Art 1

Welcome to Art 1!

Week of May 6 - 10

Begin Mask making project (sketch / clay / plaster)

Sketch - one of choice, one cartoon face (for project)

Week of April 29 - May 3

Starry Night Interpretation paintings due Wednesday

2 sketches - one of choice, one cartoon character

Week of April 22 - 26

Starry Night Interpretation paintings

One sketch of choice - due Friday

Week of April 8- 12

Starry Night Interpretation paintings

Sketch of scene / sketch of choice - due Friday

Week of March 25 - 29

Finish watercolor landscape / Begin blockprinting

Sketch of choice / sketch block printing scene

Week of March 18 - 22

Watercolor Landscapes

Sketches: 1 of choice, 1 of reptile

Week of March 11 - 15

Watercolor mountain scene. 

Watercolor techniques.

Sketches: 1 of choice, 1 of a car

Week of March 4 - 8

Finish plaster disk carvings

Beginning watercolor projects

Sketches: 1 of choice, 1 ocean scene

Week of February 25 - March 1

Project: plaster disk carvings / 

Begin watercolor techniques

Sketches due Friday: one of choice, one of something braided (hair or rope)

Week of February 11 - 15

Plaster disk carvings. No sketches this week!

Week of January 28 - Feb 1

Painting backdrops for the school play!! Set design practice

No sketches this week

Week of January 14 - 18

Finish Balance Paper Collage

Begin plaster disk designs

Sketches: Plaster disk design / 1 of choice

Week of January 7 - 11

Balance: Paper Collage project 

Sketches - 1 of choice, 1 project layout

Week of December 10 - 14

Two Christmas cards due Friday.

Week of December 3 - 7

Portrait Drawing. Human body proportional drawing exercises.

Sketches due Friday - 1 of choice / 1 person from head to toe

Week of November 26 - 30

Drawing facial features. Portrait drawing. Sketches due Friday (one of choice / one face of a person)

Week of November 12 - 16

Finish up grid drawings. Begin portrait / facial features exercises. Sketches - 1 due - sketch of face of person (extra credit for real life)

Week of November 5 - 9

Finish cities in 2 point perspective. 

Choose an animal sketch to begin grid drawings!

Sketches - 1 of choice, 1 quick copy of animal sketch

Week of October 29 - November 2

Perspective drawing: room and city

Sketches due Friday - 1 of choice, 1 of object or building in perspective

Week of October 22 - 26

Abstract color wheel painting

Sketches due Friday: One of your choice, one of a portion of your bedroom

Week of October 15 - 19

Magazine Color Wheel / No sketches this week 

No school - Thursday (parent conferences) and Friday (teacher inservice)

Week of October 8 - 12

Perspective Drawing unit

2 sketches due Friday - (1 your choice, 1 name in 1 point perspective)

Week of October 1 - 5

Planet painting - Add words this week.

2 sketches due Friday (1 of your choice, 1 your couch)

Week of Sept 24 - 28

Planet painting - three large spheres, with overlapping

1 sketch of your choice due Wednesday!

No school Thursday or Friday!

Week of Sept 17 - 21

Begin painting - gradual change / monochromatic

Sketches - 1 of your choice / 1 face of an animal

Week of Sept 10 - 14

Optical illusion value art project

Sketches: 1 object with value / 1 of your choice

Week of Sept 4 - 7

Gradual Change and Value Scales / Mountain Scene

Bring in shirt by next week. We will begin painting on the 10th.

Sketches: 1 upside down picture / 1 of your choice


Week of August 27 - 31

7 Elements of Art poster due Tuesday!

No sketches this week!

Wednesday - Friday - CAMP!!!


Week of August 20 - 24

Two sketches in sketchbook due Friday. One from the object box in the classroom, one of your choice. (Sketches should take you about 15 minutes each.)

Please bring the following materials to class by Monday, August 20th. 

  • folder
  • portfolio (this can wait)
  • 2 - #2 Ticonderoga pencils
  • pink eraser
  • 1 large black Sharpie
  • 1 thin black Sharpie
  • apron or large shirt for painting (this can wait)
  • sketchbook