BUTLER R-V SCHOOL DISTRICT

FINE ARTS CURRICULUM

 

JUNIOR HIGH ART

Approved by the Board of Education, December 2001

 

DESCRIPTION:

            This course is designed as an introduction to the field of art and a stimulus to creative development.  Emphasis will be upon observation, creation and decision making.  Practical daily use of art knowledge will be stressed.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 


RATIONALE:

            Students are constantly bombarded with artwork in the commercial world.  It is important that they get a base to begin interpreting and evaluating what  they see and experiment to find interests for further study.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 


BUTLER R-V SCHOOL DISTRICT

FINE ARTS CURRICULUM

 

JUNIOR HIGH ART

 

 

VISUAL ARTS - JUNIOR HIGH ART

A.  History

 

What All Students Should          What All Students Should

            Know                                  Be Able To Do                    Strategies/Activities                                  Assessment

By the end of this course students should

 

1.  Know that artists make contributions to society by conceiving ideas, elaborating on them, and refining them. (FA 4; FA 5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By the end of this course students should be able to

 

a.  Recognize major events in the history of art and their impact on civilization. (1.5; 1.7; 4.3)

 

 

 

*  Discussion of mask making.

 

*  Discussion of weaving.

 

 

 

*  Quizzes and tests.

VISUAL ARTS - JUNIOR HIGH ART

B.  Criticism/Analysis

 

What All Students Should          What All Students Should

            Know                                  Be Able To Do                    Strategies/Activities                                  Assessment

By the end of this course students should

 

1.  Know art criticism. (FA 2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.  Know how to critically analyze the artworks of various cultures. (FA 2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.  Know how to compare 2 or more artworks of different media, artists and styles. (FA 2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By the end of this course students should be able to

 

a.  Describe and interpret how art qualities and subject matter function to give a work its own expression. (FA 3) (1.6)

 

b.  Discuss qualities of human products vs. machine made products. (FA 2) (4.1)

 

a.  Interpret meaning in works of art.

(FA 2; FA 3) (1.9)

 

b.  Demonstrate the use of increasingly complex criteria for judging works of art. (FA 2; FA 3) (1.7)

 

a.  Discuss artwork of similar or different composition or organization.

 

 

 

*  Spoof of Whistler's Mother.

 

*  Copy machine an art work and cut out a figure/object and replace it with something totally different.

 

*  Discuss harmony.

 

*  Treasure Hunt, classroom cooperative learning.

 

*  Written evaluation of artworks.

 

 

 

 

*  Design a logo by hand and by computer aid.  Compare and contrast.

 

 

 

*  Quizzes and tests.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*  Quizzes and tests.

 

*  Rubric

 

 

 

 

 

 

*  Rubric

VISUAL ARTS - JUNIOR HIGH ART

C.  Aesthetics

 

What All Students Should          What All Students Should

            Know                                  Be Able To Do                    Strategies/Activities                                  Assessment

By the end of this course students should

 

1.  Know art media and processes. (FA 3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.  Know artistic moods.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By the end of this course students should be able to

 

a.  Demonstrate technical skills needed to create products with aesthetic integrity. (FA 3) (1.9)

 

b.  Demonstrate an awareness of the importance of art in influencing the quality of everyday life. (FA 4) (1.10)

 

a. Apply knowledge of media and line quality give a work of art an expressive quality. (FA 1) (2.5)

 

 

 

*  Design a logo for a future business.

 

*  Discuss how advertising affects our spending habits.

 

 

 

 

*  Implied line.

 

*  Texture study.

 

*  Line Birds

 

 

 

*  Rubric.

 

*  Quizzes and tests.

 

 

 

 

 

 

*  Rubric.

VISUAL ARTS - JUNIOR HIGH ART

D.  Product/Performance

 

What All Students Should          What All Students Should

            Know                                  Be Able To Do                    Strategies/Activities                                  Assessment

By the end of this course students should

 

1.  Know media, methods, and reasons for choices. (FA 1; FA 4)

 

 

 

2.  Know career opportunities in the visual arts. (FA 1; FA 4)

 

 

3.  Know how to employ 2 and 3-dimensional processes. (FA 1; FA 4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By the end of this course students should be able to

 

a.  Describe media, tools, techniques and processes employed in producing particular works of art.

(FA 3; FA 4; FA 5) (1.9)

 

a.  Understand a variety of career opportunities in art. (1.4; 2.6)

 

a.  Demonstrate control of art media in a way that emphasizes good craftsmanship. (FA 1) (3.2)

 

 

 

*  Papier-mâché, weaving, perspective.

 

 

 

 

*  Advertisement for self.

 

 

 

*  Still life, perspective, sculpture, weaving, life drawing, and painting

 

 

 

*  Quizzes and tests.

 

 

 

 

 

*  Quizzes and tests.

 

*  Rubric.

 

*  Rubric