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Art 1 syllabus

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Intro to the fundamentals of Art class

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Art 1 syllabus

  1. 1. MHS ART 1 ROCKS With Mrs. Smith and Ms Moon
  2. 2. COURSE DESCRIPTION: 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 .
  3. 3. CLASS SUPPLIES: 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.
  4. 4. CLASS ENVIRONMENT Teacher’s workspaces  Everything on our desk, behind desk and in cabinets are the property of the teacher.  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.
  5. 5. CLASS PROCEDURES 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 pass. You will lose 5 points on your bell sheet and receive a LATE stamp.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. 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!
  9. 9. ABSENCES When absent – lose 10 points on bell ringer sheet You need to be here to make art…try not to be out. 1 or 2 absences won’t hurt your grade. 10 absences will 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 next day.
  10. 10. DAILY PROCEDURES: 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!
  11. 11. EMERGENCY PROCEDURES Follow directions of teacher Do not talk – LISTEN Move quickly and silently as instructed. There will be several drills – so we can practice
  12. 12. STUDENT GRADES Grading:  40% - Class participation, attendance, bell ringers  40% - Art Projects  20% - Homework, critique and assessment.
  13. 13. 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 semester’s assignment. 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 project.
  14. 14. 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  www.artsonia.com  Keep work for art competitions

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