Welcome! A SHORT REVIEW ON WHAT TO EXPECT THIS SEMESTER

WELCOME TO YOUR ART STUDIO!!!! We are going to get messy this semester. With Mr. Sansone you worked hard on your digital skills. This semester we will concentrate on more traditional art skills, such as drawing and painting. No matter what future you see for yourself in the arts, these skills are basic to improving your work.

What stays the same? SKETCH TIME! We will continue to start every class with 15 minutes of sketch time. This is an important time to clear the rest of your day away and get in touch with your creative side. This is INDEPENDENT WORK. You cannot access your original creative selves if you are chatting with your neighbor. This will be the quietest part of the day in our room - You should be "In the Zone".

Sketching is an important part of the creative process.

Note - There is no "Done" during sketch time. We are never NOT making ART in this room. You can always improve your drawing, go back to an old drawing, or start a new one.

At the same time, do not worry if you are not "finished". Sketchbooks are not meant to be filled with perfect drawings. But rather a place to quickly jot down ideas and try new things!

Be Brave! JUST KEEP DRAWING.....or in the words of Andy Warhol, "“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.”

SKETCH TIME prepares you mentally for a day in the studio. But you need to make sure you come with the materials you need. It is MANDATORY that you bring your sketchbook EVERYDAY. This is an important part of our daily process.

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In addition to your sketchbook and a fully charged iPad, you will be required to bring a pencil and earbuds, EVERYDAY. Failure to due so will negatively affect your grade. A stylus is also highly recommended, it will greatly improve your control in digital drawing. Packs of multiple styli can be purchased inexpensively from any dollar store.

WHAT MAKES A PEACEFUL, POSITIVE, & PRODUCTIVE STUDIO ENVIRONMENT? DISCUSS IN PAIRS FOR 5 MINUTES, BE PREPARED TO SHARE OUT AND BRAINSTORM AS A GROUP. WE HAVE SOME ADDITIONAL CHALLENGES IN THE STUDIO IN TERMS OF ART MATERIALS AND CLEAN UP, BE SURE TO INCLUDE THESE IN YOUR THINKING ABOUT HOW TO CREATE THE IDEAL WORKING ENVIRONMENT.

GRADING

There are three major types of grades in this room;Tests/Projects, Quizzes, and Class Engagement.

Tests/Project Grades will be cumulative or final projects. They will be graded using the following rubric.

Hint for a good grade in this class - Work hard, do your best! Being a good artist is not just about talent. It's mostly about WORK.

Your grade will be based on a number for each of the four categories. I will include these numbers in the private comments section of Google Classroom as I grade your projects. You can also come talk to me if you want to know more about your grade or suggestions for how to improve your work. Please see the chart below to see how the numbers will add up to a grade for you.

You must take responsibility for checking Google Classroom and PowerSchool to make sure you have completed all of your assignments. If you do not have access to PowerSchool, please see your advisory teacher. Also, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE NOTIFICATIONS TURNED ON FOR CLASSROOM. This is an important way for me to communicate to you about missed or incomplete assignments.

ALSO, If you hand something in late, please be sure to add a private comment, this sends me an e-mail so I know to go check, and grade, your work. If you do not add a private comment I will not know that you have submitted it!

QUIZZES will be smaller elements, or practice sessions that lead up to larger projects. will be anywhere from 10-20 points.

CLASS ENGAGEMENT

Being engaged and ready to work everyday is critical to your success in this class. It starts with sketch time. You should come in and get to work as soon as the bell rings, without instruction from the teacher. Our prompt will always be on the board. If you have forgotten your sketchbook, you should go directly to the blue bin on the windowsill and get a piece of paper.

Your class engagement grade is a mix of daily "zone" grades. Meaning you came with all your supplies and got right to work, remaining focused and quiet during sketch time and studio time. There will also be random turn-ins of what you work on during sketch time. These are photographs of individual pages - you will never be required to turn in your sketchbook. It should be your personal place for safe experimentation. Ideally an artist has a sketchbook with them always. If you want to improve as an artist this should go beyond a class requirement and become part of your lifestyle.

A note on submissions.

How an artist presents their work is as important as creating it. Make sure that all submission are cropped and presented with care. No tool bars!

EARLY FINISHERS ALERT!

Make sure you have completed your project to the best of your ability. Like I said...We are never not working! If you are finished it is expected that you go back to your sketchbook, researching an idea, or drawing on your iPad. No games or YouTube. Period.

OK THAT COVERS THE BASICS - NOW'S LET'S MAKE SOME STUFF!

Created By
Jennifer Desnouee
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Credits:

Created with images by bodobe - "painting draw pencils" • Kelly DeLay - "Andy Warhol - Self Portrait, 1986" • Catkin - "pencils pen leave" • Ian D - "iPod earbuds" • Sean MacEntee - "ipad" • Pexels - "art arts and crafts blank" • isatorres - "oil yellow painting" • novelrobinson - "paint streak color" • SupportPDX - "Parker Knight Tue Feb 14, 2012 13"

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