Ms. Suloff's Art Class

Notes For Parents

 PARENTS- Please contact me if you are interested in volunteering to help with your student's art class. 

 

 

Goals for the Year

MISSION STATEMENT

To prepare all students to achieve at a high level in the visual arts and to promote personal fulfillment through a challenging curriculum in a nuturing disciplined environment.

PHILOSOPHY

The Academy of Dover Visual Arts curriculum is structured to provide a program that promotes visual literacy through studies in art history and studio expierences. Student experiences provide for critical thinking and the understanding of diverse cultures in society as reflected in the visual arts. Through these processes, students will develop the attributes of self-awareness, self-motivation, self-expression and self-esteem.

VOCABULARY

Terms for selected media, styles, art movements, and art expressions reflect the concepts, techniques, and skills for each grade level. Students will use these terms in oral, written, and visual communication.

 

Kindergarten, First, and Second Grade:
 

1. Building fine motor skills by reviewing and mastering the use of art materials and tools.

2. Introducing and utilizing the Elements of Art. Why are the Elements of Art important, and how do we use them when creating art work?

3. Integrating other content areas into visual art to help students make the connection between art and what they are learning in their classroom, and to reinforce ELA, math, science, and social studies skills through art.

Third Grade:

1. Introducing and utilizing the Elements of Art. Why are the Elements of Art important, and how do we use them when creating art work?

2. Understanding the different parts of a lanscape and focusing on art vocabulary used when describing a landscape. Third grade students will be taking the state test for visual art, which focuses on landscapes and art vocabulary.

3.  Integrating other content areas into visual art to help students make the connection between art and what they are learning in their classroom, and to reinforce ELA, math, science, and social studies skills through art.

4. Introducing art history to ensure that students are able to make connections between visual art and history/culture.

Fourth and Fifth Grade:

1. Introducing and utilizing the Elements of Art. Why are the Elements of Art important, and how do we use them when creating art work?

2. Introducing and utilizing the Principles of Design. How are the elements of art used when creating art work? How do they contribute to the success and aesthetic pleasure of a work of art?

3.  Integrating other content areas into visual art to help students make the connection between art and what they are learning in their classroom, and to reinforce ELA, math, science, and social studies skills through art.

4. Reinforcing art history to ensure that students are able to make connections between visual art and history/culture.

Contact the Teacher

If you have any question or concerns, please feel free to contact me by phone through AOD or email me at jamie.suloff@aod.k12.de.us

Upcoming Tests, Quizzes and Projects

GRADING POLICIES

All students will be graded on participation, directions and behavior. Points will be deducted if students are unable to adhere to this policy.

Students who are in third to fifth grade will have an art critique after each lesson. This critique involves the evaluation of the students' individual art work. Art vocabulary and self criticism will be integrated. Some questions included will be:

What are your strengths and weaknesses?

What makes your work stand out from the rest of the class?

Is your work neat or sloppy?

What can you do to improve?

What did you learn about artists, culture and art vocabulary?

Did you enjoy the lesson?

Class News

ART CLUB

What is ART CLUB at AOD?

Art club is designed for students who wish to spend additional time on art by pursuing independent studies, work on team projects with other students, try out new art projects not pursued in art class or have increased time to complete class work.

30 slots are available: As of 9/5/2017 ART CLUB IS FULL

If your student still wishes to be apart of art club, please turn in your permission slip and I will place your student on a waiting list for the year. 

START DATE: Tuesday September 12, 2017

END DATE: Tuesday May 15, 2018

Classroom Rules and Expectations

 

 

WELCOME!

BE SAFE! BE RESPECTFUL! BE RESPONSIBLE!

The art room rules are as follows:

BE SAFE

WORK QIUETLY

FOCUS ON ART

COOPERATIVE CLEAN-UP

RESPECT CLASSMATES

Students who do not follow rules will be repremanded by loosing points on their overall grade