The Art Program is built around a monthly themes or projects.
ART TERM 1
To begin with, we are building art around triangles. This allows for a high degree of experimenting with paint, print, drawing and paper.
This will culminate in final projects being displayed around the school for the winter.
(October) The next unit is to further develop students understanding elements of art such as colour and texture how they are used.
(November) We will use sketchbooks and get better at using line and forms and learn to add shading to our art.
We are doing mask masking/working in three dimensions using cardboard, glue, tape, paper, plaster and paint.
We explore surrealism and look at some of the famous paintings in surrealism and how they influence popular culture and represent a way of thinking about the world.
Future units will include tape and string sculptures, more drawing, fibre arts, water colours and (maybe) jewelry making.
Each one hour class will have a short introduction or demonstration of a method or concept related to the unit. Students can then work by themselves or partners to make something related to theme or skill.
Evaluation will be inside most art classes.
Each student will be quickly assessed on
appropriate use of materials,
work process (planning, experimenting, problem solving)
There will be a Evaluation of finished pieces:
final product including title, brief statement of materials and methods and brief self assessment.
Due to the limited amount of time, students will be expected to be continually working on a piece, even if one is finished.
In every art unit, there will options to draw, paint, print, sculpt, model and more. Traditional crafts such as weaving, beadwork and rughooking will be introduced as well new technologies such as 3d printing and designs cut on vector files.
The topic acts as a focus and the constraint in which students have to work. By giving a limit, students are put into a problem solving mode. By offering multiple options, students have the freedom to personalize