Welcome to Jennifer de Calvillo ! - Student Artwork

7th Grade Art

Course Description: In this class you can expect to develop and enhance your drawing and design skills, in a number of different media revolving around some historical & cultural themes. Tasks will include both observational and imaginative design. Media will include pencil, pastel, various paints/inks, batik, and clay.

Learner Outcomes: Students will Evaluate and use the Elements of Art in every piece. Beginner or advanced students will learn how to improve their problem solving skills.
  • Students will become familiar with drawing/design/ painting/mixed media
  • Students will be able to verbalize and analyze concepts of art in critiques.

Plan to enjoy Art! Plan to have group critiques.  Plan on keeping a sketchbook. Plan on seeing slides.  Plan on setting up an art show. Plan on sharing ideas. Think with originality - Use Your Imagination - Be Unique! Build your portfolio with confidence and verve, try new ideas. Can you make judgments on what is good art? Develop your drawing skills and use them. Develop your conceptual skills and use them. Ask Questions - Develop style.  Study Art History - look at Art magazines. Look at art ...look at life!
Art is in everything like molecules.   Art is the Soul of the school - so Feed your soul!

Due dates for class projects are stated at the start of each task. Most practical tasks are completed in class time. Students are encouraged to spend extra time if needed. The art studios are open until 5pm everyday.

Required materials: Sketchbook (small size from bookstore)
Special Art Museum Field Trips: TBA

Evaluation:  Students will be evaluated on the following criteria for each project:
Sketchbooks and theory assignments                                                       20%
Imaginative and creative thinking and expression                                       30%
Application and development of technical skills                                          30%
Work habits and development                                                                 20%

Projects Outline: Sketchbook Cover and Setup, Computer design- Mascot - Contour line drawings, Fun Portrait close ups in Pastel, Value Project-Perspective blocks, Fundamentals of Design and color theory (Vietnamese theme), Batik pillow design, Slab Chinese pot, you’re going to love this class!

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