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.