Posted on March 10th, 2013 by admin
This week will end the third nine weeks…..
A reminder to parents and students…We will have 1/2 day this Thursday, March 14th letting out at 11:30pm and we will not have school on Friday, March 15th for KEA (Ky Education Association).
Due to the 1/2 day on Thursday….only 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th periods will meet that day. Therefore, 1st, 2nd & 3rd period classes will finish their Explore Classes on Wednesday & the other class periods on Thursday.
This weeks plans…
6th grade completed thier marbled paper journals last week. This week Mon. through Wed. students will explore the Art of Paper Folding known as “origami”. Students will learn a little of the history & significance of origami in the Asian culture. As well, students will create a couple of origami project. On Wed. students will collect all of their art works from this nine weeks and evaluate their works.
7th grade will explore the art of architecture as they learn about one of the most known architects, Frank Lloyd Wright. Students will experience the task that an architect faces with a simulated web based architecture program. Students will be able to access this program from home though my school blog. On their last day of art students will collect their art works & take time to evaluate their success.
8th grade will finish their wildlife paintings and then work on an abstract self portrait collage. On their last day of art students will collect their art works & take time to evaluate their success.
***JUST A REMINDER….. a plea has been put forth to collect water bottles for a school-wide collaborative sculptural project. Students are asked to add color to a clear water bottle & return it to the art room. The art club & other art students will help take these bottles recreate them & combine them in a creative piece of art that will be shown at the upcoming April 13th Arts Showcase “A Starry Night”. This will be a showcase of student art and other arts related talents such as choral, dance & performance (just to name a few). This event will be free & open to the public. It will be held at the high school.
THANKS ALWAYS FOR STOPPING BY AND VISITING MY ART BLOG.
Posted on March 2nd, 2013 by admin
On Monday, March 4th students will have their Spring pictures taken. Students do not need to prepay for these photograph, but rather wait for them to come in for you to see and then choose those you want to purchase. As well, all club & activity photographs will be taken on this day.
ART CLUB PLEASE VISIT THE ART CLUB PAGE IN THE SIDEBAR FOR IMPORTANT MEETING INFORMATION AND UPCOMING EVENTS!!!!!!
On Tuesday of this week, March 5th, all of the art classes will take thir final test. This has been announced for the past week and students have been urged to study their bell ringers and notes in preparation for this test. We will have a review study guide that students will complete on Monday during class, but note some of the morning classes will be broken up due to Spring picture day.
For the remainder of the week:
6th grade will finish their bound journals this week. In the coming days students will learn about artist, Georgia O’Keeffe and will be introduced to origami (the art of paper folding).
7th grade will continue to work on their 2 point perspective city block drawing showing an understanding of the concept of drawing buildings in three dimension on a flat surface.
8th grade will continue and finish their wildlife paintings in the coming day. These are a reflection of their exposure to wildlife artist John James Audubon.
This will be the last full week of the nine weeks. The following week will be interrupted with a half day on Thursday, March 14th with an early dismissal and no school on Friday, March 15th for KEA (Ky Education Association conference). Students will move to a new Explore class the following Monday, March 18th.
Thanks always for visiting my BLOG page. I hope you found what you were looking for.
Have a great day!!!!
Posted on February 22nd, 2013 by admin
On the agenda for the week:
We will have our bell ringer quiz on Monday since we missed school on Friday. Students need to be prepared to turn bell ringers in and take this test.
OUR FINAL TEST IN ALL CLASSES WILL BE ON TUES., MARCH 5TH
6th grade: Students will paint their pinch pots this week. As well students will make a bound paper journal from the paper they previously marbled. This will be a busy week.
7th grade: Students will view a video @ Leonardo da Vinci & Michaelangelo on Monday. This is a follow-up of a recent lesson on art of the Renaissance. Our next venture will be working with clay to create a coil pot. We recently read about the art of ancinet cultures of Egypt, Greece & Rome. These cultures were known for their work with pottery.
8th grade: Students will finish thier mobiles this week. They will next begin a wildlife painting, as they have recently read about the wildlife works of artist, John James Audubon.
**There will be a dance this Friday, March 8th after school until 5pm. All students are welcome to attend.
Posted on February 22nd, 2013 by admin
This week was a short week with Presidents Day off on Monday…
6th grade agenda: finish marbling paper and work on an art critique of artist, Diego Rivera’s, The Flower Carrier. Students will need to turn these in on Monday, Feb. 25th. They need to follow the guidelines given in class for writing this critique. Their written work will be copied and placed in their writing portfolio, so they need to put forth a great deal of time and effort in this assignment.
7th grade agenda: finish sculpture project with styrofoam block. Students will add color to the sculpture when finished carving. As well students will read about art of ancient times this week as they learn about the cultures of ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome as well as the Renaissance period of art history.
8th grade agenda: Students will continue work on their mobile project. As well students will read about artist, John James Audubon. They will answer questions from the reading.
The nine weeks is quickly coming to and end. All students need to make sure they are caught up on all assignments.
Posted on February 10th, 2013 by admin
Hello, Happy Valentines Day!!!!
Mid Terms went home last week. Hopefully all parents received their child’s reports and have had a chance to discuss with them things they need to do to improve any lower grades. Thanks for the support parents. If your child’s grade in my class is of concern please contact me so that we might discuss any issues that is hindering your child.
This week in the classroom: Our bell ringers will focus on the steps of art criticism.
6th grade: We made pinch pots from air dry clay on Friday. These will need to dry over several days before we paint them. These were in response to our reading about the art of China and ceramics. We will venture into other Asian cultured art this week as well. On Monday students will learn about the art of paper marbling. Later in the week students will get a chance to marble paper and make a piece of art from the paper they marble.
7th grade: Students were introduced to the 3D art forms of sculpture on Friday. They learned about types and processes used to make a sculpture. Students will learn about sculpture artist, Henri Moore on Monday and then begin a carved non-objective sculpture from styrofoam.
8th grade: Like 7th grade, 8th grade review sculpture types and processes last week. They will learn about artist Alexander Calder this week and his 3D sculptures called mobiles. Each student will create a mobile. As well, students will learn about another American artist from the 1800s named Matthew Brady and his work with photograpy during the Civil War. They will be given a reading assignment and questions to complete as well as view a short video about him.
**This coming Friday, Feb. 15th is an early release day for students, and the following Monday, Feb. 18th we will not have school in honor of Presidents Day. Please make note of these on your calendar so that you can make any needed arrangements for your children.
Thanks always for visiting my blog, and have a great day!!!
Posted on February 3rd, 2013 by admin
Well, here we go again to begin a new school week making up missed days from last week.
On Tues, Feb. 5th we will follow the plans from last Friday. To recap:
6th grade: On Tues. students will have a quiz over Subject Matter in Art then will read a couple of short passages about the Art of Asia. For the remainder of the week students will begin working on projects dealing with art forms from Asia. First we will make a pinch pot and then we will learn the art of marbling paper.
7th grade: On Tues. students will continue to work on their still life drawing they began last week. They will draw from a still life arrangement focusing on proportion of objects to each other. They will continue the drawing by adding shading through the technique of blending. We will work on this project 2 or 3 days depending on how the students progress.
8th grade: On Tues. students will continue to work on their enlarged grid drawing project where they are, as a class, working square by square to reproduce a well known piece of art. One 8th grade class is creating a value drasing of the Mona Lisa and the other 8th grade class is creating a value drawing of American Gothic. Our next unit will be a mobile project as they learn about the artist Alexander Calder and the art of sculpture.
Please note: Mid Term reports are scheduled to go home with students on Wed. of this coming week.
Thanks so much for continued parental support…..we (teachers) can’t achieve high goals with your children without you. We are a team….in the education of our children.
I hope you have a wonderful week ahead.
Posted on January 27th, 2013 by admin
Well…………since we missed school on Friday we will be playing catch up!! On Monday we will follow lesson plans from last Friday. Therefore, I will collect bell ringers and we will take a bell ringer quiz in all classes. A reminder; the bell ringers covered Principles of Design in week 3 and Purposes of Art in week 4.
Our bell ringers for this week coming up will cover the 5 areas of Subject Matter in Art. We will have two on Tues. to help us catch up for the week.
**A quick reminder that mid term is appraoching quickly. Students need to make sure they are all caught up with assignments as failure to do so will be reflected in their mid term grades.
This weeks schedule of activities in the art room:
6th grade: Students will finish their zendoodle, Mehindi hand designs on scratch paper. They will mount these also. After completing this assignment we will have a lesson Subject Matter in art. Students will have a homework drawing after this information is introduced.
7th grade: Students will write a critique of a classmates 1point perspective, surreal landscape drawing. Students will be given guided directions to complete this written assignment which will be graded, copied and placed in students writing folder. Students will continue to learn about drawing basics and the time period of the Renaissance when many artists discovered ways to draw more realistically. Students will read about famous, Renaissance artist, Leonardo da Vinci and some of his most notable works such as The Mona Lisa and The Last Supper.
8th grade: Students will read futher about artist Chuck Close and his life and art. Students will respond to the reading assignment in a written format reflecting on some of the obstacles Close has faced in life and as an artist. Students written piece will be graded, copied and placed in their writing portfolio. Students will work with a grid this week in a simple line drawing, a shaded drawing and a group grid project.
As always, thank you for taking time to read my bolg. Please contact me whenever you have comments to make or questions of concern.
Have a wonderfully, wonderful day!!!!
Posted on January 21st, 2013 by admin
No school Mon., Jan. 21st in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
**Our bell ringers this week will focus on the purposes of art. We will have our 2nd bell ringer quiz of the 9 weeks this Friday, Jan. 25th. Students need to study last weeks bell ringers as well as this weeks.
6th grade: On Tues. students will view a video about a tradition from India using line in a design drawn on the skin called Me-hindi. Students
will continue to work with line as they begin a project using scratch-board combining the Me-hindi design with zen doodle. This is always a project and media that the students enjoy working with.
7th grade will continue working with drawing skills as they practice using the six space making techniques to create the illusion of 3dimenstionality in a drawing. The 6 techniques are (linear perspective, overlapping, size varitation, placement, detail/focus & color/value). Students started last week, by drawing flying boxes and are now adding Surreal details to the imaginary drawing. The project focuses on practice of skills in drawing in a very fun and creative way!!
8th grade will finish their Pop Art self portraits on Tues. Students will next learn about the use of a grid to help draw in proportion. They will use a grid to create a geometric pattern on 12X12 paper to design a quilt pattern to paint. They will also learn about American artist, Chuck Close this week and his use of grid in his enlarged portrait paintings. As well, students will read about early American artist, George Catlin, and his subject matter of Native Americans. We will have a busy week of art enrichment!!!!
We will soon approach the mid term of this 9 weeks. Please encourage your child to stay ahead of the game by turning all assignments in on time.
Have a great evening,
Posted on January 13th, 2013 by admin
This week in the art classroom:
All classes worked on a review assignment this past Friday over the Elements of Art & Principles of Design. Students used the textbook “Exploring Art” to locate information. Students will be given the opportunity to finish this assignment up on Monday, Jan. 14th before turning it in for a grade. 6th grade will also view a short KET video @ The Principles of Design.
6th grade will begin working with the art element line this week in what is known as zen doodle art. For more information about zen doodle designs view this zendoodle sampler video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_t_34mchtw or click on the link to zentagle website found on the left sidebar.
7th grade will begin to use 1 point perspective in their drawing this week.
8th grade will continue and finish their Pop Art Self Portraits this week.
Most students are caught up with assignments. There are a couple of students who have been absent & will need to make up missed work. Please remind your child to check with me if s/he has been absent to see what needs to be caught up. Also please check your child’s grades using the parent portal gradebook. Please call our office at 234-7123 to find out more about this great parent resource.
Please contact me with any issues you need clarification of. I can be reached by either calling the school office with the number above or by emailing me.
Thanks and have a great week,
Posted on January 6th, 2013 by admin
Do you find it hard to write “2013″? It always takes me a while to get use to writing the New Year. We are off to a great start into our New Year of 2013. All classes were introduced to rules & procedures last Wed., Jan. 2nd, our first day back. All classes made a large art portfolio folder on Thursday & Friday coming up with their own design idea for the cover. This week we will begin changing what each grade level covers in art.
Bell Ringers this week will focus on The Elements of Art for all classes. Students will be responsible to write & answer their bell ringer at the beginning of class each day. I will collect their bell ringers on Friday of this week and students will have their first bell ringer quiz. Students should review their bell ringers sometime before they come to class on Friday.
Newsletters were passed out to each student last Thursday. Students are responsible to bring their newsletter home and share with their parent/guardian. A signature is REQUIRED of students & parents indicating they have read through the newsletter & understand the expectations for Art Class. These are to be returned no later than this Wed., Jan. 9th. This will count as a grade. Points will be deducted if turned in late and student will lose social time during 4th period if not returned by the Wed. deadline. Also, there is an extra credit section on the newsletter if students complete it before turning them in.
6th grade: will start off with a lesson on the Elements of Art on Monday. They will view a short KET video and answer a few comprehension questions from the video . We will discuss the Elements of Art & students will be assigned an illustrated booklet that they will design and complete in class Tues. & Wed. of this week. Upon completion of the Elements of Art booklet we will begin a lesson & project dealing with the Art Element line.
7th grade: will start this week with some basic drawing skills. They will read a little about drawing and discover several methods for shading. We will work each day this week practicing shading techniques. Basic drawing will continue into next week as well.
8th grade: will discover and learn about an art era known as Pop Art. They will be introduced to three major American Pop Artist from the US as they view an introduction video. We will review the content of the video by answering & discussing a few questions. Next students will be introduced to a Pop Art Self Portrait Painting project that they will begin on Tuesday.
Parents, please feel free to contact me at anytime with questions or concerns. Either email me or call the school & leave a message. My planning period is from 11am-12pm.
Have a great week……………….check back later for updates.