Monday, December 4, 2017
"Observe and Learn to Comprehend"
*Visual arts connect multiple characteristics of art
*Visual arts communicate the human experience
*Visual arts learning involves analyzing the formal and informal qualities of art
*Artists and viewers determine artistic intent by comparing and contrasting the characteristics and expressive features of art and design
*Works of art articulate and express different points of view
*Artists and viewers and patrons respond to works of art using inference and empathy
*The identification of characteristics and expressive features in works of art and design help to determine artistic intent
*Art has intent and purpose
*Artists make choices that communicate ideas in works of art
*Characteristics and expressive features of art and design are used to identify and discuss works of art
*Works of art express feelings
*Art represents and renders the stories of people, places, or things
*Artists and viewers recognize characteristics and expressive features within works of art
*Personal feelings are described in and through works of art
"Invent and Discover to Create"
*Use artistic media and expression to communicate personal and objective points of view
*Create art using technological media
*Apply an understanding of art processes and creative thinking to plan and create art
*Use media to express and communicate ideas about an issue of personal interest
*Materials and processes can be used in traditional, unique, and innovative ways
*Use basic media to express ideas through the art-making process
*Demonstrate basic studio skills
*Use familiar symbols to identify and demonstrate characteristics and expressive features of art and design
*Create art to communicate ideas, feelings, or emotions
* Create 2D and 3D works of art based on personal relevance
Monday, November 27, 2017
Students are owning their learning throughout the creative process in art by planning and designing their own works on an artist proposal planning sheet, selecting their own materials, and finally presenting to the class. Students are learning to constructively critique each others products and then reflect on and evaluate what they learned and what they would do differently on a google form. This process supports student directed learning and growth mindset. Students have been super engaged and are able to explore what matters to them while building skills that will help them in all content areas.
Thank you to everyone that has signed the Artsonia permissions. We have over 95% participation with nearly 1000 artworks uploaded already!
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Staff members have been invited to paint a rock also. Part of our school's philosophy is that of growth mindset. Art is such a wonderful avenue to practice this as well as express creativity, think critically, problem solve, and build resilience. The cool thing about acrylic paint is that if it just doesn't work out after you've tried to turn that oops into beautiful, you can wait until the next day and paint over it. Phew. Did I mention cultivating risk taking? Support for this is just one of the great things about our school community!
Saturday, August 5, 2017
Welcome back to a new school year! I'm excited to dig in and get started in art with each and every one of your kiddos! Through art students will be participating in fun and meaningful artistic experiences that support GRE’s values as reflected in this statement:
“We foster growth by challenging critical thinkers to take risks, honor differences and care for others.”
This year we are going to be utilizing an online digital portfolio called Artsonia. This program allows students to share work with you. You also have the opportunity to order keepsakes and items featuring your child’s artwork, if you choose. This program will replace the Original Works program we have used in the past for ordering and will have other features such as allowing students to receive positive feedback on their creations. More information to follow.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me.