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-K 3,PK-4,Kindergarten, & 1st grade” Tie-Dye Painting” NJCCS:1.2, 1.3,1.6
Students will create a Tie Dye painting with markers and and water on a coffee filter and watch the colors blend onto a 9 x 12 paper.
GRADES 2 AND 3-“Animal Face Weavings”. NJCCS-1.2, 1.3, 1.6-Students will use a ruler to draw straight lines onto colored paper to reinforce drawing skills (and math) with a ruler. Students will learn the basics of paper weaving. Students will draw a large animal face and cut out and save the silhouette to be glued onto the weavings. Negative and Positive space will be introduced to students.
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-Black History Month Artist-Lois Mailou Jones-“Mask and Pattern Drawing in Scratchboard”NCAS-VA: Cr 2.1 5a,VA: Cn11.15a-Students will create a scratchboard drawing of an African mask inspired by the paintings of Lois Mailou Jones. Using a sgraffito technique, students will carve lines, shapes and patterns onto their scratchboard,(that they have colored and painted), revealing the bright colors underneath.
GRADE 6 & 7-“Paper Strip Kente Weaving” NCAS-VA: Cr.1.2 7a, VA:Cr. 2.3 7a, VA: Cn 10.1 6a Interdisciplinary Connection-S.S. & ART:Pattern. Students will construct and design a Kente Paper Weaving inspired by Kente Ceremonial Cloth. Students will recognize that the colors and patterns have significant and symbolic meaning and develop basic weaving skills.
GRADE 8-“Plaster Gauze Historical Masks” Students will construct a historical mask using Plaster Gauze. Students will have researched their mask and drawn a picture of it in their sketchbook to prepare for the project. This week, students will watch a 5 minute video Art and Education U-Tube video, demonstrating “Plaster Gauze Masks”. Students will begin painting their masks with acrylic paint. SKETCHBOOK HOMEWORK:
6th, 7th, 8th-Student Choice Drawing!-Must fill the whole page in the sketchbook and be shaded or colored. Add details.- Due April 12!
ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL ART STUDENTS MUST TURN IN VALUE STUDY HOMEWORK AND FREE CHOICE DRAWING BY THURSDAY APRIL 19!! Missing homework will impact your Progress Report Grade.
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.