File - Glacier High Art

CJ Cummings – Rm F116, 122 - #758-8385 Email: [email protected]
Eric Hanson – Room F122 - #758-8681 Email: [email protected]
Students will discover the connections between drawing, other art disciplines, and the human condition as sources of
inspiration for making art. Students will gain knowledge in the visual arts, theory, and practice through experiences in
different visual arts media areas.
Course Summary:
Students will demonstrate increasing knowledge and skills through experimentation and exercises in the visual arts
individually and collaboratively.
Students will be able to recognize and apply different techniques used with different visual arts media areas and will
study and respond to the visual arts from different sources.
Sketchbooks will be used to document the progression of skills acquired, and self-expressions. The sketchbook will
contain visual and written entries, including responses and reflections on works of art.
1. Students will demonstrate:
• The proper use, care, storage and safety of art materials
• An understanding of the elements and principles of art and design employed in their work.
• Creative use of media and tools through their work.
• Communicating an idea through works of art by using media, methods, and concepts appropriate to their intent.
• The ability to think visually, and communicate ideas in visual ways
• To personally express themselves through their works of art.
2. Media skills and concepts:
Students will experience a variety of methods, processes, and media in two and three dimension art forms. The
following list is prioritized in the areas that will be covered in an art survey class.
Students will be exposed to the following media areas:
Drawing – Develop skills in line, shape, value, form, texture, and color. Contour and Gesture drawing, wet
and dry media. Drawing from observation, pictorial references, imagination, and emotion. Learn different
techniques to create spatial illusion.
Painting – Develop skills in contour, shape, value, and color. Work with different mediums: tempera,
watercolor, acrylic, oil sticks, pastels, and mixed media. Paint from observation, pictorial references,
imagination, and emotion. Learn different techniques to create spatial illusion.
Graphic Design and Illustration – Develop skills in creating images that communicate an idea or concept.
Understanding of lettering and typography. Work with the elements and principles of design and their function
in visual communication.
Sculpture – Develop skills in shape, form, space, texture in additive, subtractive, assemblage, mobile, and
mixed media sculptural forms. Sculptural materials: oil clay, fire clay, plasters, wire, wood, plastic, and found
Applied Arts- Craft Media (ceramics, jewelry, glass) – Develop skills in the processes of utilitarian craft
objects. Creating functional and non-functional art forms.
Printmaking – Develop skills in creating “original prints” using different printmaking processes.
Digital Media – Introduction digital media techniques.
Architecture and Environmental Design – Develop awareness of different styles of Architecture and
different approaches to environmental design.
Students will:
• Make connections to the Historical and Cultural aspects of the visual arts.
• Develop an understanding of different forms of personal expression.
• Develop vocabulary and observation skills to React, Respond and Reflect to different forms of the visual arts.
• Participate in Judgment, Assessment/Evaluation in group discussions and individual critiques on the merits of
different forms of visual arts.
Assessments and Grading will be based on:
• Process: sketchbook work, personal conduct, use of studio time, use of material, critique
• Projects: current objective, elements and principles, creativity and originality, craftsmanship, and history,
culture or personal meaning.
Students will be evaluated and given points on class assignments, sketchbooks, and exams.
45% of the final grade will be based on projects
45% of the final grade will be based on the process involved in making projects
10% will be based on final exam.
Standard grade breakdown: 100-90% A, 89-80% B, 79-70% C, 69-60% D, below 60% Failing.
Students can do outside work for extra credit, and late assignments will be accepted for reduced credit.
Classroom Policies:
• Be prepared - prompt – polite -productive
• Do not mistreat materials, computers or hardware.
• Make use of class time / Take notes when directed.
• During demonstrations do not talk unless you have a question.
• Clean up-- as assigned by groups, after yourself, and within the specified time
• Music is a privilege at teacher’s discretion
If these rules cannot be followed you will get a warning then effort/participation points will be deducted.
The school rules for technology and disciplines listed in the student handbook will be followed.
Items needed for Class:
$15.00 materials fee for sketchbook, pencils, pens, and erasers.
Keys to Success
Show up – Pay Attention – Apply Yourself and demonstrate respect, restraint, and responsibility.
Come with an open mind, have fun, work hard, and never underestimate yourself….
Please indicate with your signature that you have read this document and understand that a $15.00 art fee is
required for this course. Return by the end of the first week of the new semester.
Thank You!
Mr. Hanson and Mr. Cummings