Welcome to Middle School Art !!

What to Expect:
Course information and learning targets will be available to students through their google calendar and online at: http://www.vmsecondaryartdepartment.wikispaces.com/ All MS art classes will have similar expectations. Students will have art on a rotation for about 4 weeks and be challenged through a variety of learning experiences including: creating art using a variety of materials and techniques, learning about art history and cultures, critiquing and reflecting on art. Final art grade will be pass / fail.

My goals for you while you are in art.

Inspire you to see new perspectives and challenge you to have new experiences while developing your creativity.


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 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 21stcent. skills:
The artist can research a variety of ideas in planning for own individual 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 reflect on their art and projects created during their time in art. (google form reflection)


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Learning Targets:

-The artist can create a unique stacked forms drawing incorporating most of the elements of art (line, shape, value, form, color, texture, and space.)

-The artist will be able to create a final drawing using 25 forms creatively and correctly in perspective with a horizon line.

-The final drawing is neatly colored and finished as intended.

Process / Tasks:

- Project Information and examples

- Practice drawing forms using a horizon line, 1 and 2 point perspective.

Learning Targets when practicing drawing forms: I can draw basic forms using 1 point perspective and I can draw forms using 2 point perspective.

- Create a final drawing incorporating 30 stacked forms, horizon line, and all of the elements of art.

Pinterest Link of example:


Rubik's Cube - 3D time lapse video: