Teacher's Name: Mrs. Carol Ann Bunny

Grade/Subject: Art

Contact: cbunny@stjohnskenmore.com

ART NEWSLETTER

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FEBRUARY

This year you will be introduced to artists and artworks from around the world and across the centuries. You will learn what the smallest sketch and the largest sculpture have in common. In Art we explore the elements of art - line, color, shape, form, texture, value and space.

Artists use the elements of art to capture the look and feeling of the world as they see it. As artists, you will create art of your own, just as artists have done for thousands of years. Your drawings, paintings, and sculptures will capture the look and feel of the world as you see it.

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 an educational environment and opportunities that will benefit them.

Did you know that art is all around us? It is in your home and school. It is on T.V. and at the store. Art is created by people and found in nature. The students in PreK-4  - Gr. 5 are using a different Element of Art each Month.                                                    

MONTH: ELEMENT OF ART:

February: Value- The lightness or darkness of a color.

March: Space- The area around, between, or within objects.

Through various art activities the 7TH graders are exploring their powers of observation,

their problem solving skills, and their creative imagination.

MONTH                  PROJECT                                  PRINCIPLES AND ELEMENTS OF ART  

November:             Use of shapes:                         Use shapes in their projects.                           

December:              Sketch Book:                           Students design a cover reflecting the season of winter, using elements of line and color.

                                Photographic Adventure :      Line and color:  Center of Interest- The most important part in a work of art.

January:                   Landscape Bird House:          Spaces and Form.

                                American Architecture:         Space and Perspective.

February:                 Portraits:                                Texture.

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