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6th Grade Art

6th Grade Art
In 6th grade art we build on the skills introduced in the elementary levels, introducing students to middle school concepts such as exploring their personal and family heritage and symbolism, adding depth to drawings through different forms of perspective, and adding value to drawings through shading. We also cover advanced color mixing technique.

6th grade students attend a 44 minute art class every school day for one quarter of the school year, either 6th or 7th period in the afternoon.

Students are encouraged to be responsible for their own art supplies (the school-fee-purchased art kit), and are given 7 weekly art home works (drawing assignments and art vocabulary words to use in a sentance) to create and complete over the course of the nine week quarter, in addition to the 4 or 5 main projects that are competed in class during this time.

While some in-class socializing is allowed, behaviors that are not positive and counter to productive creativity are discouraged.
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                              6th Grade Homework

Homework #6             Animal In Environment                   Due 12/11/18

Find a photograph of a pet or an animal or choose a photograph from a magazine and draw it.  Do not use a cartoon, drawing or illustration. 

  • Sketch first in #2 pencil, then color with crayons, colored pencils, or watercolor paints. 
  • Make sure to include the animal’s ENVIRONMENT, or the surrounding objects. If necessary find the environment from another photograph or magazine picture and include that!
  • YOU ARE REQUIRED TO TURN IN THE PHOTOGRAPH with the homework assignment. It will be returned! If you are working from a digital image you may email the image to Mrs. Klemm at
  • Draw large, so that the drawing fills the majority of your sketchbook page.
  • Along with color, add value (shade with lights and darks) and detail.
  • Do homework in your sketchbook.
  • Turn in sketchbook OPENED TO THE PAGE the homework is completed on, on the day it is due, in the box on the teacher’s desk, or it will not be counted as turned in.


General Homework Guidelines:

  • Draw LARGE – try to fill the entire page.
  • Spend at least 45 minutes on your homework.
  • Follow directions

Grading requirements

=         Creativity – 2 points

=         Ability to follow directions – 2 points

=         Craftsmanship – 2 points

=         Quality of work – 2 points

=         Effort – 2 points

Use each of the following art vocabulary words in a complete sentence, indicating that you understand the meaning of the word. Sentences may be written either on the back of your homework in your sketchbook, or on a separate page in your sketchbook or on a lined piece of paper, or typed on computer paper. MAKE SURE YOUR NAME IS ON THIS PAPER!!!!: These words and definitions will be posted in the art room.

  • Tertiary or Intermediate colors (when mixing pigments, or paint), including the names of  some of these colors – give examples.
  • Neutral colors (when mixing pigments, or paint), including the names of some of these colors – give examples.
  • Environment

Grading requirements for definition portion:

=         Each complete sentence – 2 Points

=         Adding your name, homeroom, and class period you have art – 2 points

=         Getting homework in on time – 2 points

Total completed homework is worth a possible 20 points maximum.


Mrs. Klemm's Schedule

Klemm 2018-2019        
 WW AM Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:15-8:40 Cafeteria/ Hallway duty Cafeteria/ Hallway duty Cafeteria/ Hallway duty Cafeteria/ Hallway duty Cafeteria/ Hallway duty
8:45 plan C3 V2 M3 Mo4
to 9:30          
9:35 M4 D3 U5 C4 plan
to 10:20          
10:25   R5 J1 T-k C5
to 11:10          
11:24-11:54 Travel    
WGMS PM        
11:54-12:24 lunch        
12:24-1:08 6th Art 6th Art 6th Art 6th Art 6th Art
1:12-1:56 6th Art 6th Art 6th Art 6th Art 6th Art
1:56-2:26 Independent study/ homeroom- Iindependent study/ homeroom- Independent study/ homeroom-
Independent study/ homeroom-
Class meetings/ PLC 
Independent study/ homeroom-
2:26-3:40 (76 minutes)    8th Grade Mural Club until 4:15
8th Grade Mural Club
until 4:15 

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