• Welcome to Studio Art!The Studio Habits of Mind

    2021-2022 Studio Art Course Syllabus

    This course is designed to give students that chance to work in a studio atmosphere.  Throughout the course of the semester, students will have the opportunity to make decisions about what they are creating and how they are creating it in order to continue developing their own voice.  During the creation process, students will be engaged in their art as an artist would be; play, experimentation, trial and error, and self-learning will all be encouraged.

    Course units will help students explore the artist behaviors and artistic thinking processes using flexible instruction, which will include bootcamps, mini-lessons, and demonstrations.  Units will be organized around themes specific to artistic behaviors, including but not limited to: Observation, Steal, Solve Problems, Repurpose, Communicating, Collaborating and Advocating.

    Students will also participate in various critique activities meant to help them think critically, problem solve, reason clearly, listen constructively, and speak and write persuasively about art. Through these activities, students will be able to identify how an artist uses basic elements and principles in a work to create a meaningful composition and message.

    Course Materials:

    • Visual journal (we will make this)
    • Pencil and eraser
    • Sharpies (Mrs. Impey will give you a fine and extra fine point Sharpie)
    • Basic art materials should be available at home to work on visual journal assignments
    • An Artsonia acount
    • Chromebook