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Art Appreciation

Art Appreciation


The course is designed to provide students with a basic awareness of the elements and principles of art. Students who have not taken an art course since 8th grade are eligible for this course. Projects are often related to historical periods in art and major artists. Students will be expected to create artwork, take notes, do research on their own, and complete written assignments.

SELF PORTRAIT WITH BANDAGED EAR by Vincent van Gogh 1853-1890

I utilize the google classroom as a way to communicate effectively with my students and parents. If you would like to receive updates (either daily or weekly) from the google classroom please email me @ jessica.biller@riversideschools.net . The subject of the email should be your add me, the body of the email should read with your name, your child’s name, and the class and block you would like to be added to. The awesome thing is that you only needed to be added once, ever, once you are in you stay in for ALL their classes forever. You will not be an active member of the class but you will see updates and due dates.

You can also check my google site that I linked all my class calendars:https://sites.google.com/riversideschools.net/jbillerarteacher/home

Another way to stay on top of your child’s progress is to have the Infinite Campus App on your phone. This will allow you to receive text alerts when grades are entered or messages are sent home. Your child can also download this to the phone. You must chose the option to receive the alerts.

Another way to help your child would be to encourage them to download the google calendar/classroom to their phone. When downloading, they should choose allow alerts. Allowing alerts insures they will get an alert on their phone when teachers post things and reminders when things are due. This will also allow them to see all their due dates for all their classes that use google classroom and they can add due date for the classes that do not use the classroom. Ask your child to share their log in so you you can also see their calendars, you can add things for them like clean their room :-)

Lastly, if your child does not want to utilize any of the above they can very easily check their email by opening their chromebook and hitting the preloaded mail box on the bottom of their screen. An email is sent to a student every single time a teacher posts anything to the classroom. Also, by having their log in your can log in from anywhere and check their email as well.



extra credit 

Go to University Circle with your family. http://www.universitycircle.org/

Visit either the Cleveland Museum of art (FREE), Botanical Gardens, Museum of Natural History, Western Reserve Historical Society, Museums of Contemporary Art. (let me know if there is somewhere else you would like to go instead (school of music or CIA etc) Do some research! Some of these places are free certain days of the week or offer student discounts. Make plans for lunch near Museum of Contemporary art and Little Italy!

Write a paragraph about your visit and attach a picture of yourself inside your favorite part of the building, exhibit etc. Next walk over to the Case Western Peter B Lewis building by Frank Gehry. Take a picture of yourself in front of the building including your favorite view. Example my favorite view is from inside the CMA in the glass room. Present it to the class.

You need a pencil, eraser, and notebook every single day. Other supplies will be given as homework assignment as needed. If you do not have a computer with a printer and internet you need to make sure the teacher knows this so the teacher can write you a pass to the media center, otherwise you need to make arrangements when computer assignments are given.