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    What will  Rochambeau students learn Quarters 1 & 2 2020? SEE QUARTER TWO HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT BELOW:

    Quarter 2 homework assignment is due When Students return to school on Monday, December 14th.(original due date 12/10)

    We will begin the 2020 School Year with Remote learning via Zoom Lessons: Students should check their e-mail Daily to log into meetings.

    -How to use the geometric forms to draw still life objects.

    -The use of a gradation/value chart to incorporate different shades of graphite into their drawings to make them look realistic.

    --The Study of Art History 

    View Power Points to learn & explore various cultures and artists through out history. 

    -The constant use of rubric's to assess and improve art work by alligning rubric with the Principles of Design.

    -The importance of researching different cultures to develop an appreciation of works of art from all continents.

    One point perspective. 

    Oil pastels, pencil, charcoal, water colors, tempera paints, acrylic paints 

    3-D Use of clay 

    Collaborative Clay project-

     Art Homework is Due each quarter: Home Work is due on Thursday, December 10th Students who are doing remote learning need to turn all drawings and sketch assignments into the school building no later than Monday, December 14th Each assignment needs to be photographed with the iPad camera and e-mailed to:  lorrainetrovatocanto@wpcsd.k12.ny.us  on the date the assignment is due.

     Art Home work assignments due Quarter 1: Assignment will be accessed by all students on the school district website.  I will demonstrate access to the website.

    Drawing #1  Create a close up drawing of a box of cereal, a bottle of ketchup, jar of jelly or jam.  The drawing should touch all sides of the paper. Add cast shadows. 

    Use a pencil to develop 5 different values.   value-is the lightness or darkness of a color.

    Drawing #2  Create a drawing of two pots and lids.  Draw the objects to touch all sides of the drawing paper.   Use pencil to add 6 different values. 

    Drawing #3   Draw a view outside a window or a landscape from a photo you took with your iPad.    

    Use colored pencils. Overlap the colors, create 5 different values. 


    Any student that has art two periods a day should complete the following drawing assignments below in addition to the work above:

    1. Draw a corner of the interior of a room in your home. 

    2. Draw your hand in three different positions.  Use youtube: how to draw a hand for beginners.

    3. Draw a stack of books.   Add light and shadows.
























    Why is Art important in the United States of America?




    As a nation, we are close to reaching a collective understanding



    that all students benefit from the opportunity to learn about and 



    experience the arts. Study of the arts in its many forms—whether


    as a stand-alone subject or integrated into the school curriculum—


    is increasingly accepted as an essential part of achieving success

    in school, work and life.













    86% agree an arts education

    encourages and assists in

    the improvement of a child’s

    attitudes toward school.





    93% agree the arts are vital

    to providing a well-rounded

    education for children,

    a 2% increase over 2001.

    83% believe that arts education


    helps teach children to


    communicate effectively


    with adults and peers.


    79% agree incorporating the arts


    into education is the first step


    in adding back what’s missing


    in public education today.



    Why do we study Art? Artists show us new ways to see familiar things, and how to interpret new situations and events through various kinds of visual shorthand. This creation of visual language may be the artist's intention, or it may be a side effect of other purposes. Art is timeless and has many uses.  


         Probably the first purpose of art is as a religious ritual. Art can also serve to commemorate an important event.  Art has often served as propaganda or social commentary.   It is common to see art being used to persuade people to some viewpoint, or to make us aware of some human condition. 


       Art has many purposes.  Some can be as simple as recording data visually, conveying intense emotion, capturing beauty of our world, and storytelling,  In any case, art is to interpret the subject matter at hand. Although new subject matter has evolved, the human condition, nature, and events still continue to capture our minds.




Last Modified on December 10, 2020