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sketchbooks-elementary

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GBWOLF
Tue, 29 Jun 1999 09:05:04 EDT


Hi all-
I use the following parent letter and assignment sheet with my 3rd and 4th
graders. I only see them for one 33 minute class per 6 day cycle (I see my
K-2s two times). This prepares them for sketchbook work in Middle School.
Hope it will help someone.

-Becca
Art Department Coordinator and Art Teacher K-4
Indian River Central School District
Philadelphia, NY

Dear Parents:

Please read and discuss these guidelines for Art Sketch book assignments with
your child. After discussing them, please sign below to show that you have
done so. I welcome any questions or comments. You may call me at school.

1. All sketch book grades will be based on effort and timeliness:

5 = subject based on assigned theme; skill/quality is high
4 = subject based on assigned theme; skill/quality is good
3 = subject based on assigned theme; skill/quality is average
2 = subject is not based on assigned theme; skill/quality is low however, the
student did make an effort
1= subject is not based on assigned theme; project is incomplete or poorly
executed...Do over and return to me by _______-99

2. BRING YOUR SKETCH BOOK TO ART CLASS EACH WEEK WITH YOUR ASSIGNMENT
COMPLETE!!! A late assignment may be handed in at the next class, however,
it will receive a lower grade.

3. SPEND AT LEAST 20 MINUTES ON EACH ASSIGNMENT. Avoid doing the assignment
at the last minute. Try to relax as you draw and enjoy yourself. Many
artists listen to their favorite music while they work to block outside
distractions.

4. USE ANY ART TOOLS YOU WISH unless the assignment tells you otherwise.
It’s fun to make a collection of art supplies in a decorated box to keep in
your drawing area at home.

5. USE ONLY ONE PAGE FOR EACH ASSIGNMENT. If you make a mistake, hide it
inside your drawing or just ignore it. DO NOT CROSS OUT MISTAKES.

6. Choose an ART PARTNER at home who will read your assignment with you and
talk with you about it.

7. Remember it is important to do EVERY assignment. Be creative and have
fun! If you do each assignment thoughtfully and to the best of your ability,
you will always have a good grade on your sketch book.

I have read and reviewed the above directions for SKETCHBOOKS with my child.

Parent
Signature________________________________________________Date_________________
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Grade 3 & 4
Sketch book Assignments
1st Marking Period
1999-2000
BE SURE TO SPEND AT LEAST 20 MINUTES ON EACH ASSIGNMENT!

________1. Due ____________-99 Draw your favorite animal. You may look at
a real animal or a picture of an animal to help you with the details. No
tracing.

________2. Due ____________-99 What kind of job will you have in 15 years?
Draw yourself “on the job”.

________3. Due ____________-99 Draw or make something artistic with
materials that are not usually thought of as art materials. Give your art
work a “title” (name it). If it cannot fit into your sketch book, make a
simple sketch of it in your sketch book. Bring it in to school on the due
date so we can all see it.

________4. Due ____________-99 Draw your worst or best dream.

________5. Due ____________-99 Choose A, B or C:

A. Find at least 5 photos of the same person. Choose different
poses and backgrounds. Put all five photos in your sketch book. Decide
which is the best photo and show me the one you’ve picked by drawing a frame
around it. Be prepared to tell me why you think it is the best.

B. Use a computer to create a work of art. Be sure to “title” and
sign your work.

C. Using magazine cut outs, design a picture that is totally new.
Be sure to
“title” and sign you work.

LATE ASSIGNMENTS WILL RESULT IN A LOWER EFFORT GRADE ON YOUR REPORT CARD.

I have read and reviewed the above assignments with my child.

Parent
Signature_________________________________________________Date________________
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