Teacher approval required to participate in this class.
Advanced Art will allow students who have demonstrated technical skill begin to explore their own interests. Students will complete 4 self-directed projects during the quarter in the students' choice of media. The GOAL of this course is to prepare students for advanced high school art classes by helping them build a varied portfolio and find their artistic voice.
Class enrollment requires teacher approval. Students must have already taken multiple art classes.
8.V.1.2: Apply the Elements of Art and Principles of Design in the planning and creation of personal art.
Complete Project List & Due Dates
Mini-Project 1: "A work of art is never finished, it is only abandoned." -Leonardo da Vinci
Choose a project you did last quarter. Improve, modify the theme, or alter it in some way.
Monday, April 1
Project 1: Nature
*rubric discussion/ check on Friday 4/12
Thursday, April 11
Friday, May 2:
Mini-Project 2: Nat'l Poetry Month: Shel Silverstein poem illustration
Project 2: Disney
Friday, May 17:
Project 3: Mythology
June 6th: Mini-Project 3: Pen Challenge
Monday, June 3:
Mini-Project 4: Skin Wars hand painting
Project 4: Based on Music
All projects must be accompanied by a sheet that explains the choices you made in your project.
Students will NOT have a daily assignment in this class. In addition to 4 self-directed major projects, grades will also include 4 mini-projects and a Studio Habits grade (daily effort, clean-up, taking care of supplies).
First Day of Class: Rules & Procedures
Sample research sketchbook entries from high school art students (Google "IB sketchbooks" for more examples):
Doodle For Google
Students will consider what they think makes a difference in their world and submit a "Doodle for Google" entry.
Students will create pieces to submit for the yearly Students ReBuild challenge. This year the theme is Ocean Conservation.
This class is planned using the North Carolina 8th grade Essential Standards.
*Also see other class pages for more specific topics (clay, painting, drawing)
Composition: "Where to put the cow"
Art of Apex Portal (Apex High School, Wake Co. NC)
Website & Videos: Throwing on a Pottery Wheel
Advanced High School & Profession Artist Sketchbook examples:
Advanced High School sketchbook examples: ArtMash Blog
Sketchbook idea suggestions: Ms Foushee's Sketchbook Pinterest Board
Online art lessons: theVirtualInstructor.com
Phil McAndrews' Big List of Stuff to Draw
How to Tattoo a Banana
Link to the syllabus in Google Drive
Download & print a copy of the syllabus:
MEMORY Project Resources
ARTISTS' STEAL Project Resources
CULTURAL BEAUTY Resources
Youtube: Plaster Hand Sculptures
Students will choose 4 artists to research during the quarter. The list is given in the syllabus. Be sure to include all the information requested.
Why do you need to learn about artists?
Knowing other artists, art styles, and movements can give you better ideas for your own work!
Artist: Edward Hopper, American, 1882-1967
House by the Railroad
(MoMA, New York, NY)