ART@GATES

Mrs. Blackburn's and Mrs. Newcomb'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!


We welcome Mrs. Janie Newcomb, who will be our substitute teacher for Mrs. Kimberly Ellington. Mrs. Ellington will return to Gates at the end of October. We are so fortunate to have Mrs. Newcomb here with us! She is a retired CCPS art teacher and beloved member of the CCPS Art Department. And now, she is a member of The Gates Family! Thank you for serving our school during this first part of the year, Mrs. Newcomb!

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 -My First Drawing in ART!; Line Practice - line, direction, line style/quality; Shape Practice - lines whose ends connect, square, rectangle, circle, oval, heart , crescent, etc.; Artist in History: MONDRIAN! - line direction (horizontal, vertical), shape (square, rectangle), primary colors (red-yellow-blue), pattern in design, painting, gluing, cutting;


FIRST GRADE - Self-Portrait (head to toe) - portrait vs. self-portrait, vertical, shape vs. detail, focal point vs. background, 2-dimensional space; Cityscape in Primary Colors - review red-yellow-blue, shape( square, rectangle), shape vs. detail, focal point vs. background, landscape, cityscape, city/county/state/country;


SECOND GRADE - *The Kindness Project - pencil drawing, vertical/horizontal format, 2-dimensional space, drawing from memory and personal experience; Star Design in Secondary Colors - 5-point star (geometric shape, star symbol, school symbol), trace shape vs. trace lines, review and select secondary colors (green-orange-purple), trace lines vs. fill spaces, crayon resist technique;


THIRD GRADE - *The Kindness Project - pencil drawing, vertical/horizontal format, 2-dimensional space, drawing from memory and personal experience; Star Design in Warm and Cool Colors - 5-point star (geometric shape, star symbol, school symbol), trace shape vs. trace lines, review and select warm (r-o-y) or cool (g-b-p) colors, trace lines vs. fill spaces, crayon resist technique;


FOURTH GRADE - *The Kindness Project - pencil drawing, vertical/horizontal format, 2-dimensional space, drawing from memory and personal experience; Abstract Sunflower Still Life - sketching, contour drawing, still life (subject), abstract vs. realistic (style)


FIFTH GRADE - Portrait - human face, pencil drawing/sketch, subject/style words, vertical format; "Freeze the Lines!" - line, space, shape, and color in design, screen saver, digital citizenship, technology as inspiration for artwork


ADP CLASSES - STAR DESIGN - star (geometric shape), tracing lines, filling spaces, random pattern, painting, crayon resist; 3-D STARS -


IDP CLASSES - STAR DESIGN - star (geometric shape), tracing lines, filling spaces, random pattern, painting, crayon resist (wax and watercolor paint); 3-D STARS -



ID-S CLASSES - "I AM A STAR AT O.B. GATES!" - shape: square, star; color: black, silver (shiny!), blue, yellow; materials: paper, paint, glue; motor skills: tearing, grasping, squeezing, patting, printing (up and down)/painting; number: 5; APPLE TREE -


*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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