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Welcome to Art Class!
Mr. Micah Kraus
Nervous About…
• …your art skills?
– Don’t be! You took this class to learn about art not
because you are already a master...
Mr. Kraus
• 13th year at Hoban
• Artist: printmaker and
photographer
• Retread, Akron
• Married to Ms.
Eggleston-Kraus
(ce...
Consider This…
• Experience is the best teacher.
• A mistake is the first step towards a new
discovery.
• The seeds of gro...
Filippo Brunelleschi
• Started as a stone mason
• His design for a church
dome was rejected
• He tried again and was
succe...
Alexander Fleming
• Began career as a painter
• Then started working in a
science lab
• His job was to clean off
bacteria ...
Class Expectations
• Approach everything with a respectful
attitude.
• Come prepared.
• Be on time.
• Ask questions.
• No ...
Bring Every Day…
• iPad Mini
• Ear Buds
• Sketchbook
• Brain
• Imagination
• Motivation
iPad Policies
• It’s an educational tool. Use it that way.
• I can check your device at any time for any
reason.
• When we...
Need Me?
• krausm@hoban.org
• Join my class in My Homework
• Check PowerGrade for assignment and grade
updates
• Check the...
Honor Code
• Same in this class as it is in every other place
at Hoban
• I will tell the truth.
• I will do my own work, w...
Orientation presentation
Orientation presentation
Orientation presentation
Orientation presentation
Orientation presentation
Orientation presentation
Orientation presentation
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Orientation presentation

  1. 1. Welcome to Art Class! Mr. Micah Kraus
  2. 2. Nervous About… • …your art skills? – Don’t be! You took this class to learn about art not because you are already a master artist. • …school starting? – It’s okay! Take it on week, one day, one class period at a time. The year will FLY by.
  3. 3. Mr. Kraus • 13th year at Hoban • Artist: printmaker and photographer • Retread, Akron • Married to Ms. Eggleston-Kraus (ceramics teacher) • Dog named Jonny Freckles
  4. 4. Consider This… • Experience is the best teacher. • A mistake is the first step towards a new discovery. • The seeds of growth are fertilized by failed attempts. • Surpass your expectations.
  5. 5. Filippo Brunelleschi • Started as a stone mason • His design for a church dome was rejected • He tried again and was successful! • The dome that he designed changed the way architecture and engineering was understood
  6. 6. Alexander Fleming • Began career as a painter • Then started working in a science lab • His job was to clean off bacteria sample trays • Experimented with bacteria to create new colors • Accidentally discovered penicillin
  7. 7. Class Expectations • Approach everything with a respectful attitude. • Come prepared. • Be on time. • Ask questions. • No food in class…water is ok if in a clear sealable bottle.
  8. 8. Bring Every Day… • iPad Mini • Ear Buds • Sketchbook • Brain • Imagination • Motivation
  9. 9. iPad Policies • It’s an educational tool. Use it that way. • I can check your device at any time for any reason. • When we’re not using it for class it is closed and under your chair. • No photos, video, or audio recording without permission. • USE THIS THING TO TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR LEARNING!
  10. 10. Need Me? • krausm@hoban.org • Join my class in My Homework • Check PowerGrade for assignment and grade updates • Check the class blog • Chat after class or before or after school (before school is always better)
  11. 11. Honor Code • Same in this class as it is in every other place at Hoban • I will tell the truth. • I will do my own work, without illicit assistance. • I will work to encourage honesty.

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