Exploring Art is the perfect opportunity for students to sample a variety of art mediums and learn basic vocabulary. Students will become familiar with the Elements of Art & Principles of Design, the process of Art Criticism, and practice creating an interesting composition & demonstrating good craftsmanship.
*A spiral-bound sketchbook or notebook is required for this class
I highly recommend this as a first class for all students who want to continue with art. It's not mandatory, but you will definitely find it helpful as you continue in other art classes.
So Far This Quarter...
11/1 Rules & Procedures Guided Notes
11/8 Art Elements vocabulary review: "squiggle"
11/30 Medieval Art Quiz
11/30 Medieval vocab puzzles
12/1 Rose Windows with colored pencils
12/11 Abstract watercolor painting of a song
12/14 Chalk Pastel Practice: apple
12/15 Chalk Pastel Practice: Monet "San Giorgio Maggiore
at Dusk" (1921)
Students earn a daily grade for attempting the warm-up as class begins. Daily grades are averaged twice a quarter for classwork grades
Students earn a class "Participation" grade at MIDTERM and FINAL by being on-task every day. Each student starts with 100, and points are deducted. A mess left behind loses 1 point for each day this happens. (6/7/8.V.3.1 Apply safety knowledge to maintain a safe and orderly work space)
I can apply pastel techniques to create a drawing of a realistic landscape
6.V.3.3: Create art in different media using various techniques and processes.
Medieval Coat of Arms
Exploring Art is planned using the North Carolina 6th Grade Essential Standards for Visual Art.
Each class will complete AT LEAST one lesson that may be used for ASW Evaluation process. For more information about the ASW process, click here.
Artist: Paul Gauguin, French, 1848-1903
Portrait of the Artist with the Idol
(McNay Museum of Art, San Antonio TX)
Prezi: Art Elements
Prezi: Why is Art Important?
Prezi: Intro to Collage
Prezi: Romare Bearden Collage
Prezi: Art + Music
Prezi: Creating Mood in Art
Prezi: Aboriginal Dot Art
Prezi: Ted Harrison
YouTube: Chalk Pastel Techniques
Prezi: Oil Pastel Animal Portraits
YouTube: Oil Pastel Techniques
Prezi: Gothic Cathedrals & Rose Windows
YouTube: EASYarchitecture: What is Gothic architecture?
YouTube: Goodbye Art Academy: Gothic
YouTube: Medieval Art History
YouTube: Terry Jones' Medieval Lives: The Peasant
History.com: Middle Ages Facts & Summary
Depending on class size & grade level(s), lessons may include the following:
Art Elements introductory reading & lessons
Colored Pencil Techniques
Intro to Watercolor Painting & Techniques
Chalk or Oil Pastel Techniques
Chuck Close Portrait
Romare Bearden collage
1-Point Perspective Drawing
Radial Designs: Gothic Architecture & Rose Windows
Non-Objective Paintings to Music
Monet's Waterlilies chalk drawing
Animal Portraits oil pastel drawing
Still Life collage