WELCOME TO THE BRIGHTEN ACADEMY VISUAL ARTS CLASSROOM
My name is Jessica Harms (Ms. Harms) I am very excited to be teaching your students this Spring. I have experience teaching visual art for the past 8+ years in the metro Atlanta area, and I am also graduating with my masters in Art Education from the University of Georgia this May. I cannot wait to share my unique knowledge, skills, and creativity with your students. If you have any questions, please send me an email at email@example.com.
To keep your students as clean as possible, please consider donating baby wipes, paper towels, tissues, and/or hand sanitizer to the art classroom.
As I take more photos of all the current art happenings in the art classroom will upload them for your viewing pleasure.
Looking forward to a great Spring at Brighten Academy!
Ms. Harms' Curriculum Highlights
Creating, Performing and Producing
Creating art is a process in which creativity and visual communication is developed and strengthened. Exploring a variety of artistic processes, tools, and materials as well as utilizing the elements and principles of design are incorporated into the curriculum this semester.
One important goal in art class this semester is appreciating artwork throughout history and how it relates to the world today. By exploring art for its historical, social, and cultural contexts, students can better appreciate how the artwork was important in its time. Students will also utilize this knowledge to recognize how art has chronicled world history and how it impacts their lives now.
Analysis and Aesthetic Understanding
Studying the value and meaning of art while responding to the environment and surroundings as works of art is also encouraged. Throughout the year, the students will discover how art not only reflects images but also relationships, experiences, and feelings. The students will also describe, analyze, and interrelate art works while utilizing their knowledge of the elements and principles of design and art history.
Integrating the students’ core curriculum and surrounding environment with the study of art leads to a better understanding of the importance of art and how it relates to the students’ lives. By incorporating multiple disciplines and modern culture, students will gain a more meaningful experience in the art room while reflecting on their world in a visual way.
Each student will have a portfolio where they will organize their artwork throughout the semester. Each portfolio will reflect their progress and artistic style and will be taken home at the end of each semester.
Spring 2017 Artwork In-Progress