ART ONE OVERVIEW: For the first part of the first quarter students will review some basic drawing skills and painting. Most of these assignments will be created in their sketchbooks. They include observation drawings, color theory drawings, and a perspective drawing. The final drawing project covering basic drawing skills will be a series of three drawings--white "charcoal" on black or colored paper, black charcoal on white or colored paper, and a pastel (oil or chalk) drawing on white paper. Each drawing will be an observation using the same still life set up. Students will then complete a watercolor or acrylic project after spending a little time exploring these mediums. The second half of the first quarter students will complete a one or two alternative 2-dimensional art pieces and focus on and 3-dimensional art making. Students will work both additively (build sculpture) and through subtraction (carve sculptures). Students will also be given multiple chances to critique their own work as well as the work of other artists, including their fellow classmates. Finally, early in the quarter students will need to pass a safety test and later in the quarter students will be given a vocabulary test.
For the next three quarters in the studio students will make works of art chosen from a list of options that corresponds to the section of art history the class is studying. Options will include both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional projects. A test will follow each section of Art History and critiques will follow each project.
Below are the Montana Art Standards for the 9th through 12th Grades CREATING Anchor Standard #1. Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work 9-12—develop plans for creating art and design works using various materials and methods from traditional and contemporary practices. Anchor Standard #2. Organize and develop artistic ideas and work 9-12—create art or design projects in response to contemporary issues that demonstrate an awareness of ethical implications making and distributing creative works. Anchor Standard #3. Refine and complete artistic work 9-12—complete art work or designs incorporating relevant criteria as well as personal artistic vision.
PRESENTING Anchor Standard #4. Analyze, interpret, and select artistic work for presentation 9-12—curate artifacts and artworks for presentation and preservation. Anchor Standard #5. Develop and refine artistic work for presentation 9-12—apply appropriate methods or processes to display artwork in a specific place. Anchor Standard #6. Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work 9-12—analyze an exhibit or collection’s impact on personal awareness of social, cultural, or political beliefs and understandings.
RESPONDING Anchor Standard #7. Perceive and analyze artistic work 9-12—evaluate the effectiveness of an art work as perceived by a variety of audiences Anchor Standard #8. Construct meaningful interpretations of artistic work 9-12—defend an interpretation of an artwork or collections of artworks. Anchor Standard #9. Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work 9-12—analyze a collection of artwork based on sets of criteria
CONNECTING Anchor Standard #10. Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art 9-12—incorporate knowledge of personal, social, cultural, and historical life to create artworks. Anchor Standard #11: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding, including traditional and contempt artistic ideas and works by American Indians 9-12—compare uses of art in a variety of personal, societal, cultural, and historical contexts.