6th Grade Art
Welcome to 6th Grade Art!!!

Art 6 is a half-year art class for 6th grade students. It builds upon the knowledge and skills acquired in previous art classes and provides a foundation for future explorations in art. Students use and develop observation, creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving skills while working both individually and in small groups. Drawing, color and shading, figure drawing, and patterning are introduced and applied in artworks. The concepts of color, value, art in technology, and culture are explored and help students gain a better understanding of the meaning and use of art. In addition to artworks, this course also includes sketchbook assignments, homework, and peer critiques.

Welcome to Art 6 Packet


- Sketchbooks -

One sketchbook assignment will be due for review approximately every two weeks.  The class will vote and select 2 assignments for each review. You will then choose 1 of the 2 assignments to create.  Your sketch should:


~ reflect a MINIMUM of 1 hour of work,

~ fill the sketchbook page,

~ show the name of the assignment on the page,

~ be signed and dated (with the year), usually in the lower right-hand corner.


Click to view 1st and 3rd Quarter Sketchbook Assignments

Click to view 2nd and 4th Quarter Sketchbook Assignments



Unit 1: Color Field Sketchbook Covers
 - Learning Goals -
 
  •  To explore using pattern and color to create a unique sketchbook cover.
  • To learn about the Color Field artists and why their artwork was important at the time.
  • To use an analogous color scheme to make their cover cohesive.
  • To use either acrylic paint or Sharpie techniques to create a unique design.
  • Analyze the art of famous Color Field artists - Frank Stella, Helen Frankenthaler, Mark Rothko, and Morris Louis.Analyze their art and the art of their peers for positive and improvement things.
  • To use proper techniques to attach their cover to their sketchbook.
  • To add embellishments that enhance their overall design.


 - Color Field Sketchbooks -

 

 

Click here to view Ms. Copp's Color Field Sketchbook Packet




Unit 2: Warm and Cool Molas
- Learning Goals -
  •  To explore using pattern and color to create a mola.
  • To learn about molas and who, where, and how they are created.
  • To understand the cultural beliefs of the Kuna Indians and how they relate to mola creation.
  • To use warm and cool color schemes to make their mola.
  • To learn figure drawing and create 2 different figures in action.
  • Analyze the molas of the Kuna Indians of Panama.
  • Analyze their art and the art of their peers for positive and improvement things.
  • To use proper techniques to create the mola by stacking different colors of paper.
  • To learn about the properties of color and how they are used in art.
 

- Molas -

 

Click to view Ms. Copp's Mola PowerPoint

Click to view Ms. Copp's
Mola Information Sheet

Click to view Ms. Copp's Mola Project Packet

Click to view Ms. Copp's In-progress Critique Sheet

Click to view Ms. Copp's
Figure Drawing Handout

Click to view Ms. Copp's
Color Information Packet

 

Unit 3: Drawing and Shading from Observation
- Learning Goals -

  • To learn about the history and use of still life drawing.
  • To understand the difference between 2-D drawing versus 3-D drawing.
  • To create their own exploration of still life drawing with an apple.
  • To learn different techniques with drawing pencils, erasers, and colored pencils.
  • To practice shading and blending with pencil and colored pencil.
     
 - Apples Study - 



Click to view Ms. Copp's Still Life PowerPoint

Click to view Ms. Copp's Drawing Handout

Click to view Ms. Copp's Shading Handout 1, Handout 2, Handout 3

 

Unit 4: Art and Technology
- Learning Goals -

  • To learn about different uses of technology in art.
  • To create a comic using ToonDoo software on the computer. 
  • To create a storyline with a plot, protagonist, and antagonist.
  • To learn different techniques to create a comic and characters.
  • To show pre-planning and creatively solve a problem through a visual means.
     
 - ToonDoo Comic Creator - 

Click view Ms. Copp's ToonDoo Project Packet with examples

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