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Art I Course Syllabus:
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Page 1: Course Description, Classroom Expectations, Grading
Page 2: Academic Integrity Policy, Student & Parent/Guardian Signature, Preferred Contact Information

Course Description: This introductory course provides students with a basic development of skills and creativity. We will work with a variety of materials, stressing 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, January 12*
Sketchbook (Store bought or homemade)
Hand held Eraser
Black Sharpie (Regular Tip)
Clorox Wipes (Bleach Free due to Student Allergies)

Extra Credit Materials:
Box of Tissues
Dish Soap
Watercolor Paint Set