Art I

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Art I Final

Monday, August 13, 2018: Signed Syllabus Due (50 Point Grade)
Friday, August 31, 2018: Materials Due (50 Point Grade)
Thursday, August 23: Silhouette Self Portrait Due (100 Point Grade)
Monday, September 10: International Festival Art Due (100 Point Grade)


Week 1: (8/12-17)  Introduction & Expectations
Week 2: (8/20-24) Silhouette Self Portrait
Week 3: (8/27-31) The Purpose of Art: Art Careers
Week 4:  (9/3-7) International Festival Art
Week 5: (9/10-9/14) The Purpose of Art: The Beginning
Week 6: (9/17-9/20) The Language of Art: Elements of Art Fundamentals
Week 7: (9/24-28) Elements of Art Quiz, Intro to Grid Drawing
Fall Break
Week 8: (10/8-12) Intro to Drawing: Shading Techniques, Figure Drawing
Week 9:  (10/15-19) Intro to Drawing: Colored Pencils & Pastels
Week 10: (10/22-26)  Shapes & Forms
Week 11: (10/29-11/2) Observational Drawing, Drawing Quiz
Week 12: (11/5-9) Intro to Architecture
Week 13: (11/12-16) Art Criticism
Week 14: (11/19-23) Art Criticism Paper Due
Week 15: (11/26-30) Intro to Watercolor Painting
Week 16: (12/3-7) Landscape Art: Parts of a Landscape
Week 17: (12/10-12/14) Q1 & Q2 Final
Christmas Break

Click Here to Download the Full Art 1 Syllabus
Page 1: Course Description, Classroom Expectations, Grading
Page 2:  Student & Parent/Guardian Signature for Academic & Photography Agreement

Course Description:  This introductory course provides students with a basic development of skills and creativity. We will work with a variety of materials while learning the Elements of Art and Principles of Design. By the end of this course, students should have an understanding of the role of Visual Art as well as their individual creativity and interests.

Classroom Procedures & Expectations:
Beginning of Class: Students are to have their sketchbooks at the start of class every day! Each week there will be at least one sketchbook assignment. This will take place as a bell ringer. On days with no bell ringer, students are responsible for getting out their work.

Work Time: This is the only time phones are permitted. Students can use headphones and listen to music while working. Students are responsible for getting out artwork from bins & materials needed.
End of Class: Students responsibilities include putting away artwork and materials, then cleaning the table space & themselves last.

Projects: 50%: Our goal is for students to create a finished project every 1-2 weeks of the course using a different technique, material, art style, or artist inspiration. Projects are graded with a 100 point rubric which includes a student self-assessment.

Participation: 25%: Students receive a grade each week for their participation. This includes classroom behavior, respect, using materials responsibly, and clean-up.
In-Class Work: 25%: In-Class work includes sketchbook bell ringers, practice work, worksheets, quizzes, and tests.

Materials: Each student will have their own bin in the classroom to keep their materials in.
Required Materials: *50 Point Grade Due by Friday, August 31*
Sketchbook (Store bought or homemade)

Black Sharpie (Regular Tip)
Clorox Wipes (Bleach Free due to Student Allergies)

Extra Credit Materials:
Box of Tissues
Dish Soap
Hand Held Pencil Sharpeners



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