A note from THE ART ROOM
Dear Parents and Caregivers,
I am very pleased to have your child in art class this year. I have attached a course syllabus to give
you an overview of the learning that will take place in the art room. I am excited to teach your child
beneficial skills and knowledge through art. I hope that your student will not only gain artistic and worldly
knowledge, but also enjoy learning in the art room. Please encourage all of your student’s artistic
endeavors. If I can be of any assistance to you or to your child please feel free to call me at the school.
The art room Codes of Cooperation are in place to ensure the physical and emotional safety of your child;
please help your student to realize the importance of these essential agreements.
Art Room Essential Agreements:
When in the art room (studio) art students are expected to behave like an ARTIST:
Respects the teacher and classmates
Talks in a quiet voice
Is always listening and observing
Stays in his/her own workspace
Thinks art smart
**********Even when procedures are followed paint and other
materials may get on clothes. Please dress your child appropriately for
art day. (Students may bring an oversized shirt to pull over their school
clothes while they are in art. Please write your student’s name in this
shirt so it can be stored in his or her classroom.)******************
We will discuss the classroom expectations during art time. Please review these expectations with
your student to help him or her understand the importance of cooperation to ensure their safety and the
safety of others in the art room. I would like to thank you for your help and support. I am looking forward
to a fun, exciting, safe, and creative year.
Art Grades K-5
Jesse Boyd Elementary School
Instructor: Ms. Claire Louka Room Number: G-11
Telephone: 864-594-4430 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Art Education Purposes:
Elementary art provides students with experiences to learn how to communicate through art, develop skills in visual problem solving, as well as craftsmanship and technique. Art teaches students to appreciate historical and current purposes for the creation of art and its cultural diversities. Art encourages students to make connections to real-life and other subjects. Art stimulates the development of critical and creative thinking skills.
Teaching the curriculum of art is an ongoing process. The elements and principles of design, which are the basic building blocks of art, are introduced in kindergarten and reinforced and expanded upon as the student grows. Students will work individually on artwork guided by teacher demonstrations and visual examples and when beneficial to learning they will work in cooperative groups. Student assessment will be based on project objectives, self-critiques, participation, and questioning of students’ knowledge. High quality work is expected.
Course Goals/Objectives/SC Visual Art Standards
- Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques, and Processes
- Using composition and the elements and principles of design to communicate ideas.
- Choosing and Evaluating a Range of Subject Matter, Symbols, and Ideas
- Understanding the Visual Arts in Relation to History and Cultures
- Reflecting upon and Assessing the Merits of Their Work and the Work of Others
6. Making Connections between Visual Arts and Other Disciplines
Criteria- Project grades are determined by the number of objectives a student meets, along with completion of the project, and participation in class discussions as well as activities.
Types of Assessments- The nine weeks average will be calculated using the following scale: Class work (projects) 90%, Self-critique 5%, Participation 5%
E (100-90) Excellent S (89-80) Satisfactory N (79-70) Needs Improvement U (Below 70) Unsatisfactory
C (100-90) Consistent S (89-80) Sometimes R (Below 80) Rarely
Major Course Assignments and Projects:
Each Grade level will complete projects in various areas of art including:
Drawing _ oil pastels, graphite, charcoal, chalk pastels, ink, crayons,
Painting _ tempera paint, watercolor, resist paintings
Sculpture_ wire, papier-mâché, plaster, assemblage
Ceramics_ methods of pinch, slab, stamping, and coil
Printmaking_ stamping, relief, rubbing, mono
Collage_ paper and mixed media
*Students are expected to complete all objectives for each project and turn work in on time