ABOUT THE TEACHER
Name: Ms. Pando
Subjects Taught: Art 1-4, Fine Art Survey
Years on TEAM PR: 5 as of this year :)
Education: Bachelor of Art Education from University of Louisiana at Lafayette- GO CAJUNS! I attended high school at Fountainebleau High.
Extras: I enjoy doing art, playing/watching soccer, playing with dogs ( I have two!), reading books ( mostly mystery, sci-fi, and horror), discovering new music, being in nature, and traveling! My favorite treats are coffee, caramel, peanut butter anything! I love teaching students how to be creative, express themselves, and see the beauty in all things.
ABOUT ART 1
Welcome to art class! Art 1 is an introductory course in art education. Students in this course can expect to learn beginner drawing, painting, color theory, crafting and art history, focusing on gaining an understanding of the elements and principles of art. All students will be required to pay a $3 art fee which will cover all art materials used in class. In addition to the art fee, students must have a 8x11 or 9x12 sketchbook every day in class, as well as a poster board which will serve as a portolio for artwork. I also require all students to have an OPEN MIND and a WILLINGNESS to think outside of the box and exercise your imagination on a daily basis.
ABOUT ART 2-4
Welcome back to art class! In addition to the above information, students in this course can expect a deeper understand of the elements and principles via more complex projects and more opportunities to pursue subjects/mediums which they find personally interesting. Projects will be more focused on STUDENT DEVELOPED ideas. It is important to note that this is a shared level course, which means art 2, 3, and 4 students will all be in the same class. This means that art 3 and 4 students will sometimes be working on different assignments than the art 2 students. Students in art 3 and 4 will be given the opportunity to complete a number of independent ( student chosen) projects in order to improve on skills and ideas they have already explored.
ABOUT FINE ARTS SURVEY
Fine Art survey is a course that focuses on on art and art history in the fall, and music, theatre and dance in the spring. Each semester is designed around the text: ART IN FOCUS- 4th edition, and MUSIC! Its Role and Importance in our Lives. In the fall students will study the language of art, as well as art history of different cultures around the world. Students will learn about famous artists, past and present, and will do various small art projects about once a week to supplement classwork. In the spring, students will study genres of music, music traditions of different cultures around the world, and will learn about famous musicians, past and present. We will also study the art of theatre and dance, and will view several performances relevent to the text.