Art I Syllabus
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Art I will concentrate on providing the fundamentals of fine art and an
introduction to some art history. This class will put a lot of emphasis on two
dimensional works as well as some three dimensional works. This class is designed
for the art student in mind and is a serious course of study. Each project will take
approximately one week to two weeks and have a firm deadline. Most work will be
completed in class but may require time put in at home. Art takes time and class
time should be used wisely.
Art I is a prerequisite course for all other fine art classes
(Photography, Ceramics, Art II, etc.) Students must maintain exemplary
behavior and grades in order to continue in the art program.
Required materials that is PERTINENT to your success: (These are expected to be in the classroom by the end of the first week of class)
- 1. Sketchbook – unlined, minimum size 8.5 x 11 inches.
- Full range of professional drawing pencils will be provided BUT if you lose or run out
you will need to get more.
- 2. Color Pencils –Don’t buy school smart- colors are NOT true
- 3. 2 black drawing pens, Super fine point. (Sharpies are ok)
- 4. Pencil sharpener will be provided but you may want a personal one
- . Assorted paint brushes-sizes and brush tips
- 5.. Styrofoam or plastic egg cartons(for paint), plastic bag and small sponge (to keep
paint wet between uses) Keep bringing these in as the year goes on.
- Old shirt to paint in or apron to help keep clothes clean. NOTE: Acrylic paint is
- 6. 2 canvases size 16x20 minimum (can be purchased at any art supply/craft store,
Wal-Mart, Big Lots, etc) 1 canvas for master copy and one canvas for final exam.
You may be asked to purchase project materials during the course of the semester,
depending on the individual project.
**It is wise to purchase own art materials for every project including some paints. See me
for further details.
- Drawing Pencils-different lead types (2B, 4B, 6B, 8B, 2HB, 4HB, 6HB, etc.)
8.. Eraser-pink pearl, or kneaded eraser
9.. Paint Brushes, a variety of sizes.
- 10. Poster Board- WE NEED THIS FIRST WEEK- WILL BE USING TO CREATE A PORTFOLIO FOR YOUR WORK, TO STORE THROUGHOUT THE SEMESTER.
- Charcoal Pencils-They will most likely be found in a set. We will need the variety of different hardness grades. (** I do have a few sets here that can be used, however you will be better to have your own sets.)
12.Container for your supplies-I would recommend a tackle box or a tool box. This will allow you to keep multiple things in it. (I would suggest you get locker, as there isn’t enough room for you to store these in classroom.)
Classroom Expectations and Policies
1. Be on time. You must be in the room when the tardy bell rings. Tardies will be dealt
with according to school policy.
2. Be Prepared. You must bring appropriate materials needed for the day. Always have
your sketchbook and pencils/pens with you. You will be provided a storage area/locker if you
prefer to leave your things in the room.
- Clean up-Each table will have a pair of designated cleaners. Those students will monitor the sinks, and make sure that the things are cleaned up and that the sinks do retain paint, etc. THIS WILL CLOG SINKS. WE DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES DUMP OR WIPE PAINT INTO SINKS!
- No food or drinks allowed in the classroom except a CLOSED container of water, nothing sticky!
- Phones should not be out or on in classroom nor should any phone calls be taken while in class, unless there is an emergency that you must be on phone. THIS MUST BE CLEARED BY TEACHER. (EXCEPTION IS AFTER PRESENTATION HAS BEEN GIVEN AND WORK HAS STARTED, EARBUDS AND PHONES MAY BE USED TO LISTEN TO MUSIC WHILE WORKING.)
- PHONES ARE NOT TO BE TAKEN TO MEDIA CENTER OR RESTROOM. (MEDIA CENTER DOESN’T ALLOW THEM.
- ASSIGNED SEATS ARE GIVEN AT THE BEGINNING OF SEMESTER. I EXPECT AT ALL TIMES THAT YOU FOLLOW THESE
- There will be a deadline for each project given. Any late work will constitute a 10 point reduction of half credit, after the deadline for each day the work is late. (** if there is an emergency, surgery, health issue or family emergency that happens, you will have the amount of days you are absent for this event to make up work with NO deductions in points)
- All assignments are to be turned in, even if late NO LATER than the week before term ends. Once term ends, no late work will be accepted.
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