Week 1: (8/12-17) Introduction & Expectations
Week 2: (8/20-24) Silhouette Self Portrait
Week 3: (8/27-31) The Purpose of Art: Art Careers
Week 4: (9/3-7) International Festival Art
Week 5: (9/10-9/14) The Purpose of Art: The Beginning
Week 6: (9/17-9/20) The Language of Art: Elements of Art Fundamentals
Week 7: (9/24-28) Elements of Art Quiz, Intro to Grid Drawing
Week 8: (10/8-12) Intro to Drawing: Shading Techniques, Figure Drawing
Week 9: (10/15-19) Intro to Drawing: Shapes
Week 10: (10/22-26) Intro to Drawing: Forms
Week 11: (10/29-11/2) Observational Drawing: Still Life Drawing
Week 12: (11/5-9) Intro to Architecture
Week 13: (11/12-16) Art Criticism
Week 14: (11/19-23) Art Criticism
Week 15: (11/26-30) Intro to Watercolor Painting
Week 16: (12/3-7) Landscape Art: Parts of a Landscape
Week 17: (12/10-12/14) Q1 & Q2 Final
Week 18: (1/2-1/4) Intro to Colored Pencils
Week 19: (1/7-1/11) Colored Pencil Mural Collaboration
Week 20: (1/14-1/18) Colored Pencil Animal Portrait
Week 21: (1/22-1/25) Creating Value: Colored Pencil Blending
Week 22: (1/28-2/1) Creating Value: Ribbon Drawing
Week 23: (2/4-2/8) Intro to Color
Week 24: (2/11-2/15) Color Mixing
Week 25: (2/18-2/22) Color Wheel Mandala Drawing
Week 26: (2/25-3/1) Color Wheel Painting
Week 27: (3/14-3/8) Color Wheel Painting
Week 28: (3/11-3/15) Scratch Art
Week 29: (3/18-3/22) Color Schemes
Week 30: (3/25-3/29) Color Schemes: Complementary Colors
Week 31: (4/8-4/12) WKU Practicum
Week 32: (4/15-4/19) WKU Practicum
Week 33: (4/22-4/26) WKU Practicum
Week 34: (4/29-5/3) Master Artist Research
Week 35: (5/6-5/10) Master Artist Project
Week 36: (5/13-5/17) Study Guide/End of the Year Wrap Up
Week 37: (5/20-5/23) Q3 & Q4 Final
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Page 1: Course Description, Classroom Expectations, Grading
Page 2: Student & Parent/Guardian Signature for Academic & Photography Agreement
Course Description: This introductory course provides students with a basic development of skills and creativity. We will work with a variety of materials while learning the Elements of Art and Principles of Design. By the end of this course, students should have an understanding of the role of Visual Art as well as their individual creativity and interests.
Classroom Procedures & Expectations:
Beginning of Class: Students are to have their sketchbooks at the start of class every day! Each week there will be at least one sketchbook assignment. This will take place as a bell ringer. On days with no bell ringer, students are responsible for getting out their work.
Work Time: This is the only time phones are permitted. Students can use headphones and listen to music while working. Students are responsible for getting out artwork from bins & materials needed.
End of Class: Students responsibilities include putting away artwork and materials, then cleaning the table space & themselves last.
Projects: 50%: Our goal is for students to create a finished project every 1-2 weeks of the course using a different technique, material, art style, or artist inspiration. Projects are graded with a 100 point rubric which includes a student self-assessment.
Participation: 25%: Students receive a grade each week for their participation. This includes classroom behavior, respect, using materials responsibly, and clean-up.
In-Class Work: 25%: In-Class work includes sketchbook bell ringers, practice work, worksheets, quizzes, and tests.
Materials: Each student will have their own bin in the classroom to keep their materials in.
Required Materials: *50 Point Grade Due by Friday, August 31*
Sketchbook (Store bought or homemade)
Black Sharpie (Regular Tip)
Clorox Wipes (Bleach Free due to Student Allergies)
Extra Credit Materials:
Box of Tissues
Hand Held Pencil Sharpeners