7th Grade Studio Art

7th Grade Art 20113-2015



Contact Information:

Mr. Hubbard                          Room 415

BrianHubbard@ssas.org        941-330-1835   Ext. 1415


Course Curriculum:

Welcome to Sarasota School of Arts and Sciences ART! This year will be focusing on the fundamental elements of art and principles of design. We will discuss and look at art history and the different cultures that have brought about certain movements and styles in art. Students will develop their ability to creatively express themselves by utilizing their own imagination, community experiences, memories and life experiences.  Students will express their thoughts and ideas creatively, while challenging their imagination and problem-solving skills. With the creation of artwork, students will uncover a variety of art styles and materials.


Students will also be participating in art shows and exhibits here at the school, and also in our community. They will be on display to celebrate their hard work and reward original thought, problem solving, and critical thinking skills.



Students in the course will be graded largely on their participation and willingness to complete projects. Grades will be given for bell work. (Assignment at the very beginning of each class) The bell work will be math related.  Other parts of the grade will be classroom work, sketchbook assignments, tests/quizzes, and their participation in class discussions.  Students who are absent will be held responsible for gathering information from the missed day.  Grades will also include overall behavior within the art room, if a student is disruptive, additional written assignments will be required.

Projects:          35%

Quizzes/Test:  30%

Class work:     15%

Homework:     15%

Bell Work:        5%


Behavioral Expectations:


The art room is a different environment than other classroom. In order to keep a safe and productive environment for all students, specific procedures and rules must be followed and any negative behaviors that inhibit student learning or sacrifice student safety, will not be tolerated. Behaviors that have a negative impact on peers, the teacher, or art materials, will be dealt with quickly, fairly, and appropriately.


The art room is an interactive environment with many hands on activities. The very nature of this environment is meant to be fun and full of experimentation. Follow the rules, and we will have a fun, safe, and creative year where you will find the freedom to express yourself and to let others do the same!


Supplies Needed:

You will be expected to bring supplies to every class. If you come to class consistently without supplies, you will be marked as unprepared, which will affect your participation grade.


Sketchbook (you will have homework assignments in your sketchbook)



Supplemental materials

Supplies will be provided, however, the care and quality of the supplies cannot be guaranteed.

Therefore, students are encouraged to bring their own supplies whenever possible.

A set of colored Pencils and Markers would be a good idea to keep in your lockers for class!