8th Grade Studio Art


8th Grade Art  2014-2015



Contact Information:

Mr. Hubbard                          Room 415                                                   Toaster

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


Course Curriculum:

Welcome to Sarasota School of Arts and Sciences ART! In the 8th grade course will be learning more about the Elements & Principles of Design that artists use to create a work of art.  We will be learning about the various roles that artist play around the world, as well as learning about different artist and cultures. This course is designed to further the art skills and techniques acquired in previous grades. Students will be challenged to use higher-level creative and critical problem-solving skills in creating all projects using the Elements of Art (line, shape, space, color, value, texture, form) and a variety of media and techniques.

Students are required to participate in class projects and discussions, complete all assignments within the time period given, meet the criteria of the assigned projects and help care for the supplies and equipment in the art room.

8th Grade students will participate in showing work around the school campus and also at art shows and exhibition here at the school.  We will also be attending the North County Art show that will be displayed in the Landing toward the end of the year.



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!


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!