Purpose of Course/ Brief Goals of Course: To develop critical thinking and communication skills through the arts. To continue and expand upon the elements and principles of design. To learn about the history of art throughout time. To demonstrate proficiency in working with art materials
Content / Major Units Studied: Line, Shape, Space, Texture, Form, Color, Value, Repetition, Balance, Rhythm, Unity, exhibition, critique, observational drawing, printmaking, sculpture, painting, and graphic/industrial design.
Why make art?
Are all objects art?
What choices can I make to express myself when making art?
Technically, how do I create different kinds of art objects?
Class Expectations / Student Responsibilities: Students need to come to class on time, prepared (with a pencil), and ready to work the entire class period. Curriculum, examples, and rubrics can be found on the class website: http://highschoolphoto.org/6th-grade-art-curriculum/
Grading: 80% in class project progress portfolio, 10% sketchbook work, 10% citizenship (effort/attitude/work ethic)
Other Special Information: All lessons, projects, rubrics, expectations, and galleries of student work can be found on the website that I created for this class: http://highschoolphoto.org/6th-grade-art-curriculum/. I hope you enjoy exploring the site, and seeing some of the things that your son or daughter will be learning. I will be putting up all of their assignments and due dates. I hope that we can work as a team to help your child succeed in my class. I promise to work my hardest to help your children develop critical thinking skills, engage in art criticism and analytical writing, and develop their own style to express themselves visually.
Contact Information: eppc at mersd.org
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