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AIS ARTS CENTRE CURRICULUM AND LESSON PLANS

AIS ART CLASS FOCUS: SCHOOL YEAR 2014-2015


 Click below to view lesson plans:

Academia International B-school Art lesson plans

Art and design CAMBRIDGE Official Document (Cambridge curriculum can be found: http://www.cie.org.uk/) A/AS Level Art and Design Curriculum Alevel-syllabus Stufenlehrplan Primarschule Gesamtausgabe (Swiss public school comparison: http://www.avs.bl.ch/) For Gestalterische Berufsmaturität Basel Supports the Arts!

For Private Art Lessons please contact me at christine.berger@academia-international.ch

45 minutes private lesson is 73.50CHF through Academia at the Arts Centre

WHAT IS NEW?

  • The Arts Centre has undergone a facelift. We have many to exciting changes.
  • The Chill Out Cafe: for students to relax, congregate, hold discussions and to "Chill Out Café" when they need.
  • The Computer Lab: Green, Blue and 7th grade should bring UBS sticks to class to save work on. The stick can be left in their student drawer. Upper level student will learn Photoshop and InDesign. Behaviour is of utmost important in this lab please discuss respectful behaviour with computer equipment with your child.
  • A climbing room is also being added for free play
  • The band room downstairs is also evolving
  • we have also new lino cut equipment this year for printmaking


NEW CODE OF CONDUCT FOR THE ARTS CENTRE

RESPECT FOR MYSELF, OTHERS AND THE ENVIRONMENTCODE OF CONDUCT

CHILDREN CAN EARN:

MERITS FOR GOOD BEHAVIOUR (Pizza Party or Indv. Rewards) AND/ OR DEMERITS FOR BAD BEHAVIOUR. DEMERIT PROCESS: 1. Your child will receive a verbal warning and a discussion with the class about the actions will take place. 2. Your child will bring home a behaviour card for you to discuss and sign. The card will be brought back and stored in the student file. 3. Your child will work on a project alone out side of class in order to reflect on the behaviour. A card will also be sent home for signature and return. 4. If the child continues to repeat the behaviour then a parent, teacher and principle meeting will be called.

Artists in Focus Spring 2015:

HUNDERTWASSER (Wikipedia, (2015). Friedensreich Hundertwasser. [online] Available at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedensreich_Hundertwasser [Accessed 26 Jan. 2015].)

Friedensreich Hundertwasser
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Hundertwasser in New Zealand in 1998
Born Friedrich Stowasser December 15, 1928 Vienna, Austria
Died February 19, 2000 (aged 71) aboard the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2
Nationality Austria, New Zealand (in his later life)
Known for Art, architecture

Paul Gauguin: We will visit exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler

Wikipedia, (2015). Paul Gauguin. [online] Available at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Gauguin [Accessed 26 Jan. 2015].

Paul Gauguin

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Gauguin, c. 1891
Born Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin 7 June 1848 Paris, France
Died 8 May 1903 (aged 54) Atuona, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia
Nationality French Post-Impressionist & Primitivist artist
Known for Painting, sculpture, ceramics, engraving
 

ARTISTS IN FOCUS Fall 2014: Peter Doig

Wikipedia, (2015). Peter Doig. [online] Available at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Doig [Accessed 26 Jan. 2015].
http://i1.wp.com/upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a8/Peter_Doig_-_%27No_Foreign_Lands%27_Presser_-_2013-08-01.jpeg?resize=385%2C293
Peter Doig at the No Foreign Lands exhibition (2013).
Born 17 April 1959 (soon 56) Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Died Still Alive
Nationality Scottish, British
Education Wimbledon, Saint Martin's & Chelsea Schools of Art
Known for figurative painting
We visited Artwork at Fondation Beyeler in December 2014, Basel
Movement Metamodernism: modernism and post-modernism.

ARTISTS IN FOCUS Fall 2014: PAUL KLEE (Wikipedia, (2015). Paul Klee. [online] Available at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Klee [Accessed 26 Jan. 2015].)

To See more of Paul Klee please also visit: https://www.artsy.net/artist/paul-klee
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Paul Klee in 1911, photographed by Alexander Eliasberg
Born 18 December 1879 Münchenbuchsee near Bern, Switzerland
Died 29 June 1940 (aged 60) Muralto, Switzerland
Nationality Swiss (after he died), German
Education Academy of Fine Arts, Munich
Known for Painting
Notable work(s) more than 10,000 paintings, drawings, and etchings, including Twittering Machine (1922), Fish Magic (1925), Viaducts Break Ranks (1937).
Movement Expressionism, Bauhaus, Surrealism
 

Books used for curriculum and lessons:

  • Produkt-Information Kinder entdecken Hundertwasser
  • Produkt-Information Kinder entdecken Paul Klee: Die kunterbunte Fundrube für den Kunstunterricht
  • GO:A Kidd's Guide to Graphic DesignGO:A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design by Chip Kidd

RECOMENDED VISITS: RECOMMENDED WEB-SITES FOR KIDS:

Talking / Dialogue in Class will continue as normal:

We are focusing on building our innovation skills this year through learning about art history and applying different techniques to solve challenges. We will look at and discuss artists, their lives, their work and what can we take away from that. We are also learning to talk about art objectively using formal art elements (line, colour, space, texture, shape, form, value) and subjectively as we apply our feelings to discuss how the art makes us feel. We are learning to find how facts affect our feelings. Our challenge is to learn to speak of a feeling as a feeling and not as a fact using. Example:  "I feel ______(feeling) when I see ________(fact or art element) in the art piece."
problem solvingCrossing Curriculum for a Conceptual Age: Above and beyond art skills the students are also exploring Geography and the Cultures of different artists and cultures. We attempt to understand why culture was the way it was during the artists life time (History) and apply it to today concerns in open discussion.
In art we are building self-confidence in aesthetic skills in order to support our children in a world of abundance. In the future our children will need a high level of creativity in whatever profession they enter. In addition to creativity our children will need a high level of social skills in order to compete successfully for career positions and to compete with automation. It is suggested that outsourcing jobs to 2nd world countries will create high competition for jobs in 1st world countries when our children enter the job market, hence the need for learning to be innovative and social.
Please visit and watch and read: Alphabet: angst order liebe (auf Deutsch) Ignoring Art Academically_Berger (in English)

Caring:

Each student has been given a Paint Brush to care for this year. They are learning to take care of materials and take responsibility for objects. Most are proud of how they care for their brushes and this has drastically changed the way they look and care for materials. The message will then also be applied to caring for other things and people as well.

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FINE MOTOR SKILLS AND CREATIVITY:

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