paintings. Don\u2019t be afraid of them. Have the nerve to ruin them.
5.One extra-credit project will be offered to improve your grade. Remember that your extra credit
project can only improveone gradebyone mark(you may turn a B into a B+, for example). Extra
creditwork must be completed in accordance with the written instructions provided by the
instructor.I will not accept extra credit work that does not conform to these instructions.
6.Deductions will be taken for excessive absences and chronic tardiness.Active participation in
class and an interest in finding out more about painting (at local museums, galleries and the
excellent resources of our library) will be an added benefit to your grade.
7.Each painting or project is graded individually after a class evaluation and discussion. These
grades will be averaged and will count for approximately 85% of the final grade. Homework and
preparatory work are the basis of other grades, amounting to approximately 15% of the final
grade. Attendance, participationin discussions, and making an effort to improve your technique
and analytical skills are indispensable and are essential to doing well in the class.
Assigned grades will be based on standard measures:
AWork shows a superior attempt to develop skills and understand concepts; a strong commit-
ment is evident. Surpasses minimum requirements with innovative and thoughtful solutions to
assignments. Willing to spend time necessary to do work of a high standard. Participates in
discussions, shows interest in ideas, critical thinking and inquiry. All work is completed on time.
BStudent shows a good to above-average improvement in skill and very strong effort overall. All
work is completed on or before deadlines, and participation in critiques and discussions displays
an ongoing interest in ideas and concepts relevant to painting. Work is well considered and
attention is paid to craftsmanship.
CAn average effort is made. Shows some improvement in skills and understanding. Meets
assignment guidelines. Lack of effort and care are evident in the quality of finished work and
presentation. Projects usually completed by date due. Verbal contribution is small. Little work
done outside of class.
DPoor attempt at completing course assignments. Little attention shown to developing skills or
craft. Small interest in ideas/concepts introduced. Work is sloppy and not completed by due date.
Little work done outside of class. Chronic tardiness/absence interfere with class work.
FFinished work not presented for critiques and assignment deadlines ignored. Lack of effort,
craft or skill, and little attention is paid to thinking through assignments. Chronic absence or
tardiness interferes with completion of assignments.
Course & Instructor Policies
Attendance is essential.All students are expected to arrive on time, ready towork. Working for
the duration of the class period is necessary in order to complete all the assign-ments required for
the class. Class discussions, lectures and critiques are required activities.
Studio work outside of classtime is expected.Anticipatethat you will spend at least as much time
working outside of class each week as you spend in class time every week. If you cannot
complete your paintings in class, you should plan for times to work in the studio during the week.
The studio is open and available during much of the week.
Each student is allowed two (2) unexcused absences during the semester. Unexcused absences
can have a serious adverse affect your grade.Every unexcused absence beyond the first two
will result in an automatic reduction of your final grade.Each additional absence will lower
your final grade by one mark. For example, if you have three absences, a B+ will become a B, or
if you have four, your B+ will become a B-. Unexcused absences in excess of two (2) are not
acceptable and will lower your grade significantly.
Chronic tardiness will also count against your grade. I will note late arrivals and departures. Two
(2) late arrivals or departures (10 minutes or more) will count as one absence. Please be aware
that tardiness is extremely rude behavior. Be on time.