Welcome to World Art
This is a class that explores the art of different parts of the world. We will be creating art that is inspired by these cultures, using a variety of media.
Native American & Canadian Art
Central & Latin American Art
Middle Eastern & Southeast Asian Art
Eastern Asian Art
Studio work (the doing)- all projects have individualized goals based on what that student can achieve. Students are given a rubric for each project before they begin and rubrics are based on the demonstration of techniques, application of concepts and use of time.
View Now Journal (seeing & identifying)- every day when students enter class they will view a new work of art, a piece we have not discussed. Students respond to these 3 questions every day:
-What do you see?
- What do you think of ?
- If you could give it a title, what would it be?
The purpose of this journal changes as the course progresses. Early on it helps students become comfortable talking about art and making sense of what they see, without the fear of "being wrong". When new vocabulary or concepts are introduced, the view now is used as a tool for identifying and reinforcing the new material. Students are asked to incorporate this content into the view now. By the end of the course, students automatically include vocabulary, techniques and content into their responses. They truly sound like art critics - its great!!
Quizzes (reading/writing content)- This is another tool to make sure students understand vocabulary and concepts in written form. These are typically short and focus on a small amount of material at a time and provide an opportunity for me to help a student immediately if they don't understand something.
Critiques & Discussion of Student Work (verbal communication) This is an opportunity for students to self reflect and help their peers. It is difficult for students (adults too!) to talk about their own work but it is important for growth. Students learn how to re-work their art in a positive way. Reflection and re-working is important not only in art but in all aspects of life, and this is a good starting point.