• Art I Syllabus

    Art Materials needed:

    * Sketchbook with a minimal of 50 pages or a folder with brads with white drawing paper
    * 2 packs of 24 lead pencils
    * 1 12inch ruler
    * 1 box of color pencils (12 or more)
    * 1 box of markers (12 or more)
    * 1 box of crayons (24 or more)
    * Glue
    * 1 pair of scissors
    * 1 pack of erasers (6 or more)
    * 1 roll of paper towels or all purpose wipes
    * 1 plastic container for art supplies or shoebox
    * 1 large white poster (will be used to store graded artwork/portfolio)* 1 box of Kleenex or tissue
    * 1 bottle of hand sanitizer

    SKETCHBOOK……Your sketchbook will be checked daily and it should be used for your homework, notes, warm-up assignments & sketches.

    ART class Rules/Expectations/Consequences:

    1. Please be RESPECTFUL to others, your classmates and your teacher!
    2. Please CLEAN your desk area!
    3. Please RAISE your hand to leave your seat or to speak!

    1st Offense….You will be given a written warning and your parent or guardian will be contacted.

    2nd Offense…Disciplinary action will occur.

    ART class Procedures:

    * When you first enter the classroom SHARPEN YOUR PENCIL
    * Begin your Do Now/Warm-Up (put in your sketchbook)
    * If you are TARDY, do not disturb any of your classmates, sign the tardy log and begin the Do Now/Warm-up.
    * Take care of all your personal needs before you come to class, PASSES will only be given in the case of an emergency.
    * Bring your SKETCHBOOK and PENCIL to class everyday.
    * DO NOT bring any type of food into the classroom.
    * DO NOT remove or touch anything on my desks.
    * When you are finish with all the daily activities for the day, you may read an ARTbook or begin an extra credit drawing.
    * DO NOT bring Ipods, mp3 players, any electronic device to class. Cell phones need to be on silent before entering the classroom.
    * Leave your backpacks in your lockers.
    * Trash should be placed inside a trashcan/during clean up time-10mins before class dismissal.
    * NO excessive talking or walking in class.
    * Dress-code: NO hats or inappropriate clothing, pants should not be hanging below your waistline.
    * NO profanity-playing-singing-whistling-screaming-humming-dancing or any other acts of conduct that will interfere with the learning environment.
    * Destroying school property or Failure to comply with any of the class rules will result in an administrative referral/suspension/parent or guardian conference.

    Visitors to the classroom: When a visitor enters the classroom, please stay in your seat and stay focused on the assignment.


    Major Grades……………………50%
    Art Projects
    Sketchbook Assignments
    Final Portfolio-Student Art Show
    Daily Grades……………………50%
    Homework Assignments

    90-100 A Excellent work
    Active participation, complete understanding demonstrated, completion of assignment, good work habits.

    80-89 B Good work
    Above average, show interest in trying to solve assignments.
    75-79 C Average/Fair work
    Limited participation, understanding of art concepts and application.

    70-74 D Poor work
    Below average, disinterest, do not try to complete assignments.

    ART projects are graded according to 5 Key Points:

    1. Creativity………………………25pts
    2. Neatness…………………………25pts
    3. Fulfillment of Objectives………30pts
    4. Effort……………………………10pts
    5. Time……………………………10pts
    Advance Art
    Drawing: Art II  III  IV
    Drawing is the essential and very basic part of art production. Drawing develops hand and eye coordination which makes your drawings more accurate. Drawing trains us to really ‘see’ rather than simply ‘look’ and become better observers of the world around us. Drawing can be the end product or it can be the process to further artwork. Drawing helps to transfer ideas from our brains to a physical and visual space we can change and manipulate. 
    Some of the topics we will cover during this school year:
    1. Review of Art Elements and Principles
    2. Value Scale, Color Wheel and Color Scheme
    3. Grid Drawings
    4. Still Life
    5. Portraits
    6. Human Figure
    7. Landscape/Architecture
    Drawing students will develop their observation and accuracy skills as they progress through a variety of classroom assignments such as personal still life’s, perspective drawings, portraiture, figure drawing, and landscapes. A wide range of drawing media will be used as students’ complete assignments. Students will continue to develop compositional understanding by applying the elements and principles of design to their sketches/drawings. A variety of artists will be studied as students discover how they are relevant in art history and to the individual student’s work. Advanced Drawing will further explore techniques, observational skills and personal style development. Media used will vary from pencil to pen and ink, charcoal, pastels and paints. Students will be challenged to create large-scale works and to make individual choices about media used to complete the classroom assignments in a personal style. Portraiture, figure drawing from clothed models, still life, and landscapes are among the many subjects that may be explored. Individual style and creative problem solving skills will be developed. Historical and contemporary artists will be explored to further enhance the student artist’s knowledge and approach to creating works of art. 
    Supplies Needed: Sketchbook with at least 100 pages and a supply box of a large variety of drawing media.
    Grading: 50% Sketchbook 50% Art Projects
    Sketchbook will be checked daily.
    10% Notes 
    10% Pre-luminary sketches
    10% Homework
    10% Extra Credit/Contests
    10% List of Artists/Resources