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.
Essential Skills: By the end of 6th grade art, students will be proficient in:
6th Grade Projects
Square 1 Art Project
Elements of Art
Still Life Drawing
Painting Styles: Impressionism
Sculpture with a message
Scratch Point Drawing
One Point Perspective Drawing
Drawing the facial features
Art students are off to a great start! Students got to know one another by practicing “active listening” skills and elaborated communication. They learned more about me and what we will be accomplishing in art class. Students also took a pretest so that I can know their drawing skills and what concepts they remembered from Elementary. Next we will be starting a drawing project called square1art, which is an artwork that parents will have the opportunity to buy on products if they would like.
Upcoming assignments: Due Sept 3rd/4th- “Draw a meaningful object from home”. Students should shade using a variety of values (lights and darks).
Optional Poster Contests
Peace Poster Contest
Contest is sponsored by the Lion's Club.
Poster is judged on:
1. Successfully expressing the theme
2. Artistic merit
Awards are given to 3 local winners from IMS. 1st place will go on to compete with districts, then at state level. I grand prize winner will receive $5000 and 23 merit award winners will receive $500.
Click HERE for more information on the Peace Poster Contest
Click HERE for contest RULES
Tips for students: See examples of past peace poster contest winners from the past for visual ideas. Peace Poster Examples (click)
Radon Poster Contest Due Oct 15th
Pick up an entry form and poster paper from the art room
More information found at www.sosradon.org
Themes to choose from:
1. What is Radon
2. Radon can cause lung cancer
3. Where is radon found?
4. Test your home for radon
5. Where does radon come from?
6. Other radon messages