Welcome to Art!
Bienvenue and Welcome!
This year we will be exploring the elements of art and principles of design. We will draw, paint, and build sculptures and explore a variety of different art mediums such as graphite, colored pencil, pastel, watercolor, paint, clay, printmaking, paper mache, and much more. We'll also learn about different art periods and how culture shapes art. Students will gain an appreciation for art and learn how to become better visual critics.
For supplies, I ask that each student purchase a 9x12" sketchbook for my class and have a pencil and eraser. Students will be allowed to store their sketchbook in the classroom. I will provide all other necessary supplies, however some students may choose to purchase their own set of good colored pencils (I recommend Prismacolor) so they don't have to use communal supplies and so they can work on drawings at home.
I am looking forward to getting to know each of you this year. You can email me with any questions at:
CURRICULUM SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE
1ST 9 WEEKS: ELEMENTS AND PRINCIPLES, LINE, SHAPE, AND FORM; DRAWING BASICS
2ND 9 WEEKS: VALUE AND COLOR; DRAWING THE HUMAN FORM/PORTRAITS
3RD 9 WEEKS: PAINTING, SPACE - COMPOSITION AND PLANNING AN ARTWORK, MIXED MEDIA
4TH 9 WEEKS: CERAMICS AND SCULPTURE, TEXTURE