6th Grade Art Syllabus – Lake Harriet Community School    Teacher: Joe Palm

Visual Art Standards

Fall

Winter

Spring

5.1 Learn and develop skills with media, techniques and process

Materials & Techniques

I. Supports (paper, canvas panels, etc.

II. Media (materials)

a.Assessment

Potter's Wheel

I. Art & Process

a.Pastel & shading techniques

b. Watercolor

 

Potter's Wheel

I. Proportion, sculpture, modeling

a. Hand-made pottery

b. Coil, slab, etc.

                                       Potter's Wheel

5.2 Apply organizing principles and visual arts elements and use them in aesthetic ways

Drawing

I. Human figure

a. Contour, gesture

II. Live model

Sculpture

I. Human figure

a. Form proportion

Composition

I. Element and Principles

of design.                       a. Assessment

 

 

Pottery and Ceramics

a. Greek vase shape (kilos, amphora, lekythos, etc.)

b. Clay decorative techniques

5.3 Identify, interpret and use theme subject, symbol, cultural beliefs and intent

Study, analyze, etc.

Reproductions; artist, art movements

Research & Interpret

Chinese landscapes

a. Culture of Chinese painting

b.Assessment

Apply understanding, choose medium, technique, etc.

Production

Greek pottery

a. Use: ceremonial, religious

5.4 Evaluate and assess the characteristics and merits of artwork

Student reflection & self assessment

Study, analyze, etc.

Reproductions; artist, art movements

Compare and contrast; describe and analyze

Critique

Compare and contrast: Describe and analyze

5.5 Understand the importance of the visual arts in relation to history, world cultures, and daily life

I Western Art Chronicle

 a. Renaissance - Pop Art

II. Evaluation/

Assessment

Landscape paintings

I. Chinese, European

Evaluation; exam

5.6 Connections with other disciplines

Anatomy and Art

I. Figurative drawing

History and Art of Chinese Landscape

 

5.7 How art materials and processes effect the student and community

Discussion Lecture:  Materials and Techniques

I. Supports (canvas, paper, panels)

II. Media (paint, pencil, etc.)

Periodic Art displays

Discussion Lecture: Materials and Techniques

I. Supports (canvas, paper, panels)

II. Media (paint, pencil, etc.)

Periodic Art Displays

Discussion Lecture: Materials and Techniques

I. Supports (canvas, paper, panels)

II. Media (paint, pencil, etc.)

School Art exhibit