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. If you have forgotten your sketchbook, you should go directly to the blue bin on the windowsill, get a piece of paper and begin working.
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. On Fridays you will be expected to share and sometimes submit a photograph of your weekly sketchbook spread. These will be graded as pop quizzes. 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 about iTunes U
We no longer have the luxury of an e-mail notification from Google classroom when I grade a project. Please don't wait until something gets to PowerSchool to check on your grades, make it a regular practice. Anything less than full credit will always have comments as to how to revise your submission and improve your grade. If you see a grade you are unhappy with in PowerSchool, refer to iTunes U and find out why before you come to me. I am always happy to discuss grades, but do your part, show your engagement.
A note on submissions.
How an artist presents their work is as important as creating it. MAKE SURE EVERYTHING YOU SUBMIT HAS BEEN PHOTOGRAPHED CAREFULLY (with your iPad level to the surface of your work) AND CROPPED. Sloppy submissions will adversely affect your grade no matter the quality of the artwork.
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, or work on iPad researching ideas, practicing new apps or drawing digitally. No games, YouTube, or work for other classes. Period.
OK THAT COVERS THE BASICS - NOW'S LET'S MAKE SOME STUFF!