• 8th Grade Art Design: Syllabus

    1 Semester

    Jon Henricksen

    Room 200: Office Hours: 7 - 7:40 am, 2:40-3 pm

    jonathan.henricksen@edinaschools.org

    952-848-3377

    Course Description:


    In this elective course, students will organize visual elements and principles in a variety of art forms and mediums that may include, drawing, printmaking, bookmaking and ceramics. Problem solving activities utilizing a variety of techniques and materials will be explored.

    Design class meets for one semester, every other school day


    Units:


    Art Design: Grade 8 Design will include 4 major units:

    -Expression through Portraits

    -Functional Art with Ceramics

    -Artists and Nature in Printmaking

    -Storytelling through Paper Arts

    Throughout these units we will look at different careers in the arts as well.

    Each unit will have one big production activity, mostly done in class, as well as several smaller practice assignments. The assignments are divided into:

    -Historic Research

    -Idea Generation

    -Project Planning

    -Production

    -Critique


    2008 MN Standards in the Visual Arts Grades 6-8:


    STRAND 1: ARTISTIC FOUNDATIONS

    Standard 1: Demonstrate knowledge of the foundations of the arts

    -Analyze how the elements of visual art including color, line, shape, value, form, texture and space are used in the creation of, presentation of, or response to visual artworks.

    -Analyze how the principles of visual art, such as repetition, pattern, emphasis, contrast and balance are used in the creation, presentation of or response to visual artworks.

    -Describe characteristics of Western and non-Western styles, movements and genres in art.

     

    Standard 2: Demonstrate knowledge and use of the technical skills of the art form, integrating technology when applicable.

    -Demonstrate the characteristics of the tools, materials, and techniques of various 2 and 3 dimensional media for intentional effects in original artworks.

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    STRAND 2: ARTISTIC PROCESS: CREATE OR MAKE

    Standard 3: Create or Make in a variety of contexts in the arts area using the artistic foundations.

    -Create original 2 and 3 dimensional artworks in a variety of artistic contexts.

    -Revise artworks based on the feedback of others and self-reflection and artistic intent.

    -Develop an artistic statement, including how audience and occasion influence creative choices.

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    STRAND 3: ARTISTIC PROCESS: PERFORM OR PRESENT

    Standard 4: Perform or Present in a variety of contexts in the arts area using the artistic foundations.

    -Assemble and prepare personal artworks for public exhibition.

    -Revise a presentation based on feedback of others, self-reflection and artistic intent.

    -Develop an artistic intent, including how audience and occasion impact presentation choices.

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    STRAND 4: ARTISTIC PROCESS: RESPOND OR CRITIQUE

    Standard 5: Respond to or critique a variety of creations or performances using the artistic foundations.

    -Analyze and interpret a variety of visual artworks using established criteria.

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    Required Materials:


    -Pencil

    -Eraser

    -Fine Sharpie Black and Extra Fine Sharpie Black

    -Laptop Computer


    Procedures:

    -Be on Time; make sure you know what time your art class begins and ends- times are posted in the class room.

    -Be Responsible; in the art room there are many tools and supplies that require extra care and responsibility from the students.

    -Be Respectful; this refers to having respect for the teacher, classroom and its materials, your class mates and yourself.

    -Be Productive; use your time in the art classroom to learn and create.


    Grading Policies:

    -Summative and formative grading will be used; rubrics indicating the aspects of the art project will be provided.


    -Each project will be assessed by both the student and the teacher.


    -Some units may have a quiz reviewing the key ideas and vocabulary from the unit.


    -Extra credit is not available; however, an assignment can be reworked and resubmitted.


    -Infinite Campus updates occur every other week as set up by the Valley View grading committee and administration.