Thursday, October 21, 2010

Elements of what? and the Principles of who?

The Elements of Art...
Line Shape Color Texture Space Form Value
An easy way to think of the Elements of Art is as the ingredients that an artist uses to create visual art. Similar to the ingredients used in baking a cake or cooking a chicken, the elements of art are used to create a sculpture, a painting, a website or even a comic strip. An artist, of course, does not need to use every element for every piece of art, same as a baker or a cook doesn't need to use all ingredients available to them for every meal. As artist we pick and choose what will fit our artistic needs.
If the Elements of Art are the ingredients...what are the Principles of design?

Friday, October 15, 2010

Why Art?

"Art is a visual language that speaks to students of all learning styles, providing them the opportunity to create, problem solve, and think critically — skills essential for success both in the classroom and beyond it.
Art education engages children more fully in all aspects of learning and gives them a richer understanding of themselves and the world around them. Art encourages children to become curious, imaginative students and interested, thoughtful people."

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Welcome to the Fremont Art Room!
This year Fremont students will have the chance to work creatively in the Art classroom with a variety of exciting materials including clay, paint, chalk pastels, paper mache, oil pastels, water colors, mixed media, and ink. Art students can look forward to opportunities for critical thinking, collaboration and innovation.
Each month throughout the school year students will be introduced to an artist whose impacted the art world. Students will view and discuss works of art from that month's artist.  And October Artist of the month....drum roll please....Salvador Dali

Student artwork during the month of October will make connections with the art of Dali and Surrealism.