James H. Baker Sixth Grade Junior High School
Course Syllabus 2017 - 2018
6th Grade ART
Phone: (281) 604 - 6826
Conference: 2nd period
Course Description and Expectation:
6th grade art is an introductory course into the Visual Arts. Students will be able to discover, create, and explore in a variety of media. Including but not limited to, drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, sculpture, and installation.
- Students will discover new art vocabulary, art techniques, and learn how to apply these skills when they make and discuss art.
- Students will explore a variety of art media, and learn how to create in different mediums.
- Students will develop personal concepts and learn how to incorporate these concepts within their art.
At the end of this course, students will be able to actively produce meaningful art in multiple art mediums. They will be able to discuss, and write about their personal art, as well as other artists.
- Purchase necessary art supplies, including sketchbook* required for grading purposes.
- Create meaningful art.
- Help to maintain a clean and safe studio environment.
- Discuss their own art, and other artists work.
- Submit written reflections with each project.
- Actively participate in Gallery Walk and Talks.
- Daily Grade 50%: Art production, informal art discussions. Students may earn up to 5 points a day for art production.
- Written 10%: Artist statements, and vocabulary.
- Major Projects 40%: Finalized art work, and Sketchbook Friday assignments. . Projects are graded on a 25 pt scale based on concept, creativity and craftsmanship.
For all state-approved courses, the State of Texas has developed the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) which define the guidelines under which La Porte ISD must develop the objectives for the course. These TEKS are cross-referenced to the LPISD curriculum objectives. In addition, LPISD objectives are also cross-referenced to the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) Standards of Performance.
The complete TEKS document, which was approved by the Texas State Board of Education, may be found on the internet at www.tea.state.tx.us/teks and is accessible to teachers, parents, and students.