I’m thrilled to embark on this creative journey with you. Cloverleaf Middle school art is an exciting time of self-discovery and growth, and art class is the perfect place to explore your imagination, develop your skills, and express yourself in unique and meaningful ways.

In this art class, you will have the opportunity to:

Discover Your Creativity: Whether you're a budding artist or just starting your artistic journey, this class is a safe space to explore your creativity and try new things.

Learn New Techniques: You'll learn various art techniques, from drawing and painting to sculpture and digital art. Our goal is to help you build a strong foundation in art skills while encouraging experimentation.

Express Yourself: Art is a powerful form of self-expression. You'll have the chance to convey your thoughts, feelings, and ideas through your artwork, allowing you to share your unique perspective with the world.

Collaborate and Connect: Art is not only about individual expression but also about connecting with others. You'll have opportunities to collaborate with your peers on creative projects and learn from each other.

Appreciate Art History: We'll explore the fascinating world of art history, from ancient civilizations to contemporary artists, to gain a deeper understanding of the rich tapestry of human creativity.

Celebrate Diversity: Art is a wonderful way to celebrate diversity and different cultural perspectives. We'll explore art from various cultures and backgrounds, promoting a sense of inclusivity and global awareness.

Develop Problem-Solving Skills: Art challenges you to think critically and solve problems in unique ways. You'll develop valuable skills that can benefit you in other aspects of your life.

Remember, there are no right or wrong answers in art—only endless possibilities. So, don't be afraid to take risks, make mistakes, and keep experimenting. Your art is a reflection of you, and there's no better place to explore, learn, and grow as an artist than right here in this class.

Looking forward to seeing your creativity unfold and watch you blossom into the incredible artists I know you can be. Let's create, explore, and make Cloverleaf Middle School Art an unforgettable experience together!


Online Learning Policy

Welcome to our Online Art Class! We're excited to have you join us on this creative journey. To ensure a positive and productive learning experience for everyone, please review and adhere to the following course policies:

Course Description:
This course is designed to help you develop your artistic skills and creativity through online instruction, assignments, and interactions with fellow students. The class will cover various art techniques, styles, and concepts.

Technical Requirements:
To fully participate in the course, you will need a reliable internet connection, a computer or tablet with a functioning camera, and access to the necessary software/tools specified in the course materials.

All communication regarding the course, including announcements, assignment details, and clarifications, will be primarily conducted through the course platform (e.g., learning management system, email, discussion forums). It is your responsibility to regularly check these channels for updates.

Assignments will be posted on the course platform according to the schedule provided in the syllabus. Follow the instructions carefully, meet deadlines, and submit your work in the specified format. Late submissions may be accepted with a penalty (if allowed at all), so it's best to submit on time.

Feedback and Grading:
Constructive feedback will be provided on your assignments to help you improve. Grading criteria will be outlined in each assignment's instructions. Make sure to review the feedback and implement it in your future work.

Respectful Behavior:
Treat your instructor and fellow students with respect and professionalism. Discriminatory, offensive, or disruptive behavior will not be tolerated and may result in removal from the course.

Intellectual Property:
Respect copyright and intellectual property rights. Only use reference materials, images, and resources that you have the right to use, and always give proper credit to the original creators when applicable.

Respect the privacy of your fellow students. Do not share personal contact information or content created by other participants without their explicit permission.

Technical Issues:
If you encounter technical difficulties that prevent you from participating or submitting assignments, promptly inform the instructor or technical support for assistance.

Honor Code:
Uphold academic integrity. Plagiarism or any form of cheating will not be tolerated and may result in disciplinary action.

Course Changes:

The instructor reserves the right to make adjustments to the course schedule, assignments, or policies if necessary. Any changes will be communicated to you in a timely manner.

By enrolling in this Online Art Class, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agreed to adhere to the above course policies. Your commitment to these policies will contribute to a positive and enriching learning experience for yourself and your fellow participants. Enjoy your artistic journey!

What will you be learning?

The Elements of Art are the following: line, shape, form, texture, value, texture, color and space. These elements are the building blocks of composition in art. When we analyze any drawing, painting, sculpture or design, we examine these component parts to see how they combine to create the overall effect of the artwork.
The Elements of Art have a relationship to one another:

* Most images begin their life as line drawings. 
* Lines cross over one another to form shapes. 
* Shapes can be filled with tone and color, or repeated to create pattern. 
* A shape may be rendered with a rough surface to create a texture.
* A shape may be projected into three dimensions to create form.

Each of the elements may also be used individually to stress their own particular character in an artwork. Different elements can express qualities such as movement and rhythm, space and depth, growth and structure, harmony and contrast, noise and calm and a wide range of emotions that make up the subjects of great art.

The Principles of Design
are the following: balance, emphasis, movement, pattern, repetition, proportion, rhythm, variety and unity. These principles guide the use of the elements of art to improve or enhance the overall look the artwork. The videos below contain more information about each element of art. Enjoy.


What is Seesaw?

Seesaw empowers students to independently document their learning with built-in creative tools, and provides an authentic audience for their work.

Seesaw gives families an immediate and personalized window into their child's school day, and mass communication with teachers seamless.

How do I get connected?

Each student should have been given a form with their form and specific QR code. Please ask your child for this. If you have any questions feel free to contact me.

Below is an example of the form that you should have received from your son or daughter on the first week of school.

Here's a link to Seesaw