Cynthia Diaz, BFA, M.Ed., M.Ed.
Rm: 164 & 200 (713)378-3400
All Art Students will learn to Percieve, Create Express, Learn Cultural heritage and learn to evaluate Art Work as outlined by the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skils. Engaging in learning will take place through the use of projects, technology and witing/reading materials. Modifications will take place as needed.
Things to Learn:
Students will learn the Aesthetics/beauty of Art
Students will learn the Elements of Art and Principals of Art/Design
Students will learn to Critique Artwork by questioning
Students will share their knowledge of Art through Self-Evaluation that informs their Artistic endeavors.
Students will make different projects throughout the school, year including drawings, paintings, and sculptures. Students will participate in competitions like Houston Livestock Rodeo District Show, Visual Artistic Scholastic Event, Fire Prevention Poster contest, Society for the Performing Arts.
Classroom Supply list for the month of September
Pencil, eraser and sharpener
Sketchbook or composition notebook
Students will learn to evaluate Artwork by learning to Critique
Answering the following: Description, Analysis, Interpretation, and Judgment
Description-Credit Line- Who, what, where, when and medium used
Analysis what is the style of the work?
Interpretation How was the Artist influenced by the world in which he/she lived and worked?
Judgment Why is this work of art important in Art History?
Procedures and Expectaions:
(enter the classroom, sharpen pencils, and have materials needed. Sit at your asigned seat and look on the board for your bell work and begin your assignment quietly)
-The Highest Expectations are expected from both you and me.
-Be on time, Prepared and ready to learn and work.
-Be Respectful at all times.
-raise your hand to be recognized.
-Follow all teacher directions.
-Follow the student handbook at all times.
Concept based curriculum
Elements and Principals of art and design
Pencil Shading: value scale, gradual value bar, sphere/cube ribbon, eye-shading Expressive line drawing
Color theory: Warm/colors, complementary, analogous, value/hue/tints
Composition: Rule of thirds, focal point
Contour line; Blind and contour
Daily/Classwork Grades 50%
Daily Participation and Effort
Elements and Principals of
Art and Design
Finish on Time
Major Test 15%
use of elements and Principals
-The best of the Best Art Students will have the opportunity to participate in Art Shows, art Contest, field Trips. Renaissance contest, Holiday Card contest, Society for the Performing Arts Contest, Visual Scholastic Artist Event (Field Trip). The rewards include: certificates, coupons, ribbons, scholarships medals and monetary.
-The top Artist is awarded a Medal at the end of the school year.
-Talk to students about behavior