8th Grade Art
Term 1: Process, Brainstorming, Inspiration
Building ideas for individual projects
Term Description: Term 1 of 8th Grade Art focuses on broadening the students’ sense of what is possible in art and gaining an improved understanding of one’s role within the creative process. Students engage with art history and contemporary art through internet research and by visiting local art galleries—this is intended to give students ideas for their Term 2 individual projects. At the beginning of the term, students engage in personalized projects, designed from a personal reflection. Next, they create a “Point of Departure” project, working from specific points of personal interests. The goal is for students to complete Term 1 knowing how to generate ideas and approach the creative process with greater confidence.
To generate independent artistic work, one must take an active role in the creative process, including looking at other artists and connecting to personal interests.
Planning and preparation through drawing and sketching helps generate and solidify ideas.
Can you demonstrate the ability to generate ideas and problem solve through brainstorm sketching, research, asking questions, and using feedback?
Can you connect artwork that inspires you to your own creations (visually or conceptually)?
Did you identify specific design fundamentals in your work and the work of others? Can you describe how design enhances the experience of the work?
Can you identify and did you improve the individualized art skills specific to your individualized projects?
Did you demonstrate consistent timelines, focus, and commitment to group clean-up as part of your overall work-habits?