Global Art

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 Ms. Pamela Valentine  
 210-549-8680 (before 9PM please)    ISA Room 113
 Office Hours: Before and after school and 5th period lunch by appointment    Conference: 3rd Period

Course DescriptionGlobal Art,  an Art I studio class, through projects, lecture, discussion, and research examines the cultural and historical aspects of art.   Students will study the elements of art and the principles of design; experience and develop basic skills with a variety of media; and explore personal expression and creativity.

Both a studio workspace and a digital portfolio will be maintained throughout the year.

NEISD # 5511z Credit: 1.0 (2 semesters)

Questions to Explore
  • What is art?
  • What is the relationship between art and creativity?
  • How does art influence culture?

  • How does culture influence art?
Course Overview: Students will be given opportunities to explore:


Types of lines, line quality, value, texture, form and space, contour, gesture, mass,crosshatching, 
directional line, and stipple

A variety of media
ink, colored pencils, pastels, pens, felt tip markers, and pencils

A variety of subject matter including: land-scape, figure, still life, experimental, nature, and non-objective.


Further concepts of art elements and design principals

Color mixing, 
application, dry brush, and wet-on-wet

Use of tempera, ink,  and water color paint on a variety of papers


Using basic elements and principles of design for understanding of
multiplicity and positive-negative space

The basic printing processes such as relief, intaglio, and stencil

And experiment with monoprints and/or multiple prints requiring registration.


And expand awareness of art elements and design principles

A variety of methods used for hand building such as slab, coil, pinch, and combination


And develop an understanding of art elements and design principles with particular emphasis on form

Work with addition and subtractive processes

A variety of techniques determined choice of materials


Expand their awareness of art elements and principles of design

Explore use of weaving techniques

Explore a variety of natural and synthetic materials

Art History:

Study historical aspects of major artworks and artists in conjunction with the concepts, materials, and techniques listed above

Explore works of art from different cultures,periods and artists as major sources of motivation and enrichment

Examine and explore visual materials, museums, art studios (virtual and field trips as possible), and use artists as re- source people to gain knowledge and appreciation of art and culture.

Art Critique:

Develop evaluation skills by exploring, examining,and evaluating artwork of major artists as well as the work of other students

Apply visual art knowledge and judgment

Develop a greater interest in visual appearance of the environment

Explore relationships of communication, meaning and materials

Make informed critical choices

Electronic Media:

Take and manipulate digital photographs and images

Prepare digital images for print or electronic presentation

Practice and develop skills using word processors, presentation, photo editing, sound editors, and web 2.0 applications

Maintain a digital portfolio that contains images of all work as well as artist’s statements

Assign their work Creative Commons rights

Grading Policies

The art grade will consist of class participation (studio work discussion and participation), assignments, and exams. Out of class assignments reinforce skills practiced in class during projects. Each assignment or project is evaluated against a specific criteria and objectives and will include self-evaluation. 

Assignments and class projects are to be completed by the due date. Late work will be accepted only one day late and has a grade penalty (with exception of make-up work due to excused absences.) Please confer ahead of the due date if you feel you will not be able to make the deadline. Make-up work is the responsibility of the students. Students may make arrangements for studio time outside of class time. Time allowed for make-up is in accordance with the Student/Parent Handbook.  A late work form will be form will be completed for anything that the student want to turn in late for a grade.

Progress reports are issued to all students during the 3rd week of each grading period. Grades are available at al times though the Parent Portal. Every effort is made to record assessments in a timely manner.

Gallery of Projects Created in Previous Classes

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