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.


MS ART STANDARDS:


S.1. Studio Skills: 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. Design Concepts: 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. Connecting to Contexts: 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.Critical Analysis: 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 at the end of Art)
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8th GRADE ART:

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Clay Wall Relief Tile


Learning Targets:


Standard 1. - Studio Skills: Learning Target:

*The artist can craft a unique clay wall relief tile
(about 8x8 size) incorporating relief and texture into the design of the piece about themselves. (The artist created a one of a kind piece of art, without using copyrighted images.)


Standard 2. - Design Concepts: Learning Target:
*The artist planned out how to incorporate the elements of art and principles of design to make the piece a unified work of art.
*The artist kept in mind craftsmanship; nice smooth piece- free of clay burs so does not cut you when completed.

Standard 3. Connecting to Contexts: Learning Target:
*The artist can make connections to other various types of works of art relating to relief design.
*The artist can research relief art designs and create a plan to make their own unique design.

Standard 4. - Critical Analysis: Learning Target:
Upon completion of the project the artist will critique his or her own learning experiences.

Tasks:
1.) Project Information and demonstrations of hand-building processes and examples.
2.) Brainstorm ideas and sketch ideas of how you will include relief and texture into your design.
3.) Begin with clay once ideas are figured out - Wednesday
*One completed and all is smooth, initial and set to dry out

*We will come back to glaze this piece once they are completely dried and fired.

Pinterest Ideas:
__http://www.pinterest.com/rcomer03/ceramic-wall-hanging/__




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Zentangle Drawings:

What is Zentangle ??

Also know as zendoodle or tangled drawing….. It is a controlled doodle or a doodle contained within a predefined framework that is focused on creativity. Artists use a repetition of marks to create patterns, thus developing an overall design or zendoodle.

“The term 'Zentangle' was coined by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts. Maria is a graphic artist who doodled a lot and one day realized that her doodles were putting her into a state of meditation (or zen). The couple decided to explore the concept in more detail and Zentangles were born.”

http://www.zentangle.com/index.php

Pinterest Board of ideas:

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

Often these are done as black and white drawings, but aren’t limited to only black and white. Artists usually use some type of writing pen to create these controlled marks.
Why Zentangle?
*Relaxing
*Helps develop creativity
*Relieve or reduces stress
*Improve eye/hand coordination
*Develop/rehabilitate fine motor skills
*Therapy
*Stimulates both right and left brain functions, however usually brings out the more creative right brain side.
EVERYONE CAN DO IT! – IT’S EASY!

Learning Targets:


Standard 1. - Studio Skills: Learning Target:

*The artist can create a creative zentangle drawing incorporating a min. of 24 different textured patterned combinations within the drawing.

Standard 2. - Design Concepts: Learning Target:
*The artist planned out how to incorporate the elements of art and principles of design to make the piece a unified work of art. The patterns were well balanced in the space.
*The final drawing was neatly done.

Standard 3. Connecting to Contexts: Learning Target:
*The artist can make connections to other various types of works of art relating to pattern and design.
*The artist can research zentangle art designs and create a plan to make their own unique design.

Standard 4. - Critical Analysis: Learning Target:
Upon completion of the project the artist will critique his or her own learning experiences.

Tasks:
1.) Project Information, techniques and examples.
2.) Brainstorm ideas and sketch ideas of patterns.
3.) Begin with a final design.

Pinterest Ideas:

https://www.pinterest.com/rcomer03/zentangle/?eq=zentangle&etslf=181149


-The artist can create a zentangle drawing using all space creatively incorporating a min. of 24 different textured patterned combinations within the drawing.


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Pop Art Prints

Learning Targets:


Standard 1. - Studio Skills: Learning Target:
*The artist can create a "pop art" themed foam relief design and print a series of 4 prints.

Standard 2. - Design Concepts: Learning Target:
*The artist planned out how to incorporate the elements of art and principles of design to make the piece a unified work of art.
*The final series of 4 prints were nicely printed with little smudges.

Standard 3. Connecting to Contexts: Learning Target:
*The artist can make connections to other various types of works of pop art.
*The artist can research pop culture art designs and create a plan to make their own repeating design.

Standard 4. - Critical Analysis: Learning Target:
Upon completion of the project the artist will critique his or her own learning experiences.

Tasks:
1.) Project Information, examples, and demonstration of drawing / transferring to foam process and techniques.
2.) Brainstorm and sketch ideas of how you will include relief into your design as areas that stick up will print.
3.) Transfer sketches to foam and using a wooden stylus press into the foam around areas you want to print.
4.) Print a series of 4 of your prints - choose at least 2 different colors - either with ink or paper to finalize your design.
5.) Glue 4 of your best prints to a larger piece of paper to make a final series with 4 prints within the design.

Pinterest Ideas:
https://www.pinterest.com/rcomer03/pop-art-prints/?eq=pop%20art&etslf=5408

Pop Art:
http://www.theartstory.org/movement-pop-art.htm
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