Art Independent Study




Project & Presentation Due Dates:

1st Semester 2nd Semester
Friday, August 31 = Project #1 Due Friday, January 25 = Project #6 Due
Thursday, September 28 = Project #2 Friday, February 28 = Project #7 Due
Friday, October 19 = Project #3 Due Friday, March 22 = Project #8 Due
Friday, November 9 = Project #4 Due Thursday, April 18 = Project #9 Due
Friday, December 7 = Project #5 Due Friday, May 10 = Project #10 Due
December 10-14 TBA = In Progress Midterm Portfolio Presentation May 20-24 TBA = 200 Points Final Portfolio Presentations

Independent Study Portfolio Rubric

Artist Statement:

  • Introduction to Your Portfolio
  • Describes Style & inspiration
  • Incorporates Artistic Vocabulary
Student’s Score: ______ / 50
Project #1 Student’s Score ______ / 10
Project #2 Student’s Score: ______ / 10
Project #3 Student’s Score: ______ / 10
Project #4 Student’s Score: ______ / 10
Project #5 Student’s Score: ______ / 10
Digital Portfolio:

  • Published Website
  • Artist Statement
  • Images of Artwork with Descriptions Published
Student’s Score: ______ / 50
Comments: Final Grade:  ________ / 200


Click Here for Download of Full Art Independent Study Syllabus
Course Description: This course provides opportunities for self-motivated students who have successfully completed advanced level courses. Students will work on a continued development of skills and creativity by guided independent art. By the end of this course, students should have a variety of finished, highly developed portfolio pieces of artwork.

Projects: 50%: 1 Project will be due every 3 weeks. Each project turned in will be graded with an Independent Study Rubric for 100 points. In addition to turning in the project, a Sketchbook pre-plan must be included.
Participation: 25%: Students receive 10 points a day (= 50 points per week) for their participation. This includes classroom behavior, respect, using materials responsibly, and clean-up.
In-Class Work: 25%: Students will receive ongoing sketchbook grades. This consists of self motivated participation, in-class drawings, project preparation, research, etc.

Each student will have their own bin in the classroom to keep their materials in. The materials below are required. Students will have access to all materials in the art room, but are welcome (and encouraged) to bring in materials from home.

Required Materials
Hand held Eraser
Box of Tissues

Other Materials (Not Required, But Encouraged)
Clorox Wipes (Bleach Free)
Portfolio (Large Folder for Artwork)
Your choice of materials (Paints, Colored Pencils, Etc.)
Paint Palette & Paint Brushes



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