Overview of course
In 6th grade we explore as many media as possible in 1 semester. We will review basic skills and build upon them in painting, drawing and sculpture. We will continue to learn the elements and principles of design and composition as it relates to your own artwork and artwork around the world. Artists and art styles throughout history will be studied as they relate to our current unit.
6th Grade Projects
Square 1 Art Project
Elements of Art
Still Life Drawing
Painting Styles: Focus on Impressionism
Sculpture with a message
Scratch Point Drawing
One Point Perspective Drawing
Drawing the facial features
Students reviewed and took the semester test this week. It is an option for all students to re-take the test or a section of the test. This week some classes started their scratch point drawing and other classes will begin that next week as well as paint their "sculpture with a message". Students will bring home all artwork they created this semester before Christmas break. What amazing work they have accomplished!
After Friday all 6th graders will go to Health class instead art during that same period. Health class is taught by Penney Arey and is located by the field house. I will take them on a tour next week.
(Most recent projects at the top)
Students will do a scratch drawing of an animal image of their choice.
Sculpture with a Message
Students will create a sculpture out of clay, that communicates a message in some way.
Class discussion about the reading:
5. Africans began to produce their art objects for trade in the 1800's. How did this artwork influence artists such as Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse?
Answer: These artists painted used elements from african art in their paintings such as Picasso's mask heads and Matisse's pattern designs.
Art Careers (see list of careers under vocab link)
Students will learn about 16 different art careers. They will watch a video of several artists telling about their career and what skills and education is required.
Students will critique or evaluate an artwork using the 4 steps of art criticism.
1. Describe what you see and list only facts. The purpose of this step is to slow you down so that you notice all the details.
2. Analyze- What elements of art are emphasized in the artwork? How are these elements used?
3. Interpret- What is the artist trying to say? What do you think is happening in the picture?
4. Evaluate/Judgement- Do you like the painting or not (does it succeed or fail)? Give a reason you think this.
Evaluation: Students will choose an arwork to critique and write out the four steps in their notebook.
Directions for getting on the art class ebook:
1. Go to davisartspace.com
2. Type in your username (student___), password (artclass), district (indianola)
3. Click on the Global Pursuits ebook!
Students will create a painting in the impressionist style.
Target Goals/I can statements
Peace Poster Contest
Students will create a poster that visually represents the theme: "Our world, Our Future" for the Peace Poster contest sponsored by the Lion's Club.
Poster is judged on:
Students will create a color wheel with paint by just using the primary colors
Target Goals/I can statements:
*I can create a color wheel by just using the primary colors
*I can mix and blend colors
*I know the relationship of the primary, secondary and intermediate colors
*I can take proper care of paint brushes and supplies.
*I can use my creativity to make my color wheel unique
Demonstration of how to paint the color wheel, use paint supplies and how to mix colors properly.
Show a few color wheel educational websites to learn vocabulary
1. Primary, secondary and intermediate colors in the correct places
2. Final color wheel needs to be made into a creative, original design
Sketch #3: Zoom In
Students will use a view-finder to help them zoom in on an object from home. THey will draw the object so that it is so large on their paper that at it goes off at least one edge of the paper.
Grading Criteria/I can statements:
Still Life Drawing
Students will draw objects on a table using a view-finder. They will focus on at least two objects, and have a least one table edge in their drawing.
Target Goals/I can statements:
1. I can draw a still life that is accurate and looks real using implied lines
2. I can create forms by shading with different values
3. I can apply value contrast so that objects are noticeable from far away.
4. I can create a unique composition by zooming in with my viewfinder.
Square 1 Art Project!
This is a unique fundraiser that gives students the opportunity to put their artwork on a variety of products that can be purchased on square1art.com. Students may make multiple drawings and also offer Square1Art drawing paper to family and friends so they may participate too!
Square 1 Art Dates to remember:
Grading objectives/I can statements:
Week 1 Art:
Why do people make art?
Student’s answers: To make money, for inspiration, to inspire others, because they are bored, to express their feelings, to help them through a hard time, to decorate, to make an environment beautiful etc., because it is fun
How do you communicate a message through your artwork?
Students talked about using colors and images to symbolized an idea or communicate a message. Examples students saw in artwork around the room- (the black heart with roses sculpture communicates a broken or hurting relationship etc.)
Why are the elements of art important to know?
After reviewing the elements of art and creating a chart. Students discussed how the elements of art could help them make art. Knowing the basic elements is like knowing basic vocabulary in English or knowing how to play basic notes in music- you can't speak our language or play a song without knowing the basics! Knowing the art elements can set students free to make unique and creative artwork! During each project students will focus on a few elements at a time and consistanty be recognizing where they are using all of the elements in their artwork.
ELEMENTS OF ART: LINE, SHAPE, FORM, TEXTURE, COLOR, VALUE, SPACE
Sketch #1: Meaningful Object
Students will draw an object from home that is meaningful to them. All sketchbook drawings are from observation.
Clay Relief Sculpture
Students will be creating a clay relief sculpture.
Symbolic Abstract Painting
Students will create an abstract painting that represents themselves in some way.
Sketch #2: Draw a shoe and show the element of texture
Elements of Art Construction Hats
Students will take notes on the 7 elements of art in class. Students were given contruction hats to decorate and the goal is for students to recognize when they used the elements of art. They will write down each element and where it is found on their hat. This is turned in at the end of class.
Colored Pencil Drawing- Focus on Composition
Students will choose a magazine picture to draw, and zoom in on their favorite part using a view-finder to help them create a good composition. After shading with pencil, they will add color using colored pencil.
One Point Perspective Room Interior
Students will create an original one point perspective room drawing influenced by Van Gogh's "Bedroom at Arles".
Students will recognize, describe, and utilize one point perspective guidelines including the vanishing point and horizon line to produce a series of objects in their selected room.
A step by step demonstration will be conducted on the first day and students will practice drawing a series of varied sized boxes above and below the horizon line. NExt, students will be encouraged to practice transforming these boxes into objects found in a room of their choice.
Sketch #3: 2 Textures
Students will draw an object from home that has 2 textures. They will show the 2 textures by using different shading techniques.
Sketch #4: Line Drawing
Students will draw an object from home from observation using lines only. More lines for darker areas and less for lighter areas. Lines should go in the direction of the surface of the object.
Sketch #5: Drawing of Choice
Mrs. King’s Choice
Water Color Landscape
Students will create a landscape using the medium of water color. Students will experiment with water color and oil pastel and will explore how the materials react when combined.
Students will learn wet on wet and wet on dry watercolor techniques
Bad Hair Day
Students drew a man or woman's face and then added very creative hair.
Possible Extra Assignments:
(1 day) Design your own Fundred Dollar Bill
(1 day) Semester Review and Review Art Board Game
(1-2 days) Semester Quiz
(1-2 days) Art careers
Multicultural Renaissance Portrait
(1.5 days) Claude Monet Video