CHS ART I Syllabus

Instructor: Mrs. Olander                  Room:414

Email: Catherine.olander@carteretk12.org 

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Description

In ART I we will focus on The Elements of Art and Principles of Design.  This will be an expanded review for many and new information for others.  The emphasis is on the exploration of a variety of media and techniques using materials such as pencil, pen, colored pencil, pastel, paint, printmaking materials and mixed media.  Students will also discover art throughout history as well as the role art plays in other cultures.  There is also discussion and explanation of the various careers involving art, design, and the creativity involved in problem solving. The first part of the semester we will spend a great deal of time on developing hand-eye coordination as we work though the book “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” by Betty Edwards.  As we travel through the semester more focus will be placed on self-expression and creativity using the techniques learned in the beginning of the semester.  We will explore painting, printmaking, self-portraits, still life, landscapes, mixed media works and perspective through class projects, sketchbooks, discussions and historical references. The students will begin to critique and assess their work and the work of their classmates using the correct vocabulary.

Grading, Policies and Evaluations

  • MAJOR GRADES-50%   Projects

  • MINOR GRADES-50% Daily Participation, Class work, Homework, Sketchbooks, & Warm Ups.

  • PARTICIPATION: In order to get the entire daily participation grade, full participation and appropriate behavior is required from the moment the tardy bell rings until the end of class

  • Gallery Visit and Extra Credit: Complete at least one gallery visit during the semester. You can do up to 2 additional gallery visits for extra credit. The form you fill out can be found on my webpage on the CHS website.

  • DUE DATES: for in-class assignments- I will give a deadline for the last day to work on a project in class. The official due date will be set for a few days later to complete the work outside of class time (before/after school or during lunch).

  • All work (including homework and sketchbook assignments) is due at the beginning of the class period ON the day it is due.

  • If you are working on homework, in class during the day it is due, points will be deducted from your assignment.

  • LATE WORK: At Croatan High School there is NO LATE WORK.

  • All work should be turned in on the day it is due. Any work that is turned in late will not receive credit. 

  • After 3 late or missing assignments, students will go to ALC for the period and be marked absent for that class period. 

  • If students need extra time to work on a project they need to see me to schedule time in the classroom before or after school or during lunch. The student is encouraged to work diligently during the time he or she is given. If it takes them more time, they should take this time before the end of the assignment.

  • Labeling Work: Points will be deducted from assignments because of failure to include the following information on assignments. In order to get full credit for assignments the following must be included legibly on the back of your work: 

                Your first and last name

             (Sign the work on the bottom right corner on the front of
              the work & Include full name on the back)

                Date the assignment is turned in

                Class  & Class Period

                Title

               (When required – self-assessment check list and comments)

Policies, Procedures & Guidelines of the classroom:

·         Be Prompt:  Be in your seat working on your daily warm-up journal when the bell rings. 

·         Be Prepared: Have your materials, art and sketchbooks with you every day. Take care of business before you get to class. You will not be able to leave the room unless it is an emergency.

·         Be Productive: Stay on task. Be a good listener. DO NOT WORK ON OUTSIDE CLASSWORK DURING ART.

·         Be Polite: Respect everyone and everything in the art room. Respect your fellow classmates and your teacher. This includes respect of personal space, property (artwork, supplies, etc), and not talking while someone else is addressing the class. This also includes words.  No profanity will be tolerated. 

·         Be Positive:  Have a positive attitude and an open mind.

·         Follow the Directions the First Time they are Given.

·         LEAVE THINGS BETTER THAN YOU FOUND THEM. Be Responsible: Keep the art room and your working environment clean at all times. Throw away your trash in the trash cans, please. Leave things better than you found them.  Wipe up your tables, clean your palettes and paint brushes.  If you get something out, put it up.  Check the floors and sweep up any scraps left behind. Help your neighbors clean up when you are done.

·         Follow all CHS and Carteret County Rules.

o   Food/Drink is NOT permitted in the hallways or classrooms. Only clear water bottles with bottle caps are acceptable.

o   Abide by the CHS dress code.

o   Cell phones and ipods/mp3 players are NOT allowed. Put them away and turned off while in the room.

·         Dismissal: Please remain in your seat until the bell rings. You should be doing something… clean your table, area, share artwork with a neighbor, help someone clean up, work on a drawing, etc. You may not sit there and do nothing. Seniors or students with passes must have their pass with them and have a clean area and projects and homework turned in, in order to leave early.  Leaving early is a privilege not a right.

·         Make sure you are using your time wisely!

·         Always be ready to learn at all times!! DO NOT work on other curriculum.  There is no such thing as “finished early”. There is always room for improvement.

Supplies: 

□Art Box or Bag                   
□2 pieces of poster board
□1 box of 12 color pencils
□4  HB or #2 pencils            
□1 metal pencil sharpener
□1 box of 8 classic markers           
□ Eraser(s)                            
□1 black vis-à-vis marker                
□ Scissors
□2 extra fine sharpies         
□1  1.25oz. Elmer’s Glue                
□ Scotch Tape
□1 fine point sharpie           
□2-4 glue sticks                                
□ Masking Tape
□Roll of Clear Packing Tape for image transfers       
□3 black extra fine Uniball or sharpie pens           
□2 spiral Sketchbooks no lines (approximately 9”x12”)
-1 Sketchbook will be for daily warm-ups and class notes. 
-1 Sketchbook will be used for homework sketches and your visual journal

**(If you do not have access to a sketchbook – you may punch holes into plain white paper and put it in a 3-ring binder – it will not be the same quality as sketchbook paper, but will be better than not having a sketchbook.


Supply Fee $5.00.  The supply fee covers most of our papers, paints, brushes, tools and materials not on your art supply list. It is a onetime fee. A check can be made out to CHS.

These supplies and fees are due by the 5th day of art.

Sketchbook #1:  Daily Warm Ups and Class Work, Sketches and Notes:

We will check warm ups every 10 days.  Make sure you label your warm ups with the number and date of the warm up. Do 2 warm ups per page, drawing a horizontal line to divide the middle, and use the fronts and backs of pages. (Occasionally we will use an entire page).

Labeling your Sketchbook #1: Cover – Daily Warm Ups and Class Work
Page 1: Your Name and Information
Pages 2-35: Warm Ups
Pages 36-70: Class Work, Class Sketches, and Notes

Sketchbook #2: Homework Sketchbook and Visual Journal

Labeling your Sketchbook/Journal #2: Cover – Homework Sketchbook and Visual Journal

·         Page 1 Your Name and Information (TAPE THIS PAGE IN THE INSIDE COVER OF YOUR SKETCHBOOK!!!)

·         Pages 2-5 Beginning of Semester Drawings: Hand, Portrait Using a Mirror, Drawing from Memory, Your Choice (Use 1 page for each drawing. Include a paragraph on the back of each drawing that includes your thoughts on each drawing. If you are doing these on separate paper, make sure you tape or glue them in later!!)

·         Pages 6-30 Homework Sketchbook Assignments
(Listed on the back and Due every Thursday)

·         Pages 31-35 End of Semester Drawings

·         Pages 36-70 VISUAL JOURNALING!!!!

 

Homework Sketchbooks:

Every Thursday a sketchbook assignment is due. Most of these assignments are drawings. These are to be done from DIRECT OBSERVATION, outside of class.  You are NOT allowed to draw from photos or from the internet. It must be a real object in front of you. Do not draw close ups! Include the entire object. This teaches you to rely on your own judgment and expertise, as well as, practicing being able to create a 2D drawing of a 3D object, and making it look 3D.  These assignments are vital to your growth and development throughout the semester.

Sketchbook Calendar:

WRITE YOUR NAME, THE DATE THE WORK IS TURNED IN, THE CLASS AND CLASS PERIOD, AND THE TITLE OR DRAWING ASSIGNMENT ON THE BACK OF THE DRAWING PAGE. DO NOT WRITE ON YOUR DRAWING. (5 pts)

 

TAPE THIS PAGE IN THE FRONT OF YOUR HOMEWORK SKETCHBOOK!!!!
Homework Sketchbooks:

Every Thursday a sketchbook assignment is due. Most of these assignments are drawings. These are to be done from DIRECT OBSERVATION, outside of class.  You are NOT allowed to draw from photos or from the internet. It must be a real object in front of you. Do not draw close ups! Include the entire object. This teaches you to rely on your own judgment and expertise, as well as, practicing being able to create a 2D drawing of a 3D object, and making it look 3D.  These assignments are vital to your growth and development throughout the semester.

Sketchbook Calendar:

WRITE YOUR NAME, THE DATE THE WORK IS TURNED IN, THE CLASS AND CLASS PERIOD, AND THE TITLE OR DRAWING ASSIGNMENT ON THE BACK OF THE DRAWING PAGE. DO NOT WRITE ON YOUR DRAWING. (5 pts)

 

First 6 weeks:  This will be homework. Use a #2 pencil.  Remember this is from DIRECT OBSERVATION. Draw largely filling the page. Never use a ruler. Draw the entire object. All assignments must be in your sketchbook, not on a loose leaf piece of paper, but you may tape/staple one inside to turn it in if necessary. Use a FULL page!

1– Complete a line drawing from life - Draw something of your choice.

2 – Complete a line drawing from life - Draw a chair.

3- Complete a line drawing from life - Draw a Backpack

 

4 - Complete a drawing from life – Draw the negative space of a plant or tree

5 - Complete a drawing from life – Draw a still life of fruit and/or vegetable (at least 5 pieces – you set it up)

6- Complete a drawing from life – Draw dishes in the sink


Second six weeks
: This will be homework. Follow the same directions as first six weeks. Use the entire page!

7 - Complete a drawing from life – Draw the view under the sink (open the cabinet and draw what you see)

8 – Complete a drawing from life – Draw the view down a hallway or looking through a door

9 – Complete a drawing from life - Draw the corner of a room

 

10  – Complete a drawing from life - Draw the outside of a building

11  - Complete a drawing from life – Draw your hand holding something interesting

12 - Complete a drawing from life - Draw your shoe while on your foot

Third six weeks: Shade your drawings using a minimum of 5 values!. Draw a full illustration including a background location for where the action is taking place. Do not draw close ups! DRAW FROM DIRECT OBSERVATION. You must still use the entire page (going off four sides). Remember to follow the rules of composition and to use the elements & principles.

 

13 - Complete a drawing from life using shading and value – Draw your self-portrait using a mirror

14– Complete a drawing using shading and value - Draw a pile of shoes

15 – Complete a drawing using shading and value - Draw a pile of towels or clothes. Create lots of wrinkles focusing on the shapes folds of creases and the shadows that create them.

 

16 - Complete a drawing using shading and value - Your hand holding something interesting

17- Complete a drawing using shading and value – A creative self-portrait using a mirror

18- Complete a drawing using shading and value – An object from life of your choice

 
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