Rosenbaum, Grade 9

Winter/Spring 2017,  Ms. Rosenbaum

Intermediate Level II: 9th Grade                         

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Department POLICIES AND REQUIREMENTS    It is the responsibility of every VA student to be familiar with and honor classroom policies and Department Requirements listed on our home page.  Please review late policy and studio rules at the beginning of the semesterr.

This Week In Class:   Complete dolls and begin ASLD mural on Community.

This Week’s Sketchbook Assignment  Due Monday May 22.  Create a piece using the brown print paper provided.  You can fold it or cut it, reference colors and/or motifs in the design.  You must use the entire piece.    Be creative and think about a strong idea before you begin.  To receive a 10, you must fully address the prompt, submit the work on time, demonstrate a commitment to the assignment. Unless specified, you may use the media of your choice.


Final Critique and Written Reflection in class, Friday, May 26                                                                                       

ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS         • Weekly sketchbook assignments, submitted on Mondays for class critique    •  4 writing outside assignments (may include Art Gallery Reviews, research paper, analysis of written articles, or Artist Interview)   Students will fine tune and increase sophistication in writing skills through gallery reviews, technical analysis, and personal reflections.  Submit all written work in HARD COPY unless specifically arranged with instructor.   •  Collaborative class critiques    •  Individual art projects.    • Guest artists and speakers,  Studio behaviors, including critique skills, preparation, attendance, focus, cooperation, studio maintenance, and attitude are assessed throughout the semester with points tallied as part of the final exam grade.   Additional work on projects outside of class is required !

• Expectations are that students will complete all class assignments (on time) designed to cultivate advanced skill, creative thinking, awareness of modern art forms  and conceptual ideas.  • Students will create work supervised and advised by the instructor. • The sketchbook must be in class daily and document artistic process through journaling, extensive research, and sketches.

9th Grade Syllabus, Intermediate Level I

Overview:  Modernism.  Students will research major art movements and styles while exploring new techniques in 2D and 3D media.  Students will understand the major  innovations of 20th  century art.

Studio Work:   Students will be introduced to the medium of oil paint and several printmaking processes.  Students will build on concepts and skills in the following areas:  , additive and subtractive sculpture, color theory and mixing, flesh tones, use of mediums to alter the character of various paints, brush techniques, texture and surface, oil and watercolor painting.  Students will work extensively in the sketchbook to develop visual journaling skills.

Media:  ceramic relief sculpture, paper mache sculpture, oil painting; relief, intaglio and monotype printmaking

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