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.
PRE -K3 AND PRE- K4 & KINDERGARTEN AND 1ST-“The Rainbow Fish” NJCCS: 1.2, 1.3, 1.6 Students will listen to the story “The Rainbow Fish” and create a painted fish project. (Pre K will paint a paper plate in blues, green, and purple) K will weave painted strips onto their fish.
GRADES 2 AND 3:” Outer Space Line Drawing on Scratchboard” NJCCS-1.2, 1.3, 1.6-Students will demonstrate the use of lines, patterns, and visual texture in a scratch art drawing of an outer space scene.
GRADES 4-“KANDINSKY CONCENTRIC CIRCLE WEAVING”-NJCCS-1.2,, 1.3, 1.5, 1.6.MATH/ART CONNECTION- STUDENTS WILL CREATE A CONCENTRIC CIRCLE PAINTING ON A CARDBOARD PLATE INSPIRED BY WASSILY KANDINSKY’S CIRCLE PAINTINGS. USING RULERS, STUDENTS WILL MEASURE AND CONSTRUCT A CIRCULAR LOOM ON THEIR PAINTINGS. STUDENTS WILL WEAVE A A CIRCULAR WEAVING IN AT LEAST 4 COLORS (4 INCHES WIDE).
GRADE 5-“Winter Birch Tree Painting” inspired by Gustav Klimt. NJCCS-1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 1.6-AFTER A BRIEF HISTORY ON ART NUVEAU AND G. KLIMT, STUDENTS WILL PREPARE THEIR WATERCOLOR PAPER FOR THEIR BIRCH TREE LANDSCAPE BY APPLYING MASKING TAPE WHERE THE TREES WILL BE, DRAWING THE HORIZON LINE, AND ADDING DETAILS. SOME OF THE TECHNIQUES STUDENTS WILL BE USING-WET-ON-WET, TEXTURE WITH SALT, TEXTURE WITH SPONGES, RESIST PAINTING. STUDENTS WILL IDENTIFY THE LIGHT SOURCE FROM THE SKY THEY HAVE PAINTED AND PAINT IN SHADOWS.
GRADE 6 & 7- ” RADIAL DESIGNS USED IN GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE AND MANDALAS”. NYSS-1,2,3. STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO EXAMINE CIRCULAR WINDOWS IN GOTHIC CHURCHES. STUDENTS WILL MAKE CONNECTIONSBETWEEN RADIAL DESIGNS AND GEOMETRY AND UNDERSTAND A RADIAL DESIGN ORIGINATES FROM THE CENTER OF A CIRCLE. STUDENTS WILL CREATE THEIR OWN COLORED RADIAL DESIGN.
GRADE 8-“RADIAL NAME DESIGNS” NJCCS-1.1, 1.2, 1.5, 1.6-Element of Design-Pattern -Students will create a design using a kaleidoscope/radial design format for their name in bubble letters. Students will add symbols and color and will repeat their name 4 times. Students will make the connection to geometry, symmetry, pattern, repetition, & positive, and negative space.
6th, 7th – grade students-“Study of the Value Scale” Students will look over the Value Scale handout and choose an object to draw (some examples might be -car, person, still life, key, shell, plant or character). Students must use pencil, charcoal pencil or drawing HB pencils to color their drawing in shades of white to gray to black as shown in the value scale. ADVANCED DRAWING-Show multiple views of the same object (for example the key or compass and color in the drawings with the Value Scale. (Delayed Opening last week) Due Now on 2/22.
8th Grade-Research a Historical Mask. Draw the Mask in your sketchbook and on the back write the facts-Name of the Mask, Date, What country is it from?,What was the Mask used for? Why was the Mask used?
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.