In 6th grade we explore drawing, painting and sculpture media. We will review basic skills in these units and build on them, so they can reach the Middle School proficiency level in these units. We will continue to learn the elements and principles of design and composition as it relates to students artwork and artwork around the world. Artists and art styles throughout history will be studied as they relate to our current unit.
The 6th Grade Semester Goals are to be proficient at the following essential art skills by the end of 6th grade art.
6th Grade Projects
Square 1 Art Project
Elements of Art
Still Life Drawing
Painting Styles: Impressionism
Sculpture with a message
Week 13 of art class
Students compared notes on the impressionist artists: Monet, Degas and Cassatt. They also had a conversation with partners about themes and vocabulary that were important to the impressionist movement. Next week students will have a substantive conversation about the style of impressionism and they will be asked to accept, reject or change characteristics of the style to make it the way they want to paint. The decisions they make in the conversation will lead them into their next painting- their style and subject they will begin to paint this week. If students have a certain subject like landscapes, animals or hobbies they would like to do, bringing a resource from home would be helpful, such as a picture off the internet, magazine or calendar picture. We do have pictures in the art room of animals, landscapes and flowers that students may use for this project.
Learning Targets for substantive conversation on Dec 1st/2nd:
*I can understand what makes impressionism different than the other styles of art, especially the classical traditional style.
*I am able to accept, reject or change impressionist artwork to make it personal to me what characteristics I prefer.
Square 1 Art:
Online orders can still be made. Orders will just come to your address instead of the school's. Go to: www.square1art.com/shop
Thank you for being such a big support for your child’s creativity and the Art Dept! I truly hope you enjoy your keepsakes and gifts.
6th grade Peace Poster Winners!
The Lion’s Club judged these Monday evening. The theme was “Share Peace”. Avah’s poster will go on to compete at higher levels.
1st Place: Avah Grandberg
2nd Place: Julie Coffee
3rd Place Erica Knupp