Studio Art & Art Portfolio ….for the gifted, talented or completely motivated artist Pinconning High School Studio Art Syllabus 2011- 12 Ms. Moore, firstname.lastname@example.org Visit PHS art website @: www.pinconningartroom.blogspot.comCourse DescriptionIf you are an intermediate or advanced studio artist, your vision of yourself as an artistwill be enhanced by this course. This class will cover a wide range of art mediums andtechniques. You will gain a new appreciation for your own unique art style, as well asimprove on your art skills through hands- on studio work. This course is based onhighly independent work to allow individual artistic styles to surface, and studentsare expected to take their work seriously. Portfolio preparation will be a focus of thiscourse as well, and students will be required to create at least six strong pieces ranging invarious mediums to be included in their growing portfolio. Studio art also follows thestandards designed by both the Michigan and the National art benchmarks. This course iscapped with an art show, as well as an art website published by each studio artist.Course RequirementsIf you are an intermediate art student, you will be given help in refining your skills as youdevelop more complex abilities and diversify your portfolio…Intermediate students willbe encouraged to stick to projects dealing directly with techniques being taught in class.Advanced students may “jump around” with the different mediums and work onindependent projects as long as each project has clear inspirations. Every student willhave equal individual art advice from the teacher. Students are expected to attend theDIA or FIA field trip in the Spring, as well as to highly consider joining PHS art club.Enhancing the community through art is also explored. Art careers are given time eachFriday after a brief art history review or update, such as 21st century artists or featuredguest speakers.In studio art, you have the freedom to choose your own medium and art subject.HOWEVER, you do have deadlines pertaining to amount of work accomplished.
Therefore, I grade your accomplished work on a regular basis. Completed finishedwork is graded only at term end, and must be presented to the teacher in aprofessional manner with high expectations of art show quality work.Accomplished Work Grading Rubric:____/ 25 Overall Creativity____/ 25 Overall Appearances____/ 25 Professional Behaviors / Class Participation/ Work Progress____/ 25 Medium Techniques & Skills____/ 100 Total • 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 pointsPoints possible per term:____/ 500 points Accomplished Work Grades (5x per term, randomly graded)____/ 500 points Final, completed work____/200 points art website____/ 100 Term Clean-up/ Care and use of materials____/ 100 Friday participation____/ 200 FINAL EXAM: 2nd semester ONLY****Please note: Due to budget cuts, I am no longer able to allow unlimited use of artsupplies in studio art. Please refer to handout on available materials for your use. Youwill be required to check these off as you acquire them, completed work or not. Materialswill be available to you at cost, or you may purchase them on your own after you havereached your material limit. …If only money grew on treesGrading Scale:
The following art mediums will be covered: • Watercolor • Acrylic paint • Pastels • Charcoal/ pencil • Sculpture • Mixed- Media • Ink • Oil • PhotographyLessons will be given on the following art categories: • Still- Life • Abstract Art • Faces & Figure Drawing • Drawing techniques • Landscape • Art History • Art Integration • Art Principles & ElementsClassroom 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 privilege 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: