T H E A R T 1 C O U R S E I S A N I N T R O D U C T I O N T O C R E A T I V E
S T U D I E S . T H R O U G H O U T T H I S C O U R S E Y O U W I L L H A V E T H E
O P P O R T U N I T Y T O W O R K W I T H A W I D E R A N G E O F A R T
M A T E R I A L S . Y O U W I L L G A I N K N O W L E D G E A N D D E V E L O P
T E C H N I Q U E S I N D R A W I N G , P A I N T I N G , C E R A M I C S , S C U L P T U R E ,
A N D M I X E D M E D I A . W E W I L L E V A L U A T E I M A G E S F R O M P A S T
A N D P R E S E N T C U L T U R E S A N D B E I N S P I R E D B Y T H E A R T
A R O U N D T H E W O R L D . V O C A B U L A R Y B U I L D I N G A N D L I T E R A C Y
S T R A T E G I E S A R E I N C O R P O R A T E D O N A R E G U L A R B A S I S . A S A
R E S U L T O F T H I S C O U R S E , Y O U W I L L B E A B L E T O S P E A K
C R I T I C A L L Y, A N D G A I N A B E T T E R A P P R E C I A T I O N F O R T H E
V I S U A L A R T S .
Materials you will need
2 pencils, an eraser, a glue stick, folder and sketchbook
YOU ARE REQUIRED TO BRING THESE DAILY
- Sketchbooks will be brought to and from class each day and NOT
be left in the classroom. Keep handouts, notes and larger
assignments in your folder until end of semester.
Everything on our desk, behind desk and in cabinets are the property of the
Use of teacher supplies – prohibited
Do not touch paper cutter!
CELL PHONE POLICY
There will be NO phone usage in the classroom.
I will play music when we are working… it’ll be awesome! No earphones,
let’s share music instead.
Entering the classroom:
YOU NEED AN ID to get into this CLUB
Read objective and agenda on the board
Get sketchbook out to stamp
You need to be in your seat before the bell rings!!
TARDINESS: You are tardy if you enter the room after the bell without a
You will lose 5 points on your bell sheet and receive a LATE
BATHROOM PASSES/HALL PASSES
Schedule your day to go to the bathroom during passing periods.
YOU WILL NOT GET A PASS FOR THIS
10/10 Policy – no one can be let out of classroom in first 10 mins or
last 10 mins of class.
CLASS NEEDS TO COME TO ATTENTION WHEN:
The teacher calls for “eyes and ears” or “ears”
Eyes and ears – stop working/talking and look and listen to teacher
Ears – continue working but listen to further instruction.
PENCIL SHARPENING AND SINKS
Electronic sharpeners are available – please don’t sharpen if
someone is talking/teaching
Manual sharpeners – colored pencils
SINKS – you don’t need to ask to use sinks
Drink out of sink…great water!
When absent – lose 10 points on bell
You need to be here to make art…try
not to be out. 1 or 2 absences
won’t hurt your grade. 10
Ask other students what you missed
upon returning to class. If you’re
absent when homework is due, it’s
your responsibility to turn in the
You’re responsible for your artwork.
Table leaders will help get projects, materials, etc. for the table and
will help put them away.
Table leaders change weekly.
Clean up – near the end of class, teacher will indicate when it’s
time to clean up. Entire studio space should be clean.
Passes will not be given to those who clean up late.
PICK UP – WIPE UP – THROW AWAY – RECYCLE
THERE’S ABSOLUTELY NO LINING UP AT DOOR!
Follow directions of teacher
Do not talk – LISTEN
Move quickly and silently as instructed.
There will be several drills – so we can practice
40% - Class participation, attendance, bell ringers
40% - Art Projects
20% - Homework, critique and assessment.
HOMEWORK AND PROJECT GRADING
Sketchbook and homework assignments are
due each Thursday. The following week’s
assignment will be assigned on Friday.
Late work will not be accepted.
You will be given a bookmark with the
I grade them on Thursday during class (while
you are making art).
We will decide on project due dates as a class.
You will be allowed to complete project
before/after school or during lunch if more
time is needed.
Critique and artist statements follow each
KEEPING WORK (FOR EXHIBITIONS)
YOUR work will be AWESOME!
And I want to show it off
I may display it in the hall
Photograph it and upload it to
ARTSONIA and our class blog
Keep work for art competitions