Course Details & Syllabus

Course Description and Units of Study
 Students (using reading, writing, listening, speaking, and hands-on activities) will do the following:
1. Develop an understanding and appreciation of how artwork is made and why.
2. Create work in 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional forms.
 

CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS:

1. RESPECT                  2. RESPONSIBILITY          3. RIGHT FOR ALL TO LEARN

 

MATERIALS:

No. 2 Pencil (no mechanical, please)*

    *If this item is not in class by the first week, students will need to purchase one in class for $0.25.

 

Many of you still have your book from 5th grade, bring that back and use it to save money!
1 Spiral Bound Sketchbook - 50 sheet minimum 8 1/2 x 11inches, blank pages only no lined paper.
You will find sketchbooks at Walmart, Meijer, Hobby Lobby, or Michaels Craft Store. They usually are priced around $2.00 to $3.00. Here is an example of the brand they sell at Walmart.

 

 

These supplies are only recommendations; please understand that we will provide everything for our students to experience success at Nickels.

 

 

Grading Scale
A = 93-100%

A-=90-92%

B+=87-89%

B=83-86%

B-=80-82%

C+=77-79%

C=73-76%

C-=70-72%

D+=67-69%

D=63-66%

F=62% and under

Most projects are worth 100 points. Quiz/Tests & Writings are usually worth 10 to 50 points. Work turned in late results in an automatic reduction of 10 points. Work that is not handed in will result in a zero. Citizenship is graded based on the classroom expectations listed below. Everyone starts with 100 points and if necessary points are reduced. If students are behind or missing work, we will work together to arrange a plan for having work completed in a timely manner.

Michigan Standards, Benchmarks, and Grade Level Content Expectations  (what we learn during the semester)

GRADE 5

PERFORM Standard 1: Apply skills and knowledge to perform in the arts. (VPAA: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, P1, P2, P4, R1, R4)

ART.VA.I.5.1 Use materials, techniques, media, technology, and processes to communicate ideas and experiences.

ART.VA.I.5.2 Use art materials and tools safely and responsibly with environmental awareness.

ART.VA.I.5.3 Incorporate the elements of art and principles of design to communicate ideas.

ART.VA.I.5.4 Participate in the process and delivery of a final product for exhibition or presentation.

CREATE Standard 2: Apply skills and knowledge to create in the arts.

(VPAA: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, P1, P2, P4, R1, R4)

ART.VA.II.5.1 Synthesize the knowledge of materials, techniques, and processes to create artwork.

ART.VA.II.5.2 Apply knowledge of how to use visual characteristics and organizational principles to communicate ideas.

ART.VA.II.5.3 Explore and understand prospective subject matter, ideas, and symbols for works of art.

ART.VA.II.5.4 Select and use subject matter, symbols, and ideas to communicate meaning.

ART.VA.II.5.5 Analyze how art conveys ideas to express one's individuality.

ART.VA.II.5.6 Explore and understand the impact of digital media and technology in the creation of artwork.

ANALYZE Standard 3: Analyze, describe, and evaluate works of art.

(VPAA: C2, C3, C4, C5, P2, P3, R1, R2, R3, R4)

ART.VA.III.5.1 Validate the effects of visual structures and functions, and reflect upon these effects in personal work.

ART.VA.III.5.2 Identify and defend various purposes for creating works of visual art.

ART.VA.III.5.3 Understand and respect that there are different responses to specific art works in a global community.

ART.VA.III.5.4 Analyze the characteristics of personal artwork.

ART.VA.III.5.5 Develop a sensitivity and understanding of how personal experiences can influence the development of artwork.

ANALYZE IN CONTEXT Standard 4: Understand, analyze, and describe the arts in their

historical, social, and cultural contexts. (VPAA: C2, C3, C4, C5, P2, P3, R1, R2, R3, R4)

ART.VA.IV.5.1 Defend the history of visual arts and specific relationships to various cultures and times.

ART.VA.IV.5.2 Compare and contrast works of art as belonging to particular cultures, times, and places.

ART.VA.IV.5.3 Demonstrate how history, culture, and the visual arts interrelate in making and studying works of art.

ANALYZE AND MAKE CONNECTIONS Standard 5: Recognize, analyze, and describe connections among the arts; between the arts and other disciplines; between the arts and everyday life. (VPAA: C2, C3, C4, C5, P2, P3, R1, R2, R3, R4)

ART.VA.V.5.1 Explain how visual arts have inherent relationships to everyday life.

ART.VA.V.5.2 Identify various careers in the visual arts.

ART.VA.V.5.3 Understand and use comparative characteristics of the visual arts and other arts disciplines.

ART.VA.V.5.4 Synthesize connections between the visual arts and other disciplines in the curriculum.

GRADE 6

PERFORM Standard 1: Apply skills and knowledge to perform in the arts. (VPAA: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, P1, P2, P4, R1, R4)

ART.VA.I.6.1 Understand the varying qualities of materials, techniques, media technology, and processes at a developing level.

ART.VA.I.6.2 Develop the concept of proper use of art materials and using tools safely and responsibly.

ART.VA.I.6.3 Develop a successful visual vocabulary.

ART.VA.I.6.4 Develop reflective thinking skills by observing, analyzing, and critically evaluating works of art for the purpose of improving technical quality.

ART.VA.I.6.5 Produce and exhibit a final product that demonstrates quality craftsmanship and technique at a developing level.

CREATE Standard 2: Apply skills and knowledge to create in the arts. (VPAA: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, P1, P2, P4, R1, R4)

ART.VA.II.6.1 Identify, design, and solve creative problems at a developing level.

ART.VA.II.6.2 Develop and apply critical thinking strategies through the art making process at a developing level.

ART.VA.II.6.3 Collaborate, communicate, and work with others to create new ideas at a developing level.

ART.VA.II.6.4 Initiate new ideas employing inventiveness and innovation at a developing level.

ART.VA.II.6.5 Demonstrate reflective thinking practices at a developing level.

ART.VA.II.6.6 Make knowledgeable choices about materials, techniques, media technology, organizational principles, and processes to articulate ideas and communicate intended meaning at a developing level.

ART.VA.II.6.7 Create preliminaries, possibilities, and drafts at a developing level.

ANALYZE Standard 3: Analyze, describe, and evaluate works of art. (VPAA: C2, C3, C4, C5, P2, P3, R1, R2, R3, R4)

ART.VA.III.6.1 Observe, describe, and analyze visual characteristics at a developing level.

ART.VA.III.6.2 Develop the skill of interpreting artwork, searching for embedded meaning, function, and personal connections at a developing level.

ART.VA.III.6.3 Develop the ability to describe how the artist’s choice of materials, techniques, media technology, and processes influence the viewer.

ART.VA.III.6.4 Develop critical thinking strategies, observing, comparing, and contrasting artworks.

ART.VA.III.6.5 Develop and defend informed aesthetic opinions about works of art using artistic vocabulary at a developing level.

ART.VA.III.6.6 Identify personal and community experiences within works of art at a developing level.

ANALYZE IN CONTEXT Standard 4: Understand, analyze, and describe the arts in their historical, social, and cultural contexts. (VPAA: C2, C3, C4, C5, P2, P3, R1, R2, R3, R4)

ART.VA.IV.6.1 Recognize and describe how art contributes to and reflects all societies and cultures.

ART.VA.IV.6.2 Develop an understanding of the historical, social, and cultural contexts of artwork with aesthetic sophistication.

ART.VA.IV.6.3 Decode and interpret artwork to discern between prejudice and tolerance, bias, and fact at a developing level.

ANALYZE AND MAKE CONNECTIONS Standard 5: Recognize, analyze, and describe connections among the arts; between the arts and other disciplines; between the arts and everyday life.

 
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Molly Marshall,
Aug 30, 2012, 8:39 AM
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