No extra credit projects will be given at any time. However it is important to keep in mind that all of your serious attempts towards the realization of a work (sketches, preliminaries, even your technicalfailures) be preserved, as the
is of such importance in this course. Additionally, applying100% of your effort during class time and electing to come after school to improve your piece, tocomplete it on time, or to take it further, will work in your favor!
Throughout the semester, assignments will be given which will require you to spend time working athome or in the art studio outside of your scheduled class time. Generally these homework assignmentswill be completed in your visual journal; you should expect to spend two hours of work outside of classon average. Homework must be turned in on the date due in order to receive full credit.
You are required to have a usable #2 pencil with eraser
A sketchbook is necessary to meet all course requirements in the art department. It is
that you purchase a 5 x 7-inch or 9 x 12-inch hardbound
or spiral boundsketchbook of good quality. Tablet bound sketchbooks (bound with tape only), are discouraged, as theytend to fall apart quickly, which increases the probability of lost assignments. Should you choose to notpurchase a sketchbook (from art supply stores or bookstores), there will be opportunities at thebeginning of the school year to learn how to make one on your own. Again, whether you purchase asketchbook, or make one yourself, it is a necessary component of this art class and will serve as a way tocomplete assignments, brainstorm, and gather information that pertains to your experiences in the class.Your sketchbook will be stored in the classroom or in your backpack. In either case, you are expected tohave your sketchbook with you every day. You may wish to procure an art smock or an old, oversizedshirt to protect your clothing.The art department will provide all other materials for artwork made in this class.
When the bell rings, you are expected to be in your seat, with your sketchbook and to cease allconversation. If you arrive early you can prepare materials for the day that will be listed on the screen,you may also wish to begin working on your project right away, that is fine—as long as you are in yourseat and quiet when the bell rings. I will begin class by taking attendance and directing your attention tothe screen where I will have written out for you the objective and agenda. Any pertinent information willbe delivered at this time, including instructions and demonstrations, due dates and examples. The bulk of the class period will be devoted to studio work. During studio time, gentle conversation is permitted.However, whenever I am addressing the whole class, or when we are engaged in a class discussion, allother conversation must cease. Occasionally, studio work will be suspended briefly so that I candemonstrate a process to the entire class, lead a discussion, initiate a critique, or make an importantpoint. Every class will end with the final ten minutes (more or less) set aside for cleanup and forreflection of what we have accomplished and on what is in store for our next class together.