Visual Art at TCEA teaches students to use a variety of media, techniques and vocabulary. Arts objectives are integrated with other subjects. All lesson plans are structured on the NC Essential Standards for Visual Art and National Core Arts Standards.
The 1st Weeks...
The first weeks of visual art mirror the school-wide implementation of student expectations:
Chameleons are Respectful, Responsible, and Resourceful.
I will focus on Visual Art specific procedures and guidelines that foster a safe, creative environment, assess current student levels, review (or be introduced to) the Elements of Art/Principles of Design and responsible use of art mediums through art-based games and activities.
6th-8th Grade students will be introduced to and select their arts electives. See Visual Art Elective Page.
Visual Arts Schedule:
This year, we are trying a new art schedule. K-5th grade students will attend one art class, every day, for a 6-week rotation. We believe this will improve student retention and improve relationships between the arts staff and students. 6th-8th grade students will have the option to take visual art as a 12-week trimester elective.
In addition, all students will work with visual arts throughout the year with integration units in collaboration with their core academic teacher in co-teaching, using visual art concepts and artful thinking.
Visual Art Mastery Game
Students use this game to track their own learning and mastery: