Name: Ms. HesterSubject: Visual ArtContact info: email@example.com
Beginning Art - Level IBeginning Art is designed to reinforce and build on knowledge and skills developed at the elementary and middle school levels. It is the foundation level for art study throughout high school. The course is primarily devoted to deliberate and systematic presentations of various art processes, procedures, theories and historical developments. Students will have experiences in producing two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks. The course emphasizes the study of the elements of art and principles of design, color theory, vocabulary, art criticism, art history and safety in the art room. The approach to art experiences during this time is experimental in terms of materials. Students are provided a strong foundation in design, drawing and vocabulary in a teacher-structured environment. Problem solving and decision making are emphasized throughout Beginning Art.
Intermediate Art - Level IIIntermediate Art builds on the student's technical skills and foundation of knowledge developed in Beginning Art. The study of the elements of art and principles of design, color theory, vocabulary, art criticism and art history continues in Intermediate Art in a less teacher-directed environment. Various art processes, procedures and theories are presented in a problem solving manner which allows for independent choices and personal solutions to problems. The approach to art experiences is less experimental and based more on informed choices. Student research of art and artists is a major source for gaining knowledge and understanding of past and present art forms. A greater flexible and fluent vocabulary is stressed in Intermediate Art.Proficient Art (Honors) - Level IIIProficient Art involves more in-depth knowledge of art processes and techniques, aethetic issues, art criticism and art history. Teachers help students form goals, become familiar with careers and develop work habits of professionals. Knowledge of the arts in relation to culture, history, other disciplines and careers will be promoted through visual, verbal and written means. Art history, criticism and aesthetics will be promoted through visual, verbal and written means. Students will have outside of classroom assignments designed to foster creative and artistic development in Proficient Art.Advanced Art (Honors) - Level IVAdvanced Art students will develop, clarify and apply their philosophy of art making developed in Proficient Art through in-depth, independent and advanced explorations with media, techniques, processes and aesthetics. Exceptional initiative, serious involvement and commitment are expectations of the Advanced student. A portfolio evidencing high quality, a broad based of knowledge and understanding of personal art forms are developed and refined. Students will have outside of classroom assignments designed to foster creative and artistic development in Advanced Art.Grading
60% Art Project/Product
20% Daily/Studio Time/Participation
10% Homework10% Sketchbook/Vocabulary/Reports/Quizzes/Tests/Art CriticismArt Project/Product is the final artwork. Deadlines will be given according to the specified time needed to complete each art assignment. Late work will be lowered one letter grade for each day the artwork is late. Incomplete work will result in a F (I decide whether or not your work is complete).Daily/Studio Time is a reflection of your ability to follow directions, art class expectations and use of your timewisely. Cleaning up is a big part of working in the art room. You will be responsible for cleaning your area.Everyone may be asked to help in some way throughout the year. Refusing or simply waiting until there is no time left in the period will result in after school detention where you will clean the entire room.
Homework Assignments will be given on Thursday/Friday and will be due the following Thursday/Friday. depending on A/B day. Late homework drawing assignments will be accepted one day late and 10 points lower. Make up homework will be accepted for half credit, a specific date will be given.Sketchbooks will be checked periodically. Tests, Art Criticism and Art History will include all writings, vocabulary and quizzes.
Grades will be averaged numerically.
A 90 - 100B 80 - 89C 70 - 79D 60 - 69F 59 and below
PROGRESS REPORTS will be given out to all students every three weeks. Dates may vary one day depending on A/B day. Progress may also be viewed on Parent Portal.
MATERIALS : Sketchbook (size 11"x 8.5"), art notebook or folder, drawing paper for homework (8 x 11 white lineless paper,computer paper is fine), two #2 wooden pencils, eraser, ballpoint pen, hand held pencil sharpener, set of color pencils, ruler, glue stick, hand held or small table mirror and an ultra fine-point black marker.*Students need to bring a pencil, eraser, hand held sharpener, ballpoint pen and sketchbook to class everyday.TARDY POLICYFirst Unexcused Tardy- WarningAll Other Unexcused Tardies - 10 minutes after school or before school. More than 10 minutes late, make up total time missed. WILL NOT receive extra credit at the end of the quarter!RULES and CONSEQUENCES1. Come to class prepared.
2. Listen and follow directions.
3. Take care of your materials - don't waste and use materials for their intended purpose.
4. Clean up duty is for everyone.
5. Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself.
2. Discussion/Self Reflection
3. Parental Contact
4. Referral to OfficeSUMMER HOMEWORK:Take some time for sketching and take those pictures to use next year!HONORS III & IV: Example - Dates TBA for 2016-17A Day- 10% Monday, April 11 or Wednesday, April 1320% Monday, April 25 or Wednesday, April 2720% Monday, May 9 or Wednesday, May 1150% Thursday, May 19 or Monday, May 23 - DUELATE and FINAL DEADLINE Wednesday, May 25 & -10 points lowerB Day- 10% Tuesday, April 12 or Thursday, April 1420% Tuesday, April 26 or Thursday, April 2820% Tuesday, May 10 or Thursday, May 1250% Friday, May 20 or Tuesday, May 24 - DUELATE and FINAL DEADLINE Thursday, May 26 & -10 points lowerA Note from the Teacher:Always put forth a genuine effort!!ART CLUBCongratulations to our newly elected 2016-17 President, Jessica Cunningham and Jackie Hayden, Vice President! Other officers will be elected in the fall. Art Club is open to all students enrolled in Art class either at East or Career Center. Come join us! We meet the second and fourth Monday of each month.First 2016-17 meeting will be in early September, date -TBAArt Work on ExhibitCongratulations!! : 2016 Scholastic Visual ArtHonorable Mentions: James Bond, Matthew Emick, Sierra Holleman, Allison Posadas, Alexis Tirpak & Ashley Wishneski.Great job!!!!View other winners at www.barton.edu2015 -16 PTA Reflection: Photography- 2nd-Brayla Jones, 5th-Caroline Montgomery, 6th-Janelle Aguilar-Allen, 7th-Ellie Harris &8th-Yuri Ly.Photography Honorable Mention -Haley Bowman, George Nicholas Harris, Raigan Edwards, KarinaGomez-Chavez.Visual Art - 2nd-Rachel Hamm, 3rd-Vanessa Elliot, 5th-Michelle Boughman, 6th-Allison Delfina Posadas,7th-Sara Hintz, 8th-Aaliyah McIntosh.Visual Art Honorable Mention - Christina Caldwell, Moeisha Miles, Jenna Stottler & Ashley Wishneski.Literature - 1st-Holly Stogner, 2nd-Zoey West & 4th-Caroline Montgomery. Congratulations to all!!2015-16 PTA Reflection County Winners: Photography - Honorable Mention- Brayla JonesVisual Art - 3rd Place- Rachel HammLiterature - Tied for 2nd - Holly Stogner & Zoey WestCongratulations !!2015 Dixie Classic Fair: Sydney Buro, Ellie Harris, Michelle Norris and Alexis Tirpak, Congratulations!Artwork in the Main Office and Guidance Office Galleries: Ellie Harris, Hannah McCann (2 pieces) and Caroline Montgomery.
2016 Spring Extravaganza Exhibit: Located at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts downtown - opening night - March 11, 5:00 - 7:00. Show runs March 11 - 17. James Bond, Margaret Bray, Sierra Holleman (Best of Show) and Hannah Kaese.Piedmont Federal Savings Bank 2016 Artizens Contest: Margaret Bray, Matthew Emick, Sierra Holleman and Hailey Reid.Artizens Gala at Milton Rhodes Center of Visual Art, Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 5:30-7:30pm. Congratulations to all!Forsyth Family Magazine:* April 2014 Showcased artwork by: Starr Dove, Samantha Gaddy and Zudareon Wallace-Jordan! Great job!* May 2014 Issue showcased artwork by: John Morgan! Great job!!* July 2014 Congratulations to Meredith Harden!* September 2014 Artwork by Allison Wolfe! Great job!* October 2014 Artwork of Pumpkins by Jack Stewart. Awesome!* December 2014 Artwork by Tamir Brown & Hailey Lewis featured! Congratulations ladies!* February 2015 - Samantha Gaddy featured! Congrats!* March 2015 - Congratulations John Morgan! Excellent!!* September 2015 - Showcased artwork by Sydney Warren! Way to go Sydney!* February 2016 - Artwork by Margaret Bray, Sierra Holleman & Ashley Wishneski! Great job ladies!* April 2016 - Congratulations Hannah Kaese! Forsyth Family Magazine goes to Germany! (Hannah is a German exchange studentvisiting for one year!)Old Salem 250th Anniversary Contest - Sara Hintz, Nautica Holland & Zoey West!!Earth Day April 12, 2016 Town of Kernersville will celebrate at Paul J. Ciener Botanical Gardens- Kaitlyn Adams, Sydney Buro, Sara Campbell, Mikayla Crouch, Rachel Hamm, Sierra Holleman, Jessica Howe and Alexis Tirpak.2015 Bookmarks & Art for Art's Sake - Honorable Mention: Hailey Lewis. She was recognized at an Opening Artist Reception on August 28, 2015 at the Womble Carlyle Gallery at The Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. Congratulations!
Traveling Exhibit: Matthew Emick, Titled- Wheat Field