Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
About the Class
During this junior high course, students will analyze and create artwork through Reference Drawings, Studio Projects, and Art History. Using both 2D and 3D media, students will learn techniques that will help them visually communicate their view of the world. Through magazine articles, short writings, and discussions, students will analyze artwork, explore art professions, debate current art issues, and discover artists and other cultures.
Google Classroom. Throughout the semester, some assignments will be shared with your student through Google Classroom. All students have a Google account and will need to complete these assignments using an electronic device.
Progress Book. You can keep track of your students grades and upcoming assignments through Progress Book. Because I can’t predict the exact amount of time it will take students to complete various Studio Projects, the due dates may change. Students are always made aware of these changes in advance.
Rubrics. All artwork is graded using rubrics that are customized to the specific project. These provide detailed feedback to the student, breaking down how well they demonstrate each of the project’s requirements. Progress Book only reflects the final grade, so be sure to talk with your student if you want to see these rubrics.
Late Work. Late work is accepted with no penalties to their grade. However, be alert for any missing assignments in Progress Book. These have a tendency to pile up as time progresses, usually resulting in lower quality work.
Fixing Mistakes. Just because a student earned a lower grade on an assignment doesn’t mean it has to stay that way. Students are encouraged to fix any mistakes and to turn the assignment back in to me. I will then regrade the assignment and update the grade to reflect these changes.
Art Show. I try to hold on to student artwork for possible inclusion in the Community Fair Art Show in the spring but will let students take their work home before then if they prefer. All artwork that I still have may be collected after the show. If it is not collected, it will either be recycled or kept for future examples.