Painting is a quarter-long class dedicated to learning and practicing painting techniques. Students will learn basic color theory, watercolor techniques, and practice using the Art Elements and Principles of Design to convey mood and meaning in their work.
*A spiral-bound sketchbook or notebook is required for this class
I recommend taking this class following Exploring Art and Drawing.
I can paint forms showing light using watercolor techniques in two mini-paintings (bubbles and carrot paintings)
8.V.1.2 Use observational skills to create personal art
Prezi: Intro to Watercolor
Watercolor Tips for Beginners (1 of 3)
Watercolor Tips for Beginners (2 of 3)
Watercolor Tips for Beginners (3 of 3)
5 Beginner Watercolor Mistakes
Student Resource Folder on Google Drive (in progress)
**All assignments (including late work) due by Thursday 10/26
Quarter ends Monday 10/30
This class is planned using the North Carolina 7th grade Essential Standards.
Each class will complete one lesson that may be used for ASW/ Teacher Evaluation. For more information about the ASW process, click here.
So Far This Quarter...
8/29 Rules & Procedures Guided Notes
9/1 "Describing a Color" tree map notes
9/5 "How the Eye Sees Color" guided notes
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)
First Day of Class: Rules & Procedures
Download and print a copy of the syllabus: