• l Reminder:

    Art Homework for Quarter 3 is due on Monday, March 28th. 

    Complete a one- point perspective drawing of a subway.  Complete a 2 point perspective of a bridge by watching a step by step video. 

    What will  Rochambeau students learn Quarter 1 2021-Quarter 4 2022? 

    We will begin the 2021 School Year by using the geometric forms (cylinder, cube, cone and sphere) as the basis

    of drawing from observation.  Example: a drawing of a pear can be created by using a sphere, cone and a cylinder. 

    Students will be drawing and painting with water colors and acrylics this quarter.

    Students will draw from observation and imagination. 

    Past Homework Assignments: Each student is required to complete 3 drawings from a list of 18 ideas

    Drawing paper is available for students to take home.

     Studio in Art 2021-22:

    -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, 2 point perspective. 

    Art media: Oil pastels, pencil, charcoal, water colors, tempera paints, acrylic paints, colored pencils, graphite, pen and ink 

    3-D Use of clay 

    Collaborative Clay project-

    Portraits in pencil, charcoal, views of the human head in different positions.

    Students are currently learning the anatomy of the face.  Quarter 3 they will create a portrait in an imaginative setting. Media: Acrylic on canvas.














    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 March 24, 2022