6th Grade Artists
“Creativity takes courage.” Henri Matisse
6th Grade Visual Art SyllabusTeacher: Mrs. Gaut Phone: 770-975-6641 (school phone)
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Course Description:The art program is designed to review or introduce the elements of art and principles of design. Students will gain a visual vocabulary that they will be asked to write in a daily art sketchbook. In addition, art history, art criticism, and aesthetics will be explored in the various units of study.
While the sixth grade program is an introduction to art, the seventh and eighth year programs are designed to continually develop the artistic skills of the students. Units may vary from quarter to quarter.
Materials:Students are required to have several wooden pencils and their agenda every day. It is not required, but students may also want to bring their own pencil sharpener and colored pencils to class each day as well.
Georgia Performance Standard Strand
Examples of what may be graded in each strand
Main projects/ Summative Projects/Participation
Meaning and Creative Thinking
Ideas, Sketchbooks, Vocabulary
Assessment and Reflection
Critiques, aesthetics responses
Make-up Expectations/ Reassessment:
It is the student’s responsibility to be prompt and prepared for class each day, to work within the rules and guidelines of the classroom, to complete all assignments, to make-up any work missed due to absence. Make-up work will be dealt with on an individual basis depending on duration of absence from class. Most work can be made up in the mornings from 8:15 – 8:45 a.m. If students need to do-over a particular production assignment to be reassessed, they may for full credit. However, they must turn in that reassessment project within one week of receiving their production grade.
Guidelines for Success:
Appropriate and focused behavior is critical to every student’s success in this class. Therefore, behavior will be monitored using the behavior card described in the student agenda. Please review your child’s behavior card with them frequently and feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Course activities and production assignments:Some of the possible projects and activities we will be working on include, but are not limited to the following
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Please note that this syllabus is subject to change.
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