• Art 3


    1st Quarter

    Minor Grades: Bell Work:  Visual Journals

    Each week, we will go over a period in art history and complete a Two-Page Spread in your Visual Journal on it.  Mrs. Herr will go over the period in detail on a powerpoint on Google Classroom.  You will have two Mondays to work on your journal.  They are due every other Tuesday (A) or Wednesday (B).  

    Due September 1 or 2: Renaissance 

    Due September 15 or 16: Romanticism

    Due September 29 or 30: Impressionism & Post Impressionism

    Due October 13 or 14: Fauvism  


    Visual Journal Rubric           Student Name  ______________________________

                Art 3                                     Era/Period  ______________________________

    Possible Points

    Points Earned





    Prominent name of period or era and years it existed, correct images from the period - some printed, some recreated by you




    Information included about period or style (written or printed out, include summary and important artwork and important artists from the period)




    Unified composition with clear focal point




    Well-developed background & evidence of layering




    Good craftsmanship/ technique




    Complete to the best of student’s ability, showing good effort






    Contemporary Art - on some Thursdays/Fridays throughout the semester, we will view Art 21’s and learn about contemporary artists!


    Minor Grades: Homework: Sketchbook Assignments

    As Art 3 students, you are expected to spend at least 1 hour sketchbook assignments. Sketchbooks will be due on every other Tuesday/Wednesday (the weeks that journals are not due).  If sketchbooks or journals are turned in one day late, 5 points will automatically be deducted.  If they are two days late, 10 points will automatically be deducted.  If they are three days late or more, the best grade you can get is a 50.  ALWAYS remember composition, contrast creates interest, and presentation is everything (good craftsmanship)!!!  


    Due September 8 or 9:  Focus on Space.  Complete a drawing of an opened door and the view through this door.  Leave the door frame and door as a crisp contour line and shade carefully the view beyond the door. (Medium: pencil)

    Due September 22 or 23:  Instead of completing a drawing in your sketchbook this week, you will write a paper:  Analyze a selected career in the visual arts, identifying the training, skills, and plan of action necessary for realizing such a professional goal.  Please type it in Times New Roman, 12 point font, double-spaced.  It should be 1 ½-2 pages long.

    Due October 6 or 7:  Focus on Shape and Form.  Drawing of Crumpled Paper:  Do not crumple your paper too much, it will be too difficult.  (Medium: pencil or stippling pen & ink technique.)


    Artistic Integrity

    Any work that makes use of (appropriates) photographs, published images, and/or the work of someone else must show substantial and significant development beyond duplication. This is demonstrated through manipulation of the materials, processes, and/or ideas of the source. The student’s individual vision should be clearly evident. It is unethical, constitutes plagiarism, and often violates copyright law simply to copy someone else’s work or imagery (even in another medium) and represent it as one’s own.  


    Major Grades: Classwork: Projects

    1. DUE SEPTEMBER 8 or 9

    Skeleton or Bicycle Drawing  - Mrs. Herr will bring a skeleton into the art room.  Students will draw the skeleton or part of the skeleton creatively in the medium of their choice.  OR  Mrs. Herr will bring a bicycle into the art room.  Students will draw the bicycle from life in the medium of their choice.  Minimum size 16x20.       (Review composition) 

    1. DUE SEPTEMBER 24 or 25

    Figure Study using Mark Making - Study of yourself, family member, or friend.  Students should pay attention to the elements and principles of design, in particular: lights and shadows, colors, proportions, and details. Mark making is a term used to describe the different lines, patterns, and textures we create ​in a piece of art. It applies to any art material on any surface, not only paint on canvas or pencil on paper.  Students will choose their appropriate subject matter and create a piece focused on mark making. Suggested size is 16x20 or larger.                    (Review of skin color lesson)

    1. DUE OCTOBER 13 or 14  (1st quarter ends on October 16)

    Where is Your Refuge - Ref’uge  Pronunciation:  n. 1.  Shelter or protection from danger or distress  2.  That which shelters or protects from danger, or from distress or calamity; a stronghold which protects by its strength, or a sanctuary which secures safety by its sacredness; a place inaccessible to an enemy. 4.  a charitable institution for giving shelter and protection to the homeless, destitute, or tempted. Students will select an age of interest in their life and think about what their refuge provided for them.  Students will create a work of art that depicts this meaningful time in their life.  Each work should focus on content, composition, color, and media exploration. (Learn about the Golden Ratio)