Sara Moons

Room FA1102, FA1105 (Ceramics)

Art I

Ceramics II, III, IV

Contact Me:

sara.moons@misd.org

936-276-4000 ext. 4149

Conference:

8th Period 1:03 - 2:40

 

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Meet Mrs. Moons- click on the video for a welcome message from your art teacher!

For Art I supply list & Ceramics fee requirements, click on your class tab.

To join your class on Google Classroom,check your school email- class codes will be sent directly to you.

Sara Moons Picture
Sara Moons at Pearl Fincher Museum

Welcome to Mrs. Moons' Website!

This is my first year at Lake Creek, and I am very excited to be your teacher.  I am an art enthusiast, and you will see that in my teaching style.  I am an abstract artist, and I have been exhibiting my paintings for 15 years in local galleries.  I recently had my first museum exhibition at the Pearl Fincher Museum, which feels AWESOME to say- that was a huge goal of mine! 

I graduated from The Art Institute of Houston and started my creative career as a designer for an architecture firm.  I started teaching in 2007.  Eight of those years I taught elementary art, and for the last five years I have taught adults, teens, and kids privately through my art studio, and through galleries.  I even have my own kiln in my art studio and have loved teaching ceramics to kids for years!  If you want to see what kind of art I create, check out my IG page:  @saramoonsart

I am married to Mr. Moons, also a teacher, and we have 3 kids- a daughter who will be a freshman at Lake Creek this year, and 2 boys aged 10 and 6.  We have an adorable mini schnauzer/ terrier who looks just like baby Chewbacca.

Period Class Time
 1 (A) Art 1  7:20 - 8:57
 2 (A) Art 1  9:03 -10:45
 3 (A) Art 1  10:51 -12:57
 4 (A) Art 1  1:03 - 2:40
 5 (B) Art 1  7:20 - 8:57   
 6 (B) Ceramics   9:03 - 10:45
 7 (B) Ceramics  10:51 -12:57
 8 (B) Conference  1:03 - 2:40
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Art I

 Students are required to purchase basic art supplies- supply list is available below.

Art I Syllabus

Course Goals and Objectives

Throughout the year students will:

  • Create art using the elements of art: line, shape, color, texture, form, space, and value as tools to achieve the principles of design: emphasis, repetition/pattern, movement/rhythm, contrast/variety, balance, proportion, and unity.
  • Create art through problem solving by using direct observation, original sources, experiences, and imagination to communicate design solutions.  Students will understand copyright and public domain to use appropriate images for focal point of artwork when working from images rather than direct observation or imagination.  Students will express themselves, collaborate with each other, and will learn techniques in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, fiber art, design, and digital art.
  • Create using historical and cultural relevance in art.  Students will learn to compare and contrast historical and contemporary styles, and to describe cultural characteristics in art.  Students will have opportunities to collaborate on community based projects and learn about career opportunities through art.
  • Critically evaluate, analyze, and respond to the artworks by self, peers, and artists’ work in museums, galleries, and websites.  Students will construct physical AND electronic portfolio of personal artwork accompanied by written critique, analyzation, and interpretation to provide evidence of learning.

Classroom Expectations

  • Be in assigned seat ready to start daily warm-up when the bell rings.
  • No talking while Mrs. Moons is speaking.
  • Actively participate and make improvements on your artwork daily – your daily effort is a grade!
  • Be courteous and respectful of others.
  • Keep all cell phones put away during art.  NO cell phones are permitted in class unless specifically requested by teacher for image resource search.

Classroom Procedures

  • Place backpacks and personal items in front cabinet upon arrival.
  • Read instructions on white board to know which supplies to have out and ready.
  • Gather supplies required for daily warm-up.
  • Be in assigned seat with supplies when bell rings.
  • Begin daily warm-up.

 

Mrs. Moons

Art I

Supply List 2020-2021

  • Sketchbook (9”x12” or 8.5”x11” with unlined drawing paper, spiral binding)
  • Zipper pencil bag
  • #2 pencils (no mechanical)
  • 2 pink erasers
  • 2 glue sticks
  • 1 Elmer’s school glue bottle
  • Black Sharpies (fine and ultra-fine point)
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • Handheld sharpener
  • Washable markers
  • Colored pencils
  • 4 rolls paper towels
  • 1 box Kleenex/ tissue
  • 1 bottle liquid hand soap
  • Clorox wipes (if possible)

All supplies can be found at Wal-Mart, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, CVS, Michael’s, or Hobby Lobby. 

Email sara.moons@misd.org with any questions or concerns

Ceramics

All ceramics students are required to submit a $50 ceramics fee: please log into MySchoolBucks.com to pay online.

Art II Intro to Ceramics

Introduction to ceramic processes: utilization of basic clay materials, building of clay forms. Firing, glazing, and aesthetic principles of ceramic sculpture.

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Art III Intermediate Ceramics

Further study of ceramic techniques focusing on 3D portfolio development.  Art III students will be provided with opportunity to apply advanced techniques in designing, altering clay body, sculpting, and glazing, as well as photographing their finished products and developing an online portfolio.  Independent research will be required.

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Art IV Upper Level Ceramics

Further study of ceramic techniques focusing on 3D portfolio development.  Art IV students will be provided with opportunity to apply advanced techniques in designing, altering clay body, sculpting, and glazing, as well as photographing their finished products and developing an online portfolio.  Independent research will be required.

 

Ceramics II, III, IV Syllabus

Course Goals and Objectives

Throughout the year students will:

  • Create ceramic art using the elements of art: line, shape, color, texture, form, space, and value as tools to achieve the principles of design: emphasis, repetition/pattern, movement/rhythm, contrast/variety, balance, proportion, and unity.
  • Create ceramic art through problem solving by using direct observation, original sources, experiences, and imagination to communicate design solutions.  Students will understand copyright and public domain to use appropriate images for focal point of artwork when working from images rather than direct observation or imagination.  Students will express themselves, collaborate with each other, and will learn techniques in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, fiber art, design, and digital art.
  • Create using historical and cultural relevance in art.  Students will learn to compare and contrast historical and contemporary styles, and to describe cultural characteristics in art.  Students will have opportunities to collaborate on community based projects and learn about career opportunities through art.
  • Critically evaluate, analyze, and respond to the artworks by self, peers, and artists’ work in museums, galleries, and websites.  Students will construct an electronic portfolio of personal artwork accompanied by written critique, analyzation, and interpretation to provide evidence of learning.

Classroom Expectations

  • Be in assigned seat ready to start daily warm-up when the bell rings.
  • No talking while Mrs. Moons is speaking.
  • Actively participate and make improvements on your artwork daily – your daily effort is a grade!
  • Be courteous and respectful of others.
  • Keep all cell phones put away during art.  NO cell phones are permitted in class unless specifically requested by teacher for image resource search.

Classroom Procedures

  • Place backpacks and personal items in front cabinet upon arrival.
  • Read instructions on white board to know which supplies to have out and ready.
  • Gather supplies required for daily warm-up.
  • Be in assigned seat with supplies when bell rings.
  • Begin daily warm-up.