VA Comprehensive, Spring 2018

Course Description: Introduces art history, criticism & studio production. It emphasizes the ability to understand & use the elements of art & principles of design through a variety of media processes and resources.

Syllabus: syllabus_Suarez_VA Comp._2017-2018 CLICK HERE

Students and parents may always reach me through my Cobb County email. or through the Pebblebrook website under Cobb County Schools.

Welcome to my Spring Studio-Art Blog. 

VA-Comp Students please bring one sheet of poster-board to class, a one subject spiral notebook, and a paper folder with pockets and prongs by Tuesday 1/16/2018. We will fold the poster-board to create a large portfolio to store your student art in throughout the semester.

*Always come prepared to class with pencil, pen, and notebook paper.*


SCHOOL STARTS (1/4 – 1/5)

Thursday- 1st Day of School (Introduction to Art)

Friday- Introductions / Procedures / Studio Tour

Contour Line Project

Week 1 ( 1/8 – 8/12)


(We will  begin with our Logo Designs/portfolios.)

Tuesday- Logo sketches due.

Wednesday- Preliminary drawings begin.Friday

Thursday- Preliminary drawings continue.

Friday- Transfer designs to posterboard.

Week 2 (1/15- 19)


Tuesday- Ink/Color Logos (DUE)

Wednesday- Snow Day

Thursday- Snow Day

Friday- Davis Drawing


Week 3 (1/22-1/26)

Monday- Design Elements Foldable

Tuesday- Complete Design Elements

Wednesday- Contour Line Exercise

Thursday- Begin Contour Line-Zentangle sketches

Friday- Complete sketches

Week 4 (1/29-2/2)

Monday- Begin preliminary sketches

Tuesday-Continue preliminary skecthes

Wednesday- Pattern exercises

Thursday- Begin adding pattern to the designs

Friday- Continue with pattern


Week 5 (2/5-2/9)

Monday- Continue adding pattern.

Tuesday- Finish pattern.

Wednesday- Add line weight.

Thursday- Complete details.

Friday- Reflective writing and paperwork.


Week 6 ( 2 / 12  –  2 / 16 )

Monday – Students will begin their Surrealism and linear perspective project. Beginning with reading and questions about the Surrealism Art movement and sketches.

Tuesday – Teacher demonstration learning to draw Linear Perspective and Space.

Wednesday – We will finish the perspective exercises in class.

Thursday – Today teacher demonstration on shading geometric shapes with pencils to show value and form.

Friday – Students learn shading and value – exercise worksheet.


Week 7 ( 2 / 26 – 3/2 )

Monday – Students were to finish research and Surrealism sketches over the weekend.

Tuesday – Students finish small sketches to solve design options.

Wednesday – Students will finalize rough draft.

Thursday – Today we transfer to the final draft and begin shading / pencil or ink.

Friday – Last day for students to shade final copy.


Week 8 ( 3/5 – 3/9 )

Monday – Last day to work on the Surrealism project in class.

Tuesday – Surrealism project and reflective writing due at the beginning of class.

Wednesday – Introduction to Cave Art and Egyptian Art.

Thursday – We begin our sketches for our project.

Friday – We will begin our clay cartouche project.Rolling out clay base.


Week 9 ( 3/12 – 3/16 )

Monday- Students will add their hieroglyphics.

Tuesday- We begin our unit on color theory this week. 


Thursday- Add twelve sections and four values for each hue.

Friday- ***Teacher Demonstration for painting project/Transfer/Paint***


Week 10 ( 3 / 19 – 3 / 23 )


Monday- All students start painting.

Tuesday- Students will continue to paint.

Wednesday- Early Release Day!

Thursday- Continue painting color-wheels and our clay cartouche. 

Friday- Last day to finish painting and reflective assessment.


Week 11 ( 3/ 26 – 3 / 30 )

Monday – Intro Cultural Masks 3-D Project & Design Principles.

Tuesday – Students read The Design Principles.

Wednesday – Students create a visual of the Design Principles.

Thursday – Day one armature and wheat paste strips.

Friday – Day two of adding wheat paste on the Cultural Masks.


SPRING BREAK ( 4 / 2 – 4 / 6 )

Week 12 ( 4 / 9 – 4 / 13 )

Monday –Students will paint their cultural masks.

Tuesday – Students finish the cultural mask painting and add details.

Wednesday – Finish all painting, reflective writing, and grade sheets.

Thursday – Introduction of Japanese Art

Friday – Today we begin Non-Western Japanese Watercolor Painting,


Week 13 ( 4 / 16 – 4 / 20 )

Monday- Teacher demo of watercolor techniques exercise.

Tuesday- Students practice watercolor painting techniques.

Wednesday- Teacher introduces mark making with a brush.

Thursday- Students practice mark making with a brush.

Friday- Students paint their final tree designs.


Week 14 (4/23 – 4/27)

Monday – Introduce Religious Art and the Illuminated Letter.

Tuesday – Drawing demonstration, Sketches, and Preliminary drawings.

Wednesday – Transfer to final paper and color.

Thursday – Students add wax resist color.

Friday– We include border designs.


Week 15 (4/30 – 5/4)

Monday– Final day to complete Medieval Art.

Tuesday– Students complete grade-sheets/reflective papers.

Wednesday– Introduction of Landscape Painting

Thursday– Teacher Demonstration – Landscape Painting.

Friday– Students start process sketches.


Weeks 16 (5/7- 5/11)

Monday- We create larger designs to solve drawings.

Tuesday- Transfer to final surface and add largest background washes.

Wednesday- We continue to layer shapes foreground, middle-ground, background areas.

Thursday- Today add details and smaller line work.

Friday-   Students complete paintings/reflective papers.

Week 17 (5/14- 5/18)

Monday- Davis Drawing Assessment.

Tuesday- Introduction to Non-objective Art.

Wednesday- Students begin watercolor washes.

Thursday- We begin outlining variations lines on our non-objective art.

Friday- Students finish artwork/reflective writing and paperwork .

Week 18 (5/21- 5/23)

Monday- Students complete Study guide.


Wednesday- FINAL EXAMS







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