WELCOME TO ST. JOSEPH’S ACADEMY ART PROGRAM
MRS. LYNDA BEIER
WELCOME to a very exciting school year in the new and improved art room. I am honored to be teaching your children in the visual arts. We will be working on a variety of projects this year- experimenting with different art mediums and techniques, discovering artists and art movements, exploring art from around the world, and making art interdisciplinary connections to social studies, science, math and technology. It is my goal to help your children develop their artistic abilities and gain confidence in their creative expression. In order to enhance their art experience the following rules are expected to be followed:
-be respectful and kind -listen and follow directions
-take care of the art materials -wear a smock
–always try and do your best -raise your hand
-be imaginative, creative and unique –have fun
ARE REQUIRED FOR GRADES 6, 7, AND 8 AND SHOULD BE 9 X 12 OR 11 x 14 WHITE PAGES AND SPIRAL BOUND.
WEEK OF DEC. 4-8
PRE -K3 AND PRE- K 4 & KINDERGARTEN-“POINSETTIA PAINTING”.NAS: 1.3, 1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1,6.1.- Students will become familiar with the history of the Poinsettia by listening to the story “The Legend of the Poinsettia” by Tomie dePaola .Students will create a Poinsettia painting using different shades of red and pink. (K only) will trace and cut into petals. All students will glue down petals to assemble a Poinsettia Flower with leaves and glitter.
GRADES 1 & 2: “Owl Painting with Lines and Patterns-NJCCS-1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.2, 3.1, 6.1. Students will review the difference between Pattern and Texture by drawing an Owl and painting in Pattern and Texture. Students will practice with oil pastels and liquid watercolors.
Grades 3 & 4-“The Legend of the Poinsettia” an introduction to blending with Oil Pastels. ART/LANGUAGE ARTS CONNECTION-NAS: 1.1, 1.3.,2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 6.1-Students will become familiar with the story behind the Poinsettia Legend. Students will draw a large Poinsettia Flower- color and blend with Oil Pastels.
Grade 5-NJCCS-1.6,1.5,1.3-Concert Decorations” Students will begin working in groups to construct decorations for the ST. Joseph’s Christmas Concert. Students will research world famous landmarks to be drawn and painted on large 24 x 36 paper in tempera paint.
GRADE 6-8-NJVAS-1.6,1.3,1.5,1.2″Oil Pastel Still Life Inspired by Paul Cezanne”. Students will explore the effect of changing light on color by drawing and coloring a still life (bowl of fruit) using oil pastels. Students will draw from real life and shade the fruit, bowl and cloth with techniques they have been practicing on the sphere, cone, cylinder and oval. Students will identify 3 still life paintings by Paul Cezanne.
6th, 7th and 8th grade students will chose H.W.from 2 assignments. #1-Students will draw a fantasy character or creature in pencil. Students will COLOR their drawing in the medium of their choice: colored pencil, marker, crayons or watercolor. Draw large and try to fill up the page. #2-Students can imagine they are an insect and draw what the world (environments like the garden, forest, city, household) looks like from the insects point of view. Fill the page and color drawing in the medium of your choice (colored pencil,marker,crayon, or watercolor.) Due-Dec. 14
ALL STUDENTS MUST WEAR A SMOCK TO ART CLASS
-All students are required to wear a smock to art class. Smocks keep expensive uniforms clean. Smocks are oversized shirts, large T-shirts or aprons covering the student from chest to knees. Failure to wear a smock will result in the student being unprepared for class and will affect their participation grade.
SAVE THE PLANET-RECYCLE!
MRS. BEIER ACCEPTS RECYCLED NEWSPAPERS, PLASTIC AND STYROFOAM EGG CARTONS, CLEAN PLASTIC CONTAINERS AND COFFEE CANS WITH LIDS.