Well, here we go again. This will be my 27th year at Helena High and I gotta say that I’d never imagine being as blessed as I am in my career. Still love the challenge. Life is full of challenges. Never become limited by your challenges. Challenge your limits. Fair enough. I’m Marty Scanlon. I started with Ceramics my first 4 years here and it’s been all Art classes since. I teach Art I, Art II, and Art IV. Love it all. Live and breathe art. I’m not great at anything but pretty good at everything. That’s not being cocky. That’s being confident. I’ve been very fortunate and blessed to make a career of it. And God willing I’ll finish with it. Enough of me.
It’s all about you.
As for all my art classes, I have a syllabus that lays out the descriptions and expectations. Please read through all of it and if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me anytime. We will do what we can do as best as we can do it. Just hang in there and make the effort. No, I don’t grade on talent. Don’t even use the word in art. So take a deep breath and exhale. It will all be good. Please, no stress. Don’t. Done deal. Mediums may be of a challenge but always solvable.
So, here we go. Relax, enjoy, smile, breath, create, grow, laugh. Who knows…you might surprise yourself with something amazing!
1st Period 8:20 - 9: 10 Art IV
2nd Period 9:15 - 10:05 Prep
3rd Period 10:15 - 11:05 Art I
4th Period 11:10 - 12:00 6th Assignment
5th Period 12:35 - 1:25 Art II
6th Period 1:30 - 2:20 Art II
7th Period 2:25 - 3:15 Art I
The elements and principles of design are the building blocks used to create a work of art.
Elements of Art are the visual “tools” that artists use to create an art work – they are what makes up an image or an art object: line, shape/form, value, color, space, and texture.
Principles of Design are the ways artists use the Elements of Art in an artwork – this is “what we do with the Elements” – how we arrange them, how we balance them, what is being emphasized, etc. The principles are: balance, contrast, repetition, emphasis, and unity.
Focus on drawing skills:
Creative drawings, shading techniques review and practice, pen and graphite drawings, texture shading, colored pencils and oil pastels techniques, design stylizing techniques, non-traditional art media, mix-media, introduction to watercolor pencils, watercolor techniques, etc.
Focus on drawing, painting and printing media:
Unusual painting media, creative designs – practice eye-hand coordination, pen and ink drawings, pattern values and creative application, introduction to silk screen printing, optical illusions and OpArt – review perspective, collages and acrylic paintings, composition and colors in Art.
In this class, you will do a project that integrates the knowledge you’ve acquired. You’ll have the opportunity to define and articulate critical questions and possible solutions for a challenge that professionals in the art field face today. This class is highly personalized and could serve as a career-launching experience.
This an opportunity for students to pursue a self-directed experience in their professional program that intentionally integrates their learnings.