ART IB - Advanced Drawing & Design / Intro to sculpture with teacher approval only
ART I w/ an "A" or teacher approval only ~ .5 credit Fee $15
Course Overview: This is a skill based drawing course that will focus heavily on the Element of Value/Shading and will touch on all the Principles of Design. Students will work with a variety of black and white drawing mediums: pencil, charcoal, and ink. Students will learn or continue to develop a variety of drawing techniques and individual style.
This course will also include 3D mediums: plaster sculpture, wire sculpture and ceramics. The projects in these classes address 3D design in (space, forms, materials, and methods) in the context of the contemporary visual world. These projects explore the elements (line, shape, texture, value, space) and principles (composition, harmony, pattern, rhythm) of visual design.
Basics are used to introduce new skills, mediums, techniques, and concepts. (Such as Sandblasting on Glass, Plaster Sculpture, Wire Sculpture, and collage)
Projects follow the “Basics” taking the new medium, technique or concept and applying it to a finished work of art assessing the new skill acquired through Basics. Projects ALSO build on previous skills. Choosing to not participate or practice a skill will have a snowball effect. Later Projects AND Classes will continue to add new skill, mediums, and concepts but will continue to build on ALL previous skill learned.
Warm-up Drawings are only done on “long” periods at the beginning of class. Students will draw for a solid 10-15mins without interruption. No talking and continuous drawing of a single object is required to receive points. This activity focuses on drawing from observation for a designated amount of time. Finishing quickly or before I call time is not the goal. It is ok to have an unfinished drawing; Quality over Quantity.
Online Portfolio or Webpage
These three categories are designed to generate growth. The beginning and ending stages of growth look different from student to student. Growth can only be accomplished by practice. Practice happens when each assignment is done in the spirit of which it was assigned and not as busy work to appease your parent, teacher or anyone else. The habits, practices and expectations that demonstrate effort are taught in class.
The amount of EFFORT YOU put into this class will determine the amount of GROWTH YOU gain from this class.
Fee $15: includes - 6B graphite pencil, Mars Plastic Eraser, Kneaded eraser, Double ended Blending Stump, 8.5 x 11 inch Sketch Book. If supplies are lost, it is the students responsibility to replace item.
Plagiarism is the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.
For the purposes of this class removing someone else's name and or grade from their work and turning it in as your own will result in a score of a ZERO that cannot be made up. A referral for plagiarism will be given and document on your record. A second offence will result in an F for a class grade.
Students are asked not to trace. Tracing is a shortcut and teaches you nothing. If students are caught tracing they will receive a score of ZERO and will be asked to redo the assignment with the highest possible score of a B. Repeated offence will result in a score of ZERO that cannot be made up.