Meaning and Creative Thinking:
(Sketchbooks, planning documents, pre-work, process)
(Art history assignments)
Assessment and Reflection:
(Critique, exhibition, aesthetic response, journals)
(Other subjects, art careers, life skills and habits of the mind)
• Pencil (with eraser)- may stay in table bin
• Sharpies (fine and ultra fine)
• Unused 8”x11” or 9”x12” sketch book
Art Room Donations:
The art room needs following items:
Plastic grocery bags
Gallon sized Ziploc bags
Bottles of hand soap
What is the 8th grade visual arts comprehensive program?
The Cobb County School District allows a one year Visual Arts comprehensive course to be offered to talented Visual Arts students entering the 8th grade. The course is taught during one of the student's connections class periods. Students who successfully complete the year of high school art in middle school may begin studio art courses in high school. Upon completion, one high school credit will be awarded.
This course adds to the students workload and requires daily application, sixty minutes of logged studio time each week outside of class, limited online performance tasks and a digital portfolio maintained at school and home. Successful students need to be highly motivated in the visual arts, know how to plan their time efficiently, and stay the course.
*Self-motivated, works outside the classroom and beyond scheduled periods on artwork
*High expectations are evident in work and conduct
*Produces creative artworks with a strong grasp of the elements and principles of art
*Technique is generally excellent
*Demonstrates leadership and responsibility in the art studio
*Demonstrates a true passion for the Visual Arts
*Completes all classwork, projects, and homework assignments in a timely manner
* Edmodo is used frequently to deliver lessons and homework/sketchbook assignments. It is the responsibility of the student to check Edmodo daily.