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Mrs. Dockum

Marcia Dockum
  grades 7 to 12 Art and Photography                                       
e-mail contact: marcia.dockum@trsu.org

I graduated from Black River High School June of 1979.  The fall of 1979 to the summer of 1980 I attended the Center for Music Drama and Art in Lake Placid, New York.  I realized I wanted to pursue a career in Education to share the passion I have for Art.  I transferred to Johnson State College to study Art Education graduating in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science in Art Education K-12.  In 1983 I began my career at the Cavendish Town Elementary School teaching Art K to 6th grade for two years.  I started teaching Art grades 7 to 12 at Black River HigSchool/Middle School in 1984. Continuing my love for education I received  my Masters Degree in 1990 from the College of Saint Joseph. While I was pursuing my Masters in Education my husband and I began to raise a family. During the summer months I teach Art for young adults at the Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts here in Ludlow.  I am presently a member of the Board of Trustees for the Fletcher Farm Foundation where I work with Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts.  

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The classes I currently teach at Black River High School/Middle School are listed below including the course content, description, objectives along with a few examples of my students work.
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 Art I 


PROFICIENCIES FOR THIS COURSE


-Graduation Requirements (Enduring)​

    Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work. (VA.Pr6)

-Course Content Proficiencies (Important)

    Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. (VA.Cr1)

    Organize and develop artistic ideas and work. (VA.Cr2)

    Refine and complete artistic work. (VA.Cr3)

    Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation. (VA.Pr4)

    Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation. (VA.Pr5)

    Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work. (VA.Re9)

-Prerequisite Proficiencies for other classes (Specialized)

    There are no specialized proficiencies for this class.


COURSE DESCRIPTION:


Students will develop an appreciation for art along with the knowledge and skills necessary to further their interest.  Students learn to observe objects and detail draw; while gaining an understanding of spatial distance between themselves and the object they draw.  Art I is an introductory course designed to provide students with diverse experiences in drawing.  Emphasis is on improving drawing skills early in the course which will promote  higher quality and more sophisticated artwork throughout the class.  Students will continue to focus on the elements of art such as line, form, texture, space and color. 


 COURSE OBJECTIVES:


Students will develop an appreciation for art and the knowledge and skills necessary to further their interest.

Students will learn to enjoy art and desire to participate in art endeavors.

Students will learn skills to prepare them for further training in the field of art.

Students will develop the interest and appreciation for the field of art.

Students will display pride in themselves, their classroom, school and community.


COURSE CONTENT:

  1. Value techniques gray scale, ebony pencil

  2. Still life drawing, several single objects, drawing from observation

  3. Metamorphosis review of abstraction

  4. Value drawing

  5. Grid drawing, enlarging a photograph showing the full range of values

  6. Self-Portrait

  7. Pen and ink

  8. Scratch Art

  9. Final a choice drawing reflecting their skills and knowledge of the semester




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Art II  

PROFICIENCIES FOR THIS COURSE


-Graduation Requirements (Enduring)​

    Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work. (VA.Pr6)

-Course Content Proficiencies (Important)

    Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. (VA.Cr1)

    Organize and develop artistic ideas and work. (VA.Cr2)

    Refine and complete artistic work. (VA.Cr3)

    Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation. (VA.Pr4)

    Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation. (VA.Pr5)

    Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work. (VA.Re9)

-Prerequisite Proficiencies for other classes (Specialized)

    There are no specialized proficiencies for this class.

Course Description

Concepts, introduced in drawing will be further developed in Art I.  Students will develop a working vocabulary of terms specific to painting, viewing and critiquing works of art.  In this class students will explore color using watercolors, watercolor pencils, ink and acrylic paints, on traditional surfaces like paper, boards and canvas,  various methods of applying paint to a surface.  Students will explore the expressive nature of color and abstraction.  Techniques in the various media will be demonstrated, along with inspiration will be drawn from historical and contemporary artists. A portfolio will document artistic growth through out the semester.

Prerequisite: Art 1

 GOALS AND OBJECTIVE:

The student as an artist will express visually individual thoughts, feelings and idea.  Confidence will be developed  to create the use of various concepts and art media.    Students will develop and use standards for evaluations of one’s own art expression and of others to develop standards of taste and discriminating judgment.  Students will learn to see, feel and appreciate design in the natural and man made world, continuing to make use of all art elements and principles of design .  Students will develop originality, imagination and observation skills,   discovering and encouraging the development of one's own talent.

COURSE CONTENT:

  1. Drawing techniques and problem expanded, color wheel, color and design exercises
  2. Tints, Tones and Shade chart
  3. Primary color painting
  4. Secondary color painting
  5. Intermediate color painting
  6. Monochromatic Color painting– Monochromatic colors are one color plus tints, tones, and shades of that color.  Tints are made by adding white, tones by adding gray, and shades by adding black.
  7. Complementary Color painting – two colors located directly across the color wheel from each other such as orange and blue.
  8. Analogous Color painting – colors that are located near each other on the color wheel such as yellow, yellow-green, green, blue-green.
  9. Triadic Color painting – Three colors that are equidistant from each other on the color wheel such as orange, green, and violet.
  10. Cool Color painting – includes blues, violets and greens, along with all the shades, tones and tints of these colors.
  11. Warm Color painting – includes reds, oranges and yellows, along with all the shades, tints and tones.
  12. Design problem working with integration of color and shape
  13. Interior room design integrating perspective into the problem
  14. Abstraction color line direction
  15. Series of acrylic’s Stretching your own canvas and prepping for painting
  16. Introduction to watercolor
  17. Collage balance and symmetry





 



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PHOTOGRAPHY

PROFICIENCIES FOR THIS COURSE


-Graduation Requirements (Enduring)​

    Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work. (VA.Pr6)

-Course Content Proficiencies (Important)

    Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. (VA.Cr1)

    Organize and develop artistic ideas and work. (VA.Cr2)

    Refine and complete artistic work. (VA.Cr3)

    Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation. (VA.Pr4)

    Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation. (VA.Pr5)

    Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work. (VA.Re9)

-Prerequisite Proficiencies for other classes (Specialized)

    There are no specialized proficiencies for this class.


COURSE DESC
RIPTION:

Students will develop a working knowledge of black and white photography.  Use of a 35 mm camera and its features, development of film, prints and darkroom procedures are emphasized.  Students will create a body of work using the camera and what they know about light, value, contrast and composition.  Students should draw upon historical contemporary and personal references when creating images.  Above all photography is a fun activity, recording memories and communicating your ideas and thoughts.  Photography is unique in its ability to freeze forever a single instant of time.

 COURSE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:

The goal is to improve the student’s ability to see picture possibilities and to record them through the mastery of a 35mm camera.  The course will provide a ready and convenient outlet for creative energy.  You as the student will develop the necessary background to acquire the skills as a photographer as well to further studies emphasizing photography and its relationship between the natural interests in taking pictures. Students will gain improvement through the study of composition and through acquaintance with camera and the darkroom.

 COURSE CONTENT:

  1. How the camera works
  2. Aperture and Shutter speed
  3. Black and white film
  4. The power of shape
  5. Form that gives substance
  6. Texture in photographs
  7. Seeing and isolating pattern
  8. Tone as a picture element
  9. Tonal ranges
  10. Perspective in photographs
  11. Fore- middle and background
  12. Using framing in photographs
  13. Unusual view-points
  14. Emphasizing elements
  15. Portraits
  16. Character expression
  17. Informal street portraits
  18. Action
  19. Sport events and activities











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COURSE: STUDIO ART

 

 

PROFICIENCIES FOR THIS COURSE


-Graduation Requirements (Enduring)​

    Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work. (VA.Pr6)

-Course Content Proficiencies (Important)

    Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. (VA.Cr1)

    Organize and develop artistic ideas and work. (VA.Cr2)

    Refine and complete artistic work. (VA.Cr3)

    Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation. (VA.Pr4)

    Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation. (VA.Pr5)

    Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work. (VA.Re9)

-Prerequisite Proficiencies for other classes (Specialized)

    There are no specialized proficiencies for this class.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course is designed for the highly motivated student.  Art concepts will be reviewed and further developed in this course.  Students will use a variety of art mediums, or may choose one to concentrate on.  The students will focus on self-expression through participation in a variety of media. The student will be responsible for self-discipline and setting realistic goals for achievement in art.  Each student will work individually on special talents, interest and their abilities;  developing your imagination and creative potential.

 

Students who have taken Art II will be given first priority; this class is designed for the students who have demonstrated a strong commitment towards the arts.

 

 

COURSE GOALS AND OBJECTIVE:

To experience freely with the use of different art mediums and ideas.

To increase manipulative organizational skills in art performance appropriate to individual abilities.

To further understand the nature of art and the creative process.

Students will continue to work with the elements of art and the principles of design.

 

COURSE CONTENT

  1. Drawing techniques
    1. pen and ink
    2. pencil
    3. charcoal
  2. Color
    1. pastels
    2. watercolor
    3. acrylics
    4. colored pencil
  3. Collage
  4. 3-D sculpture
  5. clay
  6. paper mache   
             

















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Course : 7th grade Art


Middle school level art provides students with a basic overview of art emphasizing expression of creative ideas and appreciation of art all around us. This exploratory class will introduce students to a wide variety of materials, techniques, attitudes and ideas that will enable them to decide if art is a subject, they may wish to pursue while gaining skills.

By exploring art in these ways, the students will develop independence, self-discipline, critical-thinking, social skills and enhance self-esteem.  This course promotes success for all on an individual level.

The student will acquire an understanding of basic artistic vocabulary and concepts.  Students will learn to use the art materials and facilities properly with the art room environment.  This will teach all students cooperation and responsibility.

PROFICIENCIES FOR THIS COURSE


-Graduation Requirements (Enduring)​

    Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work. (VA.Pr6)

-Course Content Proficiencies (Important)

    Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. (VA.Cr1)

    Organize and develop artistic ideas and work. (VA.Cr2)

    Refine and complete artistic work. (VA.Cr3)

    Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation. (VA.Pr4)

    Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation. (VA.Pr5)

    Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work. (VA.Re9)

-Prerequisite Proficiencies for other classes (Specialized)

    There are no specialized proficiencies for this class.

 Course Objectives:

Students will learn how to expand their selves through self-expression in art.

Students will learn to persevere in being more patient with their work, concentrating on quality not quantity.

Students will learn how to work with fellow students by engaging in class discussions.

Students will learn to admire and attempt to capture the beauty of their environment.

Students will learn to expand their awareness skills by seeing their environment more creatively.

Students will learn to express their thoughts and ideas by organizing lines, color, and shapes in a variety of arrangements.

 

Student Learning Outcomes:

create art using at least three different mediums.

identify and utilize the following elements and principles of art: line, shape, form ,color, texture, balance, repetition, and variety.

identify symbolic meanings found in artwork.

identify artwork from three different cultures and at least three different artists.

reflect upon, describe, analyze, interpret and evaluate their own and other’s work.

understand that people create art to express thoughts, feelings and ideas; to make money; to make their environment

pleasing; to record history; to tell a story and make the connection that math, writing, reading, and critical

stance are connected to the visual arts.

 

Students will explore art during a 10 week quarter the various concepts of the elements of art and principles of design working with a wide range and variety of materials.  Some projects are ongoing while other projects may be completed in one class period.

Course Content:

One point perspective drawing their name:

Adding in line and texture for symbols and design using a sharpie pen.

One point perspective; drawing a city-scape; using gel pens on black paper.

Drawing

  1. Enlargement techniques from simple line drawings
  2. Drawings of still life using watercolor pencils

Drawing within a circle; design and pattern

Personal Flag; value clarification. The use of graphic symbols in art, and symbolic colors.

Painting and mixed media collage a specific theme will be addressed, working with balance and symmetry.

Painting using acrylic paints; personal choice.








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Grade 8 Art

PROFICIENCIES FOR THIS COURSE


-Graduation Requirements (Enduring)​

    Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work. (VA.Pr6)

-Course Content Proficiencies (Important)

    Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. (VA.Cr1)

    Organize and develop artistic ideas and work. (VA.Cr2)

    Refine and complete artistic work. (VA.Cr3)

    Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation. (VA.Pr4)

    Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation. (VA.Pr5)

    Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work. (VA.Re9)

-Prerequisite Proficiencies for other classes (Specialized)

    There are no specialized proficiencies for this class.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Students will be expected to produce more sophisticated and advance works of art than a 7th grade level.  The primary focus will still be on improving artistic development and the powers of observation.  Students will develop a higher standard for the quality of their work.  Students will continue to work on understanding the elements of art and the principals of design.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

Students will learn how to expand themselves through self-expression in art.

Students will learn how to persevere in being more patient with themselves, concentrating on quality not quantity.

Students will learn how to work with fellow students by engaging in group projects.

Students will learn the importance of completion by completing projects once started.

Students will learn how to develop and utilize a sense of aesthetics.

Students will further participate in group critiques to recognize their own growth or lack thereof it.

 

COURSE CONTENT:

  1. Drawing in observation
  2. Drawing still life
  3. Perspective
  4. Drawing using texture
  5. Imaginative subject
  6. Sculpture mask or puppets
  7. Painting color theory, using different color mediums
  8. Lettering and collage
  9. Design
  10. Printing






































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