ART@GATES

Mrs. Blackburn's Art Classes

NEWS FROM THE ART DEPARTMENT

WELCOME to the 2018 - 2019 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!

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

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

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. Teamwork is represented as the "T" for our Gates STAR model, so our instruction is wrapped into our school goals as well. Please click on the link below to learn more about TEAMWORK in ART at GATES!

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 (FIRST Nine-Week Grading Period):

KINDERGARTEN - Welcome to ART! (art room tour, learn about the art room), My First Drawing in Kindergarten ART, Self-Portrait


FIRST GRADE - Welcome to ART! intro. TEAMWORK skills (relate to Gates STAR) Self-Portrait (head to toe), vertical vs. horizontal format, focal point vs. background, pencil and/or crayon drawing


SECOND GRADE -Welcome to ART! intro./review TEAMWORK skills (relate to Gates STAR), Star Design - repeat geometric shape in design, pattern, overlapping, 5-point star, review secondary colors, tracing and watercolor, painting, crayon resist technique


THIRD GRADE -Welcome to ART! intro./review TEAMWORK skills (relate to Gates STAR), Watercolor Weaving - watercolor painting, concentric circular pattern, fold/measure/draw/cut, review weaving (warp, weft, AB pattern, horizontal/vertical)


FOURTH GRADE -Welcome to ART! intro./review TEAMWORK skills (relate to Gates STAR), Positive-Negative Space Design - neutral and analogous color schemes, folding/drawing/cutting/arranging/gluing, review and use a variety of line quality in design


FIFTH GRADE -Welcome to ART! intro./review TEAMWORK skills (relate to Gates STAR), *Drawing From Life (Hand Drawing)- dominant vs. non-dominant hand, observational drawing, pencil, shape and detail, brain-eye-hand connection, practice sketch vs. formal drawing (following demo. and instruction)


ADP CLASSES -Welcome to ART! Sun Symbol - Art History (slideshow), review geometric shapes (circle, triangle, rectangle), brush painting (spiral line), trace/cut/arrange/glue, warm color scheme (red/orange/yellow)


IDP CLASSES -Welcome to ART! intro./review TEAMWORK skills (relate to Gates STAR), Sun Symbol - (connection to Autumnal Equinox), review geometric shapes (circle, triangle, rectangle), brush painting (spiral line), trace/cut/arrange/glue warm color scheme (r/o/y)



ID-S CLASSES -Welcome to ART! Sun Symbol - Art History (slideshow), review geometric shapes (circle, triangle, rectangle), brush painting (spiral line), trace/cut/arrange/glue, warm color scheme (red/orange/yellow)

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.

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

Mrs. Blackburn is currently in her 32nd year of teaching and has spent 31 of those right here at O.B. Gates!
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