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    What will  Rochambeau students learn Quarters 3 & 4 2020?

    -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.

    --Study History of Gargoyles-their function as an element of architecture that is designed to protect and prserve a structure.

    View images & learn the history of Notre Dame Cathedral located in Paris, France.  Differentiate between a grotesque and a chimino-non functional fantasy creatures.

    Students will create a 3-D grotesque with clay using the pinch pot methods.  They will work from their original sketch and add features to create their sculpture

    -The second clay project will be a functional lantern using the slab tecnique. 

    -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.

    3-D Use of clay 

    Collaborative Clay project-

     Art Homework is Due on Thursday March 19, 


    Drawing #1  Create a close up drawing of a scissor and a a bottle on a table.  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 a glass jar and a glass bottle.   Draw the objects to touch all sides.   Use pencil to add 6 different values. 

    Drawing #3   Draw an unsual portrait.   Exaggerate the features of the face.

    Use colored pencils or paints to add color to this work of art. Overlap the colors, create 5 different values. 























    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 February 24, 2020