Section

  • Art & Design Studio 8

    Art & Design Studio-8th grade

    Denise Swanson, Instructor

    Art Department

    Hopkins North Junior High School

    denise.swanson@hopkinsschools.org

    Ph. 952.988.4833

    Office:

    Rm 510 (North)

    Office Hours:

    North: before school &

    after school


    Course Goals or Guiding Questions (as related to MN VISUAL ARTS STATE STANDARDS)

    • Strand 1: Artistic Foundations

    • Strand 2: Artistic Process: Create or Make

    • Strand 3: Artistic Process: Perform or Present

    • Strand 4: Artistic Process: Respond or Critique


    The foundation of the visual arts 7th & 8th grade curriculum is a strong emphasis on the elements and principles of art and design. This class is designed as a bridge between the elementary and the high school experience providing students with challenging, relevant, and fun lessons. Students will explore art in its many dimensions through studio projects, historical inquiry, art criticism, and aesthetics. During this time, they will develop creative problem-solving skills and self-evaluation, while building a deeper understanding of art processes, techniques, and visual culture. All students will create a sketchbook of their work throughout the class, as well as many final studio projects.


    General Course information:

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    Sketchbook/Process Journal

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      Elements of Art

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        Graffiti: Social Commentary (Art in our World)

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          Monogram/Logo Unit

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            Drawing Unit-Learning the Basics

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              Character Drawing Unit

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                Color Theory Unit

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                  Pop Art Unit

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                    Hero Unit


                    What is a hero? Inspirational videos...

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                      Cut Paper Animation

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                        Weebly Process Journal/Website