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Course name: Fine Craft Studio Art  

Course number: UVAENR

Teacher: Ms. Mari

Objective:

This course will provide students with an opportunity to expand their awareness, appreciation and understanding of the visual arts. Students will also be able to explore possible leisure activities while being provided with instruction in skills such as following directions, task completion, and attention to detail through a project based curriculum. In addition, students will be introduced to the elements of art, principles of design, and art vocabulary.

Description:

Students will have the opportunity to participate in an entirely project based curriculum. Depending on the project, students may be given the opportunity to work independently or with a group to complete assigned projects. While completing projects, students will be working on skills such as: following directions given in various formats (ex: pictures, written, or verbal), self-advocacy (asking for help if needed), attention to detail, and working collaboratively. Students will also develop skills to discuss and write about art.

Classroom expectations:

The teacher will provide accommodations and modification to allow all students to participate in class to their fullest ability.

Students are expected to:

1)      Respect Peers, Staff, and Yourself

2)      Respect Class Time

3)      Respect School Property

4)      Be Where You Are Supposed to Be

Assessment:

Based on individual student needs the student may be assessed using any combination of:

         cumulative projects

         work portfolio

         written assessment

         verbal assessment

         teacher and staff daily observation

Grading:

         20% completed in-class assignments (i.e. Given appropriate accommodations, was the student able to independently complete the classwork for the day)

         40% daily demonstration of appropriate behavior during class (i.e. Given appropriate accommodations the student will demonstrate behavior that is conducive for their own learning and the learning of their peers)

         40% participation (given appropriate accommodations and modifications the student will engage in classroom activities)

Course Outline:

Month

Topic

Project

August

Self-Expression using Line, Shape, Color and Form

Designing a work folder, creating a personal symbol, 3-D collage/vision boards

September

Opposites: Positive & Negative Space

Contour drawing from observation, tracing objects using lightbox

October

Color Wheel: Warm & Cool Colors

Pumpkin and gourd still life, night sky watercolor paintings

November

Creating Texture

Watercolor & crayon resist paintings, oil pastel scratchboards

December

Light, Shade and Reflection

Waterless snow globe, candle making with crayons, chalk & charcoal drawing

January

Balance, Unity and Contrast

Symmetrical/asymmetrical mandalas, radial designs, circular looming

February

Rhythm, Pattern and Motif

Floral tracery, paper quilts with “people at work” theme, multi-media geometric/organic shape collages

March

Space, Perspective, and Depth

Names in one point perspective, hanging string lanterns, drawings from above and below, painting atmospheric perspective  

April

Exploring Movement

photography

May

Composition: Creating Emphasis and Focal Points

Photo collage of friends and family, memory books

 

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