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 Artwork 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.