7th and 8th Syllabus



Essential Questions
(that we have to ask ourselves again and again and again):

Why make art?
Are all objects art?
What choices can I make to express myself when making art?
Technically, how do I create different kinds of art objects?

Content (what are we going to learn?)

  • About types of materials and how to use them
  • About the art of different cultures from different times
  • How to use the Principles and Elements of Design
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Design
  • Photography
  • Ceramics
  • Architecture
  • History of Art
  • Composition two and three dimensional
  • Technology and the Arts
  • Personal expression through the arts
  • Exhibition and the use of a portfolio
  • How to participate in a critique

Outcomes (what will we be able to do?)

  • Consciously make choices that communicate ideas in our artwork
  • Demonstrate proficiency in working with art materials
  • Use and maintain classroom equipment
  • Solve visual problems creatively
  • Reflect on artwork of one's own and of others
  • Participate constructively in critiques

Assessments (what things will be graded?)

  • Artwork
  • Written Assignments
  • Group Assignments
  • Process Portfolios
  • Final Project
  • In-class projects
  • Critiques
  • Participation
  • Work Ethic
  • Effort and Attitude


Grading Criteria (what is our grade based on?)

  • Level of Self-Challenge
  • Content and communication of work
  • Rubric of each assignment
  • Effort and Attitude







































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