STUDIO ART SYLLABUSMrs. Duckworth Phone: (585) 924-3252 x5003Victor Senior High School DuckworthS@victorschools.org1. MATERIALS AND ORGANIZATION REQUIRED MATERIALS: o Binder (1 ½ ”-2”) with 3 prongs and 2 pockets o One package of divider sheets with 5 dividers o Sketchbook – minimum 8” x 10”, maximum 9” x 12”, with at least 50 pages o #2 Pencils – at least 4 o Drawing/sketching pencil pack with sharpener and erasers o Lined notebook paper – approx. 50 sheets o Optional: Binder pencil case You are responsible for keeping an art binder at all times. Each paper you receive will have an appropriate space in your art binder. This binder can be used as a tool in any subsequent art classes you decide to take. Periodic checks of your binder’s organization will be given throughout the year – both announced and unannounced. You must bring your art binder, sketchbook, pencils, erasers and sharpener to every class. If you forget, you will lose points on your weekly process grade for each day you are unprepared.2. DEADLINES AND DUE DATES All due dates, resources and relevant information may be found in class, on project handouts, or on my website. Resources will also be available in my shared folder on the school server. Remember: some of your required documents are only accessible while at school, so please make sure you’re prepared with materials in the event you have to take something home! Use your reference sheets for more information on accessing files from home or school. HOMEWORK, CLASSWORK, SKETCHBOOK ASSIGNMENTS: If your work is late, you will lose credit at a rate of 2 points per school day, NOT CLASS DAY. Work turned in after two weeks will earn no more than half credit. You may not turn in late homework, notes or handouts at the end of the quarter. PROJECTS: During each project you will be given a due date. This is the date your project and related sketchbook assignment should be completed. If you are productive during class time, you should be able to complete your project by the required due date. However, since some people do work at different paces, you will be allowed to take projects home
or come in for extra time* if needed. If your project is turned in after the due date you will lose credit at a rate of 2 points per school day. Work turned in after two weeks will earn no more than half credit. In the event you feel you will not be able to complete a project by the due date, it is your responsibility to communicate with me IN ADVANCE of the due date with a valid explanation of why you need more time to complete the project. If you have not worked to your full potential during class you will not be allowed extra time. *If you fall behind or miss a class during any project, you must plan ahead and sign up to finish your project during Advisory, Academic Study, or Activity Period.3. RESPONSIBILITY FOR WORK AND PROPERTY You are responsible for knowing where your art binder, sketchbook, materials, projects and any other personal property are at all times. You are assigned a cubby to store all of these items. Periodic cubby checks will take place. At times you may be asked to put your work in another area of the room for storage or drying. You are responsible for knowing where you put your work. Putting your name on EVERYTHING will help keep track of your projects and supplies. The teacher is not responsible for lost work that you did not directly hand to her. It is your responsibility to turn in all completed worksheets, sketchbooks and projects on time and in the appropriate location based on instructions given at the due date. When your work has been assessed it will be returned directly to you for storage in your art binder/cubby or taken home.4. ASSESSMENTS AND EVALUATIONS QUIZZES AND TESTS – 20% Though there won’t be many of these, they will count as 20% of your overall grade. PRODUCTS – 30% All work will be graded objectively. It will not be graded on the skill level or artistic talent you possess. Grades are based on how fully you satisfied the expectations of the project, your level of effort, your innovation with developing a creative solution to the design problem and your use of all the time provided to complete the project. Projects, sketchbooks and classwork are a key component of every art course. Each will have a specific set of design tasks and directions. Each project will have a rubric for grading and reflection. You will receive these at the start of an assignment so expectations are clear before you begin. Due dates will be clearly posted and reminders will be given, but ultimately it is your responsibility to hand projects in on time. Rubrics will be reviewed along with the introduction to each project. After your work has been evaluated you will have an opportunity to improve it and resubmit it for a new grade within 2 weeks after receiving the graded project back. You must review your plans for the revision with me before starting. If you did not devote the time and energy to the first assignment you
will not be able to revise your project for a higher grade. When you hand in a revised assignment you must attach a new rubric with the original rubric and make notes as to where changes were made. If you have any questions regarding revising an assignment, feel free to discuss with me at an appropriate time in a respectful and appropriate manner. WEEKLY PROCESS & PARTICIPATION GRADES - 50% Process & Participation grades are given each week. These are determined based upon behavior, effort, participation, completion of clean up tasks and making excellent use of all your time in the art room to complete quality products. Students who disrupt others, are off task, sleep, turn in late work, fail to clean up, rush through assignments and projects, etc. will receive extremely low process grades. See Weekly Process & Participation Rubric.5. SKETCHBOOK To learn more in-depth about art techniques/concepts and to prepare for larger projects you will keep a sketchbook. Homework/classwork assignments throughout the year, as well as a portion of your mid-term and final exam grade will be based upon your sketchbook. It is important to save and organize all classwork, homework and projects for use in the sketchbook. The book will serve as a record of what you’ve learned throughout the year and will be a reference tool for any subsequent art class you may take.6. EXTRA CREDIT Opportunities for extra credit will be given throughout the year. Students in good standing (have completed all homework and projects on time, exhibit good behavior each class) may complete extra credit tasks for points on their weekly average. Extra credit will range from helping with additional clean up, to researching an artist or technique, to helping prepare for a project or art exhibition. Extra credit opportunities will be posted on my website or announced in class.7. PORTFOLIOS AND BOOK REVIEW Everything completed in class will be saved in your art binder, portfolio or sketchbook. At periodic times throughout the year and at the completion of the semester you will hand in these materials for evaluation.8. CLEAN UP, MAINTAINENCE AND SAFETY Everyone is required to clean up his/her own workspace, ONLY when the teacher says it is time. There is NO CLEANING UP EARLY! Those that clean up early will be asked to stay extra time after the bell to assist in additional clean up tasks.
Clean up jobs may be assigned and rotated throughout the year. Everyone must complete their clean up task after cleaning their own workspace. Failure to complete your job will affect your Weekly Process & Participation Grade. No food or drink is to be consumed in the art room at anytime during the day. The art room is intended as a place to create artwork and often times food or drink substances can contaminate the materials and vice versa. All purses, bags and other personal belongings are to be placed on the floor underneath your seat when you enter the classroom. This ensures the safety of those moving around the room as well as the cleanliness of your personal property from the wide variety of dust, water and media being used in the art room. Your daily supplies should be on your desk when the bell rings – this means getting out your binder, sketchbook and pencils from your cubby on your way into class!9. TARDINESS, ABSENCES, SKIPPING AND LEAVING CLASS The first time and second time you are late to class without a pass you will receive a warning. The third time you will be assigned a clean up detention to be served after school within two weeks of the tardy. Failure to stay will result in a referral. A fourth unexcused lateness will result in a phone call or email home along with a referral. Absences must be excused and legitimate. It is your responsibility to gather your missed materials at an appropriate time. You have one week from the date of your return to hand in your missed work. You must ask a classmate for any notes you missed for the days you were out. Students with extended absences may call the school to request materials and directions to be sent home. If you know you will be missing school for a valid reason, please pre-arrange (at least 3 days before) with me what work you will need to complete while you are out. Attendance lists are checked at the end of every day to verify legal absences. Students found skipping class are given an automatic referral and a 0 for a weekly process & participation grade. Everyone is expected to be in class the entire 85 minutes. There will be limited passes given for lockers, bathroom, the nurse’s office, phone calls, drinking fountain or for any other reason (barring an emergency). All of these can easily be completed between classes and before or after the school day. Being out of the classroom interrupts your learning, takes time away from developing your skill and disrupts the rest of the class. If you need to leave the classroom you must sign out. The sign out sheet is checked every 5 weeks during grading to see who is regularly leaving the room. These activities will be reflected in your grade for that marking period.10. CELL PHONES, MP3 PLAYERS AND OTHER PERSONAL DEVICES
Following the rules of the Victor Senior High School, cell phones belong in your locker, out of site for the entirety of the school day. iPods are allowed from time to time in the Art Room at the discretion of the teacher, provided they are at a reasonable level that does not impede conversation or work. Failure to follow these rules will result in the following consequences; 1st time: item taken for the rest of the block. 2nd time: item given to ISS teacher for remainder of school day. 3rd time: item taken and discussion with administration arranged. Additionally, any student listening to music when instruction is being given will lose their music privileges for the remainder of the marking period.STUDIO ART AGREEMENTWhen you have finished reading the Rules, Guidelines and Regulations of the Senior HighArt Department, please read, sign and date below to signify that you understand.I understand the rules, guidelines and regulations of the art room. I agree to follow them at all timesand know that I will be held accountable for any actions that go against the rules of the art room.Signature:________________________________________________ Date:___________________