Art I Course Syllabus
Course: Art I (Introduction to Art) 1 Credit
Instructor: Joanne Zachery, M.Ed.
Supplies: Pens, Erasers, Portfolio, Sketchbook, & Folder with brads
Course Description and Rationale
This course will teach you about the “grammar” of art and how people from other cultures and times have used a common visual language to express their own unique perspective. With time and practice students will become fluent in this language.
Learning is an active process. Therefore, keep a positive attitude and learning will be fun for you and your classmates. Attend school daily and expect to learn something new daily. Students should respect themselves, others, and Ms. Zachery.
- Course Objective
Upon successful completion of Art I, the students will
- Be able to think with their hand.
- Understand and apply media, techniques, and process.
- Use knowledge of structures and functions.
- Choose and evaluate a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas.
- Understand art in relation to history and cultures.
- Reflect upon and assess the characteristics and merits of their work and work of other artists.
- Connect visual arts with other disciplines.
- Course Topics
- Art I is an introductory level of the elements and principles of design.
Art I is an introductory level of the elements and principles of design.
Elements: line, shape, form, value, color, space, and texture.
Principles: balance, unity, contrast, emphasis, pattern, movement, and rhythm.
- Attendance Policy
In the event a student is absent, it is their responsibility to complete any missing assignments or test missed. The student will need to meet with me about the missed work and make up a test as soon as possible. Students are rarely given homework in ART, unless they have an excessive number of excused absences. All projects and assignments are completed in Room 200 of the Main Building, Computer Lab or the Library at MCHS.
- Instructional Methods and Activities
Students will be given a monthly calendar to inform them of assignments, quizzes, projects, or test due dates. The learners will also organize an A.J. (Academic Journal) and a portfolio. The students will demonstrate their ability to understand art terms, produce projects and recognize different artists’ work to the best of their ability. Materials used in Art include the following: crayons, markers, colored pencils, watercolors, tempera paint, oil pastels, etc.
I expected the student’s best effort at all times.
Classroom Rules, Policies and procedures
- Being in your seat, pencil sharpened and ready to work before the BELL.
- Bring a pencil to class EVERY day.
- Receive instructions before starting an assignment.
- Take care of the supplies.
- Remain in your seat at the end of the period until the bell rings.
- Bring your Agenda Book daily.
- Organize your A.J. and your portfolio daily
Grades are based on a point system. Each assignment counts a quantity of points based on the complexity of the project. In the event a student is absent, it is their responsibility to complete any missing assignments or test missed.
A=93-100 Projects/Daily Drawings - 60%
B=85-92 Test/Assignments - - - - - 30%
C=75-84 Class Participation - - - - -10%
VIII. Class Participation
Participation in class includes paying attention, following directions, doing assignments, asking questions, giving feedback and having a present body. If the student is making excessive restroom visit, being TARDY, going to see another teacher during my class time, going to his/her locker and just being absent excessively, this will make it very difficult to be involved in class participation.
If you have any questions, or concern, please feel to contact me at 873-8100 between 12:15-12:35. Leave a Message. I will return your phone call by the end of the day. Have a great year!