WELCOME TO VISUAL ART AT DUTCHTOWN HIGH SCHOOL
Visual Art Curriculum: Visual Art Comprehensive I
Dutchtown High School
Teacher: Dr. Z. Clinton
Room Number: 309
Email Address; email@example.com
- 2B and Ebony pencil
- Compressed charcoal
- Black and white charcoal pencils
- White plastic eraser
- Hand held sharpener
- Water color
- Colored pencils
- Oil pastels
- Kneaded eraser
- Blending tortillion
- Extra Fine Sharpie
- Fine Sharpie
- 9 x 12 sketchbook spiral or hardbound if possible
- Glue or glue sticks
ONLINE PLATFORM: Google Classroom will be the place where you can locate directions for all assignments and this is the place where all completed assignments will be turned in.
Course Description: Visual Art Comprehensive Levels I - IV (Grades 9-12)
50.02110 Comprehensive I - Introduces art history, art criticism, aesthetic judgment, and studio production. Emphasizes the ability to understand and use elements and principles of design through a variety of media, processes, and visual resources. Explores master artworks for historical and cultural significance.
- 02120 Visual Art Comprehensive II - Enhances level-one skills in art history, art criticism, aesthetic judgment, and studio production. Emphasizes and reinforces knowledge and application of the design elements and their relationship to the principles of design. Explores different two- and three-dimensional art media and processes. Investigates master artworks to increase awareness and to examine the role of art and the artist in past and contemporary societies.
50.02130 Visual Art Comprehensive III - Enhances level-two skills in art history, art criticism, aesthetic judgment, and studio production. Provides practice in applying design elements and principles of design. Provides focus on different two- and three-dimensional art media and processes and master artworks. Stresses idea development through production and creativity and through the study of master artists and developing personal artistic voice.
50.02400 Visual Art Comprehensive IV - Enhances level-three skills in art history, art criticism, aesthetic judgment, and studio production. Provides opportunities for in-depth application of design elements and principles of design in two- and three-dimensional art media and processes. Stresses creative problem solving through art production and the study of master artists and their works and further development of personal artistic voice.
50.02600. Visual Art Comprehensive V- Enhances level-four skills in art history, art criticism, aesthetic judgment and studio production. Provides opportunities to use two and three-dimensional art media and process in the development of individual portfolios. Explores idea development and media selection of master artworks of historical and cultural significance.
50.02170. Visual Art Comprehensive VI - Enhances level-five skills in art history, art criticism, aesthetic judgment and studio production. Provides opportunities to use two and three-dimensional art media and process in the development of individual portfolios. Emphasis is placed on the writing of master artists of both past and contemporary societies.
50.02180. Visual Art Comprehensive VII - Enhances level-six skills in art history, art criticism, aesthetic judgment and studio production. Provides opportunities to use two and three-dimensional art media and process in the development of individual portfolios used in job, art school and college applications. Stresses research, planning and proposal writing for the production of artwork. Investigates idea development and theme in master artworks of historical and contemporary societies. 50.02190. Visual Art Comprehensive VIII - Enhances level-seven skills in art history, art criticism, aesthetic judgment and studio production. Provides opportunities to use two and three-dimensional art media and process in the development of individual portfolios used in job, art school and college applications. Stresses refining of portfolio and production of slides intended for submission for judging. Enhances art-criticism writing skills of both master works and student productions. Provides opportunities for preparing and exhibiting art work.
2D to 3D
Putting it all Together
All policies as stated in the student handbook will be in effect. Please review the entire handbook.
Grading Policy/Term Grades
Studio Projects & Participation: 3
Projects and Participation are counted together for each project. Understanding and use of materials is very important. Also, make sure you are focused and give your best effort.
Sketchbooks assignments also called First Fifteen will be given daily and must be completed during the first fifteen minutes of class. You will have a choice of completing a sketch of the image in Google Classroom for that day or a sketch of the one that is displayed in the classroom.
Art Literacy: 15%
Art literacy work includes art critiques, current events and vocabulary quizzes.
Your midterm will be based on art literacy concepts that you have learned.
Final Exam: 20%
Your final exam will be a project based assessment completed using art literacy and studio concepts that you have learned throughout the semester.
Conduct and Performance in Class:
Focus and Persevere: Remain focused on your work for the entire class period.
Respect: Respect others, others’ work, the teacher, the materials, the classroom, your own work, and yourselves.
Bullying and Harassment: There is zero tolerance for bullying or any form of harassment.
Take Risks in your Art: Safely experiment with your artwork. Embrace happy accidents. You won’t learn anything if you don’t explore past your comfort zone.
Cell Phone Policy: Students are not permitted to use their cell phones during class unless it is authorized by the teacher. When student enter class they are required to put their cell phones away for the duration of the class period. They can be stored in book bags, purses, etc. Since each student has been issued a chrome book there is not a need for a cell phone to complete their assignments. If a student does not have access to a chrome book for some unforeseen reason paper copies of the assignments/daily class activities will be available.
Area & Materials:
Everyone is responsible for their own area and materials. After every class, wipe down your area with cleaning spray and sponges and/or paper towels if necessary. Wash your brushes thoroughly and put all materials back where they belong. This is all part of your grade.
Attendance, Absences, & Tardiness
Review the student handbook for the attendance, absent and tardy policies.
Emergency Information and Safety
*THIS ROOM IS NUT-FREE!!! * For the safety of all students, do not bring in any food or beverages that contain peanuts or tree nuts.
Our emergency exit is the back entrance of the school that is next to the main gymnasium.
Georgia Standards of Excellence for Visual Art
This course meets the standard of excellence for the Georgia Visual Art Curriculum. For more information on the specific standards please visit https://www.georgiastandards.org/Georgia-Standards/Pages/Fine-Arts-Visual-Art.aspx and select page number 36.