Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Call Out

I had a call out made yesterday evening for all of my students. Basically stating that Grades have been updated and are able to be viewed in the class by my students. They are to get anything missing or finished turned in by Friday, December 14th.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Grades/Finals/The end....

Grades have been posted today (on my cabinets for all to see). They are as update as I can get them. Students are now responsible for getting their missing work into me by this Friday, December 14th. If they are still needing tow work on something, they are to come into tutoring (Tuesdays and Thursdays before and after school). Just an FYI- grades were posted 2 weeks ago also.

Art 1 students are starting on a practice of Scratchboard. They are encouraged to bring in an image to use or they will have to pick form a stack of pictures I have.

Art 2 students are finishing up on their Paper Mache Christmas ornaments. Then they are going to start in on a Scratchboard project.

Semester Finals- Start next Tuesday.
Tuesday- 1st period exam
Wednesday- 3rd and 5th period exams
Thursday- 6th and 7th period exams
Friday- 2nd and 4th period exams

Friday the 14th is a late start and an early release. Check the school website for details.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

This week.

Art one- finishing up color scheme project. Due Thursday.
Art two- starting paper-mâché ornaments.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Week of Nov 26

Art 1- starting their Color Scheme projects.
Art 2- continuing their Art Era paintings. Due Thursday!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Week of Nov 13


Both Art 1 & Art 2 will be starting on the color unit.

Art 1- will be starting to mix colors using only the 3 Primary colors. They will then pick a color scheme to create a painting project with.
Today we will go over paint rules

Art 2- they will be starting their Art Era projects. Today they will be brainstorming.

Grade check for Journals will start Friday.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

This week

Both Art 1 & Art 2 are turning in their projects this week and will both be starting on the color wheel.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Week of Oct 29

All classes are to continue on their Perspective projects.
Art 2 classes will have Thursday and Friday to work on their Altered Books.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Week of Oct 22

Both Art 1 & Art 2 started over on their Daily Art Journals. They are responsible to keep up with their journals. There will be a grade check in a couple of weeks for a Formative Grade and then again during the 8th week of this grading period. That grade will then be a Summative grade. Their Journals will have information they will be able to use for their Final Exam reviews. 

Art 1- Monday & Tuesday they will be given a lesson on 1-point & 2-point perspective. On Wednesday they will show they understand this lesson before starting on their projects on Wednesday.
Bird's Eye View (1 Point Perspective) project Criteria (this will be posted on the board throughout the project)
{FOLLOW ALL RULES FOR 1-POINT 1) 1 Vanishing point,  2) Vertical lines go to the Vanishing point, 3) Horizontal lines are based off the roof top/Wall edge. }
-Use a ruler for all of your straight edges.
-Minimum of 15 buildings
- Ledges on ALL Roof tops
-Roof tops are NOT to touch each other (allow space between them)
-Windows on ALL bulidings, 3 different types of windows
-Rooftop ornaments on at least 7 buildings (ex: pools, antennas, billboards, holes etc.)
-Coloring your city is optional.
-Keep it neat

Art 2- Monday & Tuesday they will be given the chance to brainstorm what their perfect castle would me. On Monday I will review how to do the 2-point perspective process, especially to those who weren't taught this in Art 1. They are to then take their brainstorm and turn it into a 2-point project.

Castle Project Criteria (this will be posted on the board throughout the project)
{FOLLOW ALL RULES FOR 2 POINT PERSPECTIVE- 1) 2 Vanishing points, 2) Vertical lines stay vertical, 3) Horizontal lines go to either vanishing point, depending on which side of the vertical line you are working with. }
-Use a ruler for all of your straight edges.
-Minimum of 2 Towers
-Minimum of 1 draw-bridge
-Wall around castle is optional
-Bricks Walls are a must somewhere if not all over (showing 2-point)
-Go over all pencil lines and give added detail with a Black Ball-point Ink pen.

Thursday, October 18, 2012


Tomorrow us the last day of the grading period. Today this is what happened.
Art 1- wrote about their Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls and prepared their Journals for Monday. Students were encouraged to get work turned in.
Art 2- Day of the Dead Figurines were due, fully painted. They will write about them and prepare their Journals tomorrow.
Tomorrow is also an early release day- they will be released from school at 2:05pm

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Yep- I threw paint at my wall

A friend of mine gave me a book a couple of years ago called Wreck This Journal. Each page has instructions of what to do to that particular page. This page said to "Throw something at it dipped in paint" So the table I was sitting at had some paint and brushes and I thought- why not? I did clean up my mess and just a FYI, Dipped Paint brushes are not very Aero-dynamic.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

That's how the Cookie Crumbles

Students have been scrambling today- Teachers dislike this week so much. It's the last week of the grading period. This is when students who haven't done what was required of them to make the passing grade, come pouring out of the woodwork, wanting to know what they can do to make up their failing grade. I have to remind them that I have posted grades twice within the last 3 weeks, and they have had plenty of opportunities to turn anything in. And get this- I actually allow them to finish or fix their work and turn it back in to make a higher grade, and students still don't get the picture that they CAN PASS MY CLASS!!!! And then they are wanting a regrade on their Daily Journals, when they were told that grades would be taken and posted by today. I gave them a reminder on Friday, October 12th and on Monday, October 15th to get weeks 1-7 completed. Verbal reminders, visual reminders.... how else can I remind.

So Please- REMEMBER for the 2nd 9 weeks. Please use your time wisely in my class, I give you plenty of time to get your work done in class and I allow missing work to be turned in without points deducted. There is no excuse to fail my class. I want you all to do well and learn to draw in the process.

Art one projects due

Friday, October 12, 2012


Hey you! Yeah you- reading this blog! If you are my student, parents of my students, friend of my students- please absorb my images I'm posting and spread the WORD!!!!

Oh and IMPACT AID FORMS! This is to the parents reading this! If you have NOT seen a long green form that is to be signed- out school needs these back! SIGNED! And filled out! My 2nd period brought all theirs back! YAY!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


All projects due prior to Tuesday, October 9 are due no later than this Friday, October 12. This will allow me to get all projects graded and passed back and allow time for students to 'finish' or 'fix' their work and get it back to me before October 19 (the end of the 1st grading period).

Journal Check will start on Monday, October 15. I am only grading through Week 7. Completion grade. You could earn yourself a very nice FREE 100 for a Summative grade or you could not. Which would you like?

Those of you reading this, tell your friends!!! I asked again in each class for work that hadn't been turned in and I didn't get much turned in.


Monday, October 8, 2012

Calendar updated

Week of Oct 8-12

This is the 7th week of this 9 week grading period. Did you know this grading period is only 8 weeks long? EVERYTHING that has been graded prior to today is due this coming Friday. Value Projects for both Art 1 & 2 are Due today at the end of class.
Today students are getting introduced to the Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Both Art 1 & 2 will be creating artworks representing a loved one or themselves.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Week of Oct 1-5

Art One and Art Two are starting a new project this week. Both using the Value Scale concept. Art 1's are using Ebony pencil on White paper. Art 2's are using Colored Pencil/crayons on colored or Black Construction paper.
I have just finished grading the last Projects for both preps. Those grades are in E-school and I will be posting grades in the class. Friday will be my last day to take late work to reflect for UIL.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Impact Aid and Journals

Reminder that Impact Aid forms are to be returned no later than Friday, September 28th in order for your 2nd period to earn a Pizza Party. My Second period had a record breaking return today with 18/24 turned in. I'm hoping for my 3rd year in a row to receive the Pizza Party!!! And Congrats to you 18 who brought it back for your 4 FREE Minor Violations Pass. You will receive these in the morning.

JOURNALS!!!! Grade check on Journals started yesterday and I will be done tomorrow morning. I am looking at weeks 1-4 and giving a Formative Completion grade. Journals are to be done daily and if they are absent they are to get caught up. Week 1 and Monday & Tuesday of Week 2 can be found here on the blog under Journals or I have it printed in my Blog Binder. AND they can look in my personal binder to get caught up. No reason to fail this assignment. At the end of the 9 weeks, I will grade them again on Completion but that time it will be a Summative grade instead of a formative. So it's important to get it all completed.

Yesterday/Today Art 1

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Art 1 Current Project-repost

Students are working on a handout where they are required to include all 6 different ways to shade that I covered earlier in the week.

Week of Sept 24-28

Both Art 1 & Art 2 classes will be continuing their projects from last week. Art 2's tentative due date is Tuesday.
Early release this Thursday and Grades will be updated this week too!

Friday, September 21, 2012

I'm ecstatic!!!

Look at what a student brought in for class!!!!! 8 Altoid tins!!!! If you have any of these, I'm collecting these for a project.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Crazy Stipple Project and Shading

Art 2 students are working on a project incorporating an Abstract design, design/pattern and stipple.You will find examples of what I'm creating and examples on the board.
Art 1 will learn how shade using 6 different types of line, creating Value. Students will receive a handout with 6 blank circles and they will shade them referring to my examples on the board.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Week of Sept 17-21

Art 1: Upside Down Man project will be due TOMORROW at the end of class. We will begin a Value Lesson which will then lead them into another major Project.

Art 2: Students are setting up their Altered Books today. From now on, we will be working on them each Friday. Altered Book Fridays will soon be their favorite day of the week!
Tomorrow they will be starting a new project dealing with Design, Line and Stipple.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Art 1- New Project

Art 1 classes are starting a new project today called Upside Down Man. They are to draw by using the right side of their brain and by getting out of their comfort zone. This lesson will help them better their drawing skills.

Grades Updated

I updated grades last night and they are posted in my room. Students are to check to see if they are missing anything OR finish their project and turn it back in for a higher grade.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Grades are posted

Today I will go over grade procedures.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Week of September 10

Grades will be posted on Monday. I will go over with my students the steps of what to do if there is something wrong with their grade.

Art 1- portfolio projects (Free Form) will be Due today at the end of class.
Tuesday will begin our Drawing Unit.

Art 2- portfolio projects (creative lettering) due Tuesday at the end of class.
Wednesday, students will be introduced to Altered Books. Students have been encouraged to bring a hardback book for this ongoing project.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Images Posted

I have just posted a sampling of the first assignment we did for this school year onto the Class Facebook Page. The assignment was called Circle Activity. Students were given a handout with 12 blank circles on it. They were to use their imagination and Artistic skills to fill in the circles. They were allowed to draw inside, outside or connect. Drawings also didn't have to be circular. This assignment helps me with the first few projects to see what my students are capable of. Since there aren't any "right" answers or an Answer Key to use when grading Art projects, I have to grade on talent and improvement.

Their grades have been posted into E-School and students will receive this handout back on Monday. It was graded as a completion grade. They will have an opportunity to finish this if they didn't and turn it back in. However, they won't be reminded.

Here is the Link to the album on the Class Facebook Page. Art de Caddell Circle Activity

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Week of Sept. 4-7

Today students are putting together their Journals. Each day they will have something to do in them. Vocabulary words, Free sketches, Artist Quotes and Reflection. This will be a Summative grade at the end of each 9 week grading period.

Students will also be able to start on their first Project of the year. They will be drawing on their portfolios. They are encouraged to 'practice' first since they only get one posterboard. 

Art One classes are doing a Free Form project. They are to freely draw lines on their posterboard, then they are to find images/objects within their lines. This will help them to think outside the box and to be creative. 

Art Two classes are going to do a Creative Lettering Project. They are to write/draw out their names by using images or a form of Typography to form letters. 

Sunday, August 26, 2012


I am hoping that you all had a great summer. Welcome back to the 2012-2013 School year. And if you are reading this then you are probably one of the following:

My Student - I am hoping you find my class to be a great environment that you want to come to each day and learn about the wonderful world of Art.

My Student's Parent/Guardian- Please feel free to check in on this site whenever you want. To see what your student is doing in class and to see when grades are updated and when things are due. I will be posting images of projects onto my class Facebook page so be sure to check in there for those goodies.

My Former students- If you are still on here then Hello!!! Don't forget to come by and say Hi, I love seeing former students stick their heads in the room. And I hope you are doing well!!! I miss all of you :)

My Supervisors- I hope you like what you see :) Be sure to also check in on my class Facebook page. And swing by anytime and join us in a lesson.

This year I have a lot of things in store for my students. I will be teaching Art 2 this year and I am so excited!

What is going to happen this first week of school in my class? The first week is a bit of a whirlwind. I won't actually start a project until the 2nd week. This week will be a week full of getting to know each other, going over Rules and procedures, seeing what everyone knows about Art, putting together our Journals and trying to build a daily routine.

So until we meet again- I hope you like what you read here and I will see everyone tomorrow!!! THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!!

Parents just a reminder that we have Open House on September 4 from 6-8pm. Come and stop by my room (219) to say hello!!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Last Reminder

All Projects and Assignments for Mrs. Caddell’s Art class are due no later than Friday, May 25. Students have known of this date for the past month. Grades have been updated and were posted on Monday, May 21 to allow ample time to turn in missing work. Students have been reminded each day this week that everything is due no later than Friday. Mrs. Caddell will NOT accept any work turned in after Friday.
An Exam review was handed out on Monday, May 21. Exams start on Tuesday, May 29.

Thank you. 

Monday, May 21, 2012


Grades will be updated today. These grades will reflect items they have not turned in as of today- even if they aren't due until Friday. This is to show them their true grade if they don't step up their work ethics.

Thursday, May 3, 2012


Grades have been posted!!!! I still see stacks of projects that have been unclaimed.... Or not turned in!

Monday, April 16, 2012


I am in the process of grading projects that were turned in Last week and still today. Progress reports are being put in tomorrow. Im hoping to get this project included in this round of grades.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Student quote of the day

'I hate turning things in, it means I'm done with it' -True Art Student