6th Grade Art

 Southwood Middle School ~ 6th Grade Art
Welcome 6th grade! Hope you have all had a wonderful summer. Now that the school year has begun please keep in touch and stay updated by using this website often. It will provide you with the Quote of the Week, Upcoming Events, Assignment Descriptions, and Recommended Internet Websites for additional personal research and activites.                                                                                                             
                                              ~ Ms. Aurich ~

Quote of The Week:

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up."   - P. Picasso

Upcoming Events:

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Assignment Descriptions:

Symbolic Name Designs: Using tag board, pencils, rulers, ultra-fine tip sharpies, and assorted colored pencils,  students will create a Symbolic Name Design by incorporating creative lettering and symbols that describe themselves. Student will understand how descriptive symbols are utilized to communicate meaning in art. (State Standards: 25.A.3d; 25.A.3e; 25.B.3; 26.A.3e; 26.B.3d; 27.A.3b; 27.B.3)

Creative Color Wheel Collage: Using drawing paper, scissors, primary colored paints, and paint brushes, students will create a Creative Color Wheel Collage by mixing pigments together to design and assemble a painted paper collage in the manner of artists A. Calder, W. Kandinsky, and P. Mondrian. (State Standards: 25.A.3d; 25.A.3e; 25.B.3; 26.A.3e; 26.B.3d; 27.A.3b; 27.B.3)

Across the World Collage: Using tag board, pencils, ultra-fine tip sharpies, assorted colored pencils, assorted colored oil pastels, computers, and other mixed media, students will create an Across the World Collage using an enlarging technique. Students will research various locations from outside of the United States using the internet and library, collecting images and information (based on assignment requirements) which are representational of their specific location. (State Standards: 25.A.3d; 25.A.3e; 25.B.3; 26.A.3e; 26.B.3d; 27.A.3b; 27.B.3)

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Recommended Internet Websites:

For Art History and/or Independent Research, I recommend the following websites: 

        - Archives of American Art: http://www.aaa.si.edu/

          - Art 21: http://www.pbs.org/art21/

          - Corcoran - American Art: http://www.corcoran.org/collection/browse_results.asp?Dept_ID=1

          - Corcoran - Contemporary Art: http://www.corcoran.org/collection/browse_results.asp?Dept_ID=2

          - Corcoran - Eurpoean Art: http://www.corcoran.org/collection/browse_results.asp?Dept_ID=3

          - Did You Know? World Cultures: http://www.diduknow.info/world/

          - Discovery: http://dsc.discovery.com/

          - Kids Art: http://www.kidsart.com/IS/index.html

          - Kidipede: http://www.historyforkids.org/

          - National Gallery of Art: http://www.nga.gov/kids/

          - National Geographic: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/

          - Smithsonian Encyclopedia: http://www.si.edu/Encyclopedia_SI/default.htm

          - WebMuseum - Timeline of Art History: http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/tl/

          - World Cultures: http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/world.htm 

 For Art Activities, Interactive Games, and to Make Online Art, I recommend the following websites:

         - A Lifetime of Color: http://www.alifetimeofcolor.com/ 

          - Albright-Knox Art Games: http://www.albrightknox.org/artgames/loader.html

          - ArtPad: http://artpad.art.com/artpad/painter/

          - Art Thread Interactive Art: http://www.artthread.org/addart.php

          - Did You Know? Portrait Gallery: http://www.diduknow.info/portraits/

          - Getty Games: http://www.getty.edu/gettygames/

          - National Gallery of Art - Making Art Online: http://www.nga.gov/kids/zone/zone.htm

          - Picasso Portrait Maker: http://www.mrpicassohead.com/

          - smARTkids: http://smartmuseum.uchicago.edu/smartkids/home.html

          - The Exploratorium - Seeing: http://www.exploratorium.edu/seeing/about/introduction.html

For information on various local Museums and Art Galleries, I recommend the following websites:

        - Atlas Galleries: http://www.atlasgalleries.com/index.cgi

          - College of Dupage Permanent Art Collection: http://www.cod.edu/art_collection/index.htm

          - Moraine Valley Community College - Art Gallery: http://www.morainevalley.edu/fpac/Season/gallery.htm

          - Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago): http://www.mcachicago.org/

          - Oakton Community College - Koehnline Museum of Art: http://www.oakton.edu/museum/

          - The Art Institute of Chicago: http://www.artic.edu/aic/

          - Thomas McCormick Gallery: http://www.thomasmccormick.com/#