Below is a list of mediums, techniques, periods/styles of art and subjects which are tentatively planned to be covered during the school year. Each lesson will be modified to assess students at their grade level based on the California State Standards for Visual Arts: www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/documents/vpastandards.pdf
Mediums: Colored Pencils, Crayons, Chalk/Oil Pastels, Markers, Air Dry Clay, Paint (Watercolor, Tempera and/or Acrylic) and Charcoal
Techniques: Drawing, Painting, Shading, Clay Sculpture, 3D Design, Origami, Printmaking, Wax & Oil Resist, Graphic Design/Photography, Collage and Mosaic Design
Art Periods/Styles: Abstract Art, Optical Art, Cultural/Ancient Art, Impressionism, Pop Art, Renaissance Art, Pointillism and Surrealism
Subjects/Concepts: Line, Color, Texture, Form, Value, Shape, Space, Composition, Pattern, Balance, Symmetry, Unity, Rhythm, Movement, Proportion and Contrast
All students will be given a grade for art based upon individual effort in following directions, creativity, craftsmanship and class participation. Full class participation means being an "active" participant in all aspects of art class, including working cooperatively, showing respect for eachother and art materials, contributing to class discussions as well as listening attentively. Our projects will take approximately two to five classes to complete depending on the topic, technique and grade level. Students will be given class time to complete their art projects, but must practice efficient time management skills in order to stay on task and finish in a timely manner. For older students, due dates will be discussed and posted on the whiteboard as needed. In order to recieve full credit for projects, students must try their personal best and complete work on time . Throughout the year, student’s work will be stored with their grade level and kept in the art room. After each grading period is over, completed student work will be sent home from that grading period.