Art 1 Pinconning High School Art 1 Syllabus 2011- 12 Ms. Moore, firstname.lastname@example.org Visit PHS art website @: www.pinconningartroom.blogspot.comCourse DescriptionIf you are a beginner or intermediate artist, your artistic skills and techniques will beenhanced through this class. This course will cover a wide range of art mediums andcategories as well, ranging from a landscape watercolor to abstract art. Self-expressionism is highly stressed and encouraged, and learning to use art as a means toexpress your ambitions, thoughts, and views will be strengthened. Well- known artistswill be used as a means to develop interesting techniques and insights. Art 1 also followsthe Michigan and the National art benchmarks.Course RequirementsThroughout Art 1, you will be taught specific art techniques that will be evidencedthrough a corresponding art project. For example, you might have 2- 3 lessons on how tomix, blend, and add texture to acrylics. Within the same lessons, you might also belearning about abstract art; hence, your project would likely be to create an abstractacrylic painting demonstrating the techniques learned in class. In this way, you arepreparing yourself as an artist to develop your own personal artistic style in the nearfuture (hopefully, in Art 2 and Studio Art). In other words, Art 1 is the platform forlearning basic to intermediate drawing, painting, and other art skills. You will beprovided with both group and individual art lessons.You will be creating a final art project every 2- 3 weeks. Each project will be wortha total of 100 points, and will be graded using the following guidelines:____/ 25 Overall Creativity____/ 25 Overall Appearances____/ 25 Professional Behaviors / Class Participation____/ 25 Medium Techniques & Skills
____/ 100 Total • Quizzes. Throughout this course, I will occasionally give you quizzes when necessary to determine student learning. There will be 5 quizzes given per semester, each worth 10 points each. Total = 50 points • Final Exam. Every class is required to give a final exam in high school. The final exam will cover art techniques, art history, the art elements and principles, and the various cultures studied. Total = 100 pointsGrading Scale:The following art mediums will be covered: • Watercolor • Acrylic paint • Pastels • Charcoal/ pencil • Sculpture • Mixed- Media • InkLessons will be given on the following art categories: • Still- Life • Abstract Art • Faces & Figure Drawing • Drawing techniques • Landscape • Art History • Art Integration • Art Principles & Elements
Classroom rules: RESPECT. ...for everyone and everything. It is that simple. • Follow all rules as stated in the PHS student handbook. • Respect yourself, your teacher, and everyone else. • Be in your seat when the bell rings with 2 sharpened pencils, an eraser, and with attentive behavior. • Talk only when appropriate and with peers at your table only. Keep conversation levels low. No talking during instruction time when the teacher is giving a lesson. o **ATTENTION** There will be NO talking of inappropriate topics in this classroom without direct consequences! This year there is a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for such inappropriate conversations. Talking in the classroom is a privaledge I allow for your enjoyment, but it certainly is not a requirement. The first time I hear an inappropriate conversation and/ or language you WILL be removed from your seat away from those you were having a conversation with for a minimum of 2 weeks in addition to a write-up. The second offensive will result in a permanent removal from your chosen seating arrangement. Inappropriate Topics Include: illegal acts ( such as drinking), hurtful gossip (talking about someone else (student or staff member) in a negative way), inappropriate language… o If I tell you to quiet down, that means LOWER your voice so that I can not hear your conversation; this includes a general “Class, lower your voices.” That includes YOU if you are talking. If you fail to lower your voice, you WILL be removed from your table for the rest of the hour. Second offense will be for the rest of the week; Third for the rest of the semester. • Respect the art room and all art materials. Clean up your area and all of the supplies that you used for the day. Put supplies neatly back where they belong.Consequences: 1. Warning and/ or removal from art activity and/or seat 2. Call, email, or note sent home 3. Office Referral**Students not ready or prepared for class on time will be given a tardy for the day.Please Note: This includes NOT having 2 sharpened pencils and an eraser at thebeginning of class!!! If you do not have a pencil ready for class, I will supply one foryou, but this will earn you a tardy for the day. Remember, if I can not start class on timebecause you failed to come prepared, it is necessary to fairly give you a consequence formaking the entire class wait.***Office Referrals/ Write- Ups will be given immediately for given behaviors notappropriate for a classroom environment.
Rewards: 1. The JOY of an enriching, creative environment. 2. Good Grades 3. Art Shows 4. Creating your own artwork and having it to share and enjoy 5. I-pod privileges.Please RETURN ONLY the below information. Art syllabus due Thursday, September6, 2011.Dear Parent(s) and/ or Guardian(s),My name is Ms. Moore and I am looking forward to being your child’s art teacher for the 2011-12 schoolyear! I have been teaching art at Pinconning Area Schools for over ten years and not only teach, but alsolive and embrace our community as well. I have a Bachelor of Fine arts degree from Bowling Green StateUniversity, have studied art and architecture at the Richmond College in London, and received my ArtEducation degree from SVSU. I am currently finishing up my graduate degree at SVSU in masteryteaching. Please note that the easiest way to contact me is via email at: email@example.com. I can assure youof a prompt reply.Please read the above syllabus to ensure you agree to my expectations for your student in my class. Also, itis important to fill out the contact information so that I can contact you for behavior issues promptly beforethey escalate to an office referral, or better yet, so that I can inform you of your student’s success in theart classroom.Thank you. I look forward to seeing you soon.Sincerely,Ms. Moore------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------____Yes. I have read and agree to the above terms and conditions of the 2011-12 PHS artsyllabus. I understand there is a $15.00 art fee due October 31, 2011 to help cover mychild’s art supplies he/ she will be using this semester. I also understand that I can keepupdated on happenings, art lessons and more at www.pinconningartroom.blogspot.com.Parent Signature: _____________________________Student Signature: _____________________________Email address:Home phone number:Work phone number:Cell phone:Address: