Welcome to Art

Art is a skill that is learned and practiced. No one is born an amazing artist. Respect and encouragement from peers are critical to that development. My classroom is one of mutual respect and learning. I expect each student to try their best. They will only be graded based on individual effort and creativity. I hope to inspire a love of Visual Arts in all my students. Together we will have an amazing year!

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50% of grade- In class Projects
    The complexity of length of time for each project will vary. I will try to keep an updated list below of the projects we are working on.

40% of grade- Daily Warm Up
    Warm ups will be a weekly sheet that gives a broad outline of individual works of art to begin giving the students a bit of art history. Every        day will have a small task that helps the students understand the work better. On Friday they sheet is due and worth 25 pts. 
10% of grade- Final Project
    Final will be a culmination of all the class work, skills, and creativity of the semester. Student will create their own rubric for assessment and     present the research, project, and their evaluation of the work to the class.

***Students will not be required to make up missed work, and will not have homework. Grades reflect effort made in class. If they wish to complete a missed assignment they will be free to do so when extra time in class arises. 

Lines unit

Students will create a portfolio that reflects the 7 elements of art and then also their own creativity. 

Students will learn about the element of Line, add the definition and examples to portfolio.

Students will create and discover different lines in art then using line the students will create Zentangle art. Art must include at least 4 types of line. 






Helpful links:

Element of Art- Line

History of Mandala

How to make a Mandala

How to create a Zentangle-




Painting unit

Students will explore color through paint. They will begin my mixing their own secondary and intermediate colors to paint a color wheel. They will mix their own value scales creating tints and shades of different hues. They'll learn about complementary colors and use them to create large group paintings for our first public show at Peter Piper Pizza. Later, individually, they will create geometric pictures painted in complementary colors.  
Color Wheel

Peter Piper Pizza Group Painting

Complementary Color Geometric Painting


Complementary Color Painting

Helpful links:

Element of Art Color

Primary colors song

Color theory basics

Color song

Advanced color song

Artist Sarah Morris

Examples of project-

Project examles


Students will experiment with different oil pastel techniques to create texture, to blend, and to mix color.

Using the element of texture students will create a close up picture of an owl, tiger, or bear. The picture will show a close up of the animal's eyes and surrounding fur/feathers. The subject will take up the entire paper and demonstrate good texture techniques.


Oil pastel techniques

Animal Eyes


Animal face lesson and rubric

Helpful links:

 Element of art - Texture


Oil Pastel Techniques

Examples of project-

Pastel owls

Owl eyes

Tiger eyes

Bear eyes


Students will combine the Elements of Art Texture, Form, and Color to hand stitch an Ugly Doll that they design after practicing basic stitches such as a running stitch, the whip stitch, cross stitch, and sewing a button. Their completed doll will have details for a face sewn on, and be stuffed with fiber fill.

Practice sewing sheet



Ugly Doll Rubric and lesson

Videos on how to sew-


Hand Sewing Basics

Ugly doll sewing facial detail

Sewing front and back together

Video on creator of the ugly doll


Students will create a clay vessel using slab or pinch pot construction. They will follow the basic construction rules for successful creation. Finished pieces will be fired and glazed.

Clay vessel


Clay vessel rubric and lesson plan

Clay rules

Videos on how to build with clay-

Clay Basics

Basic Construction Rules

Pinch Pot

Fish Pot

One Point Perspective
Students will use the Element of Art Space in combination with all other elements to create a street scene with one point perspective in color pencil, markers, and crayon. 
One Point Perspective Street Scene


One point perspective lesson and Rubric

Videos on how to draw perspective-


How to Draw One Point Perspective

Artist Research Project-  
Students will research an artist. They will present their artist to the class in a short presentation 5-10 minutes. They will also recreate an art work in the artist's style in a medium they choose. Students will create their own rubric and grade themselves based on their rubric.   
Presentation and Artwork    


Self Created

10% of final grade, 100 points

Magazine Pot    
Students will use the Element of Art Space in combination with all other elements to create a street scene with one point perspective in color pencil, markers, and crayon. 


Magazine pot

Videos on how to construct a pot-

how to create a pot