7th Grade Visual Art
Cranbrook Kingswood Middle School for Girls
Alternating Days Semester Class
Seventh Grade Art allows students to develop both two and three dimensional art projects based on further exploration of art media and the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design. The Art created will reflect student responses to given problems, incorporating knowledge with critical and aesthetic awareness, as well as personal creative insight.
Use of Creative Process
Aesthetics and Criticism
Elements of Art
Principles of Design
Use of Art Historical Examples to teach art technique, intent, and history may include the following Artists and Art Movements/Time Periods:
1. Ceramic Unit
Vocabulary: Form, Shape, Color, Texture, Emphasis, Balance, Rhythm, Slip, Score, Clay, Glaze, Anthropology, and Kiln.
Narrative Tile (each student will make at least one glazed tile)
Contemporary Tile Artists (Pewabic or People Mover Ishtar Gate mosaic display from the DIA and the Berlin Museum (Ancient Babylon)
Textures, Patterns, Embellishments
Glaze (under-glaze with clear over-glaze)
Tiles will have two possible themes
2. Drawing Unit
Vocabulary: Line (Contour/Gesture/Expressive), Shape, Value, Space (Positive and Negative), Composition, Emphasis, Balance, Proportion, Perspective, Vanishing Point, and Horizon.
3. Additive Sculpture Unit
Vocabulary: Form, Space, Balance, Harmony, Variety, Pliers/Tools, and Craftsmanship.
Metal Wire Sculpture Project
5. Multiples Unit
Vocabulary: Line, Shape, Color, Texture (visual), Emphasis, Balance, Harmony, Variety, Movement, Rhythm, and Unity
Mr. Thies uses this web site to organize information for Art. Student specific information will be occasionally showcased on Mr. Thies’ CranNet pages.
You may e-mail Mr. Thies at firstname.lastname@example.org