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To all the St. Jude student artists:

I love seeing you again!  Here's what our year will generally look like for grades PreK to 6th.

1st semester - Elements of Art; drawing in pencil, ink, oil pastels, crayon; Collage; glue; scratch art

2nd semester - Painting techniques; watercolor, acrylic, oil(?), homemade dye, printing

3rd semester - everything 3D or mixed media

7th/8th will be slightly different. In addition to the same curriculum above, there will also be a unit on Photography and some Studio-type class time.

Feel free to email me about any concerns, questions, or even fun ideas and proposals!

With joy,

Mrs. Schrader

 

 

* DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR T-SHIRT DESIGNS: APRIL 15

All students are invited to submit a T-shirt design for our annual school fundraiser - "Race for Education".  A design will be voted on upon return to school and everyone in the whole school wears that winning design for the big race in May!  Designs should reflect the words (Race for Education - St. Jude's School) and the year 2020 and should be made with black marker, no color.  We print the design onto colored shirts. I know some students have already finished or started their design and left them at school.  I have them with me and can find a way to get them to your child if necessary.  Just email me.

ALL GRADES - I LOVE TO SEE YOUR WORK AND IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE IT WITH ME, YOU CAN SUBMIT IT USING THE LINK PROVIDED FOR SPECIALTY SUBJECTS ON THE HOMEWORK PAGE.  

FOR ART ASSIGNMENTS AND PROJECTS:  ALL ARE POSTED ON THE HOMEWORK PAGE.

 

* PLEASE NOTE: All students are invited to submit a T-shirt design for our annual school fundraiser - "Race for Education".  A design will be voted on upon return to school and everyone in the whole school wears that winning design for the big race in May!  Designs should reflect the words (Race for Education - St. Jude's School) and the year 2020 and should be made with black marker, no color.  We print the design onto colored shirts. I know some students have already finished or started their design and left them at school.  I have them with me and can find a way to get them to your child if necessary.  Just email me.  

Kindergarten - 1st grade

  • Project:  Make your own simple sketchbook with a decorative cover.
  • Materials:  8x11 regular, unlined blank white paper; a stapler, crayons
  • This project should take 30 minutes, most of which should be designing the front page in full color.  You will need this for future art assignments.
  • Watch the video - https://youtu.be/0_bnncs4A68

2nd - 4th grades

  • Project:  Make your own bounded sketchbook with a decorative cover.
  • Materials:  8x11 regular, unlined blank white paper; scissors, crayons, string or yarn, (optional- beads or buttons) 
  • This project should take 30 minutes, 15-20 minutes to watch the video and follow along and the last 10-15 minutes designing your front page in full color.  You will need this sketchbook for future art assignments.
  • Watch the video - https://youtu.be/_D7LFIwC9Mw

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5th - 6th grades

  • Project:  Practice Drawing using a Grid.
  • Materials:  8” x 10” white paper; ruler, pencil and eraser, a black fine-tip marker, colored pencils or markers, classic style playing cards (if you do not have them, it is provided in the PDF for download.) 
  • This project is slated to be done in 3 sessions at 40 minutes each; but you should do it in 4 "art classes" at 30 minutes each (total time = 120 minutes).  It is an ongoing project that should take up the duration of our at-home learning. 
  • Here is the document for the project: Download here 

7th - 8th grades

  • Project: Using a grid - art history, technique, and practice
  • Materials:  Video, Website, pencil and eraser, a ruler, and an appropriate image of your choice
  • March 20 - Watch this video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCyphzhVuiM and read this article https://www.art-is-fun.com/grid-method.  Decide on an image - it can be a photograph or a picture from a magazine
  • March 25 - Your drawing MUST be an enlarged version of your image.  Do the math and draw out your grid.
  • March 30 - Work on your drawing
  • April 13 - Finish and color or shade it as needed.