VA Comprehensive, Spring 2017

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 Fall Studio-Art Blog. 

VA-Comp Students please bring one sheet of poster-board to class, a 1-subject spiral notebook, and a paper folder with pockets and prongs by Wednesday 8-2-2017. We will fold the poster-board to create a large portfolio to store your student art in throughout the semester.

*Students should always come prepared to class with pencil, pen, and notebook paper.*


Week 1 (7/31-8/4)

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

(Introductions / Procedures / Studio Tour)

Tuesday- What is Art? Is graffiti  art?

Wednesday- Davis Drawing Assessment.

Thursday- Introduce logo Design Project

Friday- Students start sketches for logo designs.

Contour Line Project

Week 2 ( 8/7 – 8/11)

Monday- ***POSTER-BOARD IS DUE*** 

 Monday- We will continue working on logo designs for poster-board/portfolios.

Tuesday- Students will ink or color in their logo designs.

Wednesday- Today students will finish their logos / portfolios.

Thursday- Finish Reflective writing  and grade-sheet.

Friday – Design Elements Foldable.


Week 3 ( 8/14 – 8/18 )

Monday – We begin our lesson on Folk Art.

Tuesday- Students with research and sketches.

Wednesday- Begin final sketch on black tar paper.

Thursday- Continue working on painting.

Friday- Finish paintings and reflective writing.


Week 4 ( 8/21 – 8/25 )

Monday – Draw the designs larger and begin transferring to the final drawing paper.

Tuesday – Students finish inking in their designs and include a variety of pattern/lines.

Wednesday – We continue to work on our Zentangle Contour Line projects.

Thursday – Today students finish, will fill out grade sheets and complete their reflective    writing for their contour line Zentangle projects.

Friday – Students will create a sketchbook for sketching throughout the year.


Week 5 ( 8 / 28  –  9 / 1 )

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

Tuesday – We will finish the perspective exercises in class.

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

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

Friday – We will begin our sketches and learn shading and value – worksheet.


Week 6 ( 9 / 4 – 9 / 8 )

Monday – Holiday.

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

Wednesday – ***LAST DAY TO SUBMIT PAST PROJECTS BEFORE PROGRESS REPORTS**Students were to finish research and Surrealism sketches over the weekend. Today we begin the large rough draft.

Wednesday – Students will finalize rough draft.

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

Friday – Last day for students to shade final copy.


Week 7 ( 9/11 – 9/15 )

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.

FridayWe will begin our clay cartouche project.Rolling out clay base.


Week 8 ( 9/18 – 9/22 )


***WEEK ( 9/25 – 9/29 ) HOLIDAY- NO SCHOOL***


Week 9 ( 10/2 – 10/6 )

Monday- Students will add their hieroglyphics.

Tuesday- Students will refine and finish their projects.

Wednesday- Students make sketchbooks day 1.

Thursday- Day 2 of sketchbooks.

Friday- Students have a art ketchup day.

Week 10 ( 10 / 9 – 10 / 13 )

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

Tuesday- Students will start their sketches today.

Wednesday- School-wide Testing.

Thursday- Continue with sketching design.

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

Week 11 ( 10/ 16 – 10 / 20 )

Monday – Preliminary sketches are due at the beginning of class! 

****Teacher Demonstration for painting project/Transfer and paint***

Tuesday – All students should be painting.

Wednesday – Students will continue to paint.

Thursday – Students will complete their reflective papers

Friday – Students will create a Design Principles Foldable.


Week 12 ( 10 / 23 – 10 / 27 )


Monday –Students will continue the color wheel.

Tuesday – Students finish the color wheel painting and out-line with sharpie.

Wednesday – We will begin painting our Egyptian clay cartouche pieces.

Thursday – Last day to finish painting clay / color wheel.

Friday – Students will finish all painting, reflective writing, and grade sheets.


Week 13 ( 10 / 30 – 11 / 3 )

Monday – Introduce Religious Art and the Illuminated Letter.

Tuesday – Drawing demonstration, Sketches, and Preliminary drawings.

Wednesday – Transfer to final paper and color.

Thursday – Continue Coloring

Friday – Continue coloring







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