ART@GATES

Mrs. Blackburn's Art Classes

NEWS FROM THE ART DEPARTMENT

WELCOME to the 2016 - 2017 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 that time again.... CCPS FINE ARTS FESTIVAL!!!

This weekend the Gates Art Department will participate is this annual tradition in our Chesterfield County Public Schools! Here is the information:


The 2017 Chesterfield County Public Schools

Fine Arts Festival

at

Clover Hill High School

13301 Kelly Green Lane, Midlothian

Saturday, April 22 Sunday, April 23

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 12 noon - 4:30 p.m.


Our Gates display will be located in the gym near the L.C. Bird HS and Meadowbrook HS exhibits. Please come and enjoy the accomplishments of our CCPS students - and of almost 200 Gates artists and musicians!!! Please see the link on the CCPS website:

http://mychesterfieldschools.com/blog/chesterfield-county-public-schools-fine-arts-festival-to-showcase-student-talent-this-saturday-and-sunday/

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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 (FOURTH Nine-Week Grading Period):

KINDERGARTEN - Youth Art Month Studio Sessions continued - Personal Painting (student-directed choice of subject, style, colors, etc., 2-Dimensional vs. 3-Dimensional); introduce styles: Realistic, Abstract, and Non-Objective


FIRST GRADE - Youth Art Month Studio Sessions continued - Personal Painting (student-directed choice of subject, style, colors, etc.,2-Dimensional vs. 3-Dimensional); introduce styles: Realistic, Abstract, and Non-Objective


SECOND GRADE - Youth Art Month Studio Sessions continued - Personal Painting (student-directed choice of subject, style, colors, etc.,2-Dimensional vs. 3-Dimensional); review styles: Realistic, Abstract, and Non-Objective


THIRD GRADE -Youth Art Month Studio Sessions continued- Personal Painting (student-directed choice of subject, style, colors, etc., 2-Dimensional vs. 3-Dimensional); review styles: Realistic, Abstract, and Non-Objective; introduce website: Google Arts and Culture - review digital citizenship, appropriate use


FOURTH GRADE -Youth Art Month Studio Sessions continued - Personal Painting (student-directed choice of subject, style, colors, etc.,2-Dimensional vs. 3-Dimensional); review styles: Realistic, Abstract, and Non-Objective; introduce website: Google Arts and Culture - review digital citizenship, appropriate use


FIFTH GRADE -Youth Art Month Studio Sessions - Personal Painting (student-directed choice of subject, style, colors, etc.2-Dimensional vs. 3-Dimensional); review styles: Realistic, Abstract, and Non-Objective; introduce website: Google Arts and Culture - review digital citizenship, appropriate use


ADP CLASS (Wilt) -Youth Art Month Studio Sessions - Personal Painting (student-directed choice of subject, style, colors, etc.


IDP CLASSES (Coffin, Via) -Youth Art Month Studio Sessions - Personal Painting (student-directed choice of subject, style, colors, etc.,2-Dimensional vs. 3-Dimensional); review styles: Realistic, Abstract, and Non-Objective;


ID-S CLASSES (Campbell, Gara, and Klinginsmith) -Youth Art Month Studio Sessions - Personal Painting (student-directed choice of subject, style, colors, etc.



*PBL - Project Based Learning

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 30th year of teaching and has spent 29 of those right here at O.B. Gates!
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