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a background in the elements and principles of design that are used in art.
This course is designed to give the student Throughout the semester we will study
several art processes, new vocabulary words and art history. Scheduled projects are:
Drawing - Perspective, Portraits and Cartooning Painting - Landscapes , Still-Life and Collage Ceramics – Spring Semester Sculpture – with wood, found objects and cardboard
Grades are based on a scale from 0-100.
Students who follow the established criteria for each project will receive satisfactory grades. The student who chooses not to follow the criteria will have a grade that reflects that choice. *Note: No inappropriate artwork will be accepted.
Initiative and Innovationare also considered when the Final grades are based on the following percentages:
grades are computed. Use your creativity in all art projects and let me see you work!
25% Participation 15% Passports and Journals 60% Projects
Homework and Late Work
illness, he or she will be given extended time to complete the project. But it is the students responsibility to keep track of and to make arrangements for deadlines and materials.
If a student is behind on a project due to
Late work is accepted but a 70 is the highest
grade that will be given. Some exceptions can apply and again it is up to the student to make plans to turn in any late projects.
1 compass pockets) 1 vinyl and 1 rubber 1 plastic Shoebox with lid eraser 1 pkg. of wooden pencils 1 container of watercolors 1 pkg. of 24 count 1 box of Kleenex (girls only) Crayons 1 roll of paper towels (boys 1 pkg. 10 count of only) Markers 1 magazine ready to be 1 pkg. of 12 count of recycled! Newsweek, Time, Texas Monthly etc. Colored Pencils 2 large glue sticks or 4 regular size glue sticks 1 Spiral Sketchbook (with
Rules and Consequences Rules
Do not talk when I am talking. No gum or candy allowed. Keep hands, feet, books and objects to your self. Use respectful and appropriate language when speaking to your peers and to your teachers.
Verbal warning Loss of privileges Parent Contacted
When you first enter the classroom, you are to get out your sketchbook and work quietly on the Journal topic for the week. When the teacher is talking or another student has the floor you may not interrupt. You must get permission to ask a question at this time by raising your hand. Do not expect to get called on immediately. During class you may not get out of your seat, unless you need to sharpen your pencil or get supplies. If you need help, raise your hand and I will come to you. You may talk quietly in class while working, using table voices. Every student is responsible for the upkeep of the classroom. Failure to do your assigned job will result in a phone call to parents and/or a possible detention. Use materials responsibly - put all materials away in designated areas, use them for the purpose intended and do not write, paint or draw on others artwork, clothes, bodies or tables. Actions which may result in immediate detention and or referral include :talking disrespectfully to the teacher and physical contact (hitting, shoving, chasing another student
will have to use your school restroom pass.
To use the restroom during class, you
teacher has to sign your pass. No pass – No bathroom.
Each card has 10 signature areas and a You must also use the Restroom Pass
with the lanyard, to get out into the hallway.
start over in the Spring semester. This policy is not per class, but throughout the school day. A student can accumulate 8 tardies in day one day.
Tardiesaccumulate through the semester and
3 Tardies -Warning notice sent home to parent through student 5 Tardies - ½ day Saturday Detention 9:00-12:00 10 Tardies - Full day Saturday Detention 9:00-3:00 15 Tardies - Mandatory parent conference with academic team and grade level administrator and Full Day Saturday Detention and 1 day ISS 20 Tardies - Full day Saturday Detention and 1 day ISS 21 or More - Student begins Level III misconduct – Persistent Level II behavior (430) and follows the consequences as defined
in art, because you want to keep your tools, supplies and equipment in good working condition.
The clean-up process is very important
You are ultimately responsible for the clean – up.
If you make a mess, clean it up! If you borrow it, put it back! Two people will be the clean-up monitors each day.
In art, there are two ways you can receive a
verbal complements Hive Bucks.
doing a great job and to keep it up.
This is my way of letting you know you are
Hive Bucks - are individual rewards that can be used for extra
5 = 100 daily grade 10 = drop lowest grade 15 = 10 points added to a project
I expect you to read all directions, try first and then ask questions. I expect you to solve problems within the set criteria. I expect you to do your very best. I expect you to take pride in your work and to be proud of what you have created. I expect you to be nice and friendly to your peers. I expect you to use appropriate language when speaking to peers and all teachers. I expect you to work everyday and to experiment with