Rules:
Listen & follow all directions.
Raise your hand before speaking or leaving your seat.
Respect your teacher and your classmates. Be nice!
Respect the art room, tools, and materials. Clean up!
Warning (verbal or eye contact)
Time-out table (written reflection on behavior before returning to group)
Parent contact and/or referral
PORTFOLIO: Students will create and maintain a digital portfolio of their work, consisting of project photos, self-reflections, and project assessments. The portfolio will be the primary means of assessing growth in this course.
50% PROJECTS, SKETCHBOOK, & HOMEWORK:
Projects will be graded on craftsmanship, ambition, engagement with assignments, and your overall final product. All projects are due at the end of the marking period. In order for you to complete all projects on time, you will need to work the entire class period. Homework will be given periodically in this class. Late homework will not be accepted. Homework may involve sketching, research, or writing. Be sure to keep all in class assignments and class notes in your sketchbook so you may receive full credit for your work.
50% DAILY POINTS – Listening and participation:
Participation is expected and essential for your success in this class. Students have the opportunity to earn 4 points per day for listening and participation. Points are deducted for failing to listen to rules and instructions, or failing to participate in group or individual activities. Listen for instructions and work bell-to-bell EVERYDAY.
NOTE: It is the student’s responsibility to ask the teacher for work missed when absent. You have 3 days to make up work due to an excused absence.