• Van Wyck Junior High School

    Mrs. Burke
     
     

    Course Description (2020-2021)

    Art 7 Ten Week Course

     

    This required course of study is part of the comprehensive, sequential Fine Arts program that begins at the elementary level and continues through high school.  Students will acquire knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the artistic, cultural and intellectual accomplishments of our civilizations while developing skills to express personal artistic talents.  In the seventh grade, students meet with an art specialist for one full quarter.  Our arts educators have used the New York State Education Department’s publication “Learning Standards for the Arts” to design the curriculum.

     

    Areas of study Include:

    ·         The elements of art with concentration on shape, space and form and line

    -Two point perspective

    ·         The principles of design with concentration on pattern, rhythm and movement to make art

    ·         The use of subject matter and/or theme in art

    -Symbolism

    -Cultural subjects

    -Personal subjects

    ·         Two-and three-dimensional artwork

    -Use a variety of art materials, processes, mediums and techniques to make works of art

    ·         Cultural and Historical content in artwork

    -Twentieth Century art movements

    -Escher

    -Riley

    -Connections between the arts and other disciplines

    -Community and internet resources

    ·         Art Appreciation

    -Techniques of art criticism

    -Respect for the creative process

    -introduction to a variety of artists 

     

    Assessment: Student evaluation is reflected in the art grade, a composite of a student’s participation and achievement in assignments and assessments.  The grade may be derived from objective and subjective teacher evaluations and observations, including the student’s demonstration of criteria-based skills and techniques in artwork, written critical analysis of artwork, written assignments, and responses to videos and articles. 

     

    Assignments: Virtual projects and assignments will be given on a weekly basis.  I tend to alternate art making projects (one week) with written assignments, videos, art critiques, articles (alternate weeks)  The feedback on this has been favorable as some students prefer art making while others prefer the more historical academic approach (aka art appreciation). 

     
    Grading Policy 
    Class Assignments 60%
    Class Participation 30%
    Effort 10%

     

    Class Requirements Needed Daily

    ·         9” x 12” sketchbook (or equivalent)

    ·         Sharpened pencils

    ·         Erasers

    ·         Hand held sharpener (optional)

    ·     12 pack of colored pencils (crayola or prismacolor prefered)

    ·     2 ULTRA FINE POINT black sharpie markers (or equivalent)

    ·   Ruler

     

    Discipline Policy * CELL PHONES ARE NOT ALLOWED OUT UNLESS THEY ARE BEING USED FOR CLASS RESEARCH*

    CELL PHONES WILL BE TAKEN IF THEY ARE BEING USED INAPPROPRIATELY. 

    ·         1st offense-verbal warning and student/teacher conference

    ·         2nd offense-parent notification through e-mail/phone call

    ·         3rd offense- referral to an administrator

    ·         Major offenses will get an immediate referral, i.e. fighting, etc.

     

    Student Expectations

    ·         Be on Time (EVEN FOR YOUR VIRTUAL CLASSES)

    ·         Be careful

    ·         Be neat

    ·         Be polite

    ·         Be prepared

    ·         Be productive

     

     

     

     

    PLEASE FILL OUT AND RETURN THE BOTTOM PORTION AND RETURN ASAP

    THANKS!

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