ART@GATES

Mrs. Blackburn's Art Classes

NEWS FROM THE ART DEPARTMENT

WELCOME to the 2017 - 2018 SCHOOL YEAR!!!

Our Gates students are the heart and soul of our school. Our year will be filled with instruction, imagination, immense creativity, and of course, CREATION of magnificent works of art!


It's amazing to realize that we are now in the

THIRD NINE WEEK stretch of our school year!!!!

And ALL of our Gates Kids know that

MARCH IS YOUTH ART MONTH @ GATES!


We will be engaging in lessons in progress, beginning our *GRADE 5 HANDPRINT PROJECT, looking at many examples of REALISTIC, ABSTRACT, and NON-OBJECTIVE Art in History, and beginning our PERSONAL STUDIO PAINTINGS. These are all long-held traditions in the art rooms at Gates, and it is a time of increased excitement for our Gates artists! In addition, our Grade 4 students have begun to display their STORY QUILTS as part of our KINDNESS PROJECT. They are in place for all to see in the commons area beside the Secret Garden. Second and third grade students have been illustrating examples of kindness in their lives as well.

vaea.org grand flag design for 2018

CURRENT ART LESSONS

Here are the Works of Art in progress in ART Room 203, listed by Grade Level/Department with major lesson concepts and vocabulary (THIRD Nine-Week Grading Period):

KINDERGARTEN - Winter Tree Branch - seasons in nature, horizontal, torn-paper, primary colors (light and medium values), shape/detail


FIRST GRADE - complete Statue of Liberty - trace lines, details, draw/cut/glue torch; CLAY OWL - sculpture, 3-Dimensional, sculpture-in-the-round, form and shape/form and detail


SECOND GRADE - *The Kindness Project (on-going)- pencil drawing, vertical/horizontal format, 2-dimensional space, drawing from memory and personal experience;


THIRD GRADE - *The Kindness Project (on-going)- pencil drawing, vertical/horizontal format, 2-dimensional space, drawing from memory and personal experience;


FOURTH GRADE - *The Kindness Project - pencil drawing, vertical/horizontal format, 2-dimensional space, drawing from memory and personal experience; Story Quilt - Author/Artist in History: Faith Ringgold, Tar Beach, print/pattern vs. solid, centering/measuring, color choice related to focal point (illustration)


FIFTH GRADE - complete Abstract Portrait - human face, color value (hue, tints), color blending, subject/style words, vertical format, color wheel study (complementary and split-complementary color schemes, geometric vs. organic shapes, shape/detail, collage, Artist in History: Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973); Clay Sculpture - review clay vocab., processes, and techniques, form and detail , Realistic/Abstract/Non-Objective,


ADP CLASSES - Peace and Calm - imagine and relate inner feelings of calm and peacefulness to Elements of Art (color, line, and shape), layering of elements to build non-objective composition


IDP CLASSES - Peace and Calm -imagine and relate inner feelings of calm and peacefulness to Elements of Art (color, line, and shape), layering of elements to build non-objective composition


ID-S CLASSES - Snow on My Mittens! -


*PBL - Project Based Learning

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"Be The Star You Are"....from star journal ideas by Dina Wakley

TEAMWORK personal and collaborative skills in the ART ROOM

Every year, students learn and review our Art room TEAMWORK model of behavior. It is a tradition and standard ALWAYS as we move through the school year. Each letter in the word stands for specific skills we can use to create an atmosphere of cooperation and respect. Please click on the link below to learn more about TEAMWORK in ART at GATES!
CCPS Visual Arts Curriculum Overview

Please click the button above to access Visual Arts curriculum overview information for each grade level from the CCPS website.

Virginia Standards of Learning for the Visual Arts

Please click the button above to access the VA ART SOLs from the VA Department of Education website.

O. B. GATES ART DEPARTMENT MISSION STATEMENT


Art is a universal language, a form of communication that is a reflection of our world throughout history. As teachers of art at O. B. Gates Elementary School, our goal is to provide a positive atmosphere in which each child is able to learn about the elements, principles, tools, history, and aesthetics of art. We teach the basic artistic and life skills of seeing and observing, imagining, problem-solving, and critical thinking through lessons designed to fit the diverse developmental needs of our students. We teach all children to value and respect themselves, each other, and the individual creative abilities that exist in every person. Art is an essential part of our world and it touches almost every aspect of our lives. It is our goal to help our students develop a lifelong participation in and appreciation of the visual arts! (composed February 2002)

Betty S. Blackburn and Kimberly E. Ellington

Teachers of Children through Art

Mrs. Betty S. Blackburn, Teacher of Children Through ART

Mrs. Blackburn is currently in her 31st year of teaching and has spent 30 of those right here at O.B. Gates!
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