• Welcome to the 2020 - 2021 School Year

    Ms. Faucher's ART Class

    for a list of weekly topics and assignments go to the bottom of this page




    There is a "visit website" link next to your class period that will take you to our virtual in-person meetings on Google Classroom


    Email me at: April_Faucher@chino.k12.ca.us

    Access to your meet link is in your ClassLinks - It should also be available in your Aeries account on the "view website" button :) 



    I will need to see you ---SEE--- you and hear you for you to be marked as PRESENT for class. Having a "dark screen" does not let me know if you are actually IN class. If I cannot make contact with you during class visually, I may need to remove you from the meeting for security purposes. You will then need to reconnect and let me know what is happening. This is a CLASSROOM and you need to be IN it :) 


    These are the hours which I will be available, live, on Google Meet, for questions regarding assignments, schedules, and other schoolwork concerns. Find the link for my Virtual Office hours in our Google Classroom

    Tuesday - Friday 

    7:45am - 8:30am


    Use Classlink to access your Google Classrooms (GCR):



    Grading Portal

    Grades will be updated in Aeries regularly so that students and parents can monitor student progress as soon as it is available. 

    Please email me with any questions or concerns.



    Monday through Friday (August 17 - August 21): Elements of Art/Design - Line, Shape, Form, Space, Color, Value and Texture

    Define and Draw examples of each of these in your note/sketchbook


    Monday through Friday (August 24 - August 28): How to Discuss Art (link - https://slideplayer.com/slide/6672445) minutes 0:00 - 11:45

    and COLOR THEORY - the color wheel and vocabulary that we use for color use CREATE A COLOR WHEEL THIS WILL BE GRADED (color wheel can be done by

    watching either a YouTube how-to video or using whatever materials you may have on hand such as color pencils or crayons etc. we created on IN class which will

    be checked/graded for completeness at the beginning of the class the following meeting)


    Monday through Friday (August 31 - September 4): Principles of Art/Design - Pattern, Emphasis, Movement, Balance (both symmetrical and asymmetrical), Rhythm,

    Contrast, and Unity (harmony). These should be defined in a notebook. These definitions were then matched to specific works of art (not in any order here):

    The Last Supper by Leonardo DaVinci

    Marilyn Diptych by Andy Warhol

    Christina's World by Andrew Wyeth

    Spoon Bridge and Cherry sculpture

    Nude Descending a Staircase No.2 by Marcel Duchamp

    The Sorrows of the King by Henri Matisse

    The Storm on the Sea of Galilee by Rembrandt

    You may look these up and make decisions on which works best fit the definitions of each principle and email me your answers if you were absent.

    Finally we started a drawing in class that will be worked on further on Tuesday September 8th due end of period that day:

    Draw an elephant in a tree using CONTRAST in at least one of the elements of art (no you should not copy the Dr Seuss drawing of Horton!)

    The final project sheet was also posted online in Google Class... it is NOT due until the end of the trimester... more clarification to follow.


     Tuesday through Friday (September 8 - September 11): Drawing of an Elephant in a Tree (needs to show at least one element of art in CONTRAST) was due 9/9/20

    Rest of the week discussion on what makes "good" art and what is plagiarism - see quote here:

    Alan Bamberger (art consultant and appraiser) said, "At its most fundamental level, good art is an effective combination of concept, vision and mastery of medium (the ability to get the point across). Good art is also uncompromisingly honest, unselfconcious, bold, ambitious, enlightening, original, challenging, and a feast for the senses. It doesn't necessarily have to have all of these qualities, but at the very least it has to keep you coming back for more... and never bore."

    Looked at Van Gogh, Michaelangelo vs Picasso, Dali, and Kandinsky

    Drawing for the week due Tuesday (periods 1, 2, 3) and Wednesday (periods 4, 5, 6) = 

    Draw a bowl of at least three pieces of fruit in the STYLE of your favorite artist - be sure to NAME your artist and what style they used to create their works, drawing should be on UNLINED paper in whatever media you are most comfortable


    Monday through Friday (September 14 - 18): This week's topic was COMPOSITION and specifically how items (elements) can be placed in various areas to create visual

    interest in a work of art. We collected throw-away items like cardboard, plastic straws, plastic cutlery (forks and spoons etc), paper clips, cotton swabs, food container lids

    from water bottles, or lids of yogurt, cardboard boxes like those from cereal, aluminum foil, chip bags (insides are shiny and the bag is easy to cut down into various shapes).

    The items will be used to assemble a FISH. We looked at a short assemblage video (there are several online samples to choose from) on how different artists are inspired to

    create art from things that most people would throw out. The fish is due on Tuesday 9/22 for periods 1, 2, and 3 to show in class. The fish is due Wednesday 9/23 for periods

    4, 5, and 6. All students were told to check their AERIES accounts for missing or absent work!!! If there is missing or absent work please use the office hours meet link that

    is listed in my Google Classroom materials section :) then I can check the items as turned in :) 


    Monday through Friday (September 21 - 25): The Assemblage Art Fish is due this week in all classes. 

    Next topic is how to draw the human head/face (in class Thursday and Friday) Grades for 6 week progress report went out this week. The topic for the face drawing was

    "proportion" as used in art class

     Monday through Friday (September 28 - October 2): Collage and Proportion.

    Proportion in art discussion using the human face as an example of proportions in real life. In-class draw-along face was done as participation and a follow-up project on

    using collage to include colorful images around the face drawing. End of week we started on shade and shadow with the following link: https://youtu.be/Gu4ed2OR6FU

    as a video tutorial to begin next week.

    Monday through Friday (October 5 - 9): Shade and Shadow with Pen/Ink

    Video link is https://youtu.be/wGoDnBksTYE (this was the video for Monday) cut and paste the link into your browser

    Video link (for Tuesday) is https://youtu.be/QiPT75pHL_8 cut and paste the link into your browser

    We are on minimum days Tuesday and Wednesday and will be practicing these techniques in class using any pen you have available

     Monday through Friday (October 12 -  16): Monday Michaelangelo - sculptor, painter, artist

    Due is the work from last week on pen and ink techniques watching creative time with Peter Draws on YouTube as inspirational doodling ideas. Also started last in-class

    assignment topic: Graphic Design - an introduction - using a word as SHAPE. This will use color, line, texture, and shape to create a visually abstract word in class. This will 

    be due at the end of the week. Video link to visual memory: https://youtu.be/VhG7DENh-uk

    Monday through Friday (October 19 - 23): IN CLASS TIME TO WORK ON FINAL PROJECT FOR FEEDBACK - there should be no reason the final project is not done by the 

    end of this week. It has been posted in the Google Classroom for over 7 weeks. A half page paper about your project will be due by 2:30 on Friday the 23rd that uses

    at least 7 of the 14 vocabulary words that we worked with in class (Principles and Elements of Art) - typed and emailed to me at April_Faucher@chino.k12.ca.us

    Monday through Friday October 26 - 30): Final presentation of projects shown in class - students were given an assigned day to present their work this last week of class.

    Any absent work is due at the latest by Wednesday October 28th.