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Syllabus

ART II

Mrs. Smith

 

This semester long (18 week) art class focuses on 3-D art, but we will also be creating a variety of 2-D art projects as well. Lessons in this are based on the four processes of the Kansas Curricular Standards for Visual Arts: Creating, Presenting, Responding, and Connecting.  Students will be introduced to the elements and principles of design as well a variety of media, related vocabulary and art history.

 

  • Students are introduced to various sculptural styles while experimenting with recyclable objects, wire, paper, etc.
  • Students will learn about the different methods of ceramic hand building and finishing techniques. Students will learn to construct coil, slab, and pinch clay pieces.
  • Students will have the opportunity to explore other types of media in depth such as fibers, printmaking, etc.

 

Grading

The grading system is divided into three categories:

  • 50% of the grade is based on project scores (following directions, creativity, craftsmanship, etc.).  The criteria for grading will be provided for each of the assigned projects.

 

  • 25% of the grade is based on quizzes.  Quizzes will cover art history, vocabulary, and related concepts.

 

  • 25% is based on participation (being on time to class, with supplies and journal, prepared to take notes and/or follow directions, contributing to class discussions and critiques).

 

Art Journal/Sketchbook

Students are required to keep a journal for vocabulary, notes, and bell ringer assignments. Students will design their own journal covers and assemble their journals at the beginning of the semester. Journals will be checked periodically throughout the semester and is an integral part of each student’s overall grade.

 

All assignments are given a certain number of workdays.  This identifies the number of class times allotted to this project.  These assignments will also be given a due date which is several days after the last class time.  This allows students to finish up any incomplete work and get it turned in without penalty.  Assignments can be turned in any time up until the due date. If students require additional work time outside of class, arrangements may be made to work during activity time or by appointment, if necessary. Some projects may also be taken home as homework.

 

Please Note: Students will need a fine point and ultra-fine point black permanent marker as well as a pencil and eraser each day for class. They may keep these in their binders, or in their sketchbook, located in the art room. There will be a $5 fee for this class to cover the cost of additional art supplies such as clay and glazes.

 

 

Student Name: ________________________________________________________

 

Parent Signature: _________________________________________________________

 

*Parents: please note some projects in this class may be culturally sensitive in nature. If you have questions or concerns about this topic, please contact me. Thank you.

 

School phone: 316-218-4610

School e-mail: smithj6@usd385.org

School website: ams.usd385.org

I am looking forward to a great semester!

 

 

Syllabus

ART I

Ms. Smith

 

This semester long (18 week) art class focuses mainly on 2-D art. Lessons in this are based on the four processes of the Kansas Curricular Standards for Visual Arts: Creating, Presenting, Responding, and Connecting.  Students will be introduced to the elements and principles of design as well a variety of media, related vocabulary and art history.

 

Drawing

  • Students are introduced to concepts such as drawing the proportions of the human face, creating value, contrast, positive/negative space, and contour/gesture lines.
  • Students will develop visual observation skills.
  • Students will explore the concepts of perspective and creating visual space.

 

Painting

  • Students are introduced to color theory, including color wheel review, and basic color mixing skills.
  • Students will be exposed to a variety of painting and drawing media such as pencil, colored pencil, pastels, charcoal, watercolor, printmaking, acrylic paint, ink, etc.

 

Art History

  • Students will explore the work of famous artists and the art of various cultures.

 

Grading

The grading system is divided into three categories:

  • 50% of the grade is based on project scores (following directions, creativity, craftsmanship, etc.).  The criteria for grading will be provided for each of the assigned projects.

 

  • 25% of the grade is based on quizzes (approximately 2-3 during the semester).  Quizzes will cover art history, vocabulary, and related concepts.

 

  • 25% is based on participation (being on time to class, with supplies, prepared to take notes and/or follow directions, contributing to class discussions and critiques).

 

All assignments are given a certain number of workdays.  This identifies the number of class times allotted to this project.  These assignments will also be given a due date which is several days after the last class time.  This allows students to finish up any incomplete work and get it turned in without penalty.  Assignments can be turned in any time up until the due date.

If students require additional work time outside of class, arrangements may be made to work during activity time or by appointment, if necessary. Most projects may also be taken home as homework.

 

Necessary Supplies

  • Students need to purchase some additional supplies for this class. Students are required to bring one fine and one ultra-fine point black permanent marker as well as a pencil and eraser to class each day. There is also a $5 fee for this class to cover the cost of additional art supplies.

 

Student Name: ________________________________________________________

 

Parent Signature: _________________________________________________________

 

School phone: 316-218-4610

School e-mail: smithj6@usd385.org

School website: ams.usd385.org

I am looking forward to a great semester!

 

Syllabus

Art Foundations

Ms. Smith

 

This quarter long (9 week) art class focuses mainly on 2-D art, but we will be creating some 3-D art projects as well. Lessons in this are based on the four processes of the Kansas Curricular Standards for Visual Arts: Creating, Presenting, Responding, and Connecting.  Students will be introduced to the elements and principles of design as well a variety of media, related vocabulary and art history.

 

Drawing

  • Students are introduced to concepts such as drawing the proportions of the human face, creating value, contrast, positive/negative space, and contour/gesture lines.
  • Students will develop visual observation skills.
  • Students will explore the concepts of perspective and creating visual space.

 

Painting

  • Students are introduced to color theory, including color wheel review, and basic color mixing skills.
  • Students will be exposed to a variety of painting and drawing media such as pencil, colored pencil, pastels, charcoal, watercolor, printmaking, acrylic paint, ink, etc.

 

Art History

  • Students will explore the work of famous artists and the art of various cultures.

 

Grading

The grading system is divided into two categories:

  • Project scores: following directions, creativity, craftsmanship, etc. The criteria for grading will be provided for each of the assigned projects.
  • Participation: being on time to class, with supplies, prepared to take notes and/or follow directions. Contributing to class discussions, demonstrations, and critiques.

 

All assignments are given a certain number of workdays.  This identifies the number of class times allotted to this project.  These assignments will also be given a due date which is several days after the last class time.  This allows students to finish up any incomplete work and get it turned in without penalty.  Assignments can be turned in any time up until the due date.

If students require additional work time outside of class, arrangements may be made to work during activity time or by appointment, if necessary. Most projects may also be taken home as homework.

 

Necessary Supplies

Students will need a fine point and ultra-fine point black permanent marker as well as a pencil and eraser each day for class. They may keep these in their binders, or in their portfolio, located in the art room. There will be a $5 fee for this class to cover the cost of additional art supplies.

 

Student Name: ________________________________________________________

 

Parent Signature: _________________________________________________________

 

School phone: 316-218-4610

School e-mail: smithj6@usd385.org

School website: ams.usd385.org

I am looking forward to a great semester!