1st Trimester Syllabus, K-8th

  • This year will most definately be very different for all of us. As you may know, students will not be moving from classroom to classroom for the beginning of the school year. Students will not share supplies.  I will be coming to their classroom, instead of the students coming to me. I have modified my syllabus for each grade, to reflect my new "Art on a Cart" status, and to list any safety procedures that I will be using. 

    The syllabus for each grade is listed below, starting with Kindergarten and ending with 8th. Any safety precautions for the lesson are highlighted in red.. For middle school, homework assignments are highlighted in green. 

    That being said, due to the huge factor fo the "UNKNOWN", these plans are tenetive. If we end up having to do online learning, I will switch the lessons arounds, or possibly add different ones, to make them "do-able" in the home setting. I have only posted my 1st Trimester plans, in the hopes that we will be back to normal after that:).

    If you have any questions about the upcoming Trimester, please do not hesitate to email me. 

     

    Highlighted areas require sanitization of communal supplies or gloves. 

     

    Grade : kindergarten

     

    1st trimester 

     

    week

    Project

    1

    Intro class concept as art on a cart. Rules. Decorate individual folders. 

    2

    Intro shapes. Watch Mouse Shape youtube video of book. Draw shapes.

    3

    Cut out shapes, arrange into an object, and add details with crayons or markers. 

    4

    Arrange  shapes into an object,  glue, and add details with crayons or markers

    5

    St Teresa flowers.

    6

    Intro lines. Use Cassie Stevens line poem and snake. Make lines out of pipe cleaners. .

    7

    Paper strip sculpture with lines

    8

    Intro lines on paper. Intro Sharpie and safe usage. Draw lines with Sharpie.  Use gloves. 

    9

    Intro art room paint procedure. Watercolor line design project. Wear gloves. Use brushes and watercolor sets. 

    10

    Painting with tissue paper. Cover background. Use glue sponge to cover paper with glue. 

    Add tissue paper. Sanitize sponges by soaking in bleach when done

    11

    Talk about basic shapes in a bat. Draw with pencil. Intro trace and transfer. Transfer to tissue colored paper. 

    12

    Outline and shade with oil pastel. Wear gloves. 






    Grade : 1st

     

    1st trimester 

     

    Date

    Project

    1

    Intro class concept as art on a cart. Rules. Decorate individual folders. 

    2

    Mouse paint and color theory, 

    3

    Learn to draw a mouse with basic shapes

    4

    Paint mouse with primary colors and mix to get secondary, watercolors and paint brushes. Wear gloves

    5

    St Theresa flower

    6

    Finish Mouse Paint project. Outline with sharpie wearing gloves

    7

    Intro Warm colors spooky landscape. Paint sky with warm colors, ground with black, dark blue, or purple. Tempera paint in disposable cups, paint trays and brushes used and then sanitized. 

    8

    Paint ground with black, dark blue, or purple.Tempera paint in disposable cups, paint trays and brushes used and then sanitized. 

    9

    Wear gloves. Use construction  paper crayons to add details to painting. It time permits, practice tying a knot in small piece of yarn. 

    10

    Intro running stitch/burlap project. Practice threading needle and sewing on plastic canvas. Each student will have their own canvas and plastic yarn needle, which will be put into an envelope for storage from week to week. 

    11

    Practice running stitch on canvas.

    12

    Draw design on  paper. Trace with black marker. Trace onto onto burlap with brown marker.

    Upcoming weeks.

    2-3 weeks. Sew outline with running stitch . Paint design 



    Art syllabus

    Grade : 2nd

     

    1st trimester 

     

    Date

    Project

    1

    Intro class concept as art on a cart. Rules. Decorate individual folders. 

    2

    Intro Impressionism and Monet. Review color theory

    3

    Paint sky with fingertips. Use paint trays and sterilize when done. 

    4

    Paint Land in Impressionistic landscape. Use paint trays and sterilize when done. 

    5

    St. Theresa flower

    6

    Intro weaving. Video and demo. Prep styrofoam bowl for weaving.

    7

    Weave

    8

    Weave bowl. Finish. Decorate edges with Sharpie markers.Use gloves. 

    9

    Paper weaving for early finishers. 

    10

    Intro “ The Secret Life of the Art Room Paint Brushes” project. Look at children’s books for techniques on combining art and text. Create storyline as a class. 

    10

    Demo drawing a paint brush. Draw paint brush character and scene

    11

    Intro computer and concept of Powerpoint or Google slides, depending on what devices are available to us. Each student will type a phrase about their paintbrush.

    12

    Trace original paint brush drawing onto printed text page, and color. 









    Grade : 3rd

     

    1st trimester 

     

    Date

    Project

    1

    Intro class concept as art on a cart. Rules. Decorate individual folders. 

    2

    Review color theory. Use primary colors to mix secondary ones. Also create tints with white. Use disposable paint cups . Sterilize brushes when done.

    3

    Paint space landscape papers (color theory papers). Use disposable paint cups . Sterilize brushes when done.

    4

    Cut planets and glue. 

    Add details.

    5

    St theresa flower

    6

    Finish space landscape. Add speckled stars

    7

    Straw weaving. Intro and string

    8

    Weave

    9

    weave

    10

    Finish weaving.

    11

    intro Nativity painting.  Blending tints. Review drawing people using stick figures. 

    12

    Paint background. Disposable cups and sterilize brushes in bleach water when done. 






    Grade :4th

     

    1st trimester  *** Need  adult shoebox for Nov 1***

     

    Date

    Project

    1

    Intro class concept as art on a cart. Rules. Decorate individual folders. 

    2

    Intro pastel and sphere. Gloves and pastel box

    3

    Practice drawing and shading “banana form. Gloves and pastel box.

    4

    Intro drawing pumpkin. Practice drawing looking at real one.

    5

    flower

    6

    Demo shading pumpkin. Finish drawing and start shading. Use gloves and pastel box.

    7

    Shade Pumpkin, showing form of ribs with blended color. Use gloves and pastel box.

    8

    Finish pumpkin. Shade background. Use gloves and pastel box.

    9

    Intro clay sculpture and diorama concept. Sketch idea for critter sculpture

    10

    Begin forming clay.  Popsicle stick, pencil stub and small envelope to keep supplies in. 

    11

    Finish clay  Popsicle stick, pencil stub and small envelope to keep supplies in. 

    12

    Paint clay. Disposable ketchup cups, paint brush sterilized in bleach water. 

    Upcoming tri 2

    Paint shoebox for diorama

    Demo different paper folding/cutting/construction techniques. Start creating props.( could be trees, river, house, fence, cave, flowers, etc…)



     

    Grade :5th

     

    1st trimester 

     

    Date

    Project

    1

    Intro class concept as art on a cart. Rules. Decorate individual folders. 

    2

    Introduce silhouette. Start choosing object and draw. 

    3

    Draw silhouette. 

    4

    Intro analogous painting.  Scribble on back of silhouette to prep for transfer. 

    5

    Choose an analogous paint scheme. Paint . Use disposable paint cups. Brushes will be soaked in bleach water when done. 

    6

    Transfer silhouette to painted background. Paint silhouette.  Use disposable paint cups. Brushes will be soaked in bleach water when done. 

    7

    Finish painting silhouette. 

    Use disposable paint cups. Brushes will be soaked in bleach water when done. 

    If time permits, intro apple head. 

    8

    Intro applehead

    9

    Carve applehead using a clay fettling knife. Students will wear gloves.

    10

    Intro Pastel forms ( practice). Students will use communal box of pastels and will wear gloves. 

    11

    Pastel forms ( choose 3 and draw/shade)

     Students will use communal box of pastels and will wear gloves. 

    12

    Shade/background

     Students will use communal box of pastels and will wear gloves. 

     

    6th grade:



    Week Assigned

    Project

    1

    Intro class concept as art on a cart. Rules..

    Intro thumbnails and Zentangle Name. Practice drawing name in artsy way with thickness. 

    Google classroom homework: Watch video clips, comment in a complete sentence…( ex…. I like the ____ style, because it _____)

    Bring 10 thumbnail sketches with you of various zentangle designs. 

    2

    Draw name with thickness ( like bubble letters, but more artistic) 6”x9”.

    Transfer to aluminum foil. Outline and begin zentangle designs. 

    Wear gloves. Use Sharpie markers provided by teacher. 

    3

    Fill name in with zentangle designs.

    Wear gloves. Use Sharpie markers provided by teacher. 

    4

    Finish Zentangle designs. 

    Wear gloves. Use Sharpie markers provided by teacher. 

    Bring an empty cereal or Cheez-it box to class next week

    5

    Cut box into 6x9 cardboard panel. Glue aluminum foil zentangle to cardboard .

    Students will use own glue and scissors. 

    St. Theresa flower

    6

    Intro 3-d figure. Demo how to draw figure showing motion. Sketch figure in motion or doing activity. 

    7

    Intro using wire to create 3-d armature. Create armature. 

    Wire will be flexible and  plastic coated. 

    Students will each get an  individual envelope with wire pieces in it to use

    Google classroom homework: Watch video. Comment with complete sentence. 

    8

    Demo face. Sculpt face using crayola model magic.

    Students will be given their own toothpick to use for sculpting.

    Teacher will have students put their heads into individual wells in a muffin tray. 

    Google classroom homework: Watch sewing tutorials. Decide on outfit or costume for your figure sculpture and describe in a short paragraph.


    Sketchbook: Sketch  a quick image of what your outfit or costume will look like. 

    9

    Demo how to thread a needle and  sew the whip and running stitch. Students will each be given 1 square of fabric. They will cut, fold, and sew that piece of fabric into an accessory for their person. 

    Students will each be given 1 piece of fabric, a “butterfly” packet of thread, and a sewing needle. Students will keep their supplies in their bins. Needles will be returned and sanitized in bleach when finished. 

    10

    Finish sewing fabric accessory.

    Assemble

    11

    Finish up. Cut and glue yarn for hair. Use markers for adding features to face. 

    Students will use their own scissors, glue and markers. Teacher will provide a piece of yarn to be cut up and glued to project. 

    Google classroom assignment: Look at the landscape presentation. Choose 1 painting that you like and write a paragraph telling me why you like it. Be specific. Things you may mention could be subject, colors, painting style, the sense of emotion, etc...

    12

    Sketchbooks due

    Intro landscape painting and various styles. Look for pictures for reference. Create 3 thumbnails. 

    Google classroom:Watch the two painted sky demos. One is for a blue sky and one is for a sunset. Comment which one you feel you would rather do for your landscape and why. 


    Sketchbook: Have  your 3 thumbnails completed, 















    7th Grade:

     

    Week

    Assigned

    Project

    1

    Intro concept of art on a cart. Rules. 

    Review 1 pt perspective. Practice with boxes and L’s. 

    Demo how to draw name in block letters.

    Sketchbook hmwk: Draw your name in block letters, as large as possible in a 6”x9” “frame”

    2

    Review. Students will draw their Name in 1 pt perspective

    Students will use their own rulers.

    3


    Finish Name in 1 pt perspective. Take a picture and submit via google classroom. 

    Google Classroom homework:

    Watch videos on 1 pt perspective and post a complete thought ( I thought ___ was interesting, because ___, or something of that sort. )

    4

    Intro1 pt Perspective Hallway .  This project will be modified this year to be a classroom, since we are not allowed to be freely moving in the hallway. Set up hallway. Review doorways, windows and “tunnels/holes”. Use own ruler to draw

    5

    Choose a viewpoint to view from your desk.  Start drawing classroom from desk. 

    6

    Add detail.

    Google classroom: watch Surrealism video and post 7th grade level comment

    7

    Add Surrealism element (in classroom)

    8

    Color with students’ own markers or colored pencils. 

    9

    Finish 1 pt perspective surrealism hallway

    10

    Intro clay coil pot. Sketch idea for design

    11

    Begin clay coil pot.

    Students will be given a chunk of clay, a popsicle stick, and a sharpened pencil stub. They will keep these materials  in their bins until the project is finished. 

    12

    Sketchbooks due. Submit via google classroom

     

    Finish clay. Throw popsicle sticks out. Put pencil stubs in bleach water. 

    8th grade:

     

    Week

    Assigned

    Project

    1

    Intro Art on  a cart.

    Review rules and expectations .

    Intro Altered book project. Show examples and discuss possible themes

    HMWK: Decide on theme and list 10 ideas for pages. Submit google classroom.

    2

    Altered bookFinalize theme. Intro requirements and “choice grid”. 

    Students will use their computers to find a lyric/scripture/poem that exemplifies their theme. They will rewrite it, using their choice of font and making it fit to the size of their book. 

    Students will need to create a list of what materials they wish to use for the next week. Teacher will prep materials and place in an envelope for them for next class. This will be due next week. Students will submit via google classroom. 

    3

    Altered book:Begin textured cover with tissue paper/napkins and elmers. 

    Students will use own glue and be given a packet of tissue paper. ( students may choose to bring their own ).

    Students will use disposable ketchup cups for glue, and will be given a brush. Brushes will be rinsed in plastic disposable cups and placed in bleach water when done. 

    4

    Altered book:Sketch layout for title and creator of book. Fill in with choice of material.

    5

    Altered book:Fold out booklet: Students will be given a piece of paper. They will cut and fold it as needed. They will decorate it with any materials they have in their desks, or choose to bring in. 

    6

    Altered book: Students will use post-it notes to plan out their book, making sure to mark what pages will be glued together, and which will be painted. 

    7

    Altered book: Students will glue pages that need glued. 

    Disposable ketchup cups with glue, disposable plastic cups with water. Paint brushes will be rinsed and then placed in bleach water. 

    8

    Altered book: Students will be given a paint set( tempera paint in small cups). They will paint any pages they need to, separating each page with saran wrap. 

    disposable plastic cups with water. 

    Communal Dried tempera cakes, Paint brushes will be rinsed and then placed in bleach water. 

    9

    Altered book: Students will be given a paint set. They will paint any pages they need to, separating each page with saran wrap. 

    disposable plastic cups with water. 

    Communal Dried tempera cakes, Paint brushes will be rinsed and then placed in bleach water. 

    10

    Altered book: Students will be taught how to thread a needle, do the whip stitch, and running stitch. Teacher will show students how to whip stitch 2 items together, and how to use the running stitch to create a yarn/thread outline. Students will practice and brainstorm. 

    Each student will be given a small square of fabric, a needle, and a “butterfly’ packet of thread. They will return the needle when the sewing component is completed. 

    Students will give me a list of required materials by the end of the next day, via google classroom. ( for example, brown felt, pink fabric, etc…)

    11

    Altered book: Students will create their sewing component. 

    Each student will be given a small square of fabric, a needle, and a “butterfly’ packet of thread. They will return the needle when the sewing component is completed. 

    12

    Altered book: Students will spend the class period adding zentangle designs to their painted and textured pages.

    Students that wish to use sharpie markers will wear gloves.