Monday, October 19, 2015

Art 2&3- I need your Selfies ASAP! send it to TODAY!!! If not, zeros in the grade book until selfies are ready. 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015


I am going to be updating the Gradebook starting today. This is the home stretch for the end of the 1st 9 weeks. EVERYTHING is due by end of the day Thursday, in order for me to grade/regrade/enter everything into the system. Students have been reminded of this and it's on the screen today too.
shown on the board/screen today
I will be going over grades with students as I see the need and will have students who have a failing grade as of Thursday to sign a 'Failure Sheet'. This simply states that they knew from day one what they needed to do in order to pass this class. 
I started contacting parents of students with failing grades on October 2, 2015. I will make another contact this week also. 



Wow.... Really where has the time gone? This school year is flying by!
I just wanted to share this reminder with you all. Since Friday is the last day of this 9 weeks.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Week of October 5-9

Art one students are starting their Day of the Dead Sugar Skull projects. They are creating one in honor of a loved one that has passed away or they are creating one to represent themselves. Today they are brainstorming/sketching out ideas. Tomorrow I will go over how they will be drawing it out and using symmetry to create their skulls.

Art 2 & 3 are finishing up their Zentangle projects this week. They are due at the end of the week.
They are also encouraged to get a selfie of themselves printed and ready to use for their next project. If they don't have a way to print out their image, they are encouraged to e-mail it to me at and put their name and selfie in the subject line.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Week of September 28-October 2


Art 1's are continuing their Bad Hair Day projects. Due date will be determined today.

Art 2's are starting their Zentangle Feather/Leaf about themselves, including other design/patterns. They are applying their drawing onto Watercolor paper then they will be applying Watercolor.

Art 3's are starting their Zentangle Animal. They were to of had an image ready by today to start their project. If they did not have their image ready, they lost points and valuable time on their project.

Link to PowerPoint shown in class. 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Art 1- Pattern/Design

This week in Art 1 we are getting our mind wrapped around Pattern/Design. Students are given a handout of a Still-life and they are to fill it in with as many patterns/designs as they can. This is for a Formative Grade. Once they are finished, they are to then brainstorm/sketch out an idea for their Project (Summative). BAD HAIR DAY!

Click here for the link for the Powerpoint that was shown in class if the above link doesn't work.
Pattern/Design Powerpoint

Friday, September 18, 2015

Week of Sept 14-18

This week students in all of my classes have been working on Contour Line Projects.

Art 1- learning how to draw upside down (using the right side of their brain). Enlarging a Picasso drawing onto drawing paper. They were to then fill it in completely with color/pattern/designs. Due yesterday, however I gave today as a little catch-up day to allow more time to finish.

Art 2- Students are taking their knowledge of Contour Lines and an image of choice to enlarge onto a large piece of Drawing paper. They can use the Upside down concept if they'd like or grid it if they don't feel confident on drawing it free-hand. They are to then go over their cleaned up pencil lines with Sharpie/pen and then give value done with contour lines.

Art 3- Students are also taking their knowledge of Contour lines and capture Contour and Movement. There were to try to take images, select 5-7 frames and then draw them onto Watercolor paper. After they have drawn onto the Watercolor paper, they are to go over it with Sharpie/Pen then apply a pail/wash of watercolor.

Lessons along with examples are in the slide show link below.

Contour Line Projects

Friday, September 11, 2015

Grade Status

Grades will be posted by the end of the day for the first round of IPR/Progress Reports. I will be going through my gradebook today and reminder students of missing work. No Excuses.

Portfolios will be graded starting next week. If students still need to work on them after today, they will need to come in on their own time for Tutorials to finish them. (Tuesdays and Wednesdays after school).

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Contour Lines

Today We are learning how to DRAW WITH OUR EYES!!!!

ART 1: Learning about 3 different types of Contour Drawings. They are to then create 8 mini drawings. 2 Hands (looking), 2 Hands (Blindly), 2 objects (looking), 2 objects (blindly)

ART 2 & 3: They will be hopefully reviewing Contour Drawings, starting tomorrow.

I did a quick Demo after showing the following Powerpoint.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Elements and Principles

Here is the handout students were to fill out while watching the following PowerPoint.
Changes to be made: Proportion, Variety, Harmony were replaced with Contrast, Pattern, Movement (by itself, not with Rhythm)
basically, follow the PowerPoint. Students then put these into their portfolios.

Powerpoint Reviewed in class below.... click on link

Elements and Principles Powerpoint

Week of September 8

OPEN HOUSE TONIGHT!!!! I will be in my room from 6-8PM. Come see me!!!!

Art 1- Learning about the Elements and Principles. Powerpoint will be in another Blog post later today. Learning Drawing techniques using Line later this week. Starting new project.
Free Form Projects will be graded soon.

Art 2- Finishing up their Creative Lettering projects today. Reviewing Elements and Principles tomorrow. Reviewing how to Draw/Shade with Line. Starting new project.

Art 3- Working on their 'Artist's Style' project, due tomorrow. Reviewing Elements and Principles on Thursday along with reviewing how to Draw/Shade with Line. Starting new project.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Week of August 31

WOWZERS!!! How can it already be the last day of August. Pretty soon it will be my favorite time of year, minus allergies and this semester will be over. We have all started off great this school year and I feel that it's just going to keep getting better.

This week. Students are continuing their Portfolio Projects.
Art 1: Free Form Drawing- Random lines and locating hidden objects.
Art 2: Creative Lettering- Creating custom fonts or modifying already existing fonts to create their names.
Art 3: Creating their names in the style of a Master Artist.

Friday, August 28, 2015


I hope everyone had a great First Week back!! I sure have! We got to get to know each other by playing the Toilet Paper Game on Monday. You got to show me what you know already by doing a drawing activity on Tuesday. You got to learn what is needed to Survive my class on Wednesday. The first of many projects was started on Thursday and today you are in your Groove and doing what you are suppose to be doing... CREATING!!!!

I am trying to get this image to post in a Contact Me tab at the top of the page. But until then, It's going to be here!!! For all your Art de Caddell needs, you can bookmark this image. I am going to hand out cards next week hopefully.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Today we are going to go through the dreaded Nitty Gritty. But hopefully it will be fine.
I will be covering the Rules/Procedures/Expectations/Grades with all my classes. Students are to then sign a sheet stating they viewed the powerpoint.
Here is the link to the PowerPoint for anyone who would like to view it. I will also include it in the Rules/Expectations Tab at the top of this blog.

Sunday, August 23, 2015


Wow. It's already the beginning of the school year. Where did summer go?
I am getting the last minute details in order for this school year. I hope you find this blog to be a helpful way to keep up with what is going on in class. I will also be using Schoology. I haven't figured that out completely but I am working on it :)

Friday, April 17, 2015

Playing Card Design

PreAP/DRAW 3- Students are creating their own Playing cards. They will then use Ink and Watercolor to complete them. They are loving this idea. 

Watercolor continued

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Watercolor Project

ART ONE students have been creating a Design Graph for their Watercolor Project. As you see in the picture, they were to create a 3 inch grid on Manilla paper. They were to draw 3 seperate ideas across the top and then 3 along the side. I suggested Lines then Shapes. After they have done this, they are to combine their ideas to create designs. They are to then add more elements to the squares. 

After they have done their Graph (Formative Grade), they are to select one of their squares and apply that design onto Watercolor Paper, for their project (Summative grade). 

I will be doing a Watercolor Demonstration on different techniques they could apply to their project, on Wednesday. There is no Color criteria, just to be creative and have fun. 

Friday, April 10, 2015


Grades have been updated!!! I've posted them for you to view once you return on Monday. I see LOTS of highlighted ID numbers. Please do yourself a favor and see what is missing and get it turned in. 

Art 1 kids started brainstorming their Watercolor project by starting a Design Grid. 

PreAP/DRAW- kids are finishing up their Free Draw Projects. And starting to brainstorm for their next project. Playing Cards. 

Monday, April 6, 2015

Week of April 6


ART 1- Students are continuing their Radial Design projects.
PreAP/Draw 3- Continuing Free Draw Projects. 

Art Club will meet this Thursday after school in room 219. We will have an opportunity for those who started the special project to finish. We will also discuss what will happen at this year’s 8th Grade Club Fair later this month. So please come this Thursday. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Grading Projects today

I am in the process of grading Illumination projects today. Just a FYI. I still see a few on the drying rack and I will remind classes today to get theirs off and turned in.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Week of March 30

Today and Wednesday we have STAAR testing on our Campus. English 1 & 2. We in art class however will be starting a new project in Art 1 and Continuing a project in my Upper Levels.
NO WORRIES if you miss class or instructions to the projects due to testing. I will get you caught up to speed once you return and I will give plenty of time to get these done. 

RADIAL DESIGN- Art ones were introduced to this project this past Friday with Step 1, which is Brainstorm. They are to brainstorm and complete a handout with 5 blank triangles on it. 
Today, I introduced Step 2- take your favorite from the 5 triangles and trace that design onto a piece of square tracing paper, onto 1 triangle. (fold tracing paper in 1/2 3 times)

I will go over the other steps throughout the week. 5 steps total. 

PreAP & Draw 3 - They are continuing their Creative Free Draw projects. I am projecting this to be due this Friday, however, if I see they are needing more time to finish up their masterpieces, I will extend it. 

Testing Schedule and Displaced class lists have been posted on my calendar!!!!!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Week of March 23

Wow Spring Break just wasn't long enough.

This week we've been busy with knowing Summer is fast approaching.

Art 1 Kiddos are finishing up their Illumination Projects they started on the Monday prior to Spring Break. They are due today. So students are making sure they have their Criteria done for this project.

Pre-AP/Draw 3- They started a FREE DRAW PROJECT. Something they've wanted to do all year. This project will be Due next week sometime.

47 more school days.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Week of March 9

Art 1- are starting an Illumination Project. They are to create a Single Letter in their font of choice in the center of a piece of drawing paper. They are to then create a border, corners and a background. The more creative the better. Colored with colored pencils then accented with metallic paint. Due After Spring Break. 

Pre-AP/Draw- students are continuing to work on their Scratchboard. 

Monday, March 2, 2015

Week of March 2

Students have until Friday to get projects that are missing or that need to be finished to be turned in. I will call all students up to my desk today to go over grades. Art 1:everything for this 3rd 9 weeks are due this Friday. Next week we will start something new but it won't be due until we get back after Spring Break
Tomorrow I will go over grades with my Pre-AP kids. I realized the percentages in the system weren't right. I have fixed it and grades are reflected. 
Pre-AP/Draw 3 classes will start a Scratch Art Project today, due next Thursday. 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Welcome back!!!

Wow, it's already the Spring Semester. It doesn't feel like Spring with it being in the 20's today.

Exciting things happening this semester. Starting off with...

Art 1- Started Gridding Practice on Monday. We will be going over and practicing 1" and 2" Grid on Monday and Tuesday then Starting to Practice Enlarging a Cartoon Portrait to a 2" Scale. They will be finishing up the first part of class on Friday.

PreAP/Draw 3: Monday started a week of practicing Eyes. They were to draw 5 sets of Realistic Eyes. Focusing on details.
Teacher Example