- Look up the word and write the definition in your own words. Remember to use only the definitions that pertain to Art.
- After the definition draw a visual of what the word means in colored pencils.
- Definitions with visual thumbnail due next Art class.
1- Line 2- Color 3- Form 4- Shape
5- Space 6- Proportion 7- Movement 8- Color Wheel
9- Value Scale 10- Painting 11- Drawing 12- Sculpture
13- Ceramic 14- Artist 15- Artwork 16- Foreground
17- Middle ground 18- Background 19- Horizontal Line 20- Graphic
21- Printmaking 22- Plaster 23- Sphere 24- Cylinder
25- Cube 26- Linear 27- Curvilinear 28- Primary
29- Secondary 30- Tertiary
***** Parents, the students are to look up these Art words and after reading the dictionary's definition write it in their own words. For example ---- for color wheel they could write "it is a cirlce with sections that show each of the colors that can be made". I do not want them to just copy the definition. They need to learn how to explain the word from the definition. Doing it this way is to help them in their reading skills and helping them to learn critical thinking and explanation processes. A Thumbnail is a small or tiny sketch (picture/drawing) of what the word looks like visually that the students are to put at the end of the definition or beside the word. We go over these words every time we meet and can be found in most books (including their class english books) that have a glossary or dictionary in the back of it. The students need to bring it in when they are finished to show me and then keep it for referencing back to and use when we start looking at Art works from the past and talking about them. I understand and realize that they have homework from their regular teachers each night and this is why they have a longer time span to get it done. It is also a part of the Art Standards that I must teach for them to learn. You may look up the full list of your childs' grade standards in the South Carolina Visual Arts Standards at www.http://nccas.wikispaces.com/file/view/SC+-Media+Arts.pdf. They will be changing slightly in format and content effective next school year. If you have any questions you may contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the classroom anytime.