Warm Ups are a way for students to transition into the art class. They will also aid in scaffolding students' understanding of the art criticism process. Each day Visual Comp. students will copy the warm-up from the board into their warm-up/ closing notebook and complete the task. Students will have approximately 5 minutes for this at the beginning of each day.
Drawing students will focus on observational drawings during their warm-up time. They will choose an object from our still-life collection or something they brought with them. They will sketch the object for 5 minutes at the beginning of each day. Their goal is to accurately represent the object with correct proportion, form, and value. At the end of the semester, visual comp. students will be able to use their warm up log to study for the final exam, and advanced students will use their warm-up drawings in their culminating portfolio.
Closings are a way for students to reflect on the learning that took place that day or reflect upon the questions they still have.