Teacher's Name: Mrs. Carol Ann Bunny

Grade/Subject: Art

Contact: cbunny@stjohnskenmore.com

ART NEWSLETTER

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MAY

Spring-Summer 2018

St. John's values the unique talents of every student. Whether a student's strengths and interests are academic, athletic, or artistic, we strive to provide and educational environment and opportunities that will benefit them.

St. John's takes pride in providing each and every student with a quality Art Education. A walk through our halls is evidence at the abilities of our students and the creativity being channeled through various media. Over the past six months the children have explored the Elements of Art through various art activities. Grade levels (Pre-K - Grade 5) have studied line, color, shape, form, texture, value, and space. For the remainder of the year, we will focus on the Principles of Design.

MONTH        Element of Art

April              Balance- The steady feeling created by the equal weight of elements on both sides.

May              Contrast - A sharp difference between two things, making one or both stand out.

                     Pattern - A design made with repeated lines, shapes, or colors.

June             Emphasis - Importance given to one part of the artwork.

                     Proportion - A sense that objects are the correct size in comparison to each other.

The sixth grade class is exploring their powers of observation, their problem-solving skills, and their creative imagination.

They will learn about Art, through various art activities that touch on the Elements and Principles of Design. 

Grading Rubric for Art

Art is not a subject that can be easily graded. Art is a subjective topic, not everyone views the same artwork with the same opinion. As an Art Teacher, I base the student's grade on a variety of criteria.

Participation in Class.

Organizational Skills.

Neatness and quality of craftsmanship.

Comprehension of Design Elements and Principles.

Homework turned in on time.

Projects completed by the due date.

Cooperation with the teacher and fellow students.

Ability to learn from constructive criticism.

Willingness to accept new ideas.

This is my grading system

A (94-100) = Meets and exceeds all expectations

B (88-93) = Meets almost all expectations

C (80-87) = Meets most expectations

D (70-79) = Meets some expectations

F (69 and below) = Does not adequately meet the criteria as defined above.

Students always have the opportunity to talk to me about their grades. If you feel you have been critiqued unfairly, please address the matter with me, not your classmates. Grades are a private matter.

If a student feels that his or her project did not get the grade it deserved, there will be an opportunity to resubmit the project to receive a higher grade.

Any child that does their best to complete quality work and adhere to the grading criteria will do very well (receive an A) in art class. I value the unique talents of every child that enters my art room. I look forward to a productive year!

Mrs. Bunny