Visual Arts Beginning Level I and II, Art Fundamentals , Winter/Spring Semester 2017
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VA POLICIES AND REQUIREMENTS It is the responsibility of every VA Major to be familiar with and honor prescribed classroom policies and Department Requirements as outlined on our web page. Please review these at the beginning of class and sign off on them.
This Week In Class: Happy Spring Break!
This Week’s Sketchbook Assignment, Due Tuesday, April 4. Illustration using 4 words. Using the card provided, pick 4 words to use together in a narrative piece. Look up the meanings of ALL the words so you can have the maximum variety of choices.Don’t just draw the 4 things separately, they must relate to each other in a narrative scene. Use a full range of value, not just a pencil sketch. You must return the card with your assignment! 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 to create a 2D or 3D piece.
Important Class Dates:
Writing #3: Tuesday, May 9
4th Quarter Show and Year End Celebration: Friday Night, May 19
Activities and Assignments • Weekly sketchbook assignments, submitted on Mondays for class critique • 3 outside writing assignments (may include Art Gallery Reviews or other assignments) Students will fine tune and increase sophistication in writing skills through reviews and personal reflections. Submit all written work in HARD COPY unless specifically arranged with instructor. • Collaborative class critiques • Individual art projects relating to study themes • Guest artists and speakers Participation points are part of the Final Assessment, tallied at the end of the semester and include critique skills, preparation, attendance, focus, cooperation, studio responsibility and attitude. Additional work on projects outside of class will be necessary. Students may work in the studio during Wednesday tutoring, lunch, and some days after school. Check with teacher if you want to stay after school.
Big Ideas and Themes : What can we learn and hopefully appreciate about diverse world traditions, customs, and peoples through their art? How is the concept of art different in early cultures from our ideas in the contemporary world?
Essential Questions How and why have images, objects, and places, been used as subjects for art? What skills do I need to work in 3D media? How do art elements and principles of design relate to 3D expression?
Curriculum Content: Continued reinforcement of basic art elements and principles of design. Prehistoric, ancient and medieval art. Basic hand building skills in clay and cardboard. Portraiture and human proportions. Relief printmaking.
Colorado Academic Standards for Visual Arts
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