WELCOME TO Collaborative Art!!

THIS COURSE IS DESIGNED FOR 10-12 Grade Students

Students in Collaborative Art will explore the creative process within 2D media and 3D techniques. Students will be taught visual awareness and self-discovery through their art as well as collaborating with others to create art.
Emphasis will be placed on demonstrating the use of techniques, creativity, originality, craftsmanship, classroom expectations, and self evaluation. Students will create a blog to showcase and discuss art.

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

*Each project created will be assessed on 4 standards. 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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ART BLOG REFLECTION QUESTIONS:

To be completed upon finishing a project.
*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.)


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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".

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1st SEMESTER:
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