Welcome to Visual Art!
Online Learning Spring 2020
Online assignments will be posted here by 10 AM each Monday.
All completed work for the week is due the following Sunday night by 8 PM.
The grade book is closed!
We emailed you a link to join the Homeroom Gallery for the Virtual Spring Art Show. Let us know if you need the link again. You are encouraged to select your favorite artwork you created during online learning (whether from a lesson or extra credit) and post it to the gallery. Or, if you would like to make a new piece, try recreating a famous portrait painting using found objects. See the Getty Museum Challenge for examples. Be sure to post by the end of the day MONDAY May 25, 2020.
Click here to access the application to our yearlong classes: Intermediate Art (7th grade) & Advanced Art (8th grade).
Make 2 drawings responding to the prompts at the end of the form. Email them to Ms. Slavin for Advanced (taught by Ms. Sather) or email them to Ms. Sather for Intermediate (taught by Ms. Slavin).
Applicants should select Art as their top choice in case they don't get in to Intermediate or Advanced.
- Assignments: Art Page of the Pin Oak Website (YOU ARE HERE).
- HISD Email: Instructions on Pin Oak Website main page.
- All teachers’ assignments: List on Pin Oak Website main page.
- Brazos Bookstore Bookmark Contest! This is NOT required or for a grade.
6th graders click here to compete. Due Wed April 29.
7th and 8th graders click here to compete. Due Mon April 13.
MS. SLAVIN’S WEEKLY ART CHALLENGE
Anyone (not only Ms. Slavin's students) can request a link to join by emailing LSlavin@houstonisd.org
Ms. Slavin's students can get extra credit for completing challenges.
Not for a grade, optional, extra art experimentation when you’re done with your other assignments.
There is no deadline. You can go back to the first week if you want to, or pick and choose which ones you want to do. Any materials are allowed.
- Week 1: Illustrate a super power.
- Week 2: Illustrate a dream.
- Week 3: Write your name using found objects you have at home.
- Week 4: Make a painting using coffee, tea, or another unusual material.
- Week 5: Studio Visit! Post a picture of yourself holding or working on an artwork.
- Week 6: Design Mundane Merit Badges.
- Week 7: Origami Crane to participate in 1,000 Cranes for Hope with Asia Society Texas.
- Click here to view a tutorial.
- After you turn it in for extra credit, post it to social media with: #1000CranesforHope #AsiaSocietyTX
- Click here to submit it to the 1,000 Cranes for Hope community project online.
- EXTRA: Make a 9 inch x 9 inch 2D fabric heart. You can use mixed materials with fabric, the only thing not allowed is food items.
- Click here to see an example. This one is fabric and buttons, but you can use other things too, like paint, string, or plastic.
- After you turn it in for extra credit, post it to social media with: #houstonHOMEtogether
Beginning 6th Grade Art - Sather and Slavin
Semester long course resulting in completed 1/2 Fine Arts credit. No prerequisites. Introductory class for students to try art and a variety of materials.
Intermediate 7th & 8th Grade Art - Slavin
Semester course resulting in 1/2 Fine Arts credit. No prerequisites. Introductory class for older students to try art, expand and refresh their skills.
Advanced 7th Grade Art - Slavin
Yearlong course resulting in completed Fine Arts credit. Required to have one year of art class or approval from art teachers. Students continue honing their skills and participate in contests.
Advanced 8th Grade Art - Sather
Yearlong course resulting in completed Fine Arts credit. Required to have 1-2 years of art class experience or approval from art teachers.
Ceramics - Sather
Semester enrichment course. No prerequisites. 7th and 8th grade only. Students learn handbuilding with low-fire ceramics.
Art Grading Rubric
20% Followed directions
20% Craftsmanship (neat, mastery of skills)
20% Effort (creativity, thoughtfulness)
20% Participation (on-task, cleaned up)Grading system
50% Major Art Projects
30% Assessments: Written or Visual
20% Daily Work: Warm-Ups, Practice, Journal, Supply Checks, Homework
Attitude of positivity
Respect for people & things
Think before you speak or act
Imagine and be creative
Saftey comes first
Tidy up your space
1. First offense: Warning, may lose some privileges depending on severity
2. Second offense: Call home
3. Third offense: Detention with teacher
4. Fourth offense: Office referral
Students will need to have in class every day:
1. Pencil bag with pencils, erasers, and sharpeners
3. *Advanced only: art journal