7th Grade Syllabus
Welcome to Art!! I am excited about getting to know some new faces and welcoming back familiar ones. I hope that you all had a fantastic summer. I am looking forward to working on new projects and seeing the talent that you all posses. My expectations for you will be to put forth your best effort in all you do and to be respectful to everyone in your class including yourself.
You will need either a one-inch binder with blank copy paper or a spiral bound sketchbook. You will be doing weekly sketches and keeping notes in these so it is important that you have this. Each sketching assignment will count 10 points and at the end of each quarter I will add up your total score and that will be recorded as a major project grade so it is important to keep up with these.
I will give you five critiques to work on during the quarter. We will go over what to do in class on the first day. You may turn these in at any time during the quarter, but must be turned in a week before the quarter ends. I will let you know when that is. Each critique counts 20 points and these will be added up at the end and counted as a major project grade as well.
There will probably be enough time to do one to two projects a quarter. If you find that you are not going to be able to get your project on the due date, please feel free to let me know when you can stay after and I will be more than happy to stay. I have tutoring on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Each project will be graded with a rubric. This will help with giving grades.
Example of a rubric:
20 points: Neatness
30 points: Followed directions
20 points: Used materials properly
20 points: Used time wisely
10 points: Turned in on time.
*Each person in class is expected to do the best that they can
*You are to respect everyone in the room including yourself
*No racist or negative comments
*Use materials appropriately or you will not use them at all.
*No throwing anything in class
*Get to class on time. After three tardies you will have ASD.
*If you have problems in class following these rules parents will be contacted. If the problem continues you will get written up.
This can be a great class as long as you choose to follow these simple rules.
Supply List:Spiral bound sketch book
Parents: Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have any questions. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you so much for your support for the arts program here at Jefferson Middle School.