Maywood Avenue School Visual Arts Program

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    ART TEACHER: Mrs. Azzollini , EMAIL: gazzollini@maywoodschools.org

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    The goal of Art Education is to strengthen our appreciation of the world, as well as our ability to be creative and inventive decision-makers. Through the experience in the Visual Arts, students will learn how to problem solve while creating their own artwork relating through the art historical styles of many artists from Prehistoric era to Modern - present Art. Students will learn the many styles of art such as abstract, semi-abstract, and realism while creating a variety personal styles and techniques using different mediums. Students will also learn how to develop critical thinking skills and expression through classroom critiques. Students will be able to express themselves through reflection in their journal entries and classroom discussion. Students will gain a better understanding, and will therefore appreciate the visual arts. Students will also have positive and meaningful experiences in art class through creating personal artwork attached with a big idea or theme from the units.

     

     

    STUDENTS MAY BRING AN APRON TO ART CLASS TO PROTECT THEIR CLOTHING. Some art supplies can stain clothes.

    WHERE TO BUY ART SUPPLIES OR APRONS: 

    • Blick Art Supplies (Route 4, Paramus, NJ)  LINK: https://www.dickblick.com/stores/newjersey/paramus/
    • AC MOORE, Paramus

     GRADING: 

    Grade 4 and 5 students DO NOT recieve number grades. They only receive Pass, Fail, Needs Improvement, or Outstanding. 

    Students are graded on the following criteria: 

    1. Understanding/Applying Concepts and Techniques through the Elements of Art/Principles of Design 
    2. Skills and Problem Solving
    3. Applying unique and innovative ideas 
    4. Communication through Reflections and Class Discussions

    Students in Grades 6, 7, & 8 receive number grades for each art piece they create in class: 

    Students are graded on the following criteria:

    1. Understanding/Applying Concepts and Techniques through the Elements of Art and Principles of Design

    2. Studio Habit

    3. Presenting and Producing skill, constructing, and problem solving

    4. Making artwork meaningful and personal through applying more intense ideas in each art piece

    5. Communication through uploading each art piece with a title and artist statement using the Seesaw App Digital Portfolio. 
    Image result for art showStudent artwork will be exhibited after their artwork is selected through the judging process. There are more then one art exhibit per school year. All parents and students will be notified via mail. If you do not recieve a letter through the mail it means that your child was selected to a different art exhibit. 

    Art Exhibits for the School Year:

    • Bergen County Youth Art Month 
    • Maywood District Spring Art Exhibit 
    • Bergen Teen Arts Student Art Exhibit 

    Please check the school website for further art exhibit announcements.