In this course, your child will be introduced to a wide variety of visual art techniques, skills, and concepts such as painting, print-making, art history, aesthetics, sculpture, and drawing. Students demonstrate evidence of learning for the 6-8 visual art standards, and are formatively and summatively assessed on meeting the learning targets, as well as the habits of work (academic and social responsibility).
Through learning about and creating art, students build valuable problem-solving strategies and 21stcentury skills such as critical thinking, communication, and creativity. I strongly believe that the planning, perseverance, and self-reflection required to make amazing art are fully transferable skills in students’ lives, no matter what career path they may choose in the future. Students are always encouraged to put in their best effort and try new things no matter what their developmental skill level – art in my classroom is not about perfection, but trying your best.
I look forward to seeing the artistic growth of your child in the studio this year. Please feel free to contact me at any time with any questions or concerns. Thank you for supporting your child’s learning in art!
Supplies List 2018/19
This year, I am asking that all art students come to class prepared with a wood No. 2 pencil. Any brand is fine, as long as it can be sharpened. Students will be responsible for their pencil in class. In the event that a student forgets to bring their pencil to class, I will have some available to borrow. This new policy is in place to prevent the misuse and "disappearance" of art room pencils that has frequently occurred in the past, and I greatly appreciate your cooperation in supporting your child's learning and participation in art.
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