Rosenbaum, Grade 9

Fall 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.  You will be asked to review late policy and studio rules at the and sign off that you understand them.

This Week In Class:   Paper Tube sculptures.

This Week’s Sketchbook Assignment  Due Monday, September 25.    Select one of the following themes:  All Over It, Beneath it All, or Away from It All.  Illustrate this idea clearly.  We should be able to tell which prompt you used by looking at your piece. To receive a 9/10, you must fully address the prompt, submit the work on time, demonstrate a commitment to the assignment. To receive a 10, work must be unusually creative and exhibit a high level of thought and craftsmanship.  Unless specified, you may use the media of your choice. 


Gallery Review #1:  Tuesday, September 19

Art College Night: Monday September 25, 4 – 6 p.m.

1st Quarter Show and Potluck:  Thursday, October 19, 6 – 7:30

Gallery Review #2:  Tuesday, October 24

Gallery Review #3: Tuesday, November 14

2nd Quarter Show : Thursday, December 7, 6 – 7 pm


Rubric for Paper Sculptures

Clearly address your design principle as a primary focus in the design and finished appearance of the piece

Use phone book tubes as the primary building material

Explore creative, 3D forms that have interest from all sides

One other visible medium to use in the sculpture

Joining techniques explored including glue, staples, tape, wrapping, wire, fabric, sewing etc.         Piece is well crafted and put together as an art object.  Sculpture must be freestanding and stable, not flimsy.  No globs or strings of glue, secure connections, no loose ends unless part of design

Creativity: Piece goes beyond the expected with unusual use of materials, form and design. Piece is a creative example of the specified art principle.

9th Grade Syllabus, Intermediate Level I, 3D Design using the Design Process.  

Curriculum:   Students will utilize a five-step design process to create a variety of 3-dimensional and printmaking projects.   Students will work extensively in the sketchbook to research, plan, revise and reflect in the creation of major projects.  Basic 3D art vocabulary, media and techniques including additive, subtractive processes will be covered using paper, clay, wood and found objects materials.     Students will continue to build on printmaking skills in the creation of an intaglio print using the press.   Various critique and writing strategies will build on skills introduced in 6th and 7th grade.

Media: Paper, clay, wood, and found objects.  Intaglio printmaking.

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.


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