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Artistically Awesome


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A brief overview of the rules and procedures used in an elementary art classroom.

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Artistically Awesome

  1. 1. Artistically Awesome! How to use the Art Room to its fullest potential!
  2. 2. Art Room Procedures <ul><li>Sit in your assigned seat until instructions are given </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the class job chart to find your table’s job for the day </li></ul><ul><li>Work together at your table to share materials and clean up as a team </li></ul><ul><li>Share your ideas and opinions! </li></ul><ul><li>Leave the room neat and tidy, ready for the next group </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Three “Bee’s” <ul><li>“ Bee” Safe: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Walk in the classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use tools and materials safely </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clean up any spills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help classmates when they need assistance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Bee” Respectful </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use quiet voices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speak when it’s your turn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listen to others when they are speaking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be a team player </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Bee” Responsible </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you helped make the mess, please help clean it up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Report any dangerous situations to the teacher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Return all tools and materials to the correct locations </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Art Room Jobs <ul><li>Chair Checkers: make sure all chairs are pushed in at the end of class (or stacked up at the end of the day) </li></ul><ul><li>Table Captains: Check everyone’s table at the end of class to make sure all materials are put away appropriately </li></ul><ul><li>Handout Helpers: Assist the teacher in passing out materials at the beginning of class </li></ul><ul><li>Floor Finders: Check the floor at the end of class to make sure it is clean and neat </li></ul><ul><li>Material Collectors: Assist the teacher at the end of class by picking up materials and artwork from each table </li></ul><ul><li>Final Inspectors: Check every table, chair, and the floor to give a final two thumbs up! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Cleaning Up After Painting <ul><li>YOU are responsible for your own materials! Please clean up after yourself by doing the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Take water container, paintbrushes, and paint trays to the sink area. Rinse out all tools and place clean paintbrushes in the container with the bristles facing UP. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If there is leftover paint, leave it on the counter. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Throw any wet newspaper away; fold any dry newspaper to be recycled another day. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Put your painting on the drying rack (use two hands to carry it). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure your table is clean and dry. Use a sponge to clean up any paint or water, and dry with paper towels. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help any classmates that need an extra hand. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Put your paint smock back in the closet (neatly). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be proud of yourself for a job well done! </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Cleaning Up After Clay <ul><li>Clay is FUN! Follow these rules for a quick clean up: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gather any scraps of clay and place them back in the plastic clay bag. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gather all tools (rolling pins, clay cutters, sponges, wire cutters) and put them back in the correct place on the clay cart </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wrap your clay project in your plastic bag. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If you are finished with the project, wrap it very loosely. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If you are still working on your project, wrap the plastic tightly around the clay. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write your name on a piece of tape and stick it to the bag. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Place your project on the clay shelf. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recycle any newspaper that you can; throw away any torn or wet paper. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use a sponge to clean the clay off your table; dry with paper towels. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help any classmates that need an extra hand. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wash your hands! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Put your apron back in the closet (neatly). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be proud of yourself for a job well done! </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. How To Turn In A Completed Project <ul><li>Make sure your name (first and last) is on the back of your project (or on the bottom of a clay project). </li></ul><ul><li>Put your teacher code under your name (classroom teacher’s first initial and grade number. Example: Popko’s 4 th grade is P-4). </li></ul><ul><li>Place your completed project in the “completed projects” tray on the teacher’s desk. If you are finished with a painting and it is still wet, place it back on the drying rack. </li></ul>
  8. 8. I’m Finished…Now What? <ul><li>Once you have completed your work and you still have some time left until the end of class, choose from these options: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read a book </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free draw </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Play with clay </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a recycled project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the pattern blocks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Play a game with a friend </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. You Are On Your Way! <ul><li>Now that you have learned how to use the Art Room appropriately, you can have a lot of fun! </li></ul><ul><li>Remember, there are no wrong answers in art. Your opinions matter. Don’t be afraid to tell people how you feel about the art we are working on. </li></ul><ul><li>Bring your ideas with you every time! </li></ul>
  10. 10. Credits <ul><li>Beethoven, L. van “Piano Sonata No. 14 ‘Moonlight’”, retrieved from </li></ul><ul><li>Slidecast created by Jessica L. Maynard, July 2009 </li></ul>