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Carteret High School
Art Appreciation – 1 semester
Course Description: Art Appreciation is a basic foundation course. Students learn to analyze and interpret art elements in different art media while being exposed to a variety of art movements.
Students work in a variety of media processes and techniques.
Students analyze the ways that art and design affects daily life especially as it influences consumer attitudes and choices.
Prerequisite(s): No prior experience is needed for this class, however the students should exhibit an interest in learning more about the visual arts.
- Students are expected to attend class daily and be prepared.
- Avoid coming late to class and always have a pass if you are.
- Avoid too many absences as they will directly affect your participation grade.
- Use your time wisely during class.
ALL ARTWORK IS DONE IN CLASS, NOT AT HOME
- Avoid being critical others’ work. We will have constructive critiques throughout the semester.
Pencils, erasers (preferably sketching pencils and a white eraser)
Art Appreciation Ms. Lachiver’s Class
- Mandala (Drawing Pencils, White Paper)
You will learn the basics of value, how to have a balanced composition, and the history of the mandala, meditation.
HW: I will give you a list of artists to look up. Bring in the one you like the most and use the vocabulary to state why.
HW: Why do people create art? Define Art. How do people become creative?
- Pointillism (Markers, white Paper, colored pencils)
You will learn how to create value using markers, color theory, and how a scientific finding made waves in the art world
HW: Print out pics for this project
HW: Can you name an invention that led to advancement in the art world? And how?
- Cubism(Colored Pencils)
You will learn what cubism is, about Pablo Picasso, and how to create artwork in the cubism style
HW: Print out pictures of a theme for the cubism project
HW: If we have photographs, why do we need artist?
- Landscape (watercolor paint)
You will learn how to paint with watercolors, foreground middle ground background, and how to do a positive critique
HW: Bring in printed photo of a landscape you will like to use for your project
HW: What makes art good?
- Art Mashup(your choice of medium)
Combine a painting you choose from the artist on the list below with a theme of your choice. You will learn how to create a composition, art history,
HW: Bring a printed photo of your combination
HW: Debate is the monkey self-portrait owned by the photographer or not?
- Abstract Art (oil pastels)
Create a drawing based on nature using pastel techniques; you will learn how to draw in an abstract style, how to blend colors, how to use pastels
HW: Bring in printed pictures of a theme of items to abstract
HW: What is abstract art?
HW: Look at the list of artist given find the one you like and bring in a printed color picture of abstract art from that artist and a reason you choose this piece
Last Days of class
* The syllabus is subject to change and is only used as a guide for you to have a clear understanding of the expectations of this course.
- You will also have mini projects that will run in-between these projects listed above
Tint Geometric Shapes
Organic Shapes Mandala
Negative Space Positive Space
Landscape Still Life
Vincent Van Gogh
Abstract Artist List
William De kooning
Pablo Picasso (only some of his work)
Hilma af Klint