Friday, January 15, 2016

What's your perspective on perspective drawing?

Do you love it? Do you hate it? Does it make you all warm and fuzzy inside? Perspective drawing is one of those things that usually causes students to have a strong opinion! This year we are making it fun and giving students lots of choice over their subject matter. When doing research for this lesson I found many perspective drawing tutorials. I am sharing one here that I think will be very helpful. .   Need a little perspective inspiration? [gallery type="slideshow" size="medium" link="none" ids="114,113,112,111,110,109,108,107,106,105,104,103,95,94,93"]

Friday, January 8, 2016

It's Sketchbook Time!

All students are required to have an unlined spiral sketchbook by 1/11/2016. Sketchbooks need to be spiral bound and 8 X 10 or bigger. They are on sale right now at Michael's for 50% off! Here is a fun little video showing many different uses for sketchbooks. Enjoy! Sketchbooks

Monday, January 4, 2016


Teacher: Jennifer Heyser Phone: 678.331.8131 Email: BLOG: The blog is linked from the teacher blogs on the McClure website. It is important to check the blog weekly for updates on current assignments, handouts, rubrics, and due dates. Course Description: The art program is designed to review or introduce the elements of art and the design principles. Students will gain a visual vocabulary as 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 semester to semester. Materials: Students are required to have several wooden pencils, eraser and their agenda every day. Students also need to bring in a sketchbook to be kept in class and used daily. It is not required, but students may also want to bring their own pencil sharpener and colored pencils to class each day as well. Grade Breakdown Percent Georgia Performance Standard Strand Examples of what may be graded in each strand 60% Production - Main projects/ Summative Projects/ Sketchbooks/ Visual Journals/ Planning Documents & Sketches/Class work 15% Contextual Understanding - Art History Assignments/ Connections with other areas/ Art Careers/ Life Skills 25% Assessment and Reflection - Critiques/ Self Assessment/ Aesthetic 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. ABSOLUTELY NO GUM IN ART CLASS. Tutoring and Extra Studio Time: Tutoring or extra studio time is available on Wednesday morning from 8:00 – 8:50 a.m. If students need extra time to complete an assignment or one-on-one help from me, they just need me to sign a pass in their agenda the day before. I am also available on Tuesdays and Fridays for art club at the same time. You are welcome to join us!