• Heatherwood Middle School

    6th Grade Art - Introduction to Art

    Teacher: Ms. Tami Coffman

    Room: C 107

    Email Address: tcoffman@everettsd.org

    Phone: 425-385-6407

    The best way to reach me is by email.


    Course Description:

    The 6th Grade Art Curriculum is designed to introduce students to the Element of Art, a variety of techniques and media, with an introduction to art history and critique. Individual creativity, neatness and respect for the work of others is encouraged.


    • Area of Study:  Elements of Art (line, shape, value, texture, color, space and form.) The students will study each element or art as a unit.  Several formative assignments in addition to a larger project will be given for each unit.  Summative assessment will be given at the end of the semester.
    • Art movements, artists and styles: Expressionism, Postimpressionism and Realism will be emphasized throughout the semester. The artists associated with these movements and their specific styles will be studied in more depth.
    • Media: drawing pencils, colored pencils, charcoal, chalk and oil pastels, water color and tempera paint, and clay.


    Grading Procedures:
    Semester Grades will be determined by daily work and finished projects.  Each larger project will have written and oral guidelines which will be assessed at project completion. The four criteria for each assignment will be Creative Process (the plan of the project and steps to complete it), Composition (elements of art), Communication (message), and Craftsmanship (neat, careful, quality work). Students will be encouraged to self assess using the project rubric.

    Semester grades are broken down into the following categories:
    Formative assessments: warm ups, sketch practice, daily assignments, quick quizzes:  30% of overall grade
    Summative assessments: Projects, tests:  70% of overall grade

    Classroom Expectations:
    Do your best and have a positive attitude!
    Treat others respectfully.
    Take responsibility for yourself and your actions.
    Be prepared for class.
    Respect art supplies and school property.
    Clean up on time- classes are dismissed when supplies are accounted for, tables clean, and floor is clear.

    My expectation is that students are on task, work hard, listen to instruction, and respect others.  Students who fail to meet these expectations will have the following consequences.

    1st Offense:  Warning
    2nd Offense: In-class consequences (seat change, loss of privileges) - student will be asked to state a plan for change of his or her behavior.
    3rd Offense: Detention (lunch time or after school.) Parent/guardian will be contacted via email.

    Make up Work:
    Students are expected to complete all work in class.  If a student is not able to complete the project during class time, he or she will receive one additional week to complete the project after school.  This needs to be prearranged with the teacher. 

    Hallway Passes:
    Hallway passes are used for bathroom breaks and office visits.  A sign-up sheet is available on the teacher's desk.  Students are not allowed to leave the room without teacher permission.

    Food, drink, gum chewing and student backpacks are not allowed in the art room.  Water bottles are OK, but they need to be put on the counter by the classroom door.

    Materials and Supplies:
    Most of the art supplies will be provided in the classroom.  This includes paint, brushes, colored pencils, drawing pencils, markers, clay and other ceramic material, paper, rulers, etc.  However, each student should have his/her own:

       1. sharpener
       2. eraser

    Art Fee Information:
    The are department is requesting that all art students pay $7 per semester. The money will be used to purchase art supplies used for student projects.

    6th grade students: one semester of art. Total $7.00

    You can make your payment by cash or check. If you are paying by check, please write it out to Heatherwood Middle School.

    The payment should be in by Friday, September 13th, 2019. Please bring it to the main office.  If you are unable to pay this fee, please contact, Ms. Coffman at tcoffman@everettsd.org

    I am looking forward to an exciting semester of art!

    Thank You

    Mrs. Tami Coffman

    Please return this page to Mrs. Coffman


    I have read the course syllabus and class expectations.  I understand that a $7.00 art fee per semester will be applied towards the purchase of art supplies.  The payment should be in by Friday, September 13th, 2019 


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