COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is for students interested in pursuing exploration of the principles of artistic techniques. This course is designed to give students expanded skills and increased confidence in their ability to produce art. Students will experiment with various art mediums.
ESSENTIAL LEARNING RESULTS
Students will select, organize, and employ visual images, themes, and ideas in works of art to express an intended meaning.
Students will use the elements and principles of design and different styles of art to communicate ideas and experiences.
Students will practice and demonstrate the techniques for a well-crafted work of art, while using art materials and tools in a safe and responsible manner.
Students will identify and compare the characteristics of works of art from various cultures, times, and places.
Students will continually reflect upon their art making practices in verbal and written expressions.
Students will focus on creating meaningful works of art based on particular big ideas or themes.
MATERIALS AND RESOURCES At times students will be asked to bring items from home to include in their artwork
GRADING Students will receive a grade based on a rubric that evaluates their level of craft, fulfillment of project requirements, reflection and overall effort during the art making process. Assessments and Assignments (80% of grade) Artwork assessed according to learning objectives and standards for each unit. Formal and informal group critiques. Writing assignments and reflections for each unit. Daily Participation, Classwork and Homework Assignments (20% of grade) Artists are most effective when they work at their craft every day and experiment with new media that spark their interests. Students will be expected to participate with full effort every day as well as participate in class activities, discussions and critiques. Warm-up: daily writing/drawing done at the beginning of class Class participation, discussions and work ethic Sketchbook assignments Homework assignments: research or gathering of materials to be ready to work in class.
ART ROOM POLICIES
Electronics: No cell phones for any reason are permitted in class unless student has permission to use related to the art project. Cell phones may be placed in the cell phone box at the start of class and a student may ask permission to use it for art related reasons. Phones will be taken by the teacher for the first warning, and then brought to the office each time after. Other devices will be permitted during work time only and are expected to be put away during all other times.
Supply Care: It is each student’s responsibility to help the entire class clean and maintain supplies by taking pride in their borrowed supplies.
Students are expected to help create a safe, fun and creative environment for all their peers by following school policies
Students are expected to find out what they missed in class during their absence through classmates or teacher.
CLASS WEBSITE : Our class has a website which students are expected to check to gain clarification on projects, homework assignments, missed work or information and updates pertaining to our class. Our website will have PowerPoints, project requirements/rubrics, art resources and due dates for assignments.
Please fill out, sign and return to Ms. Ellis by March 3, 2017
____________________________ (Print student name) I allow my student’s art work to be displayed, printed or entered into contests for school purposes only. I carefully read and discussed each of the individual sections on the syllabus with my student. My student will bring their sketchbook, pencil, eraser and school planner to class every day.
____________________________ ________________________________ ___________ Parent/Guardian Printed Name Parent/Guardian Signature Date
____________________________ ________________________________ ___________ Student Printed Name Student Signature Date
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