Art Instruction

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sandra estes-bishop

Art Lead Teacher

Mrs. Sandra Estes-Bishop

Primary-Elementary Visual Art

The K-5 Visual Arts program serves as an introduction for the sequential development of the District’s Visual Arts curriculum. It is designed to provide a variety of opportunities for creative personal expression and student learning, and emphasizing the individual student’s accomplishments in a positive, cooperative, productive and creative learning environment. As students’ progress though their K-5 career, creative exploration of materials continues to be provided as well as new challenges appropriate to their developmental changes.

PES Art Program Outcomes

Kindergarten

  • Create art in two and three-dimensions while exploring a variety of techniques, tools and media to create art
  • Explore the Elements and Principles of Design (line, shape, color, texture, space, balance, pattern)
  • Practice observation skills
  • Begin to identify sequential steps to create works
  • Learn to describe personal art work
  • Make meaningful connections between the visual arts, culture, and other curricular explorations
  • Participate in a variety of art displays
  • Begin to create art both independently and in cooperative groups

Grade 1

  • Create art work in a personal style that expresses a selected theme
  • Identify and use Elements and Principles of Design (line, shape, color, texture, space, balance, pattern)
  • Become familiar with a variety of techniques, tools and mediums
  • Continue to develop personal ideas for art by making meaningful connections between the visual arts, culture, and other curricular explorations
  • Identify sequential steps to create art in two and three-dimensions
  • Describe and interpret personal art work and the works of peers
  • Participate in a variety of art displays
  • Create art both independently and in cooperative groups

Grade 2

  • Create two and three-dimensional art work that integrates personal ideas, while seeking solutions and relying on peers for assistance and inspiration
  • Identify with confidence, and incorporate with intent, the Elements and Principles of Design (line, shape, color, texture, space, balance, pattern)
  • Reflect upon the personal creative process
  • Conjure unique ideas with confidence
  • Expand ideas through preliminary research, planning, and discussion
  • Seek solutions through trial and error
  • Continue to develop personal ideas for art by making meaningful connections between the visual arts, culture, and other curricular explorations
  • Conjure unique ideas with confidence
  • Expand ideas through preliminary research, planning, and discussion
  • Seek solutions through trial and error
  • Describe, interpret and analyze personal art work and the work of other artists
  • Begin to create art displays with confidence
  • Create art both independently and in cooperative groups

Grade 3

  • Create art work, representing the development of personal ideas
  • Identify with confidence, and incorporate with intent, the Elements and Principles of Design (line, shape, color, texture, space, balance, pattern, form, contrast) with a focus on form and contrast
  • Create art in realistic, expressive and non-objective styles
  • Continue to develop personal ideas for art by making meaningful connections between the visual arts, culture, and other curricular explorations
  • Conjure unique ideas with confidence
  • Expand ideas through preliminary research, planning, and discussion
  • Seek solutions through trial and error, and assist others in need
  • Describe, interpret and analyze personal art work and the work of other artists
  • Continue to create art displays with confidence
  • Create art both independently and in cooperative groups

Grade 4

  • Identify with confidence, and incorporate with intent, the Elements and Principles of Design (line, shape, color, texture, space, balance, and pattern, form, contrast, emphasis, movement) with a focus on emphasis and movement.
  • Utilize appropriate techniques and media to create art that demonstrates the development of personal ideas
  • Routinely use creative problem-solving to create two and three-dimensional art within project guidelines
  • Create art in realistic, expressive and non-objective styles
  • Compare and contrast selected artists' works
  • Use key criteria to assess personal art work and selected artists' works
  • Create and participate in meaningful art displays for the school community to learn from
  • Create art both independently and in cooperative groups that expresses a selected theme

Grade 5

  • Identify with confidence, and incorporate with intent, the Elements and Principles of Design (line, shape, color, texture, space, balance, pattern, form, contrast, emphasis, movement, proportion) with a focus on proportion
  • Utilize creative problem-solving and select appropriate techniques and media to achieve a specific artistic effect in art work
  • Create and classify art in realistic, expressive and non-objective style
  • Assess personal art work and selected work by other artists, utilizing key criteria and distinguishing characteristics
  • Develop, participate, and evaluate art presentation in a variety of displays
  • Create art both independently and in cooperative groups that expresses a selected theme
Middle School Visual Art

The Canandaigua Middle School’s Visual Arts program bridges the gap between the K-5’s foundational learning to the upper-level content offered at the Academy. Students continue the creative exploration of materials while developing artistic skill, utilizing technology and continuing to be exposed to a variety of art genres. Our curriculum is designed to provide a variety of opportunities for creative personal expression, engagement in skills of critical thinking and problem solving, and student learning, emphasizing the individual student’s accomplishments in a positive, productive and creative learning environment.

MS Art Program Outcomes and Offerings

Grade 6

6th Grade Art is a combination of two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and computer art. Students will apply an understanding of the artistic planning and designing process when creating a variety of art works from different mediums. The course will make connections to artists, styles and cultures. While viewing many different forms of art, students will be encouraged to respect the diversity of ideas presented to them. This course meets for half of the school year, every other day.

Grade 7

7th Grade Art is a combination of two-dimensional and three-dimensional art. Students will plan and create a variety of art works from different mediums, learning about art history or gaining real-life design experience through the exploration of career paths within the visual arts. The projects and design experiences in 7th Grade Art prepares students for visual art courses offered in 8th Grade. This course meets for half of the school year, every other day.

Grade 8

Elective Offerings:

Studio Art 2-D - Studio Art 2D is a single semester foundation course which satisfies ½ of the required 1 unit of credit in the arts for high school graduation. It is a basic foundation course focusing on the elements and principles of design, aesthetic awareness, problem solving and developing observation and technical skills. Students will apply these skills, through authentic assessments, while connecting their art to artists and art styles from the late 19th century to the late 20th century. A variety of media will be explored through the two-dimensional medium of drawing, painting, collage and printmaking. Craftsmanship and creativity will be encouraged through the student’s individual approach to the materials.

Projects, quizzes and a final exam are academic expectations. Students are accepted into this course based on past Art grades, work ethic, and teacher recommendations. Students will receive ½ unit high school credit for successful completion of this course. The course meets for the entire school year, every other day. Students must maintain an 85 average or above in this rigorous course to continue to participate in the 2nd semester.

Computer Art - Students will develop an understanding of the language, and concepts used when creating computer art. Students will utilize a variety of software in exploring the computer as another medium in creating personal art. This course meets for half of the school year, every other day.

8th Grade Sculpture - Students will fabricate a variety of 3-D works of art from different mediums. Students will demonstrate the ability to compare and contrast, analyze, and critique 3-D art with an understanding of art movements within the 20th century. This course meets for half of the school year, every other day.

8th Grade Art - 8th Grade Art is a combination of two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and computer art. Students will apply an understanding of the artistic planning and designing process when creating a variety of art works from different mediums. In addition, students will utilize creative problem solving and select appropriate techniques and media to achieve a specific artistic effect in their art work. The course will make connections to artists, styles and cultures. While viewing many different forms of art, students will be encouraged to respect the diversity of ideas presented to them. This course meets for half of the school year, every other day.

High School Visual Art

The Canandaigua Academy’s Visual Arts Department is committed to providing creative learning experiences which develop artistic skills, advance technological abilities, and nurture expression, while fostering an appreciation and understanding of various aspects of art. Our curriculum is designed to provide a variety of opportunities for creative personal expression and student learning, emphasizing the individual student’s accomplishments in a positive, productive and creative learning environment. The program seeks to equip students with lifelong learning skills of critical thinking and problem solving, as well as to provide opportunities for collaboration and cooperation. Through these learning experiences, we foster students' personal development, work ethic and sense of responsibility.

High School Course Offerings

COURSE SELECTIONS

Studio in Art 2D
Studio in Art 3D
Ceramics I
Ceramics II
Contemporary Crafts
Jewelry I
Jewelry II
Sculpture
Drawing & Painting I
Drawing & Painting II
Portfolio Prep
IB Visual Arts SL
IB Visual Arts HL
Intro to Digital Media
Computer Art
Graphic Design

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Successful completion of two of the following: Studio Art 2D, 3D and Intro to Digital Media fulfills the ART/MUSIC requirement and will meet the State mandates for graduation.
  • Studio Art 2D and/or 3D are the prerequisites for most other art electives.
  • A 5 UNIT VISUAL ARTS BYPASS may be substituted for the 3-unit Foreign Language requirement to earn the Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation.

0801 STUDIO IN ART 2D

Half Year ½ unit Grades 9-12

Studio Art 2D is a single semester foundation course which satisfies ½ of the required 1 unit of credit in the arts. It is a basic foundation course focusing on the elements and principles of design, aesthetic awareness, problem solving and developing observation and technical skills. Students will apply these skills, through authentic assessments, while connecting their art to artists and art styles from the late 19th century to the late 20th century. A variety of media will be explored through the two-dimensional medium of drawing, painting, collage and printmaking. Craftsmanship and creativity will be encouraged through the student’s individual approach to the materials.

0802 STUDIO IN ART 3D

Half Year ½ unit Grades 9-12

Studio Art 3D is a single semester foundation course which satisfies ½ of the required 1 unit of credit in the arts. This course explores the Principles of Design through the production of sculptural works using a range of tools, materials, techniques, and ideas. Emphasis is placed on process and craftsmanship through skill development, observation, experimentation, and critique. Analysis of historical, cultural and contemporary art will broaden students’ understanding of the artistic process, fuel ideas, and empower them in seeing and interpreting the world around them.

0805 CERAMICS I

Half Year ½ unit Grades 10-12

Prerequisite: Studio in Art 3D

Ceramics I courses introducing students to the basic tools and methods used to form, glaze, decorate, and fire ceramic sculpture and pottery. Students learn the fundamental hand-building techniques (pinch, coil, and slab), processes and procedures required to create both decorative and functional clay objects. Emphasis will be placed on process and craftsmanship through skill development, observation, experimentation, and critique.

0806 CERAMICS II

Half Year ½ unit Grades 10-12

Prerequisite: Studio in Art 3D and Studio in Ceramics I

In Ceramics II, students will develop proficiency in all ceramic techniques. Assignments in hand building techniques, glaze experimentation, potter’s wheel techniques, kiln loading and firing will give students a broad knowledge of the ceramic arts. Emphasis will be placed on process and craftsmanship through skill development, observation, experimentation, and critique.

0819 CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS

Half Year ½ unit Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: Studio in Art 2D or 3D

Contemporary Crafts is a hands-on course designed to give students opportunities to develop skills in a variety of craft techniques. The course delves into the history of each craft and its application to today’s society. In using a variety of media, students will express creativity while also addressing the utilitarian function and aesthetic qualities of their creations. Examples of the skills that may be developed include; ceramics, glass, printing, wearable arts, paper craft, book making, batik, basket making and more.

0803 JEWELRY I

Half Year ½ unit Grades 10-12

Prerequisite: Studio in Art 3D

This course will introduce a variety of fabrication techniques for making jewelry and metal sculpture with an emphasis on design concepts, form and function. Lectures, technical demonstrations, planning and sketching exercises, hands-on experience and critiques will be used to provide the students with a basic understanding of jewelry making and metal work.

0804 JEWELRY II

Half Year ½ unit Grades 10-12

Prerequisite: Studio in Art 3D and Jewelry I

This course is an in-depth study of Jewelry and metal sculpture with an emphasis on quality design. More complex techniques will be introduced and used by students to develop advanced skills. Students will experience a more independent studio setting as confidence and skills grow.

0812 SCULPTURE

Half Year ½ unit Grades 10-12

Prerequisite: Studio in Art 3D

Sculpture introduces students to three-dimensional design. Students will explore a range of media, techniques, and ideas. This course will utilize a variety of materials including wire, textiles, wood, plaster, paper and found objects in order to develop the creative mind. Emphasis will be placed on process and craftsmanship through skill development, observation, experimentation, and critique.

0807 STUDIO IN DRAWING AND PAINTING I

Half Year ½ unit Grades 10-12

Prerequisite: Studio in Art 2D. Eighth graders who successfully completed Studio Art 2D in the Middle School can take this course in 9th grade.

This advanced course is designed to enrich and enhance the student's experience in two-dimensional art. Students will continue to be exposed to a variety of artists, art styles and media with an emphasis on skill-building. Various media will include the following: drawing in pencil, pen, ink, charcoal; painting with watercolor and acrylic. Student will also be required to maintain a drawing workbook for this course in which weekly independent drawing assignments are completed out side of the classroom setting.

0808 STUDIO IN DRAWING AND PAINTING II

Half Year ½ unit Grades 10-12

Prerequisite: Studio in Art 2D and Studio in Drawing and Painting I. Eighth graders who successfully completed Studio Art 2D in the Middle School and Studio in Drawing & Painting I at the Academy can take this course in 9th grade.

As students continue on through the sequence of courses, they will continue to experiment and gain mastery of various media. Students will also move into a more independent setting where an expectation of personal exploration of media and technique is emphasized. Student will continue to maintain a drawing workbook for this course in which weekly independent drawing assignments are completed out side of the classroom setting.

0809 PORTFOLIO PREP

Full Year 1 unit Grades 11-12

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Studio in Art 2D & 3D

This course is intended for Junior and Senior students interested in an advanced art opportunity where they will create new works and revisit prior works to be used in building a unique art portfolio. The course will focus on skill-building, creative self-expression and an in-depth exploration of art materials and techniques. At the end of the year-long course, the portfolio will be translated into a digital format that may be utilized for college submission or as a personal artistic promotional piece.

IB VISUAL ARTS

The IB Visual Arts courses are designed to provide the IB Visual Arts student with opportunities to create meaningful artwork, independently and in a structured learning studio environment where technical skills in a variety of media will be developed. Students will research, analyze and evaluate artwork while discovering purposes, exploring meaning and finding inspirations and resources for art making. Students will be required to maintain a research workbook and portfolio of studio work, participating in an on-going dialogue of ideas and responses with faculty, complete required hours of study (SL – 150 hours and HL – 240 hours), and demonstrate mastery on internal and external assessments. In addition, the IB Visual Arts HL and SL student will curate, prepare and install an exhibition of their artwork for the external assessment, as well as submit a Candidate Record Book for adjudication by the Examiner and the IBO. Students in SL and HL will complete additional studio time and gallery visitations as part of the required hours of study. There is a fee assessed by the IBO to be paid by the student for the external assessment.

0833 IB VISUAL ARTS SL – Year 1

1 Full Year 1 unit Grade 12 only

Prerequisite: Studio in Art 2D & 3D

Possible 3-6 college credits
Cost: IB Subject Fee

This is a one year-course option for those students that cannot commit to the two-year program. Students will be held accountable for the requirements of the course listed above and will be required to complete 150 hours of work for the program. This course is a teacher-guided IB course where students will learn to create and complete aspects of the program requirements outlined by the IBO.

0835 IB VISUAL ARTS HL – Year 1

2 Full Years (Year 1 of a 2 year course) 1 unit each year Grade 11

Prerequisite:Studio in Art 2D & 3D

Possible 3-6 college credits

Cost: IB Subject Fee

This is a two year-course option for those students who wish to pursue an in-depth study of the visual arts. This is the first year of the program and students will take this course during their Junior year. Students will be held accountable for the requirements of the course listed above and will be required to complete 240 hours of work for the program (over the two-year time span). This course is a teacher-guided IB course where students will learn to create and complete aspects of the program requirements outlined by the IBO.

0834 IB VISUAL ARTS HL – Year 2

2 Full Years (Year 2 of a 2 year course) 1 unit each year Grade 12

Prerequisite: Studio in Art 2D & 3D and IB Visual Arts HL – Year 1

Possible 3-6 college credits
Cost: IB Subject Fee

This is the continuation of a two year-course option for those students who wish to pursue an in-depth study of the visual arts. This is the second year of the program and students will take this course during their Senior year. Students will be held accountable for the requirements of the course listed above and will be required to complete 240 hours of work for the program (over the two-year time span). During this year students will work in a more independent setting while creating and complete aspects of the program in preparation for the end of program exam and art showing. Students will focus more on honing skills of interviewing, writing and language in the area of the visual arts and using technology to document their IB portfolio.

Digital Media Course List:

The Business, Technology, and Visual Arts departments collaborate to offer a coherent Digital Media strand of courses. Each course will build from skills developed in the Introduction to Digital Media course.

0722 INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL MEDIA

Half Year ½ unit Art or Technology Grades 9-12

Introduction to Digital Media is the foundation course and prerequisite for all of our Digital Media courses. Throughout the course students will be immersed in Adobe Creative Cloud products and learn the fundamentals of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, Acrobat, and Lightroom. Using these programs, students learn the basics of photo editing, vector graphics, document layout, typography, animation, and video editing. Students will engage in project based assignments that reinforce the tools and processes associated with the design software. This course will fulfill ½ of the 1.0 Art/Music graduation requirement.

0730 COMPUTER ART

Half Year ½ Art unit Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: Introduction to Digital Media (Strongly Recommended)

This course will reinforce and enhance Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator skills learned in Introduction to Digital Media. The student will be given design problem assignments that offer an opportunity to explore the features of the software in an aesthetic manner. Various art movements and elements and principles of design will be explored and applied to the production of original student art using both the computer and fine art techniques. Student will also begin to explore the commercial side of computer graphics as a lead into the next course in the sequence, Graphic Design.

0818 GRAPHIC DESIGN

Half Year ½ Art unit Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: Introduction to Digital Media or Computer Art

Students will learn how commercial art and graphic design impacts life outside of the classroom setting and will gain knowledge of the possible career paths associated with this genre. They will utilize specific computer graphics arts programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign to create layout designs by manipulating text and images while incorporating the elements and principles of design. Students will focus on completing real-world design problems, in print-based applications, such as editorial designs, magazine layouts, product design, and informational design.


ADDITIONAL DIGITAL MEDIA COURSES EXIST. PLEASE REVIEW THE COMPLETE DIGITAL MEDIA COURSE DESCRIPTION BOOK TO LEARN ABOUT THE FOLLOWING COURSES:
  • Video Production
  • Graphic Production
  • Digital Photography
  • Introduction to Web Page Design

High School Art Program Outcomes

Artistic Thinking Processes

Demonstrate the unique thinking processes used by the visual artist in creative problem solving:

  • expressive
  • inventive
  • critical
  • independent
  • intuitive

Media, Techiques and Processes

Understand and apply various media, techniques and processes used in creating:

  • two dimensional art
  • three dimensional art
  • media arts

Work Ethic

Demonstrate growth toward personal standards of excellence in craftsmanship, work ethic and artistic expression as a visual communicator.

Cooperative Social Skills

Demonstrate cooperative social skills by working safely and respectfully in independent and collaborative art experiences.

Art History

Articulate an understanding of various art works throughout history:

  • styles
  • movements
  • artists
  • art forms
  • architecture
  • sculpture
  • fine arts
  • crafts
  • graphic design
  • industrial design
  • commercial arts
  • the artist's and student's interpretations

Cultural Impact

Understand, identify and be responsive to art as it reflects cultural differences and similarities.

Artistic Evaluation

Demonstrate art criticism and aesthetic appreciation of artistic excellence through use of the artistic evaluation model:

  • description
  • analysis
  • interpretation / meaning
  • judgment