Introduction to Art Curriculum for Middle School Art or High School Art

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    1. This visual art curriculm is packed with lifelong tools and includes everything you need to run your Middle or High School Introdcution to Art class. Highly organized, it includes a full Scope & Sequence charts, Visual Timelines, Engaging Lessons with Demonstration Videos, and Google-friendly Pr
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    Teaching Intro to Art art can be challenging when you have large class sizes and students with a wide range of experience and ability levels. This curriculum is perfect for middle school art or high school art students. These lessons will engage every student, with multiple mediums and projects that give every student the chance to be successful.

    This Middle School/High School Art curriculum is packed with lifelong tools based on the Elements and Principles of art including everything you need to run your Middle or High School Art class. Highly organized, it includes a full Scope & Sequence chart, Visual Timeline, Engaging Lessons with Demonstration Videos, and Google-friendly Presentations. Everything you need to teach a middle or high school beginning art class is included.

    Students will love the variety of lessons, both digital and traditional. You will love everything that is inside. This is a comprehensive curriculum that is perfect for any visual arts classroom including, Digital Escape Rooms, Virtual Field Trips, Presentations, Evaluations, and Supplemental Material in the form of Worksheets, Sub Lessons, and Task cards. Looking for traditional art lessons only? Check out this Secondary lesson bundle!

    Included:

    TEACHER MATERIALS:

    • Scope and Sequence chart detailing Lessons, Media, Concepts, Standards, Assessments, and Differentiation for the 18-week high school course.
    • 5 Units
    • 15+ Projects that cover the Elements & Principles of Art, Watercolor, Drawing, Acrylic Painting, Sculpture, Pastels, and Mixed Media
    • Yearlong Middle School/Semester Long High School Curriculum
    • 7 Fully Narrated Demonstration Videos
    • 54 Mini-Lessons on Elements of Art and Principles of Design
    • 36 Worksheets on the Elements of Art and Principles of Design
    • Student Self-Evaluations for every project
    • Art Exhibition, Portfolio and Reflection Guidelines
    • Full Materials List
    • DIGITAL RESOURCES
    • Digital Elements of Art Escape Room
    • Digital Principles of Design Escape Room
    • Virtual Field Trip to The Art Institute of Chicago

    CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

    • Course Syllabus (as bonus file)
    • Bathroom Passes
    • Entire Scope and Sequence of Course
    • Art Exhibition Guidelines
    • Student interest survey and Icebreaker
    • Elements & Principles of Art Posters

    The scope and sequence chart explains how to implement and structure your high school art class, setting you and your students up for success. In addition, there are mini-lessons, worksheets, sub lessons, and posters for your classroom. Perfect to use as a middle school or beginning high school art curriculum.

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    "This curriculum set is both engaging and thorough with enough wiggle rom to make it "my own." There are a variety of different elements put together to create a very cohesive curriculum for the semester. I have a range of students and they all love the activities we have completed so far. As a first year art teacher with three young children at home, this has been a LIFE saver. Thank you so much for putting your time and energy into creating this set!" - Emily P.

    Here's what you'll get:

    INTRODUCTION TO ART:

    • Welcome to Art & Icebreaker
    • Color Scheme Name Tags Full Lesson Plan, Presentation, and Video Demonstration

    INTRODUCTION TO ELEMENTS AND PRINCIPLES OF ART UNIT:

    • Introduction to the Elements and Principles of Art Presentation
    • INK AND COLLAGE:
    • The Emotion of Line Mini-Compositions Full Lesson Plan and Presentation
    • Shape and Emphasis Mini-Compositions Full Lesson Plan and Presentation

    INTRODUCTION TO COLOR UNIT - WATERCOLOR

    • Abstract Watercolor Exploration Full Lesson Plan, Presentation, and Video Demonstration
    • Color Wheel Motif Full Lesson Plan, Presentation, and Video Demonstration
    • Doodle Landscape Full Lesson Plan, Presentation, and Video Demonstration

    INTRODUCTION TO LINE/VALUE - DRAWING UNIT:

    • Linear Perspective Workbook with Fantasy Tree House Project (18 Pages)
    • Observational Drawing Full Lesson Plan, Presentation, and Video Demonstrations
    • Portrait Drawing Full Lesson Plan, Presentation, and Video Demonstration
    • How to draw on a Grid Worksheets and Video Demonstration

    SCULPTURE/ART HISTORY/ACRYLICS UNIT:

    • Introduction to Acrylic Paint Presentation
    • Art History Movements Cards and Presentation
    • Panty Hose Wire Sculptures Full Lesson Plan and Presentation
    • Form Worksheets and Mini-Lessons
    • (EXTRA) Linear Toothpick Sculpture Full Lesson Plan & Presentation

    CHALK AND OIL PASTELS UNIT:

    • Introduction to Kandinsky Presentation
    • Art from Music Full Lesson Plan and Presentation
    • Abstract Oil Pastel Composition Full Lesson Plan, Presentation, and Video Demonstration

    MIXED MEDIA:

    • (EXTRA) Exploring Limits in Creativity - Tea Bag Art Full Lesson Plan and Presentation

    ART EXHIBITION, REFLECTION, AND ART PORTFOLIO:

    o Final Project Guidelines Packet (8 Worksheets)

    CRITIQUE SHEETS:

    o Classroom Critique Worksheet

    o Peer Critique Worksheet

    o Written Critique Worksheet

    Elements and Principles of Art Worksheets & Mini-Lessons

    ELEMENTS OF ART PDF WORKSHEETS

    COLOR:

    • 5 Printable worksheet activities
    • 3 Informational Color Sheets (Color Wheel, Color Schemes and Tints and Shades)
    • 2 Keys
    • Tints and Shades and Intensity Worksheet
    • Color Schemes Worksheet (Primary, Secondary, Warm and Cool, Complementary, Analogous and Split Complements
    • Color Wheel Worksheet
    • Color and Emotion Worksheet
    • Color Designs based on Color Schemes worksheet

    FORM:

    • Element of Form Informational Sheet with examples
    • Vase activity sheet, create form with lines and value + Key
    • Forms activity sheet, create form using value

    LINE

    • 2 Informational sheets on Line (or keys)
    • 5 Line activity worksheets
    • 3 Keys for activities
    • Organic and Geometric Lines worksheet
    • Lines in drawing: Blind contour, Contour and Cross Contour worksheet
    • The power of repeating lines worksheet (9 designs)
    • Large version of one of the power of repeating lines worksheet
    • Emotion of line worksheet

    VALUE

    • Informational Sheet on Drawing tools and materials
    • Value Worksheet with blended scale, cross-hatched scale and sphere
    • Abstract Composition exercise for students to practice blending
    • A key for each of the above worksheets is included.

    SPACE and COMPOSITION

    • Element of Space Worksheet with examples of 6 ways to create the illusion of space
    • Positive and Negative Space worksheet with Notan how-to sheet with examples
    • Composition sheet with examples of Rule of Thirds, Framing, Focal Point, Leading Create a composition key
    • Space worksheet for students to demonstrate knowledge of how to create the illusion of space
    • Student Notan Activity sheets (white and black box)
    • Composition worksheet for students to practice rules of composition
    • Blank Create a Composition Sheet with questions

    SHAPE

    • Organic and Geometric Shapes - Students create a design for each
    • Tangram activity - Students cut out tangram shapes, trace and color their designs.
    • Shapes to 3-D Forms worksheet - Students create forms from 3 shapes
    • Henri Matisse worksheet - Students critique the shapes found in his piece "Beasts of the Sea"
    • Organic and Geometric Collage - In the manner of Matisse students create their own collage using shapes.
    • Plus and answer key for each of the 5 worksheets

    TEXTURE

    • Element of Texture Informational Sheet with examples
    • Create textures student activity based on informational sheet
    • Texture activity for students to create their own textures + key
    • Rubbing, then draw that rubbing activity sheet + key

    PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN WORKSHEETS IN DETAIL:

    RHYTHM:

    • Principle of Rhythm information sheet
    • Creating three types of Rhythm: Regular, Flowing and Progressive worksheet
    • Creating rhythm through Zentangle pattern sheet 1
    • Creating rhythm through Zentangle pattern sheet 2
    • Creating rhythm through Zentangle patterns sheet 3

    PATTERN:

    • Principle of Pattern information worksheet
    • Principle of pattern worksheet for students to complete
    • (Create pattern through line, shape, color and a combination of elements)
    • Grid pattern worksheet with 2x2, 3x3 and 4x4 grids and a grayscale example pattern
    • Grid pattern worksheet with 2x2, 3x3 and 4x4 grids and a color example pattern
    • Students re-create their favorite pattern onto final grid paper.
    • Printable grid sheet

    UNITY:

    • Principle of Unity information worksheet and short answer
    • Discussion sheet based on poster examples
    • Principle of unity poster examples, fill in the blank worksheet
    • Student unity design worksheet
    • (Create unity through color, shape, size/proximity, combination of color and shape)
    • Students re-create their favorite designs using collage.

    BALANCE:

    • Principle of Balance information worksheet with examples and definitions
    • Principle of balance poster examples, fill in the blank worksheet
    • Student balance design worksheet
    • Mandala worksheet with starter shapes
    • Blank mandala worksheet

    MOVEMENT:

    • Principle of Movement information worksheet with examples and definitions
    • Principle of movement line design worksheet
    • Op Art worksheet with structure
    • Op Art worksheet with basic structure
    • Make a mobile link and example sheet

    CONTRAST/VARIETY

    • Principles of Contrast/Variety information worksheet with examples and definitions
    • Creating contrast/variety through value, color, shape and line worksheet
    • Creating emphasis through contrast
    • Creating contrast through color, Kandinsky worksheet

    RHYTHM:

    • Principle of Rhythm information sheet
    • Creating three types of Rhythm: Regular, Flowing and Progressive worksheet
    • Creating rhythm through Zentangle pattern sheet 1
    • Creating rhythm through Zentangle pattern sheet 2
    • Creating rhythm through Zentangle patterns sheet 3

    DIGITAL RESOURCES:

    • Elements of Art Digital Escape Room
    • Principles of Design Digital Escape Room
    • Art Institute of Chicago Virtual Museum Tour

    SUB LESSONS:

    • Creativity Scribble
    • Space
    • Bucket List
    • Favorite Words
    • Op Art
    • Radial Symmetry Sheets
    • Doodle Starters
    • Imagination Workout Sheets 1 and 2
    • Word Art
    • Abstract Value Design
    • Warm and Cool Painting

    EDITALBE SUB BINDER

    • Schedules and Important Contacts
    • Class List and Routines
    • Emergency Procedures
    • Classroom Management
    • Behavior Log
    • Recess and Specials Schedule for Elementary
    • 10 Period Secondary Schedule
    • Substitute Notes
    • Seating Charts and Map

    BONUS: Introduction to Art Syllabus

    Demonstration video links, google slides presentation links, and digital student evaluation links are located in the lesson plan as well as the PPT.

    **Save money and purchase this curriculum PLUS a full semester of drawing here**

    Intro to Art and Drawing Year Long Curriculum

    A sample of some of the National Visual Arts Standards Covered:

    Visual Art:Creating:

    Demonstrate willingness to experiment, innovate, and take risks to pursue ideas, forms, and meanings that emerge in the process of art-making or designing.

    Demonstrate persistence in developing skills with various materials, methods, and approaches in creating works of art or design.

    Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art.

    Introduction to Art Curriculum for Middle School Art or High School Art

    Visual Art: Presenting:

    Analyze why and how an exhibition or collection may influence ideas, beliefs, and experiences.

    Analyze and describe the impact that an exhibition or collection has on personal awareness of social, cultural, or political beliefs and understandings.

    Visual Art:Connecting:

    Document the process of developing ideas from early stages to fully elaborated ideas.

    Distinguish different ways art is used to represent, establish, reinforce, and reflect group identity.

    Document the process of developing ideas from early stages to fully elaborated ideas.

    Describe how knowledge of culture, traditions, and history may influence personal responses to art.

    Visual Art: Responding:

    Interpret art by analyzing art making approaches, the characteristics of form and structure, relevant contextual information, subject matter, and use of media to identify ideas and mood conveyed.

    Construct evaluations of a work of art or collection of works based on differing sets of criteria. Top 100 visual art products.

    Interpret an artwork or collection of works, supported by relevant and sufficient evidence found in the work.

    Visual Art Presenting:

    Select, analyze and interpret artistic work for presentation.

    Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation.

    Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.

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