Be on time. This means be in your
seat and ready to go when the bell rings. Because the majority of the work
for this course will be done during class -- you need to be there and be
on time (see
tardy policy). In addition, I expect students to stay seated and working
Be Prepared. Be mentally prepared, alert and have materials that
are needed in class everyday. Sketchbooks, research for projects, homework
etc. are useless if they are at home... or in your car...or... so make
sure you bring them to class.
NO food or drink in the lab. The lab is brand new. We want to
maintain its condition. Food or drink in the lab will result in a discipline
referral. No exceptions.
exercise “respect” in the classroom. This means respect
of other students (and their artwork), the teacher and the equipment/classroom.
If you do, others will treat you with the same courtesy. Any behavior
which prevents teaching or disrupts the class will not be tolerated. Consequences
for lack of respect/being disruptive will be detention and additional
assignments, lowering of studio
performance grade or a referral. Cell phones are to be kept silent
and out of site. If they are seen out, they will be confiscated and can
be retrieved at the assistant principal's office.
5. HAVE FUN!
Most importantly, art is a wonderful, inspirational subject...enjoy yourself!
ATTENDANCE AND TARDY POLICY
Tardy Policy: Tardies 1 through 3,
you will be marked tardy. On your fourth tardy, you will be assigned detention
(campus beautification or Friday school). If tardies are excessive, I
will discuss additional class make-up time on an individual basis.
and Missed Work: The majority of the work for this course will
be completed during class time. For this reason, it is important for you
to be in class. If you miss class (excused or unexcused), it is your
responsibility to take care of missed work/studio time. All assignments
and the daily schedule will be up on this website. Check the calendar
when you are absent. Being absent may mean that you'll have to come in
after school or during lunch to make up missed studio time and meet project
deadlines. Come see me about open lab hours if needed. Unexcused absences
will also have a negative effect on your studio
performance grade. See late work for more
information about missing assignments.
In general, my grading policy is as follows: an “A” is outstanding
work and exceeds expectations; a “C” meets and fulfills
requirements; and an “F” does not meet the requirements. We
will talk more specifically about this in class as you receive assignments.
If caught cheating
-- using or "borrowing" someone else's work or imagery (whether
it is another student's work or something from the web) -- you will receive
a "0" on that assignment in addition to disciplinary action.
Evaluation of student
work is based on the following criteria:
- design quality
suitability (meets project guidelines) and creativity
and use of materials and/or software
- effort and participation
- following directions
Your grade will comprise
of approximately the following:
- Studio Performance (20%): see below
2 - Class Work (30%): Any smaller assignments that are completed in
class including: sketchbook, quizzes, "software introductions"
and practice work, or other general class work
- Major Projects (50%): Project guidelines will be given with each project.
Make sure to follow these and turn in your work on time. In addition,
presentation and critique of your work is included in this grade.
Turn in your work on time! Grades for late work will be lowered 5% for
each day it's late (for example from an 90% to 85% after one day, to an
80% after two and so on...) At the end of the grading period, all work
will be due. After that point, it will not be accepted.
If you are absent,
it is your responsibility to come see me about make-up work. If you are
absent one day, work that was due the day you missed will be due the
day you return. If you are absent two or more days, you will
have two days to turn in your work. Please come see me
if you know you will be absent to avoid confusion and discuss making up
the work/studio time you will be missing. If the absence is unexcused,
the work will be automatically counted as late (10% off).
Daily participation during class (includes staying on
task, abiding by classroom rules, keeping up with work, participating
in class discussions and critiques...etc.) will be evaluated as STUDIO
PERFORMANCE. This will account for 20% of your semester grade! Unexcused
absences will be detrimental to this grade.
Homework will consist of the following:
you will be required to keep a sketchbook so that you have a better
understanding of thought processes involved in art, the value of putting
ideas on paper and to use as an informal venue to create artwork.You
will also be asked to do in-class activities, drawings, writings and
take notes in your sketchbook. It will be checked periodically. The
sketchbook should be brought to school everyday. You may purchase one
(with unlined paper only) or you can make one out of the supplies in
the classroom. You will also want a folder to keep class handouts etc.
for major projects: Many of the projects in this class will
require some research and gathering of background information that will
happen outside of class.
At various times throughout the semester, you may be asked to review
an article about an artist, reflect upon artwork you have seen, or write
a short art historical paper. You will also be asked to visit a museum
and complete a museum review during
the first semester.There may also be quizzes that cover important information
and concepts covered in class.
AND FILM STUDIES
Often during the course sequence of all the visual art courses, the student
will be working with visual materials such as famous art works, films
of famous artists, charts and diagrams, slides, DVD's, the World Wide
Web, and computer programs. This material may contain complete anatomical
references, or views of artists working from the models in the nude in
their studios, as well as scenes from modern films. The material may also
mention and discuss the alternative lifestyles sometimes lived by famous
artists, and may be expressed in language that might be considered offensive
to some people. Current issues, as they relate to art and free expression,
are also discussed in the art classes. If you have questions, or do not
wish to participate in classes in which we may be discussing or viewing
figure and film studies, please discuss with me or e-mail me.