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
6th graders have really learned a lot in art this semester! They will be missed! Remind your child they will be starting Health class next week at the same period they would come to art.
This week students took a semester test that covered essential skills from this semester. The main sections were: Elements of art, drawing and painting, and the 4 steps to art criticism. Students style paintings are going up in the hallway this week and this exhibit will remain up through conferences in Feb.
If your child is interested in any of the following extracurricular activities, have them sign up or see me for more information. More info on the art contests will be up on my art class website next week and on the lobby bulletin boards. www.artinspiredbylife.com
Extracurricular art activities students can be involved in:
Designing and painting a mural for the lobby areas
Enter artwork for the DSM Arts Festival
Enter artwork for Art Youth Month
Black History Month contest
Emerging Excellence Field trip
Interactive Art Day in April
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