Weekly outline

  • September 5th- September 8th

    Welcome Back! Rules and Folders are the first order of business in the art room. Everybody gets a syllabus and makes a folder to keep their stuff in. If you need help, let me know! The first week is about getting back into the swing of school, so easy first assignments.

    Art 7/8 - Name design will be due on Monday (9/11). Name in bubble letters filled with designs, and the background filled with drawings of 10 things you like or enjoy doing. Please make your list on the back, so I know what your 10 items are! Make it colorful and creative!!

    Art 1 - We are going to do the same as the Art 7/8 class. Name design assignment listed below. Due Monday (9/11)

    Advanced Art - outline of the shadow of your head, filled with your thoughts rattleing around in your skull. Give me at least 10 ideas/thoughts in a creative way fitting into the outline of your heads shadow. No due date yet!

  • September 11th - September 15th

    The first full week in the art room! We will be busy making some ART this week!!!

    Art 7/8 - We begin our quarter with an artist that almost everybody has heard of - Pablo Picasso! He was a very interesting man who drew/painted some pretty wacky looking people! Biography's and word searches were handed out on Monday and the word searches are due on Wednesday (9/13). Quiz on his biography is on Friday (9/15). For the project related to this artist, we will be doing a drawing called "Roll-a-Picasso-Face". This project will be due on Friday (9/15)

    Art 1 - This week we will begin by talking about composition and line - specifically "Zentangles"! We will be completing a project called "Bad Hair Day" and create 20 different zentangle designs on the project. See attached presentation for all the specifics. Bad Hair Day will be due next week - probably on Wednesday (9/20)

    Advanced Art - We are still working on our first project "inside my head". With the great work that is happening in here, I am looking at having these due at the beginning of the hour on Monday (9/18). That way if you don't finish them up this week, you can work on them over the weekend at home.

  • September 18th September 22nd

    Full week this week, but I will be gone Tuesday afternoon for a dentist appointment.

    Art 7/8 - Cut paper Picasso design is due Monday, and we will get a new seating chart and start a new artist on Monday as well. Word Search for Wassily Kandinsky will be due on Wednesday, and the quiz will be on Friday. We will be doing watercolor resist painting for a project.

    Art 1 will begin a unit on Color on Wednesday and learn about color mixing and the color wheel. We will finish this week with a progress check on (final paper started) Friday and work on a creative color wheel into next week.

    Advanced Art - Fall is in the air, and we will be celebrating fall as our theme for our watercolor resist paintings - sketch progress check preliminary ideas on Wednesday and on final paper Monday (9/25)

  • September 25th - September 29th

    We are in Week 4 of the school year already- who'd have thunk it! We have a busy week this week, and next week I will be gone on Monday AND Friday! Uffda!!

    Art 7/8 - We are starting the week with finishing our Kandinsky watercolor paintings. I think they are turning out AWESOME! This is the first time I have done this assignment with students, and I am happy with how things are turning out. These are due on Tuesday, off the board and handed in. On Tuesday, we will also begin our new artist Katsushika Hokusai. We will be watching a short video about him and getting a print biography as well. The worksheet will be due on Friday - the same day as the quiz! We will be creating prints of this artist using ink and a printing block!

    Art 1 is working on your creative color wheels still. These are due on Monday (10/2)

    Advanced Art - Watercolor with resist is still on deck for this week. Make sure you are using the requirements that were given (handout is on the board). This will be due on Monday 10/2

    • October 2nd - October 6th

      Crazy busy week with homecoming and spirit week this week. There are a lot of people gone this week too for things like youth frontiers and blood drive. Plus, I am gone Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday! We will try to keep things simple in the art room for the sub!

      Art 7/8 - We learned about carving our Hokusai printing mats, and Monday we are going to learn how to print them! You will be required to make 4 prints (well, you will make many, but choose your 4 best). 2 have to be single color, one has to be 2 colors, and one is artist's choice. On Thursday, you will learn how to matt your favorite one and hand them in by Friday.

      Art 1 - We started grid drawing! The first assignment is the measuring worksheet, then the cartoon grid. Next week, we will be doing our "positive family" grid drawings, and then a large self-portrait.  The measuring worksheet is due Wednesday (10/4)  and your cartoon character is due drawn and colored Monday (10/9) at the BEGINNING of the hour. Remember your positive family picture has to be brought in or printed by Tuesday 10/10

      Advanced Art - CHARCOAL! Monday we start with bones - that will be due on Monday as well, then you will create a large charcoal drawing from the choices given" 1) HighContrast Face  2) Personal Still-Life  3) Abstract Non-objective with volume. Idea/plan is due Tuesday 10/10

    • October 9th - October 13th

      Monday morning is going to be a screwed up day with the Career Fair being held at our school. Hours 1-3 are messed up because rooms are being used for the presenters. Tuesday - Friday should be normal.

      Art 7/8 - Monday we will be watching a video about Vincent Van Gogh and doing a worksheet that goes along with the video. those that were absent can follow this link and watch the video and do the worksheet. We will be starting the project in the style of Van Gogh on Tuesday - this project will deal with Texture. Biography quiz will be on Friday.

      Art 1 - We are working on the Positive Family grid drawings this week. Find a picture by Tuesday to draw for your final project either by bringing one from home, finding one in a magazine, or print one off the internet. 10 point progress check to those that have their photos by Tuesday to start class. These pictures will be due on Monday. We are only using regular pencil and shading to create these pictures. We will also be taking photos for the next project - Large self-portraits in the style of Chuck Close.

      Advanced Art - Charcoal bones are due on Monday. Spray them please before turning them in. Large final projects need to be chosen (plan/idea sketch) and shown by Tuesday 10/10. We will be working on the charcoal drawings for the rest of the week. Due date will be set later in the week.


    • October 23rd - October 27th

      Full week this week - and it will be busy!

      Art 7/8 - Monday we will start a new artist: Georges Seurat! His big thing was pointillism and mixing colors optically. Word searches are due on Wednesday (10/25) and the quiz on the biography is on Thursday (10/26). Tuesday, you will pick your picture, draw it on final paper and start your marker pointillism. These will be due next week

      Art 1 - Monday we start our grids on the big paper. We are enlarging the pictures 6x, so we need to do a 3" grid on the large paper. Remember to draw REALLY lightly because we will be erasing the grid! All the pencil work needs to be done by Monday (10/30).

      Advanced Art - Monday starts CLAY! We will be using this week to craft our "Clay- it's what's for dinner" assignment. All wet clay work needs to be completed by Friday 10/27. Remember, everyone was supposed to come in this week ready to construct!

    • October 30th - November 3rd

      This week we have a full week, but next week will be really short. We will be pretty busy for the next 2 weeks!!!!

      Art 7/8 - Starting a new project this week and a new artist - Rex Ray. We will be working with collage, painted papers, and organic shapes to create abstract shapes and explore negative shapes and abstract designs. Painted papers will be created Tuesday and Wednesday, and the collage process will be done Thursday and Friday. Final touches will be done on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week, with the project due on Wednesday, November 8th.

      Art 1 - Monday, we learn how to color our large Chuck Close style portraits. Oil pastels will be used to create the skin tones, hair colors, eye colors, and clothing colors. Oil pastels are very blendable and we will use them to give the portraits a more realistic look. We will be coloring all week.

      Advanced Art - This week we will be waiting for our clay to dry and be fired, so we are going to fill in with a fun but challenging project. Monday and Tuesday we will be creating marbled papers using shaving cream and watercolor paints. Once those papers dry (usually overnight), we will be looking at the papers to see what we can find in the shapes that were created by the marbling and draw into these colored areas to create recognizable forms using micro-fine pens. We will be glazing next week.


    • November 6th - November 10th

      Short week this week! No school on Monday, or Friday and only a half day on Thursday! Don't forget to tell your parents about conferences Thursday and Friday. I will not be at conferences, but they can email me to set up a time to meet me if they wish.

      Art 7/8 - Finish Rex Ray and watch Willy Wonka

      Art 1 - Finish Chuck Close portraits (due Wednesday) and watch Willy Wonka

      Adv. Art - Finish up the marbled paper and start glazing

      • November 13th - November 17th

        Back to normal - kind of! We have the Veterans program on Monday, so some of the morning hours are a little screwy!

        Art 7/8 - Finish Willy Wonka, and get the clay term worksheet on Monday (due Tuesday), then watch the power point on Clay Tuesday and get the word search (due Thursday). We will start working with actual clay on Wednesday.

        Art 1 - Mini feast for the eyes will be the new assignment, Sketches will be due on Wednesday

        Adv Art - Glaze needs to be finished this week. We will also be watching a video on Wednesday about the artist Rex Ray for our next assignment.

      • November 20th - November 22nd

        Short week- Only 3 days!!!

        Art 7/8 - Rattles are done and drying, so now we start whistles. We will be working together this week to make your whistle work, then add parts to make it an animal. These need to be done next week by Wednesday!

        Art 1 - We finished up our Mini feast, and now we will be starting personal Mandalas. These mandalas will be created with colored pencils on paper and work with radial symmetry and personal identity. See the powerpoint below for full explanation.

        Adv Art - Rex Ray is our man of the week. We will be working on our collages until the end of next week.

      • November 27th - December 1

        Welcome back! I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving break. We actually have a full week of school this week, but I am gone on Friday for a personal day.

        Art 7/8 - we start the week finishing up the whistles, and the rattles go into the kiln to be fired. Wednesday we will have a demo on making the vases using coil and slab construction. Once all the ceramics pieces are constructed, we will begin glazing them. This project will be completed in a couple of weeks.

        Art 1 - Personal Mandalas - By Monday you should have a list of 5 things of significant importance to you to go into your personal mandala. You should also have a way/sketch of how to represent these ideas. We will begin our sketches this week to transfer to the final paper.

        Advanced Art - Rex Ray will be the guy of the week again. We are going to have this project due on Friday, Dec 1st. If you finish before that, you can work on re-glazing your meal.

        • December 4th - December 8th

          Midterm Quarter 2 is this week on Wednesday, so we will have an eligibility check. Make sure all missing work is turned in!

          Art 7/8 - Last day for wet clay is Wednesday. All clay projects must be completed by that day. Whistles and Rattles are fired and we will begin glazing on Thursday.

          Art 1 - Progress check on Monday at the beginning of the hour for your personal Mandalas. Coloring must be started. This progress check is worth 10 points. The project will be due on Thursday, 12/7 colored completely, and Friday you will have an Artist statement due TYPED and PRINTED about your mandala.

          Advanced Art - Monday is the last day to work on your Rex Ray collage. Any final touches can be done with the paint pens. They are due at the end of the hour. Monday we will also be getting our next project "Recycled Christmas"

        • December 11th - December 15th

          10 more days until Christmas break! 2017 is quickly coming to a close!

          This week will be busy! 

          Art 7/8 - We will be finishing with our ceramics projects this week with our glazing. All projects must be glazed by Wednesday, 12/13. As they are finished, I will be firing them. once they are all done, they will be graded and you will be able to take them home before Christmas. (I bet you could even use them as gifts for a special someone!)

          Art 1 - Holiday Shopping bags are whats going on during 4th and 5th hours. Worksheet completed and colored will be the progress check on Wednesday 12/13. I will demonstrate how to create the bags on Monday (12/11) so those of you who are ready can keep on working. Bags will be due Wednesday 12/20

          Advanced Art - Recycled Christmas tree, wreath, or snowflakes are still being constructed. These are due on Friday, 12/15. Make sure you are looking for some kind of container to create your candles in next week- we will be doing that all next week.