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Ms.

Gordons
Art Class 2016
Syllabus
Teacher: Ms. Reilly Gordon, rngordo@aol.com, reillygordon.weebly.com
Class: Art 1 (2D and 3D)
Course Description: In Art 1 students will experience both 2D and 3D mediums.
Over the course of the semester students will experience, painting (acrylic,
watercolor) drawing (pencil, charcoal, pen, color pencil) Sculpture (paper mache)
and clay, (wheel thrown and slab) as well as mix media materials.
Course Objective: Art 1 students will learn about materials and the proper
techniques and skills to create art, ideas and concepts of planning art, art criticism,
aesthetics and how to put their own personal interests and ideas into their work!
Students will also participate in discussions and think analytically about art in an Art
history context.
Grading Scale
Grade
A+ A
AB+ B
BC+ C
C
D+ D
DE

Percent %
92-100
90-92
83-89
80-82
73-79
70-72
63-69
60-62
0-59

Grading Policy: All students grades are changeable, after a final critique students
can take the ideas from critique and further work on and improve their piece.
Students always have the ability to improve and work on passed projects. They
however still must work on whatever the current project is in class during class,
they can work on their prior piece after class or during free time. As for late work,
(if the student does not advocate or ask for extra time to finish their
piece) every day that the work is late I will deduct half a letter grade.
Number of absences and lack of participation in group critiques will also affect the
students overall grade.

Ms. Gordons
Art Class 2016
Circle the number that
shows how well you
think that you met the
criteria
Showed an awareness
of the elements and
principles of design,
Growth and Progress,
does the piece show
growth from previous
pieces?
Effort, took time to
complete the project
(didnt rush planning,
made several sketches)
good use of class time.
Craftsmanship, Neat,
Clean, skillful use of
materials and media,
used space effectively.
Understanding, made
connections to previous
knowledge and/or
concepts discussed in
class; demonstrated
understanding
problems/criteria.
Total: Student ___/50
Total Teacher ____/50
Possible points: 100

Excelle
nt

Good

Averag
e

Needs
Improvem
ent

10

9-8

6 or less

10

9-8

6 or less

10

9-8

6 or less

10

9-8

6 or less

10

9-8

6 or less

Grading Rubric:

Classroom Expectations
1.
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3.
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5.
6.

Keep Food outside of the Art classroom


Only touch projects that are your own
Use materials properly and respectfully
Always give positive feedback on art work
Put phones away during class
Quietly listen to music during work time
Fallow ARTIST RULES

Classroom Rules

Grade:

Studen
ts Rate

Teache
r Rate

Total

Total

Ms. Gordons
Art Class 2016

Only start using materials until told to do so


Talk quietly to each other while working
Follow ARTIST format
Do not touch or draw on others projects

Misbehavior and Off-Task Behavior Plan

If a student is not respecting the materials, tools and project(s) of others or


their own they will have to write up a Discipline Form and write what they did
and why
lose the ability to use the tool for the time being
Depending on the severity, be sent to the office or counseling center.

In class misbehavior plan

Verbal Warnings
Detention or loss of recess
Call Home or conference with parents
Sent to the office
Suspension

Dear Parents
Hello! I am so excited to have your student in my Art class. Fundamentally, I believe
that all students have the ability to be successful in the art classroom under the
philosophy that teaching is about relationships, interactions and making
connections. When a student says, I cant do that, Im not creative like them, or, I
cant even draw a stick figure, I want to show them that they can be creative, that
their ideas have worth, and that art is a practiced skillnot necessarily just a talent.
Every great artist started out drawing scribbles. It takes practice, time and
determination to be able to paint the Mona Lisa! We can work together to insure
that your student is successful in the art classroom. I will send weekly updates of
grades, progress and the link to our class page where students will post or blog their
artwork and projects so that you can see what we are doing If you have any
questions or concerns you can contact me by email at rngordo@aol.com
We are always open for donations of materials and funds, here is a list of things that
we can always use more of
Newspaper

Craft glue/Wood glue

Magazines

Construction Paper

Calendars with
interesting pictures

Crayons

Duct tape
Masking tape

Color Pencils
Markers
Sponges

Plasticdisheswith lids
(butter/margarine
Cool Whip)
Pringles cans

(any plastic container


with lid)
Black Sharpies (any
size tip)