VA INTERMEDIATE LEVEL II and ADVANCED LEVELI, Fall 2013, Mrs. Fleischman
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Important writing assignment and show dates
- September 17 Writing #1 Due Gallery review
- September 26 Art College Night (see list below of participating schools)
- October 16 Writing #2 Due Reaction to a published article
- October 17 1st Quarter Show
- November 13 Writing #3 Due Gallery review
- December 9 Writing #4 Due Artist interview
- December 12 2nd Quarter Show
Class Overview 10th Grade
I. Students will know, use, and understand the following
ART VOCABULARY AND CONCEPTS:
Various forms of sculpture, ceramics, jewelry and new media
Appropriate art vocabulary in discourse and writing practice
Characteristics and Expressive features of art (elements and principles)
Tools, processes and materials used in the creation of sculpture, jewelry, ceramics and new media.
II. Students will know, use and understand the following in the PRODUCTION OF ART:
A variety of digital software, techniques and processes.
Expressive qualities of art (elements and principles) to construct meaning.
Sketching, brainstorming, revision, and journaling as steps in the creative process.
The importance of collaboration in the creation of art.
Tools and techniques used in sculpture, specifically subtractive techniques such as carving. Tools and techniques in jewelry including, piercing, sawing, riveting and soldering of metal. Students will concentrate on high craftsmanship in all projects
III. Students will know use and understand the following in
ART HISTORY APPRECIATION, AESTHETICS AND CRITICISM:
The four-step criticism model in written and oral form
Appropriate class critique behaviors
Different functions of 3D design from various periods and cultures
Use the Internet, books, articles to appropriately research art periods, artists,
techniques, cultures, styles, and perspectives
Qualities of craftsmanship and aesthetic concepts
IV. Students will know, use and understand the following aspects of
ART AS PROFESSION
Professional exhibition techniques for the display of 3 dimensional work and new media works. Understand how art skills transfer to and intersect with other disciplines and areas of life including business skills. Collaborate with others in the generation of ideas, production and analysis of art.
Class Overview 11th Grade
Advanced students in the VA Program should exhibit skill, passion and focus. Based on College Board AP Studio Guidelines, this class demands strong commitment toward the production of highly finished, portfolio directed art pieces. Advanced work demonstrates technical ability, knowledge of the art elements and principles of design, and development of a unique personal artistic voice. Strong portfolios are submitted to national and local shows and play a major role in securing scholarship money for college. Juniors will demonstrate skill in handling a variety of media, subject genres, and techniques in a Breadth portfolio of 12 – 15 pieces.
Juniors will complete class assignments designed to cultivate creative thinking and awareness of contemporary art forms including site-specific installation and performance art. Students complete work supervised and advised by the instructor in various media and genres to display diverse skill and understanding of art concepts. The sketchbook will document artistic process through journaling, notes, and sketches for projects. Strong, professional writing is emphasized to prepare students for artist statements, research writing, college applications, and job interviews. Students are encouraged to engage in art internships and volunteer activities to enhance their experience. Students may apply for the annual summer scholarship at Anderson Ranch Arts Center.
Colorado Academic Standards for Visual Art
1.Observe and Learn to Comprehend: The visual arts are a means for expression, communication and meaning making.
2. Envision and Critique to Reflect: Visual arts recognize, articulate, and implement critical thinking through the synthesis, evaluation and analysis of visual information.
3. Invent and Discover to Create: Generate works of art that employ unique ideas, feelings, and values using different media, technologies.
4. Relate and Connect to Transfer: Recognize, articulate, and validate the value of the visual arts to lifelong learning and the human experience.
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