Dp2 syllabus spring2011


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Dp2 syllabus spring2011

  1. 1. Spring Semester 2011 DRAWING & PAINTING 2 Teacher: Ms. Munson – munsond@fultonschools.org, Room 410; 404.847.1980 ext. 272 Blog: http://munson-dp2010.blogspot.com/ Prerequisite: successful completion of Intro to Art OR Art History AND Drawing & Painting 1 Course Description: This course is a follow-up course offered at Riverwood International Charter School. Students will be introduced to and develop fundamental painting skills, and will continue to strengthen composition and drawing skills. The course includes studies in color sensitivity and a wide range of media and techniques. Art history, criticism and aesthetics are incorporated with studio production of drawings and paintings. Students who successfully complete this course receive .5 units of credit and are allowed to enroll in additional upper level art courses. Students will study artistic ideas as they relate to their own lives, to other areas of study, to their community and to other cultures. Skills and techniques will be developed and explored so students can communicate their ideas with greater clarity. Through this course, we hope to develop internationally minded people who exemplify the traits found in the Learner Profile. Units that are studied in the Drawing & Painting 2 course support the three fundamental concepts of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program: • Holistic learning – students discover ways in which art is related to all other subjects. They also learn that the strategies they develop to analyze and solve problems are those that will be used throughout their lives. • Intercultural awareness – through their study of art, students discover the rich history of the subject. They gain an understanding and appreciation for the many cultures that have contributed to the body of knowledge, which they study. • Communication – students will be encouraged to be active learners who can communicate their knowledge to others. They will practice technical, contextual, formal and conceptual ways to communicate the visual arts. In addition, throughout this course, we explore ways and examine topics that provide opportunities for students to develop the traits contained in the Learner Profile. Course Methodologies & Objectives: A number of methodologies are used in the Drawing and Painting 2 classes. Students generally work individually with interaction and feedback from their classmates through discussion activities and critique opportunities. They will receive direct instruction and be encouraged to show independent investigation and exploration to personalize their own learning. Students will read about art and artists, develop technical skills, analyze artwork, experiment, participate in problem-solving projects, formulate creative solutions, write and reflect on their work depending on the unit. Students are expected to demonstrate proper and safe use of materials and tools. Textbook: Exploring Painting. Worchester, MA: Davis Publications, 1995. Various supplementary texts, selected films, and appropriate websites provided by instructor. The book will be returned in good condition at the end of the semester or fines will be assessed. Replacement cost: $43.98 Student Responsibilities: 1. Each student will come to class prepared with assignments ready for the days work. 2. Each student will clean his or he own work area as well as any tools before the end of the class. Students who fail to do so will receive detention. 3. Keep and maintain a folder containing all tests, handouts, and notes taken on reading assignments, lectures, films, and demonstrations. 4. All Investigative Journal assignments are to be completed on time. 5. All students are expected to fulfill a level of professionalism within the class and demonstrate a desire to learn the subject. Supplies Required for this Class: A 200 page, hardcover 8½”X11” journal Roll of FREEZER PAPER 4 drawing pencils 1 chalk pencil 1 charcoal pencil Black gel pen Sandpaper paddle Kneaded eraser Vinyl (hard) eraser Blending tortillion/stump Pencil sharpener 4 count paint brush set All supplies can be carried over from DP1, or you can purchase them from the Riverwood Art Department (except for freezer paper). Supplies can also be purchased at any art supply store. Students are expected to be responsible for their own supplies and should bring them to class everyday.
  2. 2. Grading Criteria: Riverwood adheres to the Fulton County grading policy. A wide variety of assessments are used to gauge the success of Riverwood students. These assessments can be formative or summative. At Riverwood International Charter School, assessment is viewed as a continuous process allowing students, parents and teachers accurate information about student achievement. In this class, teachers utilize formative assessments to determine student understanding. These assessments often occur throughout each unit. At the end of each unit, summative assessments are utilized to gauge student understanding. A MYP assessment is also used to show how the student has performed against the MYP assessment criteria for the unit. All incomplete assignments will be averaged as a “0.” Traditional grade reports are sent home every 6 weeks. As an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program candidate school, RICS will use the program’s assessment criteria to report student progress. The students will be assessed at least once per semester against each of the four criteria. Reports of these scores will be sent at the end of each semester. The total semester grade will be an average of the following parts: Overall Grade % Grading Category Category Breakdown 50% PROJ Class Projects - All studio projects assigned per the 5 units of study and Quizzes 30% JOURN Journal Assignments – All Investigative Journal assignments and Mini-Labs 10% PART Participation – Folder checks, Homework, and Studio Clean-up 10% FINAL Final Exam Fulton County uses the following grading scale: 90-100 = A 80-89 = B 70-79 = C 69-Below = F ASSIGNMENT COMPLETION AND DUE DATES: Students will be given time to complete each studio assignment and will be given advance notice of due dates for both homework and class work. • Studio and Journal assignments not turned in on the due date will receive a 10% deduction each day the assignment is late. Late work turned in 5 days or more after the assigned due date will receive a 50% deduction. Unfinished work will receive only partial credit, 50% or less of the total points possible. • Homework assignments not turned in on the due date will have a 10% deduction if submitted by the following class. Beyond that point assignments will be accepted for 1 more class with a 50% deduction. • Folders will only be accepted late one class period after the due date for a 50% deduction. Parents will be notified by phone or email after 2 zeroes are recorded and/or when the student is in danger of failing. Please consult the Student Handbook for the recovery policy. Studio Time/Teacher Office Hours: The studio is open at 8am every morning for students needing extra time to work on assignments. The teacher is available at that time, but appointments are encouraged if the student knows he/she will need the teacher’s help. You can also set up additional time in the afternoons by a pre-arranged appoint with at least one day’s notice. Recovery Policy: Fulton County’s recovery policy is designed so that students who have regular attendance and have completed all assignments but are still unsuccessful in a course can have a chance to demonstrate mastery. Students can request recovery only if they meet the preceding criteria. Recovery does not mean that a student can skip a test or fail to turn in a major assignment and receive recovery as an alternative. The type of recovery assignments available to students is a matter of teacher discretion as long as it directly relates to the course objects. Teachers will determine when and how students with extenuating circumstances may improve their grades. (See page 4 of the Student Handbook.) Drawing & Painting 2 is broken down into three units of study. Within each unit you can expect: • MINI-LABS: short lessons that introduce one or two of the main objectives of the unit and will prepare you for creating the final project for each unit. • INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALS: Journal assignments are for experimenting and beginning to find your own way of expressing your ideas, feelings, and moods. If the journal assignment is not completed in class, it should be considered homework and completed on your own time. • STUDIO PROJECT: cumulative art project for each unit of study where you will demonstrate the art techniques and concepts taught for each unit. • HOMEWORK: small daily or weekly exercises designed to maintain hand to eye coordination. • FOLDER CHECKS: All handouts and responses to weekly quotes are to be organized and maintained through the semester. They will be checked frequently throughout the semester.
  3. 3. Drawing & Unit 1: Medium Exploration and Sensitivity to Color Painting 2 Unit Question – How does an artist use color to express ideas or emotions to the world around? Units of Area of Interaction – Community and Service Study and Assessment Criteria – Knowledge and Understanding Areas of Significant Concept – Exploring color theory and composing a painting. Student will explore color theory and Interaction: different painting techniques. Student will learn how artists have used color to many different ways in painting throughout history and across different cultures. Students will develop a deeper understanding of how to compose a painting through color knowledge. Unit 2: Developing Meaningful Ideas in Imitative Painting (Realism) Unit Question – How do artists recreate their environment through paint? Area of Interaction – Environment Assessment Criteria – Reflection and Evaluation Significant Concept – Critically looking at Realism and learning how to plan a realistic painting from the beginning through to completion. Students will use their knowledge of value from DP1 along with their developing sense of color to create realistic compositions. Students will learn the importance of realism through studying the realistic paintings throughout history and comparing modern Realism to Realism of the past. Unit 3: Exploring Color, Value, and Texture in Expressive Paintig Unit Question – How can an artwork show personal feelings and emotions? Area of Interaction – Health and Social Education Assessment Criteria – Personal Engagement Significant Concept – Portraying personal emotions and feelings through color, line, and/or texture. Students will study expressionistic painting throughout history comparing past works to more modern expressionistic works. Students will learn how to use color and paint to portray their own ideas, emotions, and feelings. Unit 4: Contemporary Approaches in Abstract Painting Unit Question –How can an artist create meaning through abstraction and non-object painting? Area of Interaction – Human Ingenuity Assessment Criteria – Personal Engagement Significant Concept – Creating meaning through abstract and non-objective paintings. Students will study modern mixed media works and learn how the abstract and non-objective movements evolved. Students will learn how to abstract their own drawings and will work with formalistic compositions to create compelling paintings with visual movement and focal emphasis. Unit 5: The Search for a Personal Voice – Concentration Development Unit Question – How does an artist create a series with a personal connection in each work? Area of Interaction – Health and Social Education Assessment Criteria – Application Significant Concept – Creating a connected series of paintings. Students will study both past and modern examples of what constitutes a series. Each student will plan and develop a series of paintings based on the techniques they have learned while beginning to develop a sense of self within each work of the series.
  4. 4. Name___________________________________________________________ Course__________________________________________________________ Semester: Spring 2011 PASS LOG PASS #1: DATE TEACHER SIGNATURE PASS #2: DATE TEACHER SIGNATURE PASS #3: DATE TEACHER SIGNATURE