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Grade 6 Art

Our objectives in this year's art class will be to develop students' skills in creative and analytical thinking and to develop fine motor skills in 2- and 3-dimensional design, graphics, color, and drawing.

Students will be encouraged to develop an appreciation of art and its history and interdisciplinary nature.

We will cover the following units:

DESIGN

  • Logo and stamp design

DRAWING

  • Using the right side of the brain
  • Contour drawings of plants using charcoal and pencil
  • Still life drawing using different media
  • Pastel drawing

INTERCURRICULAR

  • Roman culture
  • Paper mosaics
  • Perspective architectural drawings

PERSPECTIVE

  • Drawings of buildings using pencils, t-squares, rulers, and color

COLOR THEORY / 3D

  • History of African, Halloween , and Mardi Gras masks
  • Mask construction using plaster and assorted materials
  • Puppet construction
  • Introduction to abstract sculpture

Picture - Paper Mosaic: Ryan Burns & Josh Erban '11

Length of Instructional Time:  One 90-minute and four 45-minute classes per six-day rotation

Length of Course: One quarter of the year


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