WELCOME TO ADVANCED ART!!


PREREQUISITE: STUDENTS MUST HAVE TAKEN FOUR SEMESTERS OF ART BEFORE THEY CAN ENROLL IN THE ADVANCED COURSE AND BE IN 11 - 12 GRADE OR WITH INSTRUCTOR'S APPROVAL FOR ENROLLMENT IN ADVANCED ART.

This course is for students who want an opportunity to advance to a higher level of understanding and skill development and who have a special ability and interest to work independently on self selected projects.
Students will be required to turn in project proposals before beginning a project, participate in class critiques, work independently on a project of choice, and blog about their art and the art world around them. Student will be encouraged to develop their own unique style and will be challenged to create their own original art.
Emphasis will be placed on creativity, originality, craftsmanship, self evaluation and, self motivation.
Students will create a sketchbook at the beginning of the year.


9-12 ART STANDARDS - developed from the National Art Standards

*Each project created will be assessed on 4 standards. Standard 3 will be assessed during the "Project Proposal" and Standards 1, 2, and 4 will be assessed during the final project. Standard 4B will be assessed at the end of the semester.

S.1. The artist can understand and apply media, techniques, and processes: The artist can use art processes and techniques previously practiced to create a unique work of art that meets project learning targets / goals and expectations. The artist also understands and can demonstrate processes and safety concerns involved for caring for art media / materials as well as utilizing resources and time effectively and efficiently. (project: application of techniques, creativity, process, and working procedures)

S.2. The artist uses knowledge of structures and functions: The artist can organize the components of a work of art into a cohesive and meaningful whole, such as organizational principles, expressive features and functional art to create a finished work of art. (project: use of elem. of art / principles of design and craftsmanship to function as intended)

S.3. The artist understands the visual arts in relation to history and cultures, can make interdisciplinary connections, and engage in 21st cent. skills:
The artist can research a variety of ideas in planning for own individual project. These researched ideas should also be shared within the final project reflection. (project process: research, planning, collaboration, communication, cross curricular connections)

S.4. The artist can reflect upon and assess the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others: The artist can write an in depth reflection upon the completion of a project incorporating the elem. of art / principles of design, including the following pieces: explanation of the project including the process, research competed, project goals / standards met, and personal reflection of their art as well as art created around them. (project reflection)

S.4.B. The artist can reflect upon and assess the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others: The artist can reflect on his or her learning regarding the Semester. (Semester Presentation)
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Project Ideas: If you are out of ideas for a project, check out this document of ideas.


Remember each project should reflect about 3 weeks worth of class time as you will have 5 major projects in a semester (18 weeks).

Unless it is one very detailed painting you should be creating a series of something to work through ideas!

For example if you can throw a pot in a class period, perhaps create 3-5 pieces.




For other ideas search Pinterest or check out my boards for ideas:

https://www.pinterest.com/rcomer03/



Adv. Art Project Proposal:

Project Proposal - Have your blog updated and be ready to share with the class before beginning a project. Check your calendar or the board in the art room with specific dates for sharing and project deadlines. There will be 5 projects each Semester that will require a "project proposal", sharing, and "project reflection". If you do not have a project idea, when it is time to share, one will be assigned to you. In order to receive an A for standard 3, the proposal MUST be created prior to beginning the actual project.


Standard and Learning Targets:

S.3. The artist understands the visual arts in relation to history and cultures, can make interdisciplinary connections, and engage in 21st cent. skills:
The artist can research a variety of ideas in planning for own individual project. These researched ideas should also be shared within the final project reflection. (project process: research, planning, collaboration, communication, cross curricular connections)
(proposal assessment - for an A: this needs to be done prior to beginning the project)


Project Proposal should include the following Learning Targets:

  • Examples of research of technique, subject, process, or historical / cultural ideas.

  • Explanation of images and ideas and why they are of value to your artwork and /or the work of others.

  • Explanation of how you will take those ideas and develop them into a project of your own (NOT A COPY) including your goals, how you might accomplish them, and what materials will be needed.


Example Blog of a PROJECT PROPOSAL including all of these things:
http://vmarthappenings.blogspot.com/



Adv. Art Project - Standards:

S.1. The artist can understand and apply media, techniques, and processes: The artist can use art processes and techniques previously practiced to create a unique work of art that meets project learning targets / goals and expectations. The artist also understands and can demonstrate processes and safety concerns involved for caring for art media / materials as well as utilizing resources and time effectively and efficiently. (project: application of techniques, creativity, process, and working procedures) (CREATIVITY / ORIGINALITY, MEETING YOUR GOALS and EXPECTATIONS, WORKING PROCEDURES, etc.)

S.2. The artist uses knowledge of structures and functions: The artist can organize the components of a work of art into a cohesive and meaningful whole, such as organizational principles, expressive features and functional art to create a finished work of art. (project: use of elem. of art / principles of design and craftsmanship to function as intended)

S.3. The artist understands the visual arts in relation to history and cultures, can make interdisciplinary connections, and engage in 21st cent. skills: The artist can research a variety of ideas in planning for own individual project. These researched ideas should also be shared within the final project reflection. (project process: research, planning, collaboration, communication, cross curricular connections) (proposal assessment - for an A: this needs to be done prior to beginning the project)

S.4. The artist can reflect upon and assess the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others: The artist can write an in depth reflection upon the completion of a project incorporating the elem. of art / principles of design, including the following pieces: explanation of the project including the process, research competed, project goals / standards met, and personal reflection of their art as well as art created around them. (project reflection)



End of Project REFLECTION- before turning in each project:

Reflect on your final project and upload a photo to your blog!


ART BLOG REFLECTION:

*Upload a photo of your project to your blog and add a reflection explaining the following questions. For an “A” incorporate the elements of art and / or principles of design within your reflection (How did you use incorporate these?)
  1. Explain your project, what is it? How was it created (the process), with what materials and why did you choose to do this piece?
  2. Prior to creating this piece, what research did you do regarding the technique, process, style, or subject matter? How did this research help you with your ideas for your project?
  3. How did you meet the project learning targets / standards?
  4. What are your personal thoughts about this project; explain what you learned, strengths and areas you could have improved on?
  5. If you were to choose one project that best met the project goals / standards or personal goals; explain what project that would be, who created it and defend why you like it the best.

(Elements of Art include: line, shape, color, value, texture, space, and form. Principals of Design include: balance, contrast, emphasis, movement, pattern, rhythm, and unity.)

For an example of an "awesome" blog reflection take a look at this Blog link. The top post is an example of a good project reflection. The bottom (2nd post) is an example of a project proposal for Adv. Art students.

http://vmarthappenings.blogspot.com/
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Advanced Art Project Rubric for Assessment: Same Rubric for Project Proposal and Project as the proposal is part of the actual project.


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OUTxlCAur88MF8kODtdRkNzjLo6bLN01Ca95_1qIFqY/pub

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Final Semester Grade and Grading Information:

*Current Grade for each standard will reflect the "Most Recent" score until the end of the semester when they will be figured in together. From there, a final grade will be figured from each standard and then all standards together will make up a "Semester Grade".