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    Art Syllabus

    Remsen Central School

    Elementary Art Policy

    Grading Policy:

    Grading is currently based on the RCS essential subjects and NYS Learning Standards for the Arts on a 1-4 scale, one being ineffective, four being superior.

    Classroom Procedure:

    Students are expected to arrive on class on time and sit quietly to hear the day’s lesson and demonstration.  Students are asked to listen carefully when the teacher talks and to watch carefully during demonstrations.  Students are expected to work quietly without distracting their peers.  Because elementary art classes are 30-40 minutes a week it is very important that students work very hard during class.  All materials are provided by the district.  Students are expected to help clean up messes at the end of the lesson. 

     

    Kindergarten-Grade 1:

    The students in grades K-1 will be studying line and shape, introductory illustration practices and will learn about artists, art periods and the materials used to make art.

    Art, grade K

    Curriculum map-K

    Introduction to Art, basic lines, shapes, fine motor skills, observation of surroundings

    Day 1- pre-assessment, draw portrait and human figure

    Day 2- pre-assessment worksheets

    Day 3- study of lines, straight, curvy, zig-zag

    Day 4- crazy hair line project

    Day 5- introduction of shapes, study of circles

    Day 6- introduction of shapes, study of squares/rectangles

    Day 7- introduction of shapes, study of triangles

    Day 8- texture caterpillar project

    Day 9- using scissors

    Day 10- scissors/glue-firefly in jar project

    Day 11- scissors/glue-mosaic project

    Day 12- “I can draw” work book

    Day 13- using letter shapes as foundation to illustration

    Day 14- continue “I can draw” workbook

    Day 15- independent “I can draw” work

    Day 16- drawing human figure

    Day 17- intro to face lines and shapes

    Day 18- face lines and shapes, continued

    Day19- intro to portraits (Santa’s face)

    Day 20- portraits

    Day 21- self-portrait using mirrors

    Day 22- observational drawing (toys)

    Day 23- Media study: crayons, overlapping with texture

    Day 24- Media study: introduction to water color paint

    Day 25- Media study: using color pattern to outline a letter

    Day 26- Symmetrical cutting week 1

    Day 27- Symmetrical cutting week 2

    Day 28- Media study: wax resist (fish under water project)

    Day 29- wax resist continued

    Day30- guided illustration introduction

    Day 31- independent illustration

    Day 32- observational illustration

    Day 33- texture monster project

    Day 34- texture monster project

    Day 35- mixing paint colors-tempera

    Day 36- mixing paint colors-tempera

    Day 37- color wheel painting

    Day 38- color wheel painting

    Day 39- final assessment, figure drawing

    Day 40- final assessment, worksheet

     

    Art- grade 1

    Curriculum map- grade 1 Introduction to art media and drawing

    Day 1- drawing pictures using letter shapes

    Day 2- letter shape worksheet

    Day 3- letter shape worksheet continued

    Day 4- lines: straight, zig-zag, curvy, bumpy

    Day 5- follow directions line project

    Day 6- draw with markers, outline name in color pattern

    Day 7- Halloween illustration, foreground, middle ground, background

    Day 8- Halloween illustration continued

    Day 9- coloring with crayons, shapes study

    Day 10- putting shapes together to make illustrations

    Day 11- continue shape illustration study

    Day 12- watercolor painting

    Day 13- wax resist

    Day 14- wax resist

    Day 15- Christmas illustration, foreground, middle ground, background

    Day 16- Christmas illustration, continued, foreground, middle ground, background

    Day 17- Paint Christmas illustration using watercolor paint

    Day 18- Symmetrical shapes and alphabet

    Day19- Symmetrical vs. asymmetrical

    Day 20- drawing from memory vs. drawing from observation

    Day 21- observational drawing

    Day 22- observational drawing

    Day 23- shape man project

    Day 24- shape man project

    Day 25- figure drawing

    Day 26- figure drawing

    Day 27- portrait

    Day 28- self portrait

    Day 29- y trees with painted leaves-seasons

    Day30- continue y tree project

    Day 31- drawing to music to explore mood

    Day 32- drawing to Shel Silverstein to explore imagery

    Day 33- cool colors

    Day 34- warm colors

    Day 35- mixing paint

    Day 36- foreground, middle ground, background

    Day 37- foreground, middle ground, background

    Day 38-observational drawing outside

    Day 39- observational drawing outside

    Day 40- final assessment

    Art: Grades 2-3

    Curriculum map- grades 2/3: focus on Children’s picture book artists and math in art

    Day 1- Introduction, folders, rules, start Dr. Seuss

    Day 2- Rhyming handout

    Day 3- Rhyming project continued

    Day 4- Eric Carle project, introduction, video, plan

    Day 5- Eric Carle study of media, day 1

    Day 6- Eric Carle study of media, day 2

    Day 7- Eric Carle study of media, day 3

    Day 8- Eric Carle study of media, day 4

    Day 9- Eric Carle study of media, day 5

    Day 10- Eric Carle study of media, day 6

    Day 11- Eric Carle cutting of paper for collage

    Day 12- Eric Carle cutting of paper for collage

    Day 13- Eric Carle fabrication of final image

    Day 14- Eric Carle fabrication of final image

    Day 15- Eric Carle final day

    Day 16- Dr. Seuss super-dooper-flooper-do

    Day 17- Dr. Seuss super-dooper-flooper-do

    Day 18- using cubic measurements/lettering project

    Day 19- using cubic measurements/lettering project

    Day 20- fraction pizza project

    Day 21- measuring/drawing lines with ruler

    Day 22- measuring/drawing lines with ruler

    Day 23- Shel Silverstein poetry illustrations

    Day 24- Shel Silverstein poetry illustrations

    Day 25- Shel Silverstein poetry illustrations

    Day 26- Wild Thing monster project

    Day 27- Wild Thing monster project

    Day 28- Goodnight Moon project

    Day 29- Goodnight Moon project

    Day30- Charlotte’s Web, writing in “Spider” project

    Day 31- Charlotte’s Web, writing in “Spider” project

    Day 32- Harold and the Purple Crayon project

    Day 33- Harold and the Purple Crayon project

    Day 34- Movie “Red Balloon”

    Day 35- “Red Balloon” spot color project

    Day 36- Math in Art- rule of thirds

    Day 37- observational drawing- playground

    Day 38- observational drawing- playground

    Day 39- hand back artwork

    Day 40- final assessment

    Art: Grade 4

    The students in grade four will be focusing on observational skills.  They will be honing their illustration techniques and using a variety of illustration media.  They will also be studying the great illustrators throughout history.

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    Curriculum map- grade 4 Illustration

    Day 1- folders/rules/expectations, introduction to pure contour drawing

    Day 2- pure contour drawing

    Day 3- pure to modified contour drawing

    Day 4- observational drawing, pre contour to modified contour drawing

    Day 5- how to draw hands demonstration

    Day 6- hands illustrated spelling name in sign language

    Day 7- hands illustrated spelling name in sign language

    Day 8- upside down drawing

    Day 9- upside down drawing

    Day 10- upside down drawing magazine photograph

    Day 11- observational drawing of shoe

    Day 12- using ruler to measure/draw lines

    Day 13- ruler op art

    Day 14- ruler op art

    Day 15- how to use a compass to draw circles

    Day 16- compass Christmas bulbs

    Day 17- compass Christmas bulbs

    Day 18- Santa figure drawing

    Day19- figure drawing

    Day 20- figure drawing

    Day 21- portraits

    Day 22- portraits

    Day 23- self-portrait

    Day 24- caricatures of famous people

    Day 25- caricatures of famous people

    Day 26- grid drawing

    Day 27- grid drawing

    Day 28- grid drawing

    Day 29- Georgia O’Keefe/Martha Deming project

    Day30- Georgia O’Keefe/Martha Deming project

    Day 31- Georgia O’Keefe/Martha Deming project

    Day 32- observational drawing-corner of the room

    Day 33- observational drawing-around the school

    Day 34- observational drawing-around the school

    Day 35- drawing with media-charcoal

    Day 36- drawing with media-conte ctayon

    Day 37- drawing with media-white charcoal on black paper

    Day 38- drawing with media-white charcoal on black paper

    Day 39- observational drawing outside

    Day 40- final assessment

    Art: Grades 5-6

    This year in art we are focusing on the process of thinking and using creative though processes to solve problems and create unique self-expressions.

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    Curriculum map- grades 5/6 Art as Ideas

    Day 1- Expectations, review of course outline, grading procedures,

    Day 2- Book-“What to do with an Idea”, discuss thought processing

    Day 3- block/decorative lettering demonstration

    Day 4- John Hancock project

    Day 5- Illustrate quote using lettering demonstration and discussion

    Day 6- Using rulers to lay out art image

    Day 7- measuring/rulers

    Day 8- lettering quote

    Day 9- lettering quote

    Day 10- flag demo

    Day 11- flag drawing

    Day 12- Halloween posters-Elks Club

    Day 13- Halloween posters-Elks Club

    Day 14- Last name lettering project

    Day 15- Last name lettering project

    Day 16- last name lettering project

    Day 17- Using compass demonstration

    Day 18- use compass/patterns to make snowflakes

    Day19- use compass/patterns to make snowflakes

    Day 20- op art package and discussion

    Day 21- op art project

    Day 22- op art project

    Day 23- Important word project for word quilt

    Day 24- Important word project for word quilt

    Day 25- Important word project for word quilt

    Day 26- cursive lettering

    Day 27- cursive lettering

    Day 28- super hero project

    Day 29- super hero project

    Day30- time capsule

    Day 31- time capsule

    Day 32- pop art

    Day 33- pop art

    Day 34- letter to senior self

    Day 35- annual questionnaire and self-portrait

    Day 36- annual questionnaire and self-portrait

    Day 37- think outside the box-Rube Goldberg machine

    Day 38-outside observational illustration

    Day 39- outside observational illustration

    Day 40- hand back art

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Art Grades 7-12

    Syllabus

    J. Ehart

    Phone 315.527.9712

    jehart@remsencsd.org

     

    Course Goals

    Standard 1: Creating, Performing and Participating in the Arts

    Students will actively engage in the processes that constitute creation and performance in the arts (dance, music, theatre, and visual arts) and participate in various roles in the arts.

    Standard 2: Knowing and Using Arts Materials and Resources

    Students will be knowledgeable about and make use of the materials and resources available for participation in the arts in various roles.

    Standard 3: Responding to and Analyzing Works of Art

    Students will respond critically to a variety of works in the arts, connecting the individual work to other works and to other aspects of human endeavor and thought.

    Standard 4: Understanding the Cultural Dimensions and Contributions of the Arts

    Students will develop an understanding of the personal and cultural forces that shape artistic communication and how the arts in turn shape the diverse cultures of past and present society.

     

    Materials are supplied by the district with the exception of silk screen printing t-shirts. 

     

     

    Course Expectations

    Students are responsible for in-class studio work, participation during in-class activities, studio preparation and clean-up and weekly assignments.  Students are expected to come to class on time and be prepared to work during class.  Students are expected to pay close attention to demonstrations, plan artwork carefully, and put forth effort towards assignments. 

    Classroom Procedures

    Do not leave the classroom for any reason without permission. Respect all people, projects, and materials in the studio. Act in a mature and responsible way. Come to class prepared, pay attention, follow directions and stay on task. Food and drink are not permitted in class. A water bottle with a lid is the only exception. No cell phones in class. We will listen to the radio, but music is subject to teachers choice. Discrimination or any hateful/negative language or actions will not be tolerated. This pertains, but is not limited to,  gender, race, sexual orientation, political views, religion, remarks about intelligence, appearance, disability, learning styles, or artistic ability.

     

    Attendance Policy

    Studio in Art is a one year course and attendance is crucial to success in this class. Excessive tardiness or absences will negatively affect academic grade. This is an activity-based course, lack of presence in class directly impacts understanding of course content as well as quality of our work. If you know in advance that you'll be missing class, is a student responsibility to be aware of and get coursework and missed assignments  Missing more than 10 classes in a quarter will result in automatic failure.

    Grading Policy

    The grade for this course is based on studio projects, planning, participation, critiques, research, presentations, neatness and reflections. Studio projects are graded according to rubrics and include areas of assessments such as effort, demonstrated knowledge of concept, classroom working habits, composition, and use of media.

     

     

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the art department is to provide opportunities for students to create a wide variety of work while utilizing various materials and resources. Students will be introduced to relevant contemporary and historical artists and art styles and will learn to compare, analyze, evaluate and discuss their own work as well as the work of others. Students will develop the ability to adapt and apply learned skills to other areas of their lives and will recognize the important influence of the arts on our daily lives. During each course, continuing education and career opportunities involving the arts will be addressed.

    General Goals

    The students will:

    · develop creative problem solving and innovative thinking skills

    · develop and refine communication skills

    · discover an outlet for personal expression

    · increase technical skills and aesthetic awareness

    · learn to be risk takers

    · experience new media and enhance skills other media

    · be able create original works using the elements and principles of design

    · be able to say why they made their choices

    · learn to be advocates for the art

    · develop knowledge and appreciation for art history.

     

     

    Assessments

    Assessment of student work and progress will be based on:

    · Evaluation of each project according to a predetermined rubric

    · Participation in class discussions and activities

    · Written assessments and responses to their own works and works of others

    · Final Assessment

    Students will also keep a portfolio of all of their work throughout the course in which progression of skills and knowledge should be evident.

    Unique Experiences

    · Participate in an exhibition of their work

    · Participate in presentations by colleges

    · Trip to Museum or Gallery

     

    Recommendations to Parents

    · Attend school and community functions related to the visual arts (school open house, Evening with the Arts, student exhibitions.

    · Encourage extra-curricular visual arts activities including classes at local art workshops

    · Visit local and regional art galleries and Museums

    · Encourage creative expressive and provide materials and opportunities for students

     

    Course Description-Art 7-10 weeks

    Art 7 is an introductory class that focuses on drawing and painting techniques and media. Drawing is the foundation of most forms of visual expression. We will study basic drawing, observational drawing and then expand that base of information to introduce painting techniques and media as well.  

    Day 1- Expectations, review of course outline, grading procedures, Lockers and folders, books

    Day 2- Pure contour drawing

    Day 3- Pure contour drawing

    Day 4- Upside down drawing

    Day 5- Upside down drawing

    Day 6- Upside down drawing

    Day 7- Gesture drawing

    Day 8- Figure drawing

    Day 9- Portraits

    Day 10- Portraits

    Day 11- Portraits

    Day 12- Observational drawing, modified contour

    Day 13- Observational drawing, still life (John Audobon)

    Day 14- Observational drawing, still life, shading

    Day 15- Observational drawing, corner of the room

    Day 16- One point perspective, lettering

    Day 17- One point perspective, lettering

    Day 18- One point perspective, lettering

    Day19- Two point perspective

    Day 20- Two point perspective

    Day 21- Introduction to painting, color wheel, primary, secondary and intermediate colors

    Day 22- Paint color wheel

    Day 23- Color intensity

    Day 24- Water color painting, make palettes

    Day 25- Introduction and demonstration of watercolor painting

    Day 26- Watercolor painting

    Day 27- Watercolor painting

    Day 28- Watercolor painting

    Day 29- Watercolor painting

    Day30- Watercolor painting

    Day 31- Introduction to using tempera paint with colored pencils

    Day 32- tempera paint with colored pencils

    Day 33- tempera paint with colored pencils

    Day 34- tempera paint with colored pencils

    Day 35- tempera paint with colored pencils

    Day 36- Mixed media project

    Day 37- Mixed media project

    Day 38- Mixed media project

    Day 39- Mixed media project

    Day 40- Mixed media project

    Day 41- Final Project

    Day 42- Final Project

    Day 43- Final Project

    Day 44- Final Project

    Day 45- Final Project

     

    Course Description-Art 8-10 weeks

    Art 8 is an introductory course of media exploration. Students will be introduced to several commonly used art media.  Students will work with three dimensional media, printing techniques, mixed-media and vocational implications with each media.

    Day 1- Expectations, review of course outline, grading procedures, Lockers and folders

    Day 2- Clay, hand built, pottery wheel, tiles, relief carving, glaze

    Day 3- Clay

    Day 4- Clay

    Day 5- Clay

    Day 6- Clay

    Day 7- Clay

    Day 8- Clay

    Day 9- Clay

    Day 10- Clay

    Day 11- Clay

    Day 12- Linoleum printing demonstration: design, power point presentation, safety discussion, carving, printing and presentation

    demonstration

    Day 13- Linoleum printing

    Day 14- Linoleum printing

    Day 15- Linoleum printing

    Day 16- Linoleum printing

    Day 17- Silk screen printing demonstration, stencil, exacto knife use and safety discussion, printing demo and examples

    Day 18- Exacto knife safety and technique performance assessment

    Day19- Discussion of silk screen printing and the fashion industry, political implications and brainstorming ideas

    Day 20- Discussion and demonstration of thumbnail sketching, t-shirt designs

    Day 21- Computer lab-demonstration of desktop publisher and use of internet, copyright law discussion

    Day 22- Design stencils, computer lab

    Day 23- Design stencils, computer lab

    Day 24- Cut and print silk screen print

    Day 25- Cut and print silk screen print

    Day 26- Cut and print silk screen print

    Day 27- Cut and print silk screen print

    Day 28- Wax resist/batik project

    Day 29- Wax resist/batik project

    Day30- Wax resist/batik project

    Day 31- Wax resist/batik project

    Day 32- Mosaic Art, discussion and power point presentation, SAMA

    Day 33- Mosaic Art-reflector tape

    Day 34- Mosaic Art-reflector tape

    Day 35- Mosaic Art-reflector tape

    Day 36- Mosaic Art-reflector tape

    Day 37- Crafts in art

    Day 38- Crafts in art

    Day 39- Crafts in art

    Day 40- Crafts in art

    Day 41- Final Project

    Day 42- Final Project

    Day 43- Final Project

    Day 44- Final Project

    Day 45- Final Project

    Studio-In-Art is a basic foundation course focusing on the elements and principles of design, problem solving and developing observation and technical skills in drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. The course offers study of the basic design fundamentals necessary for any further experience in art, with a major emphasis on observational drawing. Careers in the field of art are extensively explored. Research and reflective analysis of works created and of those created by master artists of various cultures and media is required. The creation of an art portfolio is required for quarterly evaluation for benchmark assessments along with multiple choice tests to assess subject knowledge.

    Advanced Studio-In-Art is designed to expand upon lessons learned in studio in art and focus on individual student interests and career choices. Emphasis is placed on understanding the Elements of Art and Principles of Design as a basis for composition. Students will explore a variety of artists, art processes and materials such as drawing, painting, printmaking, two & three-dimensional design, and digital art. Student artwork will reflect aesthetics & cultural and historical contexts. Willingness to get involved in the creative process is a more important requirement than the student’s talent or previous experience.