6 Grade Visual Arts Mr. Sniffin

6th Grade Visual Arts
Mr. Sniffin
The Art Department at J. Michael Lunsford Middle School strives to provide each child
with an exciting and challenging education in the arts. If you have any questions, please
feel free to contact me through the following:
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 703.722.2660
Class Overview: The standards for grade six emphasize exploration. Using the elements
of art and the principles of design as a framework, students will investigate a variety of
experiences and concepts. Students will explore various two-dimensional and threedimensional art media, using a variety of expressive and technical approaches. Students
will understand the factors that distinguish artistic styles and that clarify the role of art
in American culture. Through critical examination, students will determine how artists
convey meaning through the use of forms, media, and symbols. Students will test and
develop their own ideas regarding the nature of art and will encounter philosophical and
ethical questions. Upon the successful completion of the visual arts standards for grade
six, students will possess the skills that will allow them to evaluate the effects of various
influences on the discipline of the visual arts.
Expectations for students:
To come prepared
To participate
 To be respectful of others
To follow school/classroom rules
To do the best that he or she can
Be open to learning new things
Grading Categories:
Studio Work
Tests & Quizzes
Work completed in class for
preparation for an artwork. Such
as rough drafts, skills practice,
warm-ups, brain storming. This
category includes formative and
small summative assessments.
*Occasionally studio work will
need to be completed at home.
These are the larger more
comprehensive projects.
This is the bulk of our
summative assessments.
These assessments will vary
from a traditional vocabulary
test to a performance of a
particular art skill.
*See re-take policy below
Re-Submitting Artwork Policy:
All students may re-submit art work that has been revised or reworked to be evaluated.
All work must be submitted to the teacher by at least one week prior to the end of the
current 9 week quarter. Tests and quizzes may be retaken to prove mastery of the unit.
Formative Assessments: Will be given frequently and will be documented on a scale of 1-4
as to give the students feedback on their mastery of skills.