Grading Policies & Procedures:Deadlines:
for all assignments will be set at the discretion of the instructor. It is
responsibility to meet with me aboutdiscussing an extension for a deadline
at least three days before
the assignment is due.
You will create artworks in a variety of formats, which will include independent work in a visual journal,sketchbook, and in-class problems. Although all artists work at different speeds, you must complete work by its assigneddeadline. Here are the late work policies:For each day late you submit a
assignment after the deadline, you will be deducted one letter grade, (or 10%) off of your grade. For each day late you submit an
assignment after the deadline, you will be deducted half a letter grade, (or 5%) off of your grade.Incomplete work will
be accepted; only finished work will receive a grade.
Each student will compile a portfolio that consists of work completed in class or at home, sketchbook/visual journal, reflections and exams. Each work in the portfolio will be graded according to the following criteria:
- Meeting the criteria or objectives for the specific assignment. Ex. An assignment may include specific preparation/brainstorming.
– Proper handling of equipment, responsible use of time, respect for others and their work, clean up, andclass participation.
Craftsmanship / Presentation
– Neatness and respect for your work should be evident in the appearance of a completedassignment.
– Thoughtfulness to the composition and its relationship to your personal ideas.
Homework: (Visual Journal/Sketchbook):
Visual journals are small, personal books that we make in class. It willallow you to experiment and expand on ideas for making art in different ways. Visual Journals will be collected twice aquarter, once around interim, and then again at the end of the quarter. Sketchbook/notebook will be used both in-class andout of class. Often times you will receive a drawing assignment to be done in your sketchbook. Together, the visual journaland sketchbook will account for 30% of your grade.
Quarterly Grade Breakdown
Classwork includes all in-class works.
Homework includes sketchbook assignments and visual journals.
Participation includes daily behavior and engagement in class. You can receive a maximum of 4participation points per day, every day. Points will be deducted for lateness, (2 pts. per lateness) wasting class time, negativebehavior, etc.
The final exam and performance assessment will count 50% and 50% respectively, of your final exam grade.
If you are legally absent, you may make up missed work-you are permitted a one day extension for every daythat you are absent, (upon submitting your signed, blue absence slip). You are responsible for asking the instructor for missedwork.
The nature of the work may require that you stay at school, rather than at home
. It is up to the student andinstructor to decide on what day and time this will occur.
You are not required to buy anything for Art I. All materials will be provided.
However, students with a stronginterest in art are
to purchase:A hard-bound sketchbook
(hard cover book or spiral bound.) that is 8.5"x11" or 9"x12" (DO NOT get tabletbound pads (taped binding) because they fall apart after a month of use.
Sketchbooks can be found at local arts or office supply stores such as Michael's, Office Depot, Staples, JoAnn's, etc.*
Links to supply stores and other suggestions for the serious artist can be found on the Art Department Web Site.