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
This week students accomplished the following goals:
Art Show!!The conference art show will feature artwork of the entire 6th grade class. A special Impressionist exhibit will be displayed down the south wing towards the art room. Students will be able to teach visitors about this style of art and its unique characteristics. Students will also help visitors learn how to discuss and critique artwork by recognizing certain elements in the piece and forming an opinion- without just saying the artwork is “pretty” or “I don’t like it”. All will be impressed by the exceptional work and creativity of these fine artists!
LAST DAY TO ORDER SQUARE 1 ART IS MONDAY! The back of the catalog has ordering instructions. It is simple and preferred if ordering is done online, but check or cash payments are also accepted. If you lost the access code to order online please email me and I can get that to you.
Products will be in by November 17th. I hope all families will take advantage of this great opportunity to order custom gifts with your child's artwork on it. Thank you for your support and participation! Funds will go towards additional technology and art supplies for the Art Dept.
Congratulations to the following Peace Poster Contest Winners:
1st Place: Caroline Hughes (6th grader)
2nd Place: Jaxson Mahlstadt (8th grader)
3rd Place: Audri Hilton (6th grader)
All peace posters will be displayed at the conference art show and for the Veteran's Day assembly
Optional Poster Contests
Peace Poster - Congratulations to the winners!!!
1st Place Caroline Hughes
2nd Place Jaxson Mahlstadt
3rd Place Audri Hilton
Contest is sponsored by the Lion's Club.
Theme: "Peace, Love, and Understanding".
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