Art

Office Hours

9:00-1:00 Monday – Friday

Parents can email (layling@jcpsmail.org) me with a good number to return a call during those hours.

Lessons

May 17th – 21st

May 11th – 14th

April 26th – 30th

April 19th – 23rd

April 12th – 16th

April 5th – 9th

March 22nd – 26th

March 15th – 19th

March 8th – 12th

March 1st – 5th

February 22nd – 26th

February 16th – 19th

February 8th – 12th

February 1st – 5th

January 25th – 29th

January 19th – 22nd 

January 11th – 15th

January 4th – 8th

December 14th – 18th

December 7th – 11th

November 30th – December 4th

November 18th – 27th

November 2nd – 6th

October 26th – 30th

October 19th – 23rd

October 14th – 16th

September 28th – October 2nd

September 23rd – 26th

September 14th – 18th

September 8th – 11th

August 31st – September 4th

Curriculum

K-2: Our kindergarten through second grade classes are fun! We often use picture books to as a launching point for our projects, which is a nice way to tie literacy to art. These younger students get to use tempera paint and watercolor paints. They sharpen their motor skills by using scissors and clay. We learn about color, shapes, lines, and texture.

Grades 3-5: Our 3rd through 5th graders expand on their knowledge of the elements of art, and begin to focus on the elements of design. Our projects in these grades often last for several classes and have multiple steps. They use an array of materials and techniques, including: colored pencil, paint, clay, weaving, stitchery, origami, and collage. We also learn about specific artists, and make artwork in the style of those artists. We have studied such artists as Matisse, Warhol, Ringgold, Bearden, and Audubon. Literacy is linked to art in these grades by writing and illustrating their own books! We have very creative students!

6th Grade: Students in 6th grade have a focus on art history. We study Cave Art, Ancient Egyptian, Classical (Greek and Roman), Medieval and the Renaissance. This enhances what they are also learning in their Social Studies classes. There is still plenty of creating! We have creative art projects that go along with the study of each time period. Sixth graders sometimes work in partners or groups, which helps them develop their teamwork skills and leadership.

7th and 8th Grade enrichments: Students who take art in 7th and 8th grade come to art every day for an entire nine-week quarter. In these grades they will practice drawing objects that they observe during their daily warm-up sketches. They will also learn about artists and major art movements. We focus on post-Renaissance artists, because their sixth grade curriculum ends at the Renaissance. Along with drawing and painting, they also have the opportunity to make three dimensional art works using clay, papier maché, and wire sculpture.