Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year. I have a lot of fun projects planned! Let’s take a look at the chart that outlines our monthly goals. Students will learn about art history. They will experiment with a variety of mediums and will become familiar with the elements and principles of design.
The first column breaks down the year into monthly increments. This helps make sure we pace ourselves and are able to cover a wide variety of art experiences. In the second column I have listed the artists we will focus on. Imagine how it would feel to be able to walk into a museum and identify different artists, works and movements. By the end of the year students will become familiar with a variety of art styles throughout history.
In the third column I have listed some of the mediums we will use. As an OLP art student you’ll use markers! You’ll use colored pencils! You’ll be a sculptor, a painter, a photographer -- you get to try it all!
In the forth column I have listed an element or principle of design. Not only will you be an artist but you’ll also be an art critic. I’ll teach you art secrets that help you identify the difference between a successful and unsuccessful work of art.
I have also included lessons, events, and classroom practices that are specialized for the Catholic school setting. For example, I have included two service projects. In February we will make cards for the elderly during a special Valentine’s Day party. We will also do a printmaking card project for the troops that correlates with our Jasper Johns unit, an artist who focused on American symbolism.
I incorporate faith and art as we look at religious paintings throughout time. I also created a prayer drawing station where students can use art to strengthen their relationship with God. (Here is the site the station was inspired by: http://prayingincolor.com/ )
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns .Email Katherine or by phone at 612-823-8253 ex. 112
Looking forward to a great year in the art department!