Visual Arts Class Information

Art I

Art 1 enables students to develop a beginning foundation in concept, composition,and execution of drawing, 2D design and 3D design. Each student will be introduced to the Elements of Art and Principles of Design through working with a variety of mediums. Through drawing, 2D design and 3D design projects, the students will gain an overall foundation in the study of Art.

The course will focus on inquiring into how artists apply the Elements of Art and Principles of and application of skills gained through studio based projects. Students will be introduced to printmaking, collage, 2D design problem solving, color theory foundations, 3D design problem solving with clay and mixed media if time allows as well as gaining a firm foundation in techniques to drawing through observational studies.

The Art 1 class emphasizes making art as an ongoing process that involves the student in informed and critical decision making. Group and individual student critiques and instructional conversations with the teacher will enable students to learn to analyze and discuss their own artworks and those of their peers. Students will use this knowledge and understanding to make one of the most critical decisions in the class. Work will be displayed throughout the school where students will have opportunities to curate and hang completed art projects.

This course will also teach students to understand artistic integrity as well as what constitutes plagiarism. Students will learn that it is essential to develop their own work so that it moves beyond duplication of photographs, published images, and other artists’ works. God has given everyone a talent deep inside and we will work together as a class to find each student’s special gifts in art. Critiques, reflection and Harvard Project Zero Visible Thinking Routines will become staples within the class to allow for understanding to be visible seen and shared among the students.

  • Must come to class prepared to PURSUE EXCELLENCE!
  • Students must be ON TIME and PREPARED for every class. This is an extremely pivotal lesson that will be necessary in this class and beyond.
  • Class attendance is required and expected. Only excused absences will be accepted.
  • Projects/Quizzes: 2/5 Students will have tests on color, composition, materials, techniques through-out the semster. Projects will be graded using rubrics with comments by teacher given.
  • Participation: critques/class discussions/clean up/helpfulness 2/5
  • Sketchbooks: 1/5 Students are required to have these present every day for class.

Class Schedule

  1. Week 1 - Introduction to Mono Printmaking; Elements of Art: color, value, texture and shape             
  2. Week 2 - Printmaking and composition introduction to the 5 Nos of composition
  3. Week 3 - Composition and design: communicating visual messages through shape, line, color, texture, space (placement of objects) through collage work. Collage for one of the 3 words in Corinthians faith, hope, or love.
  4. Week 4 - Composition using soft pastel; Using only 4 circles and or 4 squares in black and white communicating each of the following words: order, chaos, freedom, friendship
  5. Week 5 - Color theory: inquiring into how colors are used in the Bible, how colors are mixed, created,   color wheel, complimentary, analogous, monochromatic, hues and values. Created same compositions using color pastels
  6. Week 6 - Matisse paper cut outs: how we can organize shapes and colors to communicate messages, Painting sheets of tempera, tuning into topics of verses based on one of the following blessings, courage,forgiveness, or joy.
  7. Week 7 - Continue Matisse cutouts
  8. Week 8 - Continue Matisse cutouts
  9. Week 9 - Introduction Cubism Picasso/Braque/Leger Creating cubist illustrations of versus
  10. Week 10 - Applying color skills to soft pastel cubist illustrations of Biblical verses
  11. Week 11 - Tempera painting: Aboriginal Dot painting based on a feeling. How colors, patterns can communicate feelings, emotions.
  12. Week 12 - Complete tempera paintings
  13. Week 13 - Introduction to watercolor: glazing colors Cezanne
  14. Week 14 - Watercolor still life fruits and how color can impact mood when we change foreground and background colors from complimentary to analogous.
  15. Week 15 - Watercolor studies completion
  16. Week 16 - Introduction to clay: replication of textures found in nature, creating an installation.
  17. Week 17 - Introduction of 8 basic shapes and forms, oil pastel and perspective, studies of basic shaped. Cape Cod School of Art color block/shape studies.
  18. Week 18 - Continued color oil pastel studies
  19. Week 19 - Clay reliefs fired/ glazing/firing

 

AP Studio Art

AP Studio Art class enables students to develop mastery in concept, composition, and execution of drawing or 2D design. Each student will learn a variety of concepts and approaches in drawing or 2D design so that the student is able to demonstrate a range of abilities and versatility with technique, problem-solving and study of the elements and principles of art (Breadth). 

The course will focus on a sustained investigation and completion of all three aspects required for the development of a portfolio – Quality, Concentration, and Breadth. Students will be introduced to the requirements for submission for the AP Studio Art Portfolio during the first days of class.

The AP Studio Art class emphasizes making art as an ongoing process that involves the student in informed and critical decision making. Group and individual student critiques and instructional conversations with the teacher will enable students to learn to analyze and discuss their own artworks and those of their peers. Students will use this knowledge and understanding to make one of the most critical decisions in the class – the selection of their best pieces to be sent to the College Board.

The course will culminate with students developing a body of work investigating a strong underlying visual idea in drawing and 2D design that grows out of a coherent plan of action or investigation (Concentration). The plan of action or investigation is student driven based on the artistic interests and desires of the student. As the teacher, I am here to support, guide, and encourage the student to create their best body of individual work applying the Elements of Art and Principles of Design.

This course will also teach students to understand artistic integrity as well as what constitutes plagiarism. Students will learn that it is essential to develop their own work so that it moves beyond duplication of photographs, published images, and other artists’ works.

  • Must come to class prepared to PURSUE EXCELLENCE!
  • Students must be ON TIME and PREPARED for every class. Begin working right away.
  • Projects will be completed on time.
  • Participation in lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
  • Seek advice from peers with special knowledge or skill when a student gets stuck.
  • Clean up your work and take care of equipment.
  • Work assigned for time outside of the class will be complete.

Class Schedule                  

  1. Week 1 - Fall Semester Printmaking / Elements of Art color/value/texture/shape
  2. Week 2 - Exploring composition: collage
  3. Week 3 - Collage visual communication of scripture
  4. Week 4 - Drawing 8 basic/shapes/facial features/ start Gridded Portrait Chuck Close/ pencil
  5. Week 5 - Completing Self portrait Chuck Close grid (link w/ scripture) how to communicate meaning by keeping facial features needed to communicate meaning of verse.
  6. Week 6 - Deconstruction project: RISD requirement for portfolio
  7. Week 7 - Select Biblical character, create 3 dimensional sculpture from deconstructing an object and recreating ( vacuums, television, computers, house hold machines)
  8. Week 8 - Illuminate project RISD portfolio requirement . Charcoal : eggs
  9. Week 9 - Illuminate RISD student choice subject charcoal
  10. Week 10 - Complete Illuminate project
  11. Week 11 - View from above: soft pastel Element of Art form
  12. Week 12 - View from below: soft pastel Element of Art form
  13. Week 13 - Fruits/veggies in different stated of consumption/ glazing watercolors/Cezanne
  14. Week 14 - Completion Watercolor
  15. Week 15 - Exteriors acrylic painting/ mixed media/perspective/observation outside 
  16. Week 16 - Exteriors completion
  17. Week 17 - Tempera/oil pastel Chagall study bringing scripture to life today/social art
  18. Week 18 - Chagall study social commentary of scripture today
  19. Week 19 - End of Fall semester focus on AP Studio development of Concentration

Complete fall projects Introduction to the Concentration section. Applying thinking routines to brainstorm and develop ideas for Concentration section

Grading Weights:

  • Projects/Tests = 2/5 Making and understanding concepts is crucial to an artist’s growth.
  • Sketchbook = 2/5 Creating art from copyrighted images is strictly forbidden and will have a negative impact on a student’s grade. Work created from photographs, published images, and/or other artists’ works will not be considered for submission. One of the things students will learn from this course is how to develop their own work so that it moves beyond duplication.
  • Critiques/Self assessment= 1/5 Being able to write and talk about your artwork and the art work of others aides will making your thinking and understanding visible.

Grading Procedures:

  • Students work will be graded using a rubric that applies both SC state standards for Art 4 and the scoring guide lines for the Drawing and 2-D Design Portfolios suggested in the AP Studio Art Workshop Handbook.
  • Each student will be provided with a written commentary about each piece in addition to the rubric for the assigned piece. 
  • Sketchbooks/Journals will be checked every Friday for work completed both in and out of class.
  • A quiz is generally an assignment that takes less time than a project. That does not mean less effort should be applied; it simply means it should take less time to do.

The 3D/Sculpture class enables students to develop a beginning foundation applying the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design into their 3 Dimensional work.

Each student will be introduced to the Elements of Art and Principles of Design through working with a variety of mediums to improve their skills in working with forms. Emphasis will be on understanding how the Elements of Art and how the Principles of Design are applied when building 3 dimensional forms.

Attention will be on designing and problem solving. We create sculptures that are free standing, hanging and for the table top. Sculpting from life will also occur to enhance the students’ observation skills by allowing the student to see more closely the details to values and textures of objects,

 

Sculpture/3D

The 3D /Sculpture class emphasizes making art as an ongoing process that involves the student in informed and critical decision making. Group and individual student critiques and instructional conversations with the teacher will enable students to learn to analyze and discuss their own artworks and those of their peers.

Students will use this knowledge and understanding to make one of the most critical decisions in the class. Work will be displayed throughout the school where students will have opportunities to curate and hang completed art projects.

This course will also teach students to understand artistic integrity as well as what constitutes plagiarism. Students will learn that it is essential to develop their own work so that it moves beyond duplication of photographs, published images, and other artists’ works. God has given everyone a talent deep inside and we will work together as a class to find each student’s special gifts in art.

  • Must come to class prepared to PURSUE EXCELLENCE!
  • Students must be ON TIME and PREPARED for every class.
  • Class attendance is required and expected. Only excused absences will be accepted.

Grading Weights

  • Projects/Quizzes: 2/5 Students will have tests on color, composition, materials, techniques through- out the semster. Projects will be graded using rubrics with comments by teacher given.
  • Participation: critques/class discussions/clean up/helpfulness 2/5
  • Sketchbooks: 1/5 Students are required to have these present every day for class. All notes, homework assignments and plans for projects will be done within the student sketchbook.

Class Schedule

  1. Week 1 - Introduction the the Elements of Art: line, shape, color, form, space, texture, value and the works of glass artist Dale Chihuly. We will be focusing on creating a sculpture/chandelier from plastics in the style of Chihuly with the theme “ resurrection”. Focus is on designing their chandelier.
  2. Week 2 - Students will begin line work on plastics using Sharpies and shaping the plastic with heat guns.
  3. Week 3 - Modeling the plastics with the heat guns and putting the shapes together with fishing line, wire, and or glue gun glue.
  4. Week 4 - Layered paper sculpture. Focus on textures, shapes and colors layering papers to build a paper relief.
  5. Week 5 - Paper sculptures finish
  6. Week 6 - Wire Sculpture focusing on the art of Alexander Calder. Wire portraits.
  7. Week 7 - Box assignment: focusing on how line and value can transform the appearance of a block so that we see the patterns not the shape of the object.
  8. Week 8 - Finish blocks
  9. Week 9 - Clay relief: communicating messages and stories through relief. Focusing on selecting a verse in the Bible with15 or less words. Focusing on the main message and meaning to the verse. Using both additive and subtractive methods of clay construction.
  10. Week 10 - Completing clay reliefs/let dry and then fire, then glaze, then glaze fire.
  11. Week 11 - Louise Nevelson assemblage sculptures: topic, figures in Bible communicating through found objects
  12. Week 12 - Assemblage sculptures/glaze file tiles
  13. Week 13 - Clay totems: Self identity pole in clay: focus on form, line, patterns, colors, shapes and placement to communicate messages
  14. Week 14 - Clay totems self identity pole
  15. Week 15 - Installation art
  16. Week 16 - Installation art
  17. Week 17 - Installation art completion
  18. Week 18 - Mixed media sculpture: recycled art
  19. Week 19 - Mixed media sculpture: recycled art

 

Intro to Art History

This course introduces selected musical and artistic traditions from around the world. We will explore the manner in which these musical traditions are both shaped by and give shape to the cultural settings in which they are performed. Since different musical styles have different structures and meanings, we will need to learn new ways of listening to music. Learning to listen to world music means not just learning to hear “characteristics of sound,” but also learning to analyze music from different cultural perspectives.

The course will cover a wide range of traditions from various parts of the world including Latin America, Russia and Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. The latter part of the semester will present an overview of Western art music within a cultural and social context, emphasizing listening skills. Lectures will include discussion of readings, listening examples, videos, and live demonstrations when possible.

  • Must come to class prepared to PURSUE EXCELLENCE!
  • Students must be ON TIME and PREPARED for every class. This is an extremely pivotal lesson that will be necessary in this class and beyond.
  • If a student misses class, they will be expected to get the work from a fellow classmate. The student will also need to come with a note explaining why they missed class.
  • Music and the arts are often open to interpretation therefore your peers may interpret a culture and topic differently than you do. As we will regularly have group discussions about the course material, it is essential that each student maintains a RESPECTFUL and COURTEOUS attitude towards your fellow classmates and peers. I take this extremely seriously as I respect each and every one of your opinions and strive to create an environment where everyone feels welcome to share their thoughts and reflections
  • NO CELLPHONES out during class time. Electronic devices are only allowed out when permitted by the teacher for classroom assignments.

Cultural Reflections – Students will watch musical performances, view art, and other forms of expressions from different cultures and write brief reflections and answer specific questions on what they view.

Classroom discussions – Students will be assessed and graded based on classroom engagement and participation throughout the week.

Required Materials

  • Textbook (Soundscapes: Exploring Music in a Changing World)
  • Paper
  • Binder/ Folder with pockets
  • Pens
  • Device

 

Drawing

Drawing class enables students to develop a beginning foundation in concept, composition, and execution using a variety of drawing materials.

Each student will be introduced to the Elements of Art and Principles of Design through working with a variety of mediums to improve their skills in drawing. Emphasis will be on understanding values, textures, light, reflecting light, shadow and composition.

Attention will be on observational drawing creating numerous realistic drawing assignments. We will not only draw inside the classroom but will also be drawing out side and around The King’s Academy. Drawing from life allows the student to see more closely the details to values and textures of objects.

The Drawing class emphasizes making art as an ongoing process that involves the student in informed and critical decision making. Group and individual student critiques and instructional conversations with the teacher will enable students to learn to analyze and discuss their own artworks and those of their peers. Students will use this knowledge and understanding to make one of the most critical decisions in the class. Work will be displayed throughout the school where students will have opportunities to curate and hang completed art projects.

This course will also teach students to understand artistic integrity as well as what constitutes plagiarism. Students will learn that it is essential to develop their own work so that it moves beyond duplication of photographs, published images, and other artists’ works. God has given everyone a talent deep inside and we will work together as a class to find each student’s special gifts in art.

  • Must come to class prepared to PURSUE EXCELLENCE!
  • Students must be ON TIME and PREPARED for every class.
  • Class attendance is required and expected. Only excused absences will be accepted.

Grading Weights

  • Projects/Quizzes: 2/5 Students will have tests on color, composition, materials, techniques through-out the semster. Projects will be graded using rubrics with comments by teacher given.
  • Participation: critques/class discussions/clean up/helpfulness 2/5
  • Sketchbooks: 1/5 Students are required to have these present every day for class. All notes, homework assignments and plans for projects will be done within the student sketchbook.

Class Schedule

  1. Week 1 - Introduction the 8 basic shapes and forms. Learning how to draw everyday objects by combining the 8 basic shapes and forms.
  2. Week 2 - Value, shading, reflecting light and cast shadows. Students will create pencil studies of basic shapes w/ forced light so they can learn how to create form.
  3. Week 3 - Composition and design: communicating visual messages through shape, line, value, texture, space (placement of objects) through fruit pencil studies in black and white.
  4. Week 4 - Composition using soft pastel Drawing fruits in color, same composition but now learning how colored soft pastels can be used to build form within an object.
  5. Week 5 - Light! Drawings of egg shells and capturing how light can glow on an object.
  6. Week 6 - Metallic: drawing silverware up close and focus on composition and the developing variety in shapes to create metallic finishes in pencil.
  7. Week 7 - Study of Georgia O’Keefe : taking the time to look at nature. Shells in charcoal.
  8. Week 8 - Shells in charcoal completed and now studies in soft colored pastels.
  9. Week 9 - Finish shells in colored soft pastel
  10. Week 10 - Self portrait work: learning how to draw facial features. Students take self portrait photos and submit 2 photos to be printed in black and white.
  11. Week 11 - Grid self portrait assignment: take photos, draw grids, block out areas w/ white paper squares so that sections that are showing connect w/ a verse of scripture.
  12. Week 12 - Self portrait grid assignment continued
  13. Week 13 - Palm trees and architecture in charcoal. Going outside weather permitting. If not indoor plant studies up close.
  14. Week 14 - Repetition with variation. Selecting an object and drawing it into 12 different compositions.
  15. Week 15 - Finish 12 drawings
  16. Week 16 - Marbles: oil pastel developing form and seeing colors within shapes
  17. Week 17 - Continue marble study
  18. Week 18 - Charcoal self portrait on Bible copied page.
  19. Week 19 - Finish charcoal on Bible copied page.

 

7th & 8th Grade Art

Junior High 7/8th grade art class enables students to be introduced to The Elements of Art through working with a variety of mediums. Each student will be introduced to the Elements of Art and Principles of Design through working with a variety of mediums. Through drawing, 2D design and 3D design projects, the students will gain an overall foundation in the study of Art.

The course will focus on inquiring into how artists apply the Elements of Art skills through studio based projects. Students will be introduced to printmaking, collage, 2D design problem solving, color theory foundations, 3D design problem solving with clay and mixed media if time allows as well as gaining a firm foundation in techniques to drawing through observational studies.

The Junior High Art Class emphasizes exposing the students to materials and mediums while giving them the tools they need to create art with showcases understanding of concepts taught in class. Group and individual student critiques and instructional conversations with the teacher will enable students to learn to analyze and discuss their own artworks and those of their peers. Students will use this knowledge and understanding to make one of the most critical decisions in the class. Work will be displayed throughout the school where students will have opportunities to curate and hang completed art projects.

This course will also teach students to understand artistic integrity as well as what constitutes plagiarism. Students will learn that it is essential to develop their own work so that it moves beyond duplication of photographs, published images, and other artists’ works. God has given everyone a talent deep inside and we will work together as a class to find each student’s special gifts in art. Critiques, reflection and Harvard Project Zero Visible Thinking Routines will become staples within the class to allow for understanding to be visible seen and shared among the students.

  • Must come to class prepared to PURSUE EXCELLENCE!
  • Students must be ON TIME and PREPARED for every class. This is an extremely pivotal lesson that will be necessary in this class and beyond.
  • Class attendance is required and expected. Only excused absences will be accepted.

Grading Weights

  • Projects/Quizzes: 2/5 Students will have tests on color, composition, materials, techniques through-out the semster. Projects will be graded using rubrics with comments by teacher given.
  • Participation: critques/class discussions/clean up/helpfulness 2/5
  • Sketchbooks: 1/5 Students are required to have these present every day for class.

My goals as your teacher are to:

  • Model to you life as an artist and Christian demonstrating how we can apply the word of the Bible in how we create, produce and respond to art. Also, that as Christian artists we have a responsibility as to what we create and put out into the world to view.
  • Encourage students to investigate conceptual and design issues with creativity and systematic problem solving and making connection between faith and creating their art work.
  • Emphasize that the creation of art is an ongoing process that involves the student in informed and critical decision making.
  • Foster the ability of students to develop master in concept, composition and execution of drawing and 2-D design. Having students BELIEVE that they can “do all things through Christ who gives me strength”.
  • Advise students of opportunities to showcase their work in contests, exhibits, one-person exhibits, involvement in the community, and enhancing the culture of the West Palm Beach area with their talent.
  • Serve as a moderator in class critiques in order to keep the comments constructive. I will also work to constantly provide you feedback of a helpful nature. Reminding them how the tongue can build up or take down.
  • Availability for you to come in and discuss your art work and allow you extra time to produce projects within the deadlines.
  • Support you in your portfolio development over the course of your years at The King’s Academy.