Mrs. Karen Barbera » 4th - 8th Grade Art

4th - 8th Grade Art

ART- Mrs. Karen Barbera -

Subject Matter: The Assumption School Art program is a comprehensive arts program which encompasses the subjects of Visual Arts (Art History, Art Appreciation, Studio Art) and Performing Arts. Students are introduced to various mediums through direct instruction as well as lecture and discussion. Visual Arts subject matter includes various movements in art history and the artists responsible for those movements. Direct instruction demonstrates the elements of art and the use of varied supplies, tools, and mediums. Performing Arts subject matter introduces  acting techniques to improve imagination, attention, memory, improvisation, and projection. Students in grades 4 through 8  receive letter grades for art based on diocesan guidelines. Students' work is assessed based on the following factors:


Visual Arts:

1. Complete and return of work in a timely manner. Late work is accepted but assessed at 50% of its original value. This encourages the return of student art work on time. Incomplete work will be returned to the student for completion. Absent students must contact Mrs. Barbera to plan and schedule make-up work.

2. Completion of work according to instruction. Students must turn in a finished work completed according to instruction using the correct materials. Work must be neat and  done to the best of a student's ability. Unfinished work done with inappropriate materials will not be accepted. 

4. Students' work must be clearly marked with their name. Unlabeled work cannot be graded. Work which is later identified will receive a grade of 75%.

4. All work must be the student's own work. Art is a subject which requires experimentation and practice. Neither is accomplished if the work is not done by the students themselves. This is very important. A student's best copied work is never as good as the worst work they can create on their own.



Performing Arts:

1. Preparation.  Each student is expected to be ready with the correct materials for class. Memorization and practice may be required.

2. Participation. Students should be actively engaged in class and willing to accept and to give constructive criticism.  It is recognized that students may be new to performing arts but there is an expectation for an increased level of comfort and improvement in technique.

3. Respect.  Drama class is a safe place for self-expression. Students should respect and encourage the work of others.  Teasing will not be tolerated.  Students will be expected to politely ask questions for clarification and to raise their hand when appropriate.