Week 14, 11/6-11/10

Comp Art

VAHSVAPR.1 Uses formal qualities of art (elements and principles) to create unified composition and communicate meaning.

VAHSVAMC.1 Engages in the creative process, imagines new ideas by using mental and visual imagery, conceptualizes these ideas by using artistic language and contextual understandings in assessing learning, and develops a personal artistic voice that gives unique form to these concepts.

VAHSVACU.1 Articulates ideas and universal themes from diverse cultures of the past and present.

VAHSVAPR.1 Uses formal qualities of art (elements and principles) to create unified composition and communicate meaning.

VAHSVAPR.5 Creates artwork reflecting a range of concepts, ideas, and subject matter.

  1. Works to find individual voice (creativity within guidelines); understands that creativity is problem-solving within given parameters.
  2. Uses concepts / ideas from other disciplines as inspiration for artwork.


Monday-We will finish our study of the High Renaissance by looking at and discussing Raphael and the School of Athens. Students will then complete their Impressionistic landscape paintings.

Tuesday-Enjoy your day off! Today is a teacher workday.

Wednesday-Students will be introduced to the Northern Renaissance. Today we will look at the Arnolfini Portrait Jan van Eyck. Students will then be introduced to the next project, radial design. Students will be inspired by math (reflections and rotations) to create a design.

Thursday-Today we will finish the Northern Renaissance by looking at prints by Durer. Students will then continue working on their radial design by drawing their design around a central point.

Friday-We will begin looking at Mannerism and discuss the key characteristics. Students will then continue their radial design by coloring with colored pencils to create a gradient.




VA:Ceram.1 Ceramic Technique: Planning
The learner will be able to uses preparatory sketches, plans, and produces hand-built and/or wheel-thrown ceramic works inspired by personal experience, social issues, observation of natural world, and research into selected cultures or ceramic artists.

VA:Ceram.2 Ceramic Techniques: Construction
The learner will be able to demonstrates proficiency in techniques, such as wedging, pinching, molding, scoring, and joining.

VA:Ceram.3 Ceramic Technique: Clay Management
The learner will be able to demonstrate techniques of pottery formation such as pinch, coil, slab, molding, combination, and wheel-throwing.

VA:Ceram.4 Ceramic Techniques: Glazing
The learner will be able to apply glazing techniques, such as brushing, dipping, pouring, wax resist, and stencil.

VA:Ceram.17 Criticism
The learner will be able to critique ceramic artworks using the processes of description, analysis, interpretation, and judgment based on evidence observed in artworks.

VA:Ceram.18 Self-Evaluation
The learner will be able to evaluate, based on predetermined criteria, own performance and progress on skills and written and visual products.

Monday-Students will finish their sculptural bowls.

Tuesday- Enjoy your day off! Today is a teacher workday.

Wednesday- I will introduce students to the next project, Functional but Beautiful. Students will brainstorm ideas for a functional item they need in their everyday lives and come up with a creative way to make it aesthetically pleasing. Students will sketch their ideas before they begin.

Thursday-We will begin class with a group critique of their ribbon pots. Students will then continue to work on their Functional but Beautiful piece.

Friday- Students will also glaze their bowls this week as they come out of the kiln. Students will continue to work on their beautiful but functional piece.

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